Balombini and Bollini mixed media arts

 

Over the last 20 years, two multi media artists have displayed a natural flair for interpreting a wide range of materials into captivating art. Juliana Bollini is currently located in San Paulo, Brazil, while Laura Balombini resides in North Carolina, USA. They both integrate wire into their colourful figure work and objects, Juliana favoring a combination with ceramics, papier-mâché, flowers, branches and leaves, while Laura uses polymer clays, earthenware, aged wood, fabrics and found objects.

Laura describes her art – “Artists are storytellers. In paint, song and word we tell the tale of who we are. Some narratives are born with grace and flow..some we uncover using tears and trowels. Dig, scratch, soften, pray…make art..tell it. I bring my favorite ingredients..imagery, color, longing and a desire for discovery to the studio.” Her free spirited sculpture figures carry an air of serenity, dignity and contemplation. She also paints on canvas.

For Juliana. in a similar fashion to Laura, whimsy is never far away. Her playful, sculptural narrative is revealed through a contemporary folk aesthetic, infused with botanical themes, rich colours and vibrant movement. She began using the basic technique of “Charter Pesta” (a technique used to make the Venetian masks) which she still employs. Inspiration for her art comes from her love of old circus, puppet theater, children’s stories, vintage toys and various masters of old along with contemporary artists.
She also illustrates children’s books, and not surprisingly, all her art figures look like they have stepped out of a story.

 

Laura Balombini

 

Born in Pittsburgh, Laura received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics from Edinboro University in Pennsylvania.

Website www.lbalombini.com

 

 

 

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Lady holding duck sculpture – Laura Balombini

 

 

 

Three ceramic busts - Laura Balombini

Laura Balombini

 

 

 

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Canvas acrylic painting – Laura Balombini

 

 

Bird-Folk by Laura Balombini - two earthenware birds with wire legs

”Bird Folk” – Laura Balombini

 

 

 

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‘Bunny Box’ – Laura Balombini

 

 

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“Dancer in the Dark”  – Laura Balombini

 

 

 

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Abstract wall painting – Laura Balombini

 

 

 

Just-Tea teapot by Laura Balombini

“Just Tea”  – Laura Balombini

 

 

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Multi media figure sculptures – Laura Balombini

 

 

 

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Ceramic bust figures – Laura Balombini

 

 

 

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Laura Balombini teapot

 

 

 

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Laura Balombini mixed media artist

 

 

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“Might Mr Miser” – Laura Balombini

 

 

 

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Purple teapot – Laura Balombini

 

 

 

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Laura Balombini

 

 

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Laura Balombini

 

 

 

 

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Mixed media art – Laura Balombini

 

 

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Laura Balombini

 

 

 

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“Pueblo Beggar Dog” acrylic painting by Laura Balombini

 

 

 

Juliana Bollini

 

Argentinian Juliana Bollini studied Visual arts at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Buenos Aires before relocating to San Paulo.

Website – http://julianabollini.blogspot.com.au/

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Mixed media man drives car – Juliana Bollini

 

 

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Female carrying small home figurine – Juliana Bollini

 

 

 

Juliana Bollini - Lady with ring of roses figurine

Lady with ring of roses – Juliana Bollini

 

 

Circus performer - Juliana Bollini

Juliana Bollini circus performer

 

 

Juliana Bollini flying space vehicle figurine

Flying atomic space vehicle – Juliana Bollini

 

 

 

Trapeze artists figurines - Juliana Bollini

Trapeze artists – Juliana Bollini

 

 

 

Colourful botellas by Juliana Bollini

Juliana Bollini

 

 

 

Handpainted figurines-Juliana Bollini from Brazil

Painted faces – Juliana Bollini

 

 

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Long neck bust figures – Juliana Bollini

 

 

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Mixed media artist Juliana Bollini

 

 

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Juliana Bollini

 

 

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Women in window – Juliana Bollini

 

 

 

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Juliana Bollini

 

 

 

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Handpainted bottles by Juliana Bollini

 

 

 

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King of Hearts figurine – Juliana Bollini

 

 

 

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Juliana Bollini dancing figurine

 

 

 

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Female motif vases – Juliana Bollini

 

 

 

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Handpainted  female redhead motif bottle – Juliana Bollini

 

 

 

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Princess head sculpture – Juliana Bollini

 

 

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Juliana Bollini

 

 

Vaso long neck with gold hair lady motif - Juliana Bollini

Juliana Bollini Vaso

 

 

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Juliana Bollini

 

 

 

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Red heads and roses vase – Juliana Bollini

 

 

 

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Female sculpture busts by Juliana Bollini

 

 

 

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Juliana Bollini figurine

 

 

 

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Juliana Bollini

 

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