Laura Bianchi is a visual artist and freelance illustrator, born in Italy and currently based in London.
She holds a BA Fine Arts Sculpture from the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, Milan (2006). In 2017 she graduated with an MA Printmaking from Camberwell College of Arts, London.
Bianchi’s's practice evolves from a personal and intimate narrative, in which the relation to the medium is as important as the references she draws upon.
The human figure has been a recurring subject of her research and practice. Her approach to the body is often sentimental, in the extent to which she tends to nostalgically focus upon aspects concerning mortality and fragility.
Laura finds inspiration in a multitude of sources - reading, images, contemporary life - which start to inhabit her imagination, subsequently becoming new visual narratives.
Allegory, in a non-literal form, has always been a valuable source in her research. Through her work she strives to evoke rather than to describe.