Based in: Genoa
1984 - Graduated in Rome at the ISCR Institute
(Higher Institute of Conservation and Restoration)
1990 - Degree in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage
My works range from the female subject to the figures of children, human faces and bodies, as well seas, oceans and and sails, various styles and techniques are applied to the works.
I like to change subject and technique often so don't be surprised if you see in my catalog works performed with different techniques and style, i can't stand monotony and i think this is good, because i think it makes me discover and accept new challenges and always learn something again, this makes life worth living, flat life and series work are not for me.
I think i untangle myself quite well with pencils and watercolors, i love using natural pigments and natural glues, when i can, i prepare the colors and the base of the canvases myself with natural products, more or less the same as the old masters used.
New media also offer a great expressive potential that in my opinion should be exploited, for example in preparatory studies.
I can't stand monotony and I think this is good, because i think it makes me discover and accept new challenges and always learn something again, this makes life worth living, flat life and series work are not for me.
Good appreciation on the international contemporary art market and growing trend.
Thank you very much for your interest.
Layla Oz In The Studio
More About Layla Oz
What inspires you?
Femininity and beauty in general
Describe your creative process.
This is a secret :)
What are 3 words that best describe your work?
I don't have to do it
Who are some artists that have influenced your work?
My works are variable as well as the stimuli i can have from the influence of other artists, sometimes for one detail I take inspiration from an artist, for others from another, it is difficult to say which ones
What is the most important tool when creating your work?
What is the best piece of advice you have been given?
No one has ever given me advice on the subject of art, and in principle all advice goes unheard, people then do what their heart or brain tells them to do, depending on whether they are emotional or cold people
Where do you go for inspiration?
Near the sea
Collections Featuring Layla Oz
University Degree in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage
ISCR Higher Institute of Conservation and Restoration
Hobby painting competition 1st prize
Painting competition for children, 2nd prize
United States of America, 2009
United States of America, 2008
United Kingdom, 2008