Nicola Bolla was born in Saluzzo, Italy in 1962 and currently lives and works in Torino. He is a medical eye doctor who divides his time between his two passions: art and medicine. These passions are linked in his desire to create objects of tremendous beauty that give pleasure to the mind and senses.
Bolla is both a painter and a sculptor. His paintings portray animals and human figures painted with pigment and glitter against a flat background, usually dominated by one color. Transporting us from reality into a world of fantasy, he reminds us of our youth and a careless time. Bolla’s sculptures are created with non-traditional mediums. His latest works are made with Swarovski crystals, and here, too, he uses animal figures, resulting in sophisticated works of art that reveal exquisite and timeless beauty.
Bolla has exhibited extensively in the United States, Europe, and Asia. In 2009, he was a featured artist at the Italian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, one of the world’s most prestigious art fairs.