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Monthly Archives: May 2013

Manuela Gandini

[vc_row el_position=”first”] [vc_column width=”2/3″] [vc_single_image image=”3553″ 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”] Manuela Gandini I’m an endless experimenter with new materials and technologies and the aim of my work is to create contemporary jewellery for unconventional people. My idea of jewellery is determined by various factors: contemporary style, the aesthetic rigour of shape, the clean combination of materials, colours and textures, the innovative production techniques, the precise hand work. I think that jewellery can create a personal relationship between the wearer and the viewer: jewellery can express the wearer personality or creativity or sense of humor or opinions about the everyday life. My actual work is oriented to improve this idea of communication also experimenting with unusual materials and techniques.   [/vc_column_text] [/vc_column] [/vc_row] [vc_row] [vc_column] [vc_column_text el_position=”first last”] Following this line of research, in addition to the precious metal jewellery production, I have focused my interest on materials as aluminium, steel, rubber, nylon and titanium also improving my knoledge in 3D modeling and in different production techniques including rapid prototyping, chemical and water cutting, injection moulding. I design all my pieces and I personally take care of every production step: even though most of my […]

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Luisa Bruni

[vc_row el_position=”first”] [vc_column width=”2/3″] [vc_single_image image=”3544″ 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”] Luisa Bruni My background and my close proximity to the art world has always influenced my research in the field of ornaments providing me a better medium to model my dreams. “Jewels” to me are only the visible part of something that I always carry inside me. The poetic element of which is imbued with all my work is made up of images, sometimes in sequence of moments, the slow passing of time, where, in the space between looking the piece and reading the title, is founded my jewel, as the image of a haiku.   [/vc_column_text] [/vc_column] [/vc_row] [vc_row] [vc_column] [vc_column_text el_position=”first last”] The design object becomes the container physical and symbolic, just like the frame for a painting. I am interested in stimulate more senses simultaneously (sight, hearing, smell) of the viewer to bring him the same emotional state that I feel when created it and situate him in a childlike wonder. The materials I use, as well as the technique, are in function of this idea. [/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=”3543,3545,3546,3547″ custom_links_target=”_self” el_position=”first last”] […]

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Kellie Riggs

[vc_row el_position=”first”] [vc_column width=”2/3″] [vc_single_image image=”3538″ 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”] Kellie Riggs My work is not ornament, it is about ornament. It is informed by the past, fueled by an interest in contemporizing our visual history. My curiosity in what came before me closely relates to the inherent fundamentals of adornment as a concept; I explore the human body’s direct relationship to architecture, as time has honored the idea that the human body deserves parallel exaltation. Using borrowed principles from the likes of Michelangelo and Borromini and their decorative yet structural articulation of interior environments, I aim to exploit the body as a site and surface able to be similarly defined.   [/vc_column_text] [/vc_column] [/vc_row] [vc_row] [vc_column] [vc_column_text el_position=”first last”] Identifiable derivations of visual vocabularies, fundaments, and dynamic functions encompass my neckpieces that explore an ambiguity of scale using proportion and balance, contraction and release. The physicality of each piece is also essential to the visual presence when seen on the body and the structural presence when felt worn. The substantial connotations of bronze and porcelain enhance the physical experience while demanding a specificity of approach to handling, adorning and safekeeping.   This series, […]

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Heidemarie Herb

[vc_row el_position=”first”] [vc_column width=”2/3″] [vc_single_image image=”3528″ 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”] Heidemarie Herb My creations are inspired by thoughts on the relationship between man and nature in all its expressive possibilities: colours evoking feelings and thoughts, sounds, the life cycle from birth to death, mysteries and secrets concealed by nature. Movements, forms, lightness and colours in harmony with each other are important in each work.   [/vc_column_text] [/vc_column] [/vc_row] [vc_row] [vc_column] [vc_column_text el_position=”first last”] I like to awaken the senses and the mind, to conjure feelings, and destroy the superficiality and individualism prevailing in modern life. My works are there for  to look at, to experience, to make you think and to share. [/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=”3529,3527,3526,3525″ custom_links_target=”_self” el_position=”first last”] [/vc_column] [/vc_row]

