Laura was born in 1992 in a soulless suburb of Paris, where she grew up. Like many suburban towns surrounding the French capital this dormitory city was a typical place, lived in by people who go to Paris to work. This soul-destroying place was where Laura spent most of her childhood, splitting her time between her grandparents and her uncle’s, Nino and Franco Vitalino, whose paintings provided a window on to another world which was to later influence her own art.
From a very young age, she has been attracted by the dark and the macabre. She was pushed to follow the traditional school + conventional job pattern but realised soon enough that, this was not the lifestyle for her.
Laura moved to London in search of a place which would help her nurture her artistic soul.
Laura’s art is non-conformist. As a self-taught artist she draws her inspiration from her own life and inner demons, drawing on a range of styles and technique. Her art is dark and provocative, she explores the internal pain and turmoil of humans being in their most vulnerable state, showcasing raw emotions of her subjects continually fighting against the invisible oppressive force or seeking revenge.
Influenced by the early 20’s expressionism movement, delivering figurative paintings depicting her own reality, Laura’s portraits showcase raw emotion and torment while exploring duality and the twisted human mind. Provocative figures offering a crude view of the human body pictured in a dynamic and expressive style where sexuality is magnified through a strong story line.
Her pieces make use of high contrasts where two worlds collide to illustrate how two different visions can cohabit and thrive to see a bigger idea emerging. Meaning hides in the details of its monochrome fine lines opposed to a bold and macabre palette, it can be found in the emotional brush strokes uniting with the controlled and precise use of black.