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12/11/2016

EXPO ‘PAST PRESENT’ – Alternatives gallery, Roma (IT) – 12 Nov.-6 Dec. 2016

PAST PRESENT
The Grammar of Jewellery

 Maria Rosa Franzin
Gigi Mariani

Alternatives gallery - Opening 12th November – at 6pm

www.alternatives.it
Online exhibition:   www.no-gram.com

PAST PRESENT

Just as language is a set of rules that represent the culture and the way of life of a people, in the same way jewellery is a set of conventions which are also an expression of a vision that is characteristic of a nation. For both, it is a constant interplay and alternation of rules, conventions and customs that come from the past to describe the present. Jewellery is a language and as such is alive insofar as it represents the people who use it. This exhibition aims to focus on the many forms of expression through jewellery. The two goldsmith artists presented, with different personal and professional backgrounds, are however both interpreters of that way of thinking and feeling that is typical of the Italian culture. Italy has always been a melting pot where past and future are fused together, where tradition and innovation are in dialogue, often generating conflicts that can open up new avenues. The rediscovery of ancient techniques and skillful use of existing construction methods characterize the work of Maria Rosa Franzin and Gigi Mariani. Their works show the peculiarities of the Italian language, different for rules and concepts from that of other countries. In other words, we could say « I speak jewellery ».

Past/Present

« Maria Rosa Franzin, who is part of the School of Padua, remains faithful to the use of traditional materials typical of the jewellery world, such as gold and silver, even if with the introduction of colour in recent years. In her latest works, a three-dimensionality already present in the past is accentuated, made of hidden, personal interior spaces. They are introspective works that reveal strength and fragility, light and shadow, presenting a double, inner and outer space, in dialogue with the surrounding world. These are intimate and individual spaces that the artist chooses to share. The introduction of rapid and intense signs, along with the choice of colour, suggest a state of mind. These traces take on the ideal value of an experience, a memory, an emotion.« 

Past/PresentMaria Rosa Franzin

 

« Gigi Marianis works express a strong primordial nature, determined by the skillful use of niello, a technique once used extensively in Europe in the Middle Ages as an inlay on engraved or etched metal. Mariani has personalized this skill by completely covering the surface of the metal with this mixture, as if to conceal the underlying preciousness. His work evokes the earth’s crust attacked by the elements. The forms are linear, compact, in spite of being irregular, and express a great force, while maintaining a significant sense of proportion and balance. »

Past/Present - Gigi MarianiGigi Mariani

Maria Rosa Franzin Brooch - Unique Piece Title: La casa dell’Anima 1 Materials: Silver, acrylic painting, acrylicMaria Rosa Franzin – Brooch – Unique Piece « La casa dell’Anima 1″ Materials: Silver, acrylic painting,acrylic

Maria Rosa Franzin  - Brooch - Unique Piece  Materials: Silver, acrylic painting, acrylic - 2016 -   1 535,00 €: Maria Rosa Franzin  - Brooch - Unique Piece "La casa dell anima 3"   Materials: Silver, acrylic painting, acrylic - 2016

Maria Rosa Franzin  – Brooch   « La casa dell anima 3″  – Silver, acrylic painting, acrylic – 2016

Maria Rosa Franzin Brooch - Unique Piece Title: La casa dell’Anima 11 Materials: Silver, acrylic painting, acrylicMaria Maria Rosa Franzin -  Brooch – Unique Piece – « La casa dell’Anima 11″ Materials: Silver, acrylic painting, acrylic

Maria-Rosa Franzin Bracelet - Unique Piece - Pure gold, gold, oxidized silver, steelMaria-Rosa Franzin Bracelet – Unique Piece – Pure gold, gold, oxidized silver, steel

Gigi Mariani Brooch Title: Tracks #2 Materials: Silver, 18kt yellow gold, niello, patinaGigi Mariani - brooch from Rock series, 2016  Title: Tracks #2 – Materials: Silver, 18kt yellow gold, niello, patina

Gigi Mariani Ring Title: Sketches series Materials: Silver, 18kt yellow gold, niello, patinaGigi Mariani  Ring  « Sketches series »  Materials: Silver, 18kt yellow gold, niello, patina

Gigi Mariani Brooch Title: Thoughts Materials: Silver, 18kt yellow gold, enamel, patinaGigi Mariani Brooch  « Thoughts »  Materials: Silver, 18kt yellow gold, enamel, patina

Gigi Mariani  Bracelet: Etnic#1, 2016  Silver, 18kt yellow gold, niello patina.: Gigi Mariani  Bracelet: Etnic#1, 2016  Silver, 18kt yellow gold, niello patina

 

 

Alternatives Gallery
Via della Chiesa Nuova 10
00186 -  Rome
ITALY
info@alternatives.it
+39-06-68308233
Management: Rita Marcangelo

http://www.alternatives.it/

NO-GRAM = online shop of the gallery

 

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