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Award winning artist and writer John Nieman is an internationally recognized American author of numerous novels and art books, well known for his unique realist style of painting that utilizes the subject overlaid with words to create an underlying message, a riddle, that the viewer is invited to explore with deep concentration and thought. Nieman manages to combine visualarts with literature, creating a result which is highly conceptual and balances between these two distinctive media to create a harmonious out come that intellectually challenges the public. In his new series, John Nieman moves the realm of curiosity into the lives of people by inviting his viewers into a shifted perspective as he experiments with the scope of intimacy and vulnerability. Exhibiting the experience ofNewYork as train rides turn into glimpses of a stranger's life. "All the apartments that line the tracks have their windows visible without any blinds.""We already have not much privacy in our lives, and these subjects seem to indicate that people do very little to protect their privacy"he states, as he shifts towards a more social conceptual focus in his artistic expression while utilizing his already well-developed creative tools. In essence,it is a work that refers to contemporary society and the privacy, solidarity, social life and all such concepts that are under radical redefinition. Thus the viewer is confronted with the hidden truths that most desire to keep private, yet openly leave themselves in a vulnerable position to be discovered, and seen for their truth.