Sculpture is the only order I have ever known.
In the making of the sculpture, I can find balance, harmony and also intensity.
This provides a necessary silence.
I let my forms explore some instances of communication.
Simona Bocchi was born in Monza, Italy. After attending Liceo Artistico Terragni in Como she continued her studies in Fine Arts and sculpture in the Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti in Milan under Hidetoshi Nagasawa, and graduated in 1996 from the Accademia di Belle Arti in Carrara.
In the Accademia di Belle Arti in Brera with Gino Legnaghi, and in the Accademia di Belle Arti di Sassari with Pinuccio Sciola. In 1995 she attended the Wimbledon College of Art. After graduating in 1996 from the Accademia di Belle Arti in Carrara. She lived and worked between Pietrasanta and Verona, developeding a knowledge for materials and techniques with a wide variety of materials, marble, bronze and jute.
In 2006 she was invited to organise an exhibition in New Delhi. Her encounter with India had a huge impact on her creative inspiration and marked the beginning of a new chapter in her artistic upbringing. She settled down in the Venice of marble, Udaipur. Allowing her works to be inspired by Indian spiritual culture using local materials and techniques.
In her artworks, she aims to combine, India elements with western culture, respecting traditional rituals with a touch of modernity. In turn, her style became characterised by an ethereal lightness and gains an increased sensuality that is reminiscent of the artwork of Khajuraho.
Simona Bocchi works with architects and engineers and commissioned to realise works for public spaces, gardens, parks, foyers and hotels, creating a harmony between the object and adjacent space. Her work is prominent in public spaces in Italy, Uruguay, Norway, Switzerland, aswell as in the Utarajan Museum in Baroda, Gujarat.
In this vein, upon request of H.H Prince Albert of Monaco, she created a trophy that was presented as a distinction to Formula 1 champion Michael Schumacher.
Her most recent exploration has been in creating personalised pieces of sculpted jewellery art in bronze using the precious stones of Jaipur. Currently Simona lives in Italy and frequently in contact with India.