Five questions to Laura Rota

Five questions to Laura Rota

Laura Rota was born 1965 in Milan, Italy. She lives and works in her hometown. After a classical high school education, she graduated in graphic design from the European Institute of Design in Milan. She then went on to study form perception, colour theory and history. Since when do you paint and what are your favorite motives?

I have been painting for three years, and I paint abstract geometric pictures of intersections of circles. They are acrylics on canvas, I paint them freehand with a brush.

When you create a new work, how do you proceed? What comes first? 

Since I have 2 basic compositions that are always the same, but each painting is unique because it is coloured differently, I often find inspiration for new colour harmonies in nature. In the colours of flowers, landscapes, even cityscapes, or sometimes in colourful tributes to artists who have influenced me.From what do you get your motivation? 

Since the basic compositions are always the same, I start with a digital study of colour harmonies. Here I start with the colour study, on both forms, then I choose the design I want to paint and go on to mix the acrylic colours. I draw the shape on the edge with a pencil and a compass and then paint it by hand with brushes without using masking. Depending on the shade, I have to go over each colour 3 to 7 times to make it even. Finally, I apply the gold colour, again with a brush.Your life without art would be...

... a life without energy.

What's the best art venue in your city right now? 

Palazzo Reale di Milano.Learn more about the artist: