Carla Mancini began her artistic career with the Master Ceramist, Guido Vigna (Cuneo/Italy).
She continued her studies at the School of Ceramic Art “Romano Ranieri” in Deruta (Perugia/Italy), where she took part in various courses of specialization. The artist acquired and adopted the Japanese technique “Raku” and the technique of “oxidize drollers” to create bas relief, the popular sculpture technique.
But her speciality, which demonstrates her best artistic expression, is ceramic sculpturing and overglazefiring, mixed indissolubly with other materials such as screws, bolts, ironwires, and many others, symbols and images like archetype of a ceramic in evolution.
EXHIBITIONS IN ITALY
- Castle of Biandrate – Foglizzo (TO-Italy).
- Museum of Pierluigi from Palestrina – Palestrina (Rome – Italy).
- Accademy of Romania (Rome).
- In permanent exhibition in the Modern and Contemporary Art Museum “Giuseppe Sciortino” Monreale (Palermo – Italy).
- Gallery “Spaziottagoni” (Rome).
- Museum of the River (Nazzano – Rome).
- Gallery “La Spadarina” (Piacenza).
- Villa Withaker (Palermo).
- Villa Baruchello (Porto S. Elpidio – Fermo).
- Gallery “Il Trittico” (Rome).
- Grand Hotel Portovenere (Portovenere).
- Gallery Quirinus (Koping – Sweden).
- Gallery Ada (Barcelona – Spain).
- Gallery S9 (Oslo – Norway).
- JuryAward– InternationalArtAwardofFoglizzo2010.
- Fifth place in the International Award of Contemporary Art of Praeneste 2010.
- InternationalArtAward“ErcoleofBrindisi” 2010.
- Appointmentas“AmbassadorofMediterraneanArt” 2010 (byorderoftheknightsTemplar).
- InternationalArtAward“DavidofMichelangelo” 2010.
- Special Award of Human Rights “Salvo D’Acquisto” 2010.
- Appointment as “Master of Art worthy” 2010.
- Jury Award in the International Competition “The material and the soul” Piacenza 2011.
- International Art Award “EnglandAward” 2011.
- International Art Award “PabloPicasso” 2011.
- International Art Award “VanGogh” 2011.
- Special Award of Human Rights “General Giuseppe Garibaldi” 2011.
- Appointment as “Master of visual Art” 2011.
- Jury Award in the “Award of San Crispino” 2011.
- Finalist at the International Competition “Passionauta – Red Ferrari for Art” 2011.
- Appointment as “Artist for UNICEF” 2011.
- International Art Award “GondolaofArt” 2012.
- Finalist at the 5th International Festival of Art– Rome 2012.
- International Art Award “Cityoftwoseas- MagnaGrecia” 2012.
- Appointment as “Ambassador of Mediterranean Art” 2012.
- International Art Award “Nettuno” 2012.
- Special Award of Human Rights “Spartacus” 2012.
- Honorable Mention at the Competition “Italian Weeks” – Koping (Sweden) 2013.
The artist’s works are inserited in various art catalogues like “Artpages” 2010, “ArtisticAvant– garde” 2010, 2011 and2012.
The matching of essential colours render Carla Mancini’s art an expression of reality undoubtly interesting, art which analyzes the psychic labyrinths that cross the signs of a guilty soul which belongs to a world that Homo Oeconomicus is the leader, art which presents itself according to a combination of signs which are not easily understood. An art which needs to be interpretated in order to understand.
(Dr. Salvatore Russo, Art Critic)
An original sculptress with a lot of passion, Carla Mancini recreates style and trends contemporarily following a line of avant-garde which doesn’t not leave behind the pictorial. Her series of heads, which evolve intime, give a happy example of how natural art can also be symbolic. The artist, doesn’t represent a cold and dead reality, she gives life to her works through an amalgamation of technical materials. She paints her heads through a sort of false model store create a sort of body art which is not superficial but last sintime, justly because the sculptress’s actions are not expressed on are alsubject, but on a sculpture. Her works possess a vital energy which, immediate realism doesn’t diminish, but on the contrary is highlighted with a vigorous expression. Carla Mancini sculptures and paints at the same time, demonstrating an electricity and an artistic formationon “on generis”, which goes beyond all boundries, achieving not able estetic results.
(Dr. Nadine Giove, Art Critic).
Carla Mancini’s refined works use the Japanese technique “Raku” to create art in which ceramic become sanestetic ornament, between paint and sculpture, enriched from a profound conceptual resource that tends to bring together style and different culture. The artist works following rectangular modules creating a central reason cold back after by the frame which become sanintegrated part of her work, very little chromatisma lined with elegance alternating brilliant tones and faint tones, help the modelling of the material stand out, this creates design and veins, doting and overlapping which meet harmonically. The artist is able to adopt the technique and reinvente it to express personal feelings, mixing technical ability, estetic taste and vibrating touch esina fascinating amalgamation of classic and modern, which inevitably captures the attention of who ever admires.
(Dr. PaoloLevi, ArtCritic).
Originality and creativity are Carla Mancini’s distintive traits, an artistic undoubtly artisticly inclined. A sculptress with a tecnique rather immaginative, Mancini plays with raw material to embed in it the strenght of her message. She seems to gather in her sculptures a substantial expressive strength.
In all of her work every artistic gesture with its dynamicity and power of evocativeness is able to be perceived.
Through Mancini’s hands cold lifeless material becomes a world filled with emotions. Nevertheless the artist seems not to take everything seriously perceving sometimes certain ironic tone understood in her sculptures Carla Mancini confines us, in final to reflect about the sense of life, without giving up and without forgetting. The capability that man has to reinvente himself.
(Dr. Nadine Giove, Art Critic)
We are in front of the estrangement of certainty. With Carla Mancini’s sculpture we have arrived at the point to abbandone rationality in order to explore anew world, which turns at the change of material and its meaning. Nothing like this has ever been seen before. Carla Mancini’s sculptures present themselves as unique inside the world wide artistic panorama. Her heads “I Mori” are enriched with particular contemporary materials. The concept of time and place is lost. The concept of being able to comunicate is redifind, while the concep to mistery and madness take form to bring to get he rmaterial. Madness found in Carla Mancini works is transformed in pur ebrilliance. Mannequins are completely dismantled to then give an eworder to the chaos of everything. Everything which is not notedor said differently come into play and become real protagonists.
(Dr. Salvatore Russo, Art Critic)