Italian artist Antonella Zazzera graduated from the Fine Arts Academy of Perugia, in Italy. Through chiaroscuro, she learns how to model form with light. Her researches led her to focus on the power of signs and traces, and some of her first works can be related to graffiti represented in Brassaï or Dubuffet’s works. Pursuing her experiences, she discovered the major importance of light when defining Space and Form. Her wish to translate this discovery into a more dynamic language led her towards three-dimensional works. She found her own red thread: copper. Antonella Zazzera continuously weaves the thread of her sculpture with her hands, trying to feel, almost blindly and instinctively, the harmonious point where her copper wire will be inserted, make a knot, and go off in another direction. This weaving of threads, composed according to a precise ritual forms a kind of metallic pattern, catching and reflecting light. Technique becomes finer, raw materials are more diverse: the artist plays with variations of form and color, with the thickness of threads and vibrating effects provoked by the multiplications of lines to produce sculptures of high tension.

In 2014, on this occasion of a Carte Blanche to Frédéric Jaeger, the gallery presented a solo show entitled “Light Weaving” – a first presentation of her work to the French public. Antonella Zazzera has participated in numerous collective exhibitions in Europe, in the United States, in Japan, in China and in Israel.

In 2016, Antonella Zazzera was presented in the gardens of the Cité de la Céramique on the occasion of “Sèvres Outdoors”. In 2017, the artist is presented at the “Kairos Castle” group show, at Gaasbeek Castle in Belgium.

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Antonella Zazzera, Armonico C/S CLXXV, 2011
Copper thread
35,4 × 21,7 × 5,9 in
Photograph by Georges Poncet
Antonella Zazzera, Armonico CSCLXXV, 2011
detail

Photograph by Georges Poncet
Antonella Zazzera, Armonico CXLI, 2010
Copper thread
36,2 × 23,6 × 13,8 in
Photograph by Alessandro Antonelli
Antonella Zazzera, Armonico CLXXII, 2011
Copper thread
46,5 × 19,7 × 11,8 in
Photograph by Alessandro Antonelli
Antonella Zazzera, Armonico CLXXXVII, 2011-2012
Fils de cuivre
480 × 100 × 20 cm
Photograph by Alessandro Antonelli
Antonella Zazzera, Naturalia 6D11M, 2011
Copper thread
17,3 × 22,1 × 13,8 in
Photograph by Alessandro Antonelli