Silvia Levenson and Karina Del Savio.
“The Hug”, Sol Abadi, Karina Del Savio, Ariel López, Guillermo Patiño, Cristina Arents.
"The objects' skin" Silvia Levenson, Karina Del Savio.

KARINA DEL SAVIO
 
Karina Del Savio was born in Buenos Aires, in the mid 70s, in the heart of  an Italian-Argentinean family.
Her passion for drawing started at very early age. Her mother, a painter, a ceramics artist and art lover, encourages her to enter the fascinating world of pencils, paper, water-color paintings and painting books.

At the age of eight, moved by her mother by her endles curiosity, she attends painting classes in a workshop close to her house where she shares some experiences with children of similar age. In less than a month, Karina draws a human figure and her professor promotes her an advanced student group. The huge age difference is too much for her though, and Karina stops drawing. She only drawing. She only draws when nobody is watching her and her mother is the only witness to her work.

At the age of seventeen she enters the Dramatic Art Conservatory School, where she develops special interest for scenographic techniques and discovers the importance of light. “ I learnt that in theatre, light materializes space”.

At the age of twenty-two, she focuses entirely on plastic activity, and enters the Glass School of the City of Berazategui in Argentina, where she finds learning and creative opportunities.

She attends a three-year learning course there and soon she is hired as an assistant in the kiln cast Workshops. She learns how to work with glass under the guidance of Amalia García, (former Principal of the Glass School) and all her team of professors. Later, she attends classes with Silvia Levenson, Miriam DiFiore, Eduardo Osimani and Santiago Sanz Llorente, who teach her the first stops in Glass Art.

Her curiosity and persistent search for developing new techniques, take her to “Cristalería El Progreso” glass factory where she teaches theoretical classes together with the most prominent workers. As a result of this experience, and the direct contact with the factory production system, she acquired the specific knowledge of glass movement inside the kiln and its aesthetic possibilities. She starts developing her own artistic glass production.

Starting in 1998, her art and functional objects are exhibited in important interior design and architecture companies. Since then, she perfects her skills of handcrafted production. Her art objects are worldwide exhibited in events like SOFA; and are included in collections all over the world.

She currently directs her artistic workshop, with the emphasis on producing high quality, handcrafted exclusive objects. She divides her time between the creation, the experimentation and the constant learning.