Laura Benetton

Laura Benetton, is a London based Italian artist. She studied painting in Venice at the Academy of Fine Art and sculpture at TAM Art Metal-Working School in Pietrarubbia (Pesaro-Urbino), Italy, supervised by sculptor Arnaldo Pomodoro.

She has worked between Venice, Istanbul, Pesaro, Florence, and London. Arnaldo Pomodoro’s artist in residence 2008.  Performer for Alicia Framis (50 Venice Biennale), Yona Freedman’s assistant (51 Venice Biennale), Olafur Eliasson’s student (51 Biennale Venice). Luca Buvoli’s Assistant (53 Venice Biennale).

Her exhibition around Europe include: Affordable Art Fair New York, Stavanger Norway,The Houses of Parliament, Oxo Tower , Waterloo, Espacio Gallery, London; Seams; Sweet art collective, Hoxton, London; Gallery Claire Corsia, Paris; A+A Gallery, Venice; Art065 Gallery, Pesaro; C.A.M Gallery, Istanbul; Galerja Mazchek, Croatiainstallation and sculpture.

Centre of my work is the action, fragmented, dissolved into abstraction. The unicity of the colours that we find in nature especially from butterflies and birds from the rainforest is my main source of inspiration. My research investigates energy and movement in nature.

Using colour as a language, each artwork is permeated with intense and vibrant energy, through the movement of the brushwork and the layered colours.

The action is either controlled and spontaneous making marks that progress into the canvas, with the result that the painting pushes and pulls itself into completion.

In my painting there always a “state of possibility,” hidden that could quickly be perceived, where everything is possible and pulsates with energy, on the verge of movement and change.

My abstract art paintings are about the forces of energy that surround us. How one motion affects the next is a continuing source of fascination for me.