PORTRAIT / MAKING
The goal is to catch the resemblance, spark of life and uniqueness of a face and presence.
Self-taught artist Caroline Bergonzi composes creative images and has worked on fashion photo shoots for years.
She studied figurative arts in New York under Nelson Shanks teaching, whose clear and clean methodology was a huge influence. His passion for colors as well as his “color studies” technique and belief that “It is easier to dull a strong color than to wake up a dead one” opened a new horizon and vocabulary for her. Since 2007 she has constantly refined her drawing and grisaille technique. (Grisaille is a monochromatic painting, traditionally used as an under painting).
Caroline has received several grants for her work. In Philadelphia (Studio Incamminati) and in New York. She also studied under Costa Vavagiakis, whom she considers a master at modeling shapes and rendering a 3D effect.
In Caroline’s 2010 solo exhibition catalog, His Highness Mr. Rene Novella, Private Advisor to the Prince of Monaco, wrote “... she chose the portrait, with an impressive success which makes me predict that she will reach there the perfection of her incontestable talent...”
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@ATELIERBERGONZI.COM - VM (+1) 212 592 4500.
ALL COPYRIGHTS ON THE ARTS, PHOTOS, SITE AND TEXTS BELONG TO THEIR AUTHOR, C. BERGONZI.