Laura Bianchi

Visual artist and freelance illustrator.

b. February 1982, Italy, lives and works in London, UK.

2017 MA Printmaking from Camberwell College of Arts, UAL, London
2015 Foundation in Art Psychotherapy from Goldsmiths University, London
2006 BA Fine Arts Sculpture from Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, Milan, Italy

My practice springs from a personal and intimate narrative, in which the relation to the medium is as important as the references I draw upon.
The human figure has been a recurring subject of my research and practice. My approach to the body is often sentimental, in the extent to which I tend to focus upon aspects concerning mortality and fragility, with a nostalgic look.
I am inspired by a multitude of sources – readings, images, daily life – which come to inhabit my imagination prior to becoming new visual narratives.
Allegory – understood as a non-literal form – has always been a valuable source in my research. Through my work, in fact, I strive to evoke rather than to describe.
Drawing, which has been at the core of my practice, allows me to develop my work fluidly, mark after mark, in a repeated initiation, staged within the arena of the paper.