Chiara Bianchi is an Italian artist living in Brighton. She was born in Milan in the late 60’s, attended art school then an Academy of Professional Make Up, with particular interest in Theatrical and special effect transformations.
Since a young age she has been involved in a wide variety of creative art forms and mediums, from make up and performance art, to design and fashion. She used her own body as an art form, creating unique characters using make up, designing and making her own costumes. Performing in many clubs an theatres around Italy.
Later on she collaborated with numerous designers like Alessi and Roberto Codina, making hats, accesasories and jewellery and working under her own label. Some of this pieces were exhibited and sold internationally.
After moving to England she mainly concentrated on making different collections of hats and jewellery in silver, sculptures in clay and wood and 3D collage pieces. Her inspiration comes from childhood memories, fairytales, manuscripts, encyclopedia, antique prints, portraiture and the dark a sweetly mysterious.
Chiara is fascinated with faces and expressions and specially loves to humanise vegetables and fruits. Each piece is hand built and painted, her artist tools are a tiny wooden spatula and a brush.
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