Antonella Zazzera's works offer a new vision of contemporary sculpture that reveals to have roots in art history. The works on display at art Karlsruhe, some of them realized for the occasion, are the sculptures called Armonici that take their place on the wall but even on the floor. Looking at these sculptures one should have the impression of not dealing with a work of art in the strictest sense but, rather, with a work/event or with genuine installation.
The copper wire is the basic material that constitutes these sculptures; the artist, that 2016 was awarded the prestigious Prize for sculpture Arnaldo Pomodoro, weaves the thread of her works with her hands, trying to feel the harmoniuous point where the copper wire has to be inserted; the vibrating effects provoked by the multiplications of lines produce sculptures of high tension. While the velvety Carte/Scultura are realized with copper thread and cellulose; these are three dimensional drawings, completed by the shadow cast on the wall. The Naturalia on display are sculptures that represent a development of the bird's nests and are dynamic forms that extend through space through the shadow.
Born in Todi (Perugia, I) in 1976, where she lives and works.
She studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Pietro Vannucci in Perugia.
In 2005 she was awarded The 1° Premio per la giovane Scultura Italiana (1st Prize for young Italian
Sculpture) estabilished by the National Academy of San Luca in Rome and in 2016 she received the Arnaldo Pomodoro Sculpture Price.
Among her Solo and group exhibitions, starting from 2005 in Italy and abroad we might mention the participation to Tissage Tressage, quand la sculpture dèfile,Fondation Villa Datris pour la sculpture contemporaine, LIsle sur la Sorgue (F) 2018, Kairos Castle The Art of the Moment, a cura di Joke J. Hermsen, Kasteel Van Gaasbeek, Gaasbeek (B).