Two Unicorns Facing Opposite Directions

Two Unicorns Facing Opposite Directions

Mar
18

  Ute Decker Two Unicorns Facing Opposite Directions, 2018 Fairtrade gold ring limited edition 6 signed   A whimsical story of two mythical creatures, this ring demonstrates Decker’s attention to the curls and shape, the spiral pattern reminiscent of unicorn horns. Depicted through a single strand of gold, this ring plays with the dynamism of wearable sculptures as the ring can be worn facing any direction.

Sweets

Feb
25

Paolo Canevari Sweets, 2019 silver ring 2.5 x 2.5 cm edition of 10 one of 10 designs   The instinct from our childhood, to play and fiddle with the wrapping after the candy is gone, evokes the thought process as Canevari engages in this project, Sweets. The artist engages with the limitations of the malleable aluminium wrapper in such playful whims that subvert our ability to recognise objects. From the suggestion of a cushion-cut ring design, to the reptile shapes of snakes and lizards, the limitations of candy wrapping elevate Canevari’s mythos of happiness into creating a nostalgic dialogue between the piece and the wearer, reminiscent of our childhood imaginations. Each piece reflects Canevari’s examination of recognisable images and permanence. The wearable art pieces Sweets are cast in silver, and yet, the unique texture of aluminium foil plays with our perception of materiality as we discover that what is believed to be fragile, is actually everlasting.

Sweets

Feb
25

Paolo Canevari Sweets, 2019 silver ring 3.5 x 2.5 cm edition of 10 one of 10 designs   The instinct from our childhood, to play and fiddle with the wrapping after the candy is gone, evokes the thought process as Canevari engages in this project, Sweets. The artist engages with the limitations of the malleable aluminium wrapper in such playful whims that subvert our ability to recognise objects. From the suggestion of a cushion-cut ring design, to the reptile shapes of snakes and lizards, the limitations of candy wrapping elevate Canevari’s mythos of happiness into creating a nostalgic dialogue between the piece and the wearer, reminiscent of our childhood imaginations. Each piece reflects Canevari’s examination of recognisable images and permanence. The wearable art pieces Sweets are cast in silver, and yet, the unique texture of aluminium foil plays with our perception of materiality as we discover that what is believed to be fragile, is actually everlasting.  

Sweets

Feb
25

Paolo Canevari Sweets, 2019 silver ring 4.6 x 2.4 cm edition of 10 one of 10 designs   The instinct from our childhood, to play and fiddle with the wrapping after the candy is gone, evokes the thought process as Canevari engages in this project, Sweets. The artist engages with the limitations of the malleable aluminium wrapper in such playful whims that subvert our ability to recognise objects. From the suggestion of a cushion-cut ring design, to the reptile shapes of snakes and lizards, the limitations of candy wrapping elevate Canevari’s mythos of happiness into creating a nostalgic dialogue between the piece and the wearer, reminiscent of our childhood imaginations. Each piece reflects Canevari’s examination of recognