Laura Benetton's abstract paintings and drawings incorporate the language of geometry, where explosive colours radiate both movement and energy. By blurring the boundaries between painting, sculpture and installation, she aims to challenge the notion of painting itself.
Scientific phenomena such as bioluminescence and movement science inform her artistic practice; they have also formed the area of research Laura's undertaken during her MA degree in Art and Science at Central Saint Martins, University of The Arts London.
Deeply influenced by nature and environmental concerns, Laura is a member of the Butterfly Conservation Foundation UK.
Studying the colours of species of butterflies and birds belonging to the rainforest, she aims to create high-vibrating colour works that express movement and energy, mimicking the effects of the species she studies.
In 2021, Laura Benetton was selected as the Laszlo Artist in Residence by Artiq. The year-long program offered Laura a free studio space in the Laszlo Building, Holloway, North London; the opportunity to develop her practice further and create site-specific works at the premises.InstagramWebsite