About Laura benetton
“Its the dialogue between me and the painting that makes the finished artwork it is never me”
Laura Benetton b.1981, Italy. Living and working in London.
Laura studied at the Venice Academy of Fine Art, and sculpture at TAM Art Metal-Working School in Pietrarubbia (Pesaro-Urbino), Italy, supervised by sculptor Arnaldo Pomodoro.
Known for her in large, energetic and vibrant paintings, in which explosive colour is sprayed and painted onto medium and large size canvas. Laura Benetton embraces the events and incidents that arise as she works, opening up surfaces and spaces to the countless perceptual possibilities of the medium. She uses spray cans, acrylic paint, ink, charcoal and different medium.
In her works on canvas from the 2000s, she juxtaposed colours of various densities, repeating parallel, and energetic brushstrokes. These led to related works painted directly onto the wall when she was a teenager and graffiti was her first approach to the colours.The choice of the use of
“The diagonal in her works as many other contemporary artists refers to the artistic philosophy of early abstractionists like Wassily Kandinsky, who emphasized the diagonal for its dynamic presence”
In the 2008 Laura Benetton was selected from Arnaldo Pomodoro for the TAM art Residence in Urbino for three months to realize a site-specific wall metal sculpture for the Arnaldo Pomodoro museum in Pietrarubbia in Italy.For Laura, there are no distinctions between painting, sculpture, and installation.In addition to painting on canvases, she also creates large metal sculpture and ink drawing on paper. Centre of her work is the action, fragmented, dissolved into abstraction. She works both with acrylic painting and mixes media to create a vibrating and energetic multimedia painting.At times her pieces aim to challenge the boundaries of painting in a notion of installation that becomes more a living experience work in which the light of neon as external element resonates in the space silently enveloping the viewer with warm bright light.
The study of the colour is a fundamental part of her work to create high vibrating works that express the movement and energy simultaneously.
Taking the marking, the lines and the abstract painting as a starting point follow the neon installation where she takes her approach in a search for a balance in a composition that aim to establish a subjective relationship with the viewer and becomes itself experience rather than the object.