Pebbles

Pebbles

Jan
21

Gigi Mariani Pebbles, 2018 Silver, 18kt yellow gold, niello, patina, bracelet 10 cm diameter, H 2 cm unique and signed   Gigi Mariani works with antique, techniques that have gone so long as to be nearly forgotten. Despite the main body of Pebbles being made in silver, Mariani maintains that earthiness of the jewel by using niello, a blackener with the aid of sulphur, and conceals the preciousness of the noble metal. Under the application of heat, “blood clots” and cracks appear in the surfaces — making them appear marked by age. Mariani counteracts his instinctive approach of using the metal surface as a canvas through his precise, geometric forms, incorporating clean, yellow gold “pebbles”, dotted along the bracelet, in a contrast of materiality and surface texture. Mariani’s unique aesthetic creations are avidly collected due to the fact that these sculptural have been crafted by a goldsmith who also works as a visual artist, which display a sincere understanding of the wearability of his pieces.

Fragments

Jan
21

Gigi Mariani Fragments, 2015 Silver, 18kt yellow gold, niello, patin, bracelet 10 cm diameter, H 2 cm unique and signed   Gigi Mariani works with antique, almost forgotten techniques. Using niello, a blackener with the aid of sulfur, he conceals the preciousness of the noble metal. Under the application of heat, “blood clots” and cracks appear in the surfaces — making them appear marked by age. Mariani counteracts his instinctive approach of using the metal surface as a canvas through his precise, geometric forms. In addition to precious metals, the basic materials of Gigi Mariani’s jewellery include iron, copper and brass. The  aesthetic appeal towards Mariani’s unique creations are due to the fact that these sculptural and often cuboid pieces have been crafted by a goldsmith who also works as a visual artist. 

Cracks in white

Jan
21

Gigi Mariani Cracks in white, 2019 18kt yellow gold, silver, niello, patina, bracelet 21.5 cm long cm, width 2.5 cm unique and signed   A brilliant geometric piece, Gigi Mariani works with very old-fashioned techniques. Using niello, a blackener with the aid of sulfur, he conceals the preciousness of areas of the precious metals. Under the application of heat, “blood clots” and cracks appear in the surfaces — making them appear marked by age. The result of Cracks in White becomes a sculptural bracelet that is beautifully contrasted with the clean surface of the silver and the blackened niello. Mariani exemplifies his instinctive approach of using the metal surface as a canvas, contrasting such an expressive surface with precise, geometric forms. In addition to precious metals, the basic materials of Gigi Mariani’s jewellery include iron, copper and brass. As both a goldsmith and a visual artist, Mariani demonstrates such high attention to materiality, these unique, aesthetic creations bring such an intrigue to them that makes them so avidly collected.

Dance in black

Jan
21

Gigi Mariani Dance in black, 2016 Silver, 18kt yellow gold, niello, patina, bracelet 21.5 cm long cm, width 2.5 cm unique and signed   Gigi Mariani works with antique, almost forgotten techniques. Using niello, a blackener with the aid of sulfur, he conceals the preciousness of the precious metals. Under the application of heat, “blood clots” and cracks appear in the surfaces — making them appear marked by age. Mariani engages in his instinctive approach of using the metal surface as a canvas, using niello as the expressive medium in contrast to his precise, geometric forms. In addition to precious metals, the basic materials of Gigi Mariani’s jewelry include iron, copper and brass. His creations’ unique aesthetic appeal is due to the fact that these sculptural and often cuboid pieces have been crafted by a goldsmith who also works as a visual artist. 

Dance in gold #3

Jan
21

Gigi Mariani Dance in gold #3, 2013 Silver, 18kt yellow gold, niello, patina, bracelet 10 cm diameter unique and signed   Gigi Mariani works with antique, almost forgotten techniques. Using niello, a blackener with the aid of sulphur, he conceals the preciousness of the gold metal. Under the application of heat, “blood clots” and cracks appear in the surfaces — making them appear marked by age. Mariani engages in his instinctive approach of using the metal surface as a canvas, using niello as the expressive medium in contrast to his precise, geometric forms. In addition to precious metals, the basic materials of Gigi Mariani’s jewelry include iron, copper and brass. His creations’ unique aesthetic appeal is due to the fact that these sculptural and often cuboid pieces have been crafted by a goldsmith who also works as a visual artist. 