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Gigi Mariani

[vc_row el_position=”first”] [vc_column width=”2/3″] [vc_single_image image=”3520″ 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”] Gigi Mariani I have been a goldsmith for over twenty-five years in Modena, Italy. Since I was a young man, I’ve been interested and attracted to metals and it’s infinite capabilities, especially it’s overlapping, oxidation, and sequences of layers. With my work, I try to transfer every day emotions into contemporary jewelry and unique pieces in a simple, informal and spontaneous way. This permits me to develop new situations and the art appreciators to develop  feelings from these situations. My goal is to move from the concept of simple jewelry, to a larger concept of sculpture and art piece.   [/vc_column_text] [/vc_column] [/vc_row] [vc_row] [vc_column] [vc_column_text el_position=”first last”] I utilize antique and unique goldsmith techniques, such as NIELLO and GRANULATION, personalizing them in order to distinguish my work from others.  I work with precious metals combining them with other metals such as iron, copper and brass. My jewelry is usually finished by material textured, which hides to the naked eye the precious metals. As a painter uses his canvas to express his or her feelings, I use my jewelry as base for expressing mine. […]

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GianCarlo Montebello

[vc_row el_position=”first”] [vc_column width=”2/3″] [vc_single_image image=”3505″ 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”] GianCarlo Montebello A series of ‘superlight’ necklaces, bracelets and ear-rings that suggest a return to a decidedly ‘classical’ repertory of body ornaments. There’s nothing at all bizarre about these forms: the links of the chains come one right after the other, each identical to the one before it; and with the bracelets, your wrist seems simply to be wearing some sort of draughtsman’s tool.   [/vc_column_text] [/vc_column] [/vc_row] [vc_row] [vc_column] [vc_column_text el_position=”first last”] These recent works are most conspicuously characterized by their weight, or by their almost total lack of weight: they’re charged with vibrations that come alive in a filigree engraved in the gossamer thinness of a sheet of stainless steel. (From a conversation with Elisabetta Longari – May, 2001) [/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=”150×150″ images=”3507,3508,3509,3516″ custom_links_target=”_self” el_position=”first last”] [/vc_column] [/vc_row]

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Eugenia Ingegno

[vc_row el_position=”first”] [vc_column width=”2/3″] [vc_single_image image=”3498″ 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”] Eugenia Ingegno I seek objects, I accumulate and break them up to extract what is essential for me: a fragment just enough to trigger a memory. I catch the shape impressing the material into the mold as the photographer captures the image impressing light on the film. I exploit the effect or illusion of reality produced by the use of this method. I use casting and pouring materials like metals, resins and silicons to fill shapes with a new, unexpected content. My jewels are trace of possible lives, memories of something that did not happen but that could have happened.   [/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=”3499,3500,3501,3502″ custom_links_target=”_self” el_position=”first last”] [/vc_column] [/vc_row]

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Emma Francesconi

[vc_row el_position=”first”] [vc_column width=”2/3″] [vc_single_image image=”3491″ 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”] Emma Francesconi Screws, washers and bolts are not simply hardware objects, loads of a semantic content that comes from using them, but they possess an intrinsic force in the design and shape that turns them into beauty and possibility: that’s why I use them naked, without contamination and without roof or combinations of other objects, when I create my bijoux moteurs.   [/vc_column_text] [/vc_column] [/vc_row] [vc_row] [vc_column] [vc_column_text el_position=”first last”] I am looking for beauty, softness, femininity and refinement using paradoxical materials  for the horizon of expectation of my audience, and yet, who wears one of my bracelets, surrounds a necklace, slips a ring  immediately realizes that the lightness, the sweetness and the movement is the goal around which orbit my architectures. I create objects that seal a pact with those who use them, a pact of life, time and moments: so that every day everyone can find out, in the chiaroscuro of the plot worked, new perspectives. The material then is the means by which to build, not an object end in itself but an essential component of my creative path: use it […]

