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Monthly Archives: May 2013

Ute Kolar

[vc_row el_position=”first”] [vc_column width=”2/3″] [vc_single_image image=”3624″ img_size=”large” img_link_target=”_self” el_position=”first last”] [/vc_column] [vc_column width=”1/3″] [vc_column_text el_position=”first last”] Ute Kolar Ute Kolar’s earlier work was very intricate and incorporated more solid structures. Her work has evolved in time, acquiring a visually light and airy quality as well as becoming physically weightless in spite of its volume. She enjoys playing with the contrast between volume and weightlessness as it creates surprise in the viewer when the piece is first held or worn. Her main inspiration at the moment comes from nature. This can be observed in the “tree” and “flower” rings, or “grass” brooches. Kolar uses a great array of skills to her advantage  in her work. [/vc_column_text] [/vc_column] [/vc_row] [vc_row] [vc_column] [vc_column_text el_position=”first last”] Her pieces are usually very labour intense and pay  attention to detail, which makes them all the more  intriguing to observe. She sometimes adds a touch  of colour in the form of coral or enamel on the surface of the works. Her jewellery has a strong sculptural  impact on the observer, deriving from a clever use of light and shade, created by the exploitation of surfaces with different inclinations. /Rita Marcangelo Galleria Alterntives Rom/ [/vc_column_text] [/vc_column] [/vc_row] [vc_row el_position=”last”] [vc_column] [vc_gallery type=”image_grid” interval=”3″ onclick=”link_image” img_size=”160×160″ images=”3626,3625,3623,3622″ custom_links_target=”_self” el_position=”first last”] [/vc_column] [/vc_row]

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Rita Marcangelo

[vc_row el_position=”first”] [vc_column width=”2/3″] [vc_single_image image=”3615″ img_size=”large” img_link_target=”_self” el_position=”first last”] [/vc_column] [vc_column width=”1/3″] [vc_column_text el_position=”first last”] Rita Marcangelo I am particularly fascinated by materials that can change during the making process. I like the idea of being able to change the original structure of the material so that a metamorphosis takes place. For some time now, I have been working with textile that I burn and treat with acrylics. In the same way as an artist in front of a blank canvas, I start with a piece of white or black silk, and the rest takes place during the making process.   [/vc_column_text] [/vc_column] [/vc_row] [vc_row el_position=”last”] [vc_column] [vc_gallery type=”image_grid” interval=”3″ onclick=”link_image” img_size=”160×160″ images=”3612,3613,3614,3616″ custom_links_target=”_self” el_position=”first last”] [/vc_column] [/vc_row]

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Patrizia Bonati

[vc_row el_position=”first”] [vc_column width=”2/3″] [vc_single_image image=”3605″ img_size=”large” img_link_target=”_self” el_position=”first last”] [/vc_column] [vc_column width=”1/3″] [vc_column_text el_position=”first last”] Patrizia Bonati Bonati’s work is typically  Italian in the use of materials, as she mostly avails herself of gold. She creates her own alloys producing interesting colour variations. Emblematic of her work is the flexible metal and springy wire obtained by means of hammering and twisting techniques. She often incorporates white enamel into her pieces, complimenting the gold surface of the metal. She is drawn to the concept of movement and trasformation, and likes the idea anything can charge.   [/vc_column_text] [/vc_column] [/vc_row] [vc_row] [vc_column] [vc_column_text el_position=”first last”] A necklace can become a bracelet, an earring can become a brooch, a ring can become a bracelet. There is a primordial nature in her work conveyed by the matt finish, texture and colour of her pieces. She is mainly drawn to circles, but these are usually irregular in shape and never perfectly round. All these elements convey jewellwery that is contemporary in its approach, yet reaches back in time and makes reference to the past. “The golden thread which I obtain, thanks to the yellow-grey golden league, allows me to create flexible forms, both geometric […]

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Paola Mirai

[vc_row el_position=”first”] [vc_column width=”2/3″] [vc_single_image image=”3595″ img_size=”large” img_link_target=”_self” el_position=”first last”] [/vc_column] [vc_column width=”1/3″] [vc_column_text el_position=”first last”] Paola Mirai Everything starts with an idea, when Paola Mirai, in front of Ayers Rock in Australia, has a striking inspiration of Brancusian memory: creating beautiful shapes for the human joy. Her research starts in 2004, beside a window blessed by the sun and looking towards the Atlantic Ocean. Now her activity continues in a workshop located in a typically milanese court, close to the Navigli area. It takes five years for Paola Mirai to find the matter that expresses her artistic flow, five years that lead her through the discovery of different shapes and essences until she creates her philosophers’ gold: a pure and perfectly transparent material.   [/vc_column_text] [/vc_column] [/vc_row] [vc_row] [vc_column] [vc_column_text el_position=”first last”] As a contemporary alchimist looking to the future, Paola Mirai tames OROTRASPARENTE. Something rebellious, light as air and transparent as water. It makes feel who’s wearing it as protagonist of a new era. Surrounded by OROTRASPARENTE, gold, diamonds, precious stones and technological components float around the body spreading pureness and a special harmony that takes place when east meets west. This light finds its origins in the […]

