Wednesday 21 October 2020 at 6 pm HUB/ART presents Laura Benetton's Metamorphosis, an Italian artist who lives and works in London and who returns to Italy with a selection of artworks on display in Milan until January 17, 2021.The exhibition, curated by Greta Zuccali and Laura Pivetta - ArteMea, is realized thanks to the support  Interface Power and Gag London which will take care of the design and preparation of the exhibition space.

Laura Benetton’s work investigates the close relationship between art, nature, and science: where color and movement intersect, dynamic, sophisticated, and elegant contemporary artworks come to life. The exhibition offers the visitor the opportunity to interact and enter within this vibrant and energetic path, where the artist aims to challenge the boundaries of painting by inserting neon as an external element of research. The artworks on display represent in fact a wide and diversified range of medium used by Benetton: oils and acrylics, drawings, sketches, and multidisciplinary works with neon light.

The scientific and mathematical aspect within her works emerges in particular in the meticulous and precise drawings and sketches, in which trajectories and structures mark the importance of physical and mathematical laws as an indispensable part of the artist’s research. In fact, Laura Benetton’s eye looks at the physical structure of butterflies and birds, at their chromatic spectrum closely connected to movement and light waves.

Metamorphosis represents an interesting opportunity to share and show once again the correlation between art and science and give the opportunity to a large audience to be able to approach contemporary art in a new way. Transformation, change, progressive mutation. A creative metamorphosis in which the works are presented during their transition from one state to another of their evolution.

Laura Benetton

Lives and works in London. She studied painting in Venice at the prestigious Academy of Fine Arts. Her career as an artist began in Italy after graduating. In 2008 she was selected for the residence of the TAM Palazzo Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro, in Urbino, at the end of which she created a large metal sculpture on the facade of the entrance of the building. After her residency she spent some years traveling between Venice, Istanbul, Pesaro, and Florence, acquiring a vast artistic experience in the use of different materials and techniques. Her first solo exhibition was held in Venice at Palazzo Boldu in 2003. In 2007 she was selected by the A + A gallery to create a multidisciplinary installation of light, sound, and painting. In 2008 she moved to Istanbul, where for one year she concentrated on the painting technique.

Right after in Pesaro, she explored sculpture, resin, and painting on a large scale and worked as a scenographer and painter for the theatre and for the Maestro Luigi Pizzi. In 2010 she moved to London. Here in 2012, she was selected to exhibit at the Italian embassy. Since 2014 she is an artist in residence at Wimbledon’s Art Studios, is represented by several galleries in the United Kingdom, Italy, and the United States, and has been exhibited in international art fairs and exhibitions worldwide. In 2019 she won a month of residency as an artist in Shenzhen, China, where she had the opportunity to intensively explore her neon installations and challenge her research on light sculptures.

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Wednesday 21 October 2020
From 6:00 to 9:00 pm

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From 22 October 2020
To 17 January 2021

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