Contact #1

Jan
21

Gigi Mariani Contact #1, 2013 Silver, 18kt yellow gold, niello, patina, bracelet 10 cm external diameter, 6.5 cm internal diameter unique and signed     Gigi Mariani works with antique, almost forgotten techniques. Using niello, a blackener with the aid of sulfur, he conceals the preciousness of the precious metals. Under the application of heat, “blood clots” and cracks appear in the surfaces — making them appear marked by age. Mariani engages in his instinctive approach of using the metal surface as a canvas, using niello as the expressive medium in contrast to his precise, geometric forms. In addition to precious metals, the basic materials of Gigi Mariani’s jewelry include iron, copper and brass. His creations’ unique aesthetic appeal is due to the fact that these sculptural and often cuboid pieces have been crafted by a goldsmith who also works as a visual artist. 

Cracks

Jan
21

Gigi Mariani Cracks, 2013 Silver, 18kt yellow gold, niello, patina, bracelet 21.5 cm long cm, width 2.3 cm unique and signed     Gigi Mariani works with antique, almost forgotten techniques. Using niello, a blackener with the aid of sulfur, he conceals the preciousness of the noble metal. Under the application of heat, “blood clots” and cracks appear in the surfaces — making them appear marked by age. Mariani engages his instinctive approach of using the metal surface as a canvas, incorporating he expressive medium of niello, he interrupts that surface texture through his precise, geometric forms. In addition to precious metals, the basic materials of Gigi Mariani’s jewellery include iron, copper and brass. His incredibly sculptural and geometric wearable works of art have become a testament to Mariani’s incredible attention to materiality as both a goldsmith and visual artist.

Yellow line, Ethnic series

Jan
21

Gigi Mariani Yellow line, Ethnic series, 2014 Silver, 18kt yellow gold, niello, granulation, patina, bracelet 10.4 cm external diameter, 6.5 cm internal diameter unique and signed     Gigi Mariani works with antique, almost forgotten techniques. Using niello, a blackener with the aid of sulfur, he conceals the preciousness of the noble metal. Under the application of heat, “blood clots” and cracks appear in the surfaces — making them appear marked by age. Mariani engages his instinctive approach of using the metal surface as a canvas, incorporating he expressive medium of niello, he interrupts that surface texture through his precise, geometric forms, and in this case, a singular golden line that interrupts that surface texture. In addition to precious metals, the basic materials of Gigi Mariani’s jewellery include iron, copper and brass. His incredibly sculptural and geometric wearable works of art have become a testament to Mariani’s incredible attention to materiality as both a goldsmith and visual artist.

Red point

Jan
21

Gigi Mariani Red point, 2012 Silver, 18kt yellow gold, enamel, niello, patina, bracelet 7 cm diameter, h. 4 cm unique and signed     Gigi Mariani works with antique, almost forgotten techniques. Using niello, a blackener with the aid of sulfur, he conceals the preciousness of the noble metal. Under the application of heat, “blood clots” and cracks appear in the surfaces — making them appear marked by age. Mariani engages his instinctive approach of using the metal surface as a canvas, incorporating he expressive medium of niello, he interrupts that surface texture through his precise, geometric forms. In addition to precious metals, the basic materials of Gigi Mariani’s jewellery include iron, copper and brass. His incredibly sculptural and geometric wearable works of art have become a testament to Mariani’s incredible attention to materiality as both a goldsmith and visual artist.

Metamorphosis

Jan
21

Gigi Mariani Metamorphosis, 2012 Silver, 18kt yellow gold, niello, granulation patina, bracelet 7 cm diameter, h. 2.5 cm unique and signed     Gigi Mariani works with antique, almost forgotten techniques. Using niello, a blackener with the aid of sulfur, he conceals the preciousness of the noble metal. Under the application of heat, “blood clots” and cracks appear in the surfaces — making them appear marked by age. Mariani engages his instinctive approach of using the metal surface as a canvas, incorporating he expressive medium of niello, he interrupts that surface texture through his precise, geometric forms. In addition to precious metals, the basic materials of Gigi Mariani’s jewellery include iron, copper and brass. His incredibly sculptural and geometric wearable works of art have become a testament to Mariani’s incredible attention to materiality as both a goldsmith and visual artist.