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Born in Pisa where she works, she began her art studies at the "A. Passaglia Institute" of Lucca .She graduated and specialized in “affresco” and mural painting. She subsequently continued her studies at the Institute of History of Arts, University of Pisa. She started painting very early by exposing her work in Tuscany and won several prizes and awards. Very young she began teaching art education.
She has held various personal exhibitions and participated in various collective and national and international awards in Pisa , Livorno, Massa , Lucca , Ferrara , Bologna , Agrigento , Palermo , Cosenza , Modena , Milan , Turin , Naples , New York , Amilly (France). Her works can be found in numerous private collections in Italy and abroad, and public Centers . She is included in the Group of the Artists in the “Historical-Critical Documentary” of Lodovico Gierut . She exhibits with IdeArte" and ASART of Pietrasanta. She is a promoter of Mariparalleli (www.mariparalleli.it) and the artistic coordinator of the “Arts Centre Tongiorgi” of Pisa , where she organizes art exhibitions and cultural events for young people and adults.
They wrote of her:
Ilario Luperini, Michele Fuoco, Paola Marcone, Lodovico Gierut, Paul Grigò, Ezio Cappa, Patrizia Ferretti, Anna Francesca Biondolillo, Sandra Lucarelli, Fernando Palagano, and others.
Her works are on permanent display at the Gallery 'GordioArt' in Pisa and Congress Palace in Pisa.
Penetrating vigour of colour in Laura Venturi’s work
The recent works by Laura Venturi arise from a progressive course of study and research that began long ago (the late sixties of the twentieth century) and resumed with vigour after a long period of stagnation due to family circumstances, which, as it often happens, have removed her from her truest passion.
The painter begins, in fact, in 1968, fresh from the Art Institute of Lucca, with works carried on with dedication and profit.
Initially, the paintings are almost moulded in low relief Efflorescenza, 1968) with the projecting element often camped on a compact and uniform background (Sterpi Arno, 1975).
Subsequently, the relief loses materiality and melts, turns into sculptural pieces of harmonious shapes (in the years 1997 to 2007.) Thick draperies, thick fantastic landscapes, sculpted curves generate intense, plastic articulation, wavy tangles, large scrolls; harmony of enveloping masses characterizes the period; figure and environment are equally affected by this trend of curved plastic, with soft lighting and soft colours, finely modulated giving lightness to the compositions. Craftsmanship and technical skill are undoubted. The impression is, however, that the painter has not yet reached her equilibrium point. The sensation is that of an apparent serenity, an apparent harmonic solution by which reality is wrapped, a harmony that unifies foreground and background through a fine passage of tones and surfaces. There is, however, a latent power, controlled only with difficulty.
Then comes a time (2008 onwards) in which all the inner tension explodes. And the language is radically transformed: the colour range glows of strong lights, the backgrounds are full of internal joints, the colours give up their purity and give rise to jagged mixtures, the areas are full of signs at the edge of the gesture. Stamped letters appear, concrete fragments of objects are entered in the space of the picture; the artistic culture of the painter emerges: from Cubism to pop, from Futurism to humble art, from Kandinsky to the “graffiti”, to Basquiat. And it is a good thing: it is clear that her creativity has solid foundations, not improvisation, superficiality, amateurism. Harmony gives way to turmoil dramatically.
The basic structure of his work is mazelike. This is attested, among other things, by the title of one of her works: “Mazes and graffiti”, 2010
The maze is not just a game for reference and mirror, dream, nightmare, enigma theatre, opacity, multiplication, loss, closing, solitude, blindness, but also liberation.
The labyrinth is the consciousness in the indecipherability of her thickness, which the artist attempts to explore in its entirety.
The hand run by the jerks unexpressed of emotion and unconscious, retrieved from the thrill of the depths where reason exiles them, creates a painting which does not aim at the fantastic transfiguration of reality, but plays with her energy; it is satisfied with her own movement to invent a world without measure. The painting is the space and space is the thing to represent. The communication does not exist only in the word, but to give vent to the soul that pulses, beats and records voiceless.
