Born in Naples in 1991, Vittorio Iavazzo graduated in Illustration from the Academy of Fine Arts in Naples and subsequently specialised in graphic art. Since completing his studies in 2016, he has created sculpture installations for theatre sets, advertising campaigns and religious events as well as taking part in exhibitions across Italy.
Made principally from paper mache and polyurethane resin, Iavazzo’s sculptures combine traditional and modern techniques. His use of recycled materials is based on concern for environmental issues and the colourful, ‘pop’ impact of his creations gives them a further contemporary edge. At the same time, Iavazzo emphasises technical mastery and emotional connection and his fragile, fragmentary human figures evoke the rich artistic history and traditions of his country.