Hometown: Rosario , Argentina
Based in: São Paulo
Laura Porcelli is best known for her abstract acrylic paintings that use color, texture and layers to explore the themes of movement and light in nature. Born and raised in Argentina, Porcelli draws inspiration from her Latin American roots. Her works are vivid, powerful and dynamic.
Porcelli has exhibited worldwide, at venues such as the Belgo Gallery in Montreal, Centro de Convenciones in Buenos Aires, Paulo Prado Gallery in Sao Paulo and Agora Gallery in New York. Porcelli’s works are held in private and institutional collections worldwide.
Porcelli studied art at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes Prilidiano Pueyrredon (currently, Universidad Nacional de las Artes) and Facultad de Artes Plasticas in Rosario. Porcelli was awarded the Prix Estimulo in Buenos Aires and was silver medalist at the Vanguardia Brasileira de Artes Plasticas.
She lives and works in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Laura Porcelli In The Studio
"I am an artist by vocation and training but above all by necessity, Art gives value to my existence"
More About Laura Porcelli
What inspires you?
I am inspired by the elements of nature, and especially movement, color and light.
Describe your creative process.
My process begins with a visual impression and with a personal experience. I start with the sketches outside the place, then I take it to my art atelier where in small sheets I carry out several tests playing with the 3 most important elements: shapes, composition and color. From there I go to the canvas in the dimension that I see its best potential. My work is not spontaneous but I like it to feel like it.
What are 3 words that best describe your work?
Movement, color and light
Who are some artists that have influenced your work?
Paul Cézanne and kinetic artists like Julio Le Parc, Ary Brizzi and Canadian artists. For the group of Asian-American artists sometimes called the Group of Seven
What is the most important tool when creating your work?
My training and technique
What is the best piece of advice you have been given?
art is the being that merges with doing, when you paint be authentic and you will make art
Where do you go for inspiration?
I meditate and observe nature but I also go to museums to see the Masters
Collections Featuring Laura Porcelli
Articles Featuring Laura Porcelli
Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes Prilidiano Pueyrredón (Universidad Nacional de las Artes Plasticas -
Salon de Artes Plasticas de San Isidro