Laura Pellizzari lives and works in Loreggia, Padua. Her familiar background, characterized by an artistic tradition, soon led Laura to approach the world of art. She experienced her creativity comparing different materials until she was seduced by the sinuous materiality of clay, by the harmony and beauty of form.
When she was very young she began working with clay and, during the 80’s, she concentrated on ceramic materials. Then she brought back to light the ancient passion for color and specialized on the techniques of glazes and raku.
Her educational and cultural backgrounds are in the liberal arts. Her passion for teaching is an essential component of her profession, that led her to organize school projects and events related to various forms of artistic expression.
Thanks to a constant attention to Humanistic Psychology, she decided to take a course at the '"Person-Centered Approach Institute" which is inspired by the thought of the American psychologist Carl Rogers (1902-1987).
Rogers stated that every individual has an inherent tendency towards personal growth, aging and expression of all his potential: this is called the actualizing tendency (Rogers, 1983). In that moment, Laura realized that she could access to her latent creativity through her research. Furthermore, she understood that her art was a way to self-emancipation, personal freedom and achievement. Her exploration of remote places began. So her sculpture lost some of its initial hedonistic trait and acquired more and more the depth of psychological inquiry.
She is a pupil of Master Nazzareno Manganello. She has participated, as sculptor, to many competitions and she has been included in important national and international exhibitions, receiving various awards.
Her accumulations belong to the collection of Vittorio Sgarbi, of Giovanni Pratesi and to other private collections, museums and galleries in Italy and abroad.
She studied at the “Research Institute for the study of Canova and the Neoclassicism” of Bassano del Grappa (Vicenza).
The female universe - Ties
The work offers the viewer the opportunity to immerse themselves in an entire universe. The female universe. Forced, vilified, threatened and offended is a universe that pervades every molecule we can not do without, although we have been mistreated in every way, even though we did not respect, even though we have taken over his will. The woman is there ... she lies in every place, she is the mother of us all. "Ties" imprison their bodies, despite the grace that pervades them. The work, in fact, seems to point to the neoplatonic idea of the body that, in an attempt to free itself, transcends the soul towards metaphysical spaces by linking to a patrimony of images and symbols from which the myth's flavor emerges.