Dance

Dance

Sep
30

Gigi Mariani Dance, 2020 Silver, 18kt yellow gold, niello bracelet External diameter 10 x1,8cm, size 6,4cm Unique and signed Gigi Mariani’s works have aimed to revitalise antique techniques of gold smithing. Incorporating niello, a blackener with the aid of sulphur, he conceals the preciousness of the silver metal. Under the application of heat, “blood clots” and cracks appear in the surfaces — re-purposing the surface materiality into earthen grounds, aged and weathered. Mariani extends his instinctive approach of using the metal surface as a canvas, incorporating clean geometric forms of metallic droplets as if to indicate the human erosion of the earth, and the ring as a landscape picture. Mariani’s practice as both visual artist and goldsmith demonstrates his full awareness of materiality and its characteristics towards wearable works of art, which makes his unique creations so charismatic and sculptural to the wearer.

Yellow line Ethnic #1

Sep
30

Gigi Mariani Yellow line Ethnic #1, 2016 Silver, 18kt yellow gold, niello, patina bracelet Outer diameter 10,5; internal diameter 7,1cm Unique and Signed Gigi Mariani’s works have aimed to revitalise antique techniques of gold smithing. Incorporating niello, a blackener with the aid of sulphur, he conceals the preciousness of the silver metal. Under the application of heat, “blood clots” and cracks appear in the surfaces — re-purposing the surface materiality into earthen grounds, aged and weathered. Mariani extends his instinctive approach of using the metal surface as a canvas, incorporating clean geometric forms of metallic droplets as if to indicate the human erosion of the earth, and the ring as a landscape picture. Mariani’s practice as both visual artist and goldsmith demonstrates his full awareness of materiality and its characteristics towards wearable works of art, which makes his unique creations so charismatic and sculptural to the wearer.

Dancing Together

Sep
30

Gigi Mariani Dancing Together, 2013 Silver, 18kt yellow gold, niello, patina bracelet Diameter 6.7 cm Unique and signed Gigi Mariani’s works have aimed to revitalise antique techniques of gold smithing. Incorporating niello, a blackener with the aid of sulphur, he conceals the preciousness of the silver metal. Under the application of heat, “blood clots” and cracks appear in the surfaces — re-purposing the surface materiality into earthen grounds, aged and weathered. Mariani extends his instinctive approach of using the metal surface as a canvas, incorporating clean geometric forms of metallic droplets as if to indicate the human erosion of the earth, and the ring as a landscape picture. Mariani’s practice as both visual artist and goldsmith demonstrates his full awareness of materiality and its characteristics towards wearable works of art, which makes his unique creations so charismatic and sculptural to the wearer.

Round Midnight

Sep
30

Gigi Mariani Round Midnight, 2015 Silver, 18kt yellow gold, niello, patina bracelet Diameter 6.7 cm Unique and signed Gigi Mariani’s works have aimed to revitalise antique techniques of gold smithing. Incorporating niello, a blackener with the aid of sulphur, he conceals the preciousness of the silver metal. Under the application of heat, “blood clots” and cracks appear in the surfaces — re-purposing the surface materiality into earthen grounds, aged and weathered. Mariani extends his instinctive approach of using the metal surface as a canvas, incorporating clean geometric forms of metallic droplets as if to indicate the human erosion of the earth, and the ring as a landscape picture. Mariani’s practice as both visual artist and goldsmith demonstrates his full awareness of materiality and its characteristics towards wearable works of art, which makes his unique creations so charismatic and sculptural to the wearer.  

Geodi bracelet

Sep
29

Giorgio Vigna Geodi, 2020 18 kt yellow gold and oxidised silver bracelet bracelet height 8.4 cm approx; segment thickness 2.3 cm approx; largest gold 4.5 x 4.8 x h2.5 cm approx; medium gold 4.5 x 3.2 x h 2.5 cm approx; small gold 3x 2 x h 2 cm approx. Unique, signed

Rongorongo (cuff)

Sep
11

Tania Pistone Rongorongo, 2019 Silver with bespoke coloured enamel (red, white, black and blue) cuff 6.5 cm height x 15 cm length or 8cm height x 15cm length Unique and signed Tania Pistone’s wearable art project for Elisabetta Cipriani gallery came to life following the artist’s Rongorongo series, paintings which depict an imaginary alphabet on gold-leaf plates. In her Rongorongo paintings, Pistone creates symbols in a deliberate attempt to reach an ideal alphabet, which addresses our shared, collective human unconscious. A place which she believes has been shaped by the experiences of our ancestors: “The modern human is unable to recover the vision of the world held by our ancient ancestors, a vision which I believe still lives within us. We can only access it is through symbols which represent a story, a colour, a number, or a star… To make a sign vibrate as a symbol our interpretative intent must be to achieve that freedom one feels after making a void. This void gives the symbol some space to activate within us, just like sound vibrations in a sound box. A soundbox cannot produce any vibrations if it is full or if it is completely closed. The sign then becomes a […]

Rongorongo (cuff)

Sep
11

Tania Pistone Rongorongo, 2019 Silver with bespoke coloured enamel (red, white, black and blue) cuff 6.5 cm height x 15 cm length or 8cm height x 15cm length Unique and signed Tania Pistone’s wearable art project for Elisabetta Cipriani gallery came to life following the artist’s Rongorongo series, paintings which depict an imaginary alphabet on gold-leaf plates. In her Rongorongo paintings, Pistone creates symbols in a deliberate attempt to reach an ideal alphabet, which addresses our shared, collective human unconscious. A place which she believes has been shaped by the experiences of our ancestors: “The modern human is unable to recover the vision of the world held by our ancient ancestors, a vision which I believe still lives within us. We can only access it is through symbols which represent a story, a colour, a number, or a star… To make a sign vibrate as a symbol our interpretative intent must be to achieve that freedom one feels after making a void. This void gives the symbol some space to activate within us, just like sound vibrations in a sound box. A soundbox cannot produce any vibrations if it is full or if it is completely closed. The sign then becomes a […]

Rongorongo (cuff)

Sep
10

Tania Pistone Rongorongo, 2019 Silver with bespoke coloured enamel (red, white, black and blue) cuff 6.5 cm height x 15 cm length or 8cm height x 15cm length Unique and signed Tania Pistone’s wearable art project for Elisabetta Cipriani gallery came to life following the artist’s Rongorongo series, paintings which depict an imaginary alphabet on gold-leaf plates. In her Rongorongo paintings, Pistone creates symbols in a deliberate attempt to reach an ideal alphabet, which addresses our shared, collective human unconscious. A place which she believes has been shaped by the experiences of our ancestors: “The modern human is unable to recover the vision of the world held by our ancient ancestors, a vision which I believe still lives within us. We can only access it is through symbols which represent a story, a colour, a number, or a star… To make a sign vibrate as a symbol our interpretative intent must be to achieve that freedom one feels after making a void. This void gives the symbol some space to activate within us, just like sound vibrations in a sound box. A soundbox cannot produce any vibrations if it is full or if it is completely closed. The sign then becomes a […]

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.

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.