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Maura Biamonti

[vc_row el_position=”first”] [vc_column width=”2/3″] [vc_single_image image=”3584″ img_size=”large” img_link_target=”_self” el_position=”first last”] [/vc_column] [vc_column width=”1/3″] [vc_column_text el_position=”first last”] Maura Biamonti Maura Biamonti was born in Sanremo, Italy. After more than a decade devoted to dance, theatre and photography, she began after the late 80s her jewellery experimentation. In 1992, she opened her studio in Ventimiglia, Italy. In 2000, she moved to Antibes, South France, while continuing to work in her laboratory in Italy. From 2010 onwards, she started to work in South France. By early 2011, she opened a studio in Biot, a picturesque and very popular medieval village on the French Riviera. Since 2008, she is a member of the AGC (“Associazione Gioiello Contemporaneo”).   [/vc_column_text] [/vc_column] [/vc_row] [vc_row] [vc_column] [vc_column_text el_position=”first last”] She has participated to national and international fairs and exhibitions in Italy and abroad. In 2005, she started a collaboration with the company Massagioconda at Torre del Greco, Italy, for whom she designed a collection featuring coral. Her jewellery is sold in Europe, United States, Canada and Japan. Thanks to her arduous, self-taught route, she got a very personal style. For her work, she prefers gold and silver, usually combined with precious and semiprecious stones with unusual cut, […]

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Maria Rosa Franzin

[vc_row el_position=”first”] [vc_column width=”2/3″] [vc_single_image image=”3576″ img_size=”large” img_link_target=”_self” el_position=”first last”] [/vc_column] [vc_column width=”1/3″] [vc_column_text el_position=”first last”] Maria Rosa Franzin Thinking  about the object, sketching her thoughts and then letting time pass to encourage them to become concrete shapes. My pieces are the result of a close confrontation between thought expression in terms of signs and its actual translation into three- dimensional objects by working flat metal plate. The pictorial instinct is in the way shapes and in the implementation phase, become graphic signs, a brushstroke, mark, scratch, specks on the “skin” of metal.   [/vc_column_text] [/vc_column] [/vc_row] [vc_row] [vc_column] [vc_column_text el_position=”first last”] Steel wire provides a means for translating these graphic marks like in the neckpiece Hartung. Pictorial traces are outlined on the surface of the metal, abstract compositions where gold veins emerge from oxidized silver plated or surfaces are marked by tiny traces. [/vc_column_text] [/vc_column] [/vc_row] [vc_row el_position=”last”] [vc_column] [vc_gallery type=”image_grid” interval=”3″ onclick=”link_image” img_size=”160×160″ images=”3577,3578,3579,3575″ custom_links_target=”_self” el_position=”first last”] [/vc_column] [/vc_row]

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Maria Cristina Bellucci

[vc_row el_position=”first”] [vc_column width=”2/3″] [vc_single_image image=”3567″ img_size=”large” img_link_target=”_self” el_position=”first last”] [/vc_column] [vc_column width=”1/3″] [vc_column_text el_position=”first last”] Maria Cristina Bellucci For several years I worked as theatre costume and accessories maker, creating also a wide range of jewellery for stage use. I developed a strong interest for contemporary jewellery and I dedicated myself to it. What characterized my early work was the use of very thin metal sheets and wires, experimenting with hollowness and fullness. In later work, I started using even thinner metal sheets, as if working with paper sheets, creating pieces that were voluminous and light at the same time. My more recent work is characterised by having more solid looking elements and also by the introduction of colour, not previously explored.   [/vc_column_text] [/vc_column] [/vc_row] [vc_row] [vc_column] [vc_column_text el_position=”first last”] Colours I’m looking something… I perceive harmony and disharmony. I need to see harmony around me, in everything. With my work I’m trying to find that. It’s a deep need. The matter is very important is my starting point. It attracts and fascinates me, it isn’t a rational approach but emotional and sensory. I surrender to interact with matter, my initial idea was only one track, the matter  […]

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Margherita de Martino Norante

[vc_row el_position=”first”] [vc_column width=”2/3″] [vc_single_image image=”3562″ img_size=”large” img_link_target=”_self” el_position=”first last”] [/vc_column] [vc_column width=”1/3″] [vc_column_text el_position=”first last”] Margherita de Martino Norante I like making single standing pieces of jewellery. They are all different but have a common starting point: the idea that jewellery talks about the wearer. A piece of jewelry is a powerful instrument of communication. It is worn on the body or on top of clothing so it’s directly between our selves and the world. Not only is the first thing to be seen, but more than clothes, it is superfluous and one makes a conscientious decision to wear it.   [/vc_column_text] [/vc_column] [/vc_row] [vc_row] [vc_column] [vc_column_text el_position=”first last”] So I make puppets, reproduce undergarments, play with fetish and icons coming from my culture, education and everyday things. My pieces are my way of ironically reflecting on human frailty and on those contrasting wishes of revealing, hiding and disguising oneself that each of us feels. “Riflessioni Superficiali” is a new series of pieces that I’m working at. I’m using hand engraving technique to trace on a silver sheet natural patterns that, almost like a tatoo, adorn and characterize the wearer’s skin. [/vc_column_text] [/vc_column] [/vc_row] [vc_row el_position=”last”] [vc_column] [vc_gallery type=”image_grid” […]

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