THE FEMININE DOLLS OF MULTITASKED LARA QUATRINI

Italian designer Lara Quatrini acquired her degree in Graphic Design in 2009. Since then, she has engaged with a huge variety of creative practices, from drawing and illustration, to painting, sculpture, photography, and packaging… this is what her busy daily routine is made of!
She defines herself as shy and dreamy, yet in constant evolution.

As for her dolls, which are cyclic characters in most of her works have a unique beginning. As a little child, she was scared by dolls in general, for their still and frightening eyes, with no expressions and their unnatural poses. At the same time, the dolls fascinated her and from this point she started involving them into her

Italian designer Laura Quatrini had her degree in Graphic Design in 2009. Since then she engaged with a huge variety of creative practices, from drawing to illustration, to painting, sculpture, photography, and packaging… this is what her busy daily routine is made of!

She defines herself as shy and dreamy, yet in constant evolution. As for her dolls, which are the cyclic characters of most of her works. As a little child, she was quite scared by dolls in general, as for their still and frightening eyes, with no expressions and unnatural poses. At the same time, she felt fascinated and is from then that she started involving them into her visual approach. She always adored puppets and moving characters, so she chose to handmade and build her dolls by herself. During the process of the construction she finds herself dealing with two challenges: to face her childhood fears and to engage with the complexity that planning and creating a puppet involves. It’s difficult to define these dolls under one only practice: they are not just sculptures, neither only illustrations. They are creations, characters, her personal interpretation of what a feminine creature is, with any brainwashing from contemporary feminine beauty standards nor stereotypes.

She is also very talented as a freehand illustrator, as we may notice by her posters (ex.Poster Bucktown Art Fest) and other drawings.

Recently she was highly featured and recognized at the Ratatà Festival, a creative event held in Macerata (Italy), featuring the illustrations and editorial works by international emerging artists.

To view more of Lara’s work go here.

 

Lara Quatrini
@Lara Quatrini – Empovaldo 2016
@Lara Quatrini - Poster Bucktown Art Fest
@Lara Quatrini – Poster Bucktown Art Fest
Lara Quatrini
@Lara Quatrini – Poster Bucktown Art Fest
Lara Quatrini
@Lara Quatrini – Lovely Dolls
Lara Quatrini
@Lara Quatrini – Lovely Dolls
Lara Quatrini
@Lara Quatrini – Lovely Dolls
Lara Quatrini
@Lara Quatrini – Lovely Dolls