I believe that art can heal.
If art is a physical representation of our inner world, the act of creating, physically making, is a way to achieve emotional resolution, at the core of our psyche, beyond the verb and through symbols. This act offer that resolution to the viewers, especially public art, empowered and empowering a space, a site, communities.
Mirroring the harmony of my own contrasts, I seek various forms of challenge, from confrontation to liberation, from conversing to dancing or sparring with the elements, from the most direct actions of steel welding, cutting, burning, and bending metal, to completing a portrait from life in a slow and irresistible process, to capturing the spark of life which makes each person distinct.
I explore, revisit, and reinvent with complete commitment. I improvise, create “stuff” in my laboratory in an instinctive, nonverbal, and extremely intimate search for authenticity. I roll up my sleeves and dive into the creative dimension, striving to get maximum results with minimalist methods, in simple and pure renderings. Passionate about the “how to,” I enjoy and welcome the sense of risk and inner chaos I feel before an artwork appears to me, finished and intimidating. Only then can I play and create and finally clear my mind of unnecessary noise and dare to breathe, express and feel fully alive.
Through my work I want to incarnate this spirit, for myself and for others. It is a great call for daily discipline and stubborn positivity when it is so tempting to surrender to the sinister context and doomed world we are told we live in.
THE “CAROLINE BERGONZI CREATIVE LABORATORY” IS A UNIQUE ART STUDIO BASED BOTH IN MONACO AND IN GREENWICH VILLAGE, MANHATTAN, DEDICATED TO FINE ARTS, EXPLORATION AND INSPIRATION, THROUGH VARIOUS DISCIPLINES, TECHNIQUES, MATERIALS AND THEMES, FROM PAINTINGS TO METAL SCULPTURE. DBA CREALAB LLC. ADDRESS: 530, LAGUARDIA PLACE, #5, NEW YORK, NY 10012 USA. EMAIL STUDIO@CAROLINEBERGONZI.COM- VM (+1) 212 592 4500.
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