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Laura Fantini

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07_-_a_little_of_you
A Little of You Colored Pencil on Cardboard 25x25 In. © Laura Fantini
04_-_memories
Memories Colored Pencil on Cardboard 20x27 In. © Laura Fantini
01_-_wedding_rose
Wedding Rose Colored Pencil on Cardboard 20x27 In. © Laura Fantini
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Bologna, Italy
Lives in
Bologna
Works in
New York - Bologna
Representing galleries
Object Image Gallery, NY
Tags
realism, figurative
Statement

My flowers, seeds, or leaves are more than mere objects. Their tension, rigour and almost perfect visualization take shape on a symbolic background. My artworks do not only represent the reality of the “still life objects” I paint, but also the unique and intimate interpretation of human feelings that become a timeless representation of universal sentiments.

My art practice is color pencils on cardboard. Pencils are my paint and cardboard is my canvas. As a predominant medium, color pencils allow me to be exasperatingly precise. At first glance, my smooth strokes create an almost photographic effect. However, a closer look reveals even more intricate and minute detail than photography. From thousands upon thousands of precise, distinct, cross-hatched pencil-strokes, I build up rich tones. My precise technique allows me to develop a deep and intimate relationship with my subjects and with the actual surface of the artwork. I grab every detail of the subject I paint and project it into my “still life objects” with an exasperated precision. An attentive eye can notice that this relationship – similar to the one that exists between the sculptor’s hands and the clay being sculpted – could not reach comparable hyper-realistic results by using other mediums.