We had the good fortune of connecting with Carolina Sardi and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Carolina, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
I always say that being an artist is something that you don’t choose, being an artist is a career that choses you. I will not be happy doing anything else. I studied art since I was a child and I couldn’t envision myself doing anything else.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
My art is my way to express my world vision and to search for a balance between opposites. I work mainly with steel and aluminum but my pieces have an organic sensibility that reflects my interest in the basic interactions of life. I am best know for my wall installations comprised of organic elements cut out of metal, painted in colors or plated in metallic mirror polished surfaces. I create free standing sculptures and architectural applications for my art. My work has been commissioned for public, private and corporate spaces and I have participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions in the United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America. Being an artist is not an easy task but the rewards are immense. One of my first challenges of my career was precisely learning to work with sculpture. It was a difficult media for me but I decided to master it. I pretty much learned to weld by myself and from then on I love to work with metal. I am from Argentina and moving to a different country was not easy either. I believe that challenges make you grow and make you stronger.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
When I have friends visiting Miami, I take them to my favorite places and areas in the city. I have my studio in Little Haiti, so from there we can venture to the galleries in the area ( Pan American Art Projects, Mindy Solomon and Primary Projects to mention a few). Lunch or dinner at Fiorito for the best Argentinean food. The Design District is another great area to visit. Amazing architecture, designers’ shops and public art. A stop in Upper Buena Vista is a must for the unique shops and ambience. While in South Beach I recommend a stroll on the boardwalk in the early morning and a beach day to enjoy the sun and the ocean! My favorite Sunday brunch on the beach is at the Setai. A day trip will include the Everglades or going down south to the Redlands to shop for vegetables and orchids.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I am thankful for my parents that encouraged me to pursue my dreams. I’m thankful to my teachers of sculpture Ruben Elosegui and Enio Iommi for their mentorship. I am thankful to the galleries, curators and collectors that have believe in my work.

Website: www.carolinasardi.com

Instagram: @carolinasardi

Facebook: @carolinasardistudio

Image Credits
Mariano Costa Peuser Bryan Lahr

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