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Elisabetta Duprè

[vc_row el_position=”first”] [vc_column width=”2/3″] [vc_single_image image=”3482″ 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”] Elisabetta Duprè A formal lexicon, with few essential elements, a rigorous execution and limited chromaticism: all elements that form the language from which the jewellery takes shape. The study of music and contemporary dance guide Duprè in the attention to shapes, rhythmic and spatial connotations of changes in materials. Her works are characterized by the meticulous elaboration of detail, by repeated use of forms with minor variations.   [/vc_column_text] [/vc_column] [/vc_row] [vc_row] [vc_column] [vc_column_text el_position=”first last”] Acting by subtraction, the inspirational idea takes on an abstract form and becomes a dominant theme, so as to compose the piece through variation and aggregation operations. She works mainly on colour contrasts, obtained with the use of fine or high carat gold, with silver, both white and oxidized. The contrasts are sometimes extreme, such as that between pure gold and oxidized silver, or at times created by slight variations in colour tone. The shapes used, whether geometrical or soft and free, rigorous and clean, even though, in her extreme rigor, we can perceive “human imperfection,” which she seeks and underlines. Her latest works are inaccurate constructions and […]

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Catalina Brenes

[vc_row el_position=”first”] [vc_column width=”2/3″] [vc_single_image image=”3469″ 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”] Catalina Brenes   Im always working with moldable and sequential materials. The need for series is evident in my work. Theres not a lonely piece. I’ve grown in a big family, the eager for fraternity, for company is markable in my outcome. Never the less the subject, the search for balance and tranquility is a constant. The fluid completeness of nature is my north. Like the environment that stimulate me, I seek to evoke timelessness.   [/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=”3475,3476,3477,3478″ custom_links_target=”_self” el_position=”first last”] [/vc_column] [/vc_row]

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Barbara Uderzo

[vc_row el_position=”first”] [vc_column width=”2/3″] [vc_single_image image=”3462″ 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”] Barbara Uderzo Idea. I create objects to wear arising in particular from intuitions and ideas. My collections of rings, for instance, include the blob rings – plastic entanglement withholding objets trouvés, the succulent rings – containing little plants to water. Among the necklaces, instead, are the wavelet chains and the rockies chain, all in silver or the bijoux-chocolat – jewels made of chocolate.   [/vc_column_text] [/vc_column] [/vc_row] [vc_row] [vc_column] [vc_column_text el_position=”first last”] Materials. I make my jewels not only with precious metals but also and above all with materials like plastic, wood, paper, sugar…I like to work with raw materials, to reach an insight and to get hints from them to carry on further trials. I’m convinced that every material has its own identity. Leitmotiv. The main theme of my search, the visible tie between all my jewels, is organicità,  the magmatic character of material and the sensuousness of surfaces. Humour. My work supposes engagement but involve also game and fun; often people say about my jewels that they are playful and ironic. The little mouse who peeps out from a brooch, the giant […]

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Anna Fornari

[vc_row el_position=”first”] [vc_column width=”2/3″] [vc_single_image image=”3452″ 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”] Anna Fornari Being used to walking around  long lived cities, like Rome, Perouse, Florence,  I discover, beside the familiar, visible and evident town, variously shaped grids, that are well set into the tediousness of the many streets. I constantly pay great attention to the city grids, the gully gratings, whose shapes  seem to be fascinating and seductive but scaring at the same time. They constitute the content of my photos, of my meditations and of my jewels, thus further defining my work on “cavities”.   [/vc_column_text] [/vc_column] [/vc_row] [vc_row] [vc_column] [vc_column_text el_position=”first last”] A gully grating,  that  through the centuries was mainly made of  stone and cast-iron ( we have evidence of them since the ancient times),  represents a filter,  something that has its own specific task: collecting the rain water. It not only can be considered a dividing element between our historical present time and a past time where our roots lie, between the surface and the underneath, between the inside and  the outside, but, symbolically speaking, it also represents a relation element, in conclusion, a filter. If you remove this filter, it […]

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