In Laura’ s present search, thought no longer runs into things, but it is an instrument of introspection. Her painting is a movement which gathers speed, so that there is no end.
The artist invites us here to have a trip into her inwardness and introspection, induction, in the deepest part of ourselves, to explore the hidden areas of our own difference. Laura Venturi becomes a conscious reporter of her own existence, her own past and present.
Present is intended as a temporary part of a continuum; memory becomes current and current becomes memory thanks to the energy that emanates from the strong colour contrasts of the last works, composed of meshes of bright colours crossed by a dynamic system of signs and put into vibration by the inclusion of real fragments of reality. A complex dynamics sought in the propagation and intersections of coloured shapes and in inner stores that their tension reveals.
Forms, rather than camping in space, fit into unstable postures, as they were in the impossible position to emerge from space and at the same time to descend into it. The setting-up of the painting removes certainty to signs which, often materializing in openings (doors, windows, entrances), indicate a location, external or internal. This creates a particular focal image centred on the forms equally steeped in matter and light.
Very dynamic, they communicate motion to the space, motion which is like the dynamic continuation of internal movements. Mental and psychological, this motion induces a vertigo that accompanies to unknown depths, endless, just imagined. Her paintings are set up and composed in areas of conflict that arise from the relationship between reality and psyche. They are, in their own scans and scores, detectors of light and colour events, of materials, of outcrops and collapses, of zooming in and out, of mixed up and subverted perspectives and points of escape.
The problem of the colour, of its chiaroscuro modulations, its purity or its mixtures, the different results in relation to the different nature of the media and their more or less complex preparation, finds temporary and interim solutions in a very intense emotional dimension.
And therein lies the strength and originality of Laura Venturi.
• NAVICELLI IN ARTE - Pisa, Navicelli SPA Gennaio 2010
• BIPERSONALE permanente “LA CLESSIDRA”-febbraio Pisa
• RASSEGNA INTERNAZIONALE VERSILIA WINE ART FESTIVAL- PIETRASANTA-LUCCA 24/30 Marzo 2010
• PREMIO INTERNAZIONALE"CITTÀ DI NEW YORK"- Manhattan
• GALLERIA “ARTE CITTÀ AMICA” Torino 27 marzo-3 Aprile 2010
• PERSONALE “GRAFFI E GRAFFITI”- Torre degli Upezzinghi- Calcinaia- Pisa 3 /11 Aprile 2010
• “ARTE D a S. ZENO” - 24 Aprile -6 Maggio 2010 PISA
• “ALTRI MONDI” La Limonaia di palazzo Ruschi 12 Giugno 2010 PISA
• "LA CONSTITUTION ITALIENNE" - FESTA DELL'EUROPA - AMILLY- FRANCE 1-5 Luglio 2010
• “TUTTI ASSIEME ...CROMATICAMENTE”- Empoli ( Firenze)-1-30 luglio 2010 1-5 Luglio 2010
• “VENTIPERVENTI" RASSEGNA INTERNAZIONALE DEL PICCOLO FORMATO 20 giugno – 20 Luglio 2010 NAPOLI Lineadarte creativa
• "PREMIO NAZIONALE G. GRONCHI"(3° premio) 1-17 Luglio 2010-Centro Otello Cirri- PONTEDERA
• IDEARTEMARE- 10-11 Luglio 2010- TIRRENIA
• RASSEGNA INTENAZIONALE "FLOGISTO,ARTI IN ERUZIONE"evento inaugurale Museo Magma-24 luglio-31 agosto- ROCCAMONFINA - CASERTA
• “ VISIBILE È L'INVISIBILE"- - Castel dell'Ovo 8 agosto- 4 Settembre 2010 NAPOLI
• “PERCORSI D’ARTE TOSCANA”- Bottini dell’Olio 2-9 settembre 2010-08-02 LIVORNO
• “L’ARIA FINALMENTE LIBERA” VI° INCONTRO ARTISTI CONTEMPORANEI” Carrozzeria Rizieri - PONTEDERA
• BIPERSONALE” CONCAVO E CONVESSO”due realtà a confronto-Centro “Le Piagge” FIRENZE- 25-26 settembre 2010