Carola Compa- Trapped
|Dimensions||24 x 12 x 14 inches|
Carola Compa graduated with honors in architecture from Rosario National University, Argentina in 2002. She worked in the field of Interior Design and explored furniture design to then focus entirely on three -dimensional abstract sculptures. Her medium of choice is ceramic. Compa explains, as she builds her pieces, she uses her senses to connect with her sculptures, sensing the touch of the curves that translate into visual spaces that flow through the form. For her, the shapes arise from the trace of imaginary lines- they are the invisible record of the movement in time. The movements emerge from the perception of her body, her bones exploring the space. On other occasions, the form emerges from the conscious observation of the geometries of nature forming a juxtaposed network of curves that build voids, or voids that build curves.
As an emerging artist, Compa has already received national attention in her native country of Argentina. In 2014, Compa was awarded 3rdPlace Art Category for Teapot National Bienal Misiones University and in 2015 a National Award, Ceramic Sculptures at the Exhibition at the distinguished Palais de Glace - National Palace of the Art, Buenos Aires. In 2017 her work was selected for the National Art Fund and the 58th International Art Content in Centro Argentino de Arte Ceramico. She started exhibiting with Jennifer Kostuik Gallery in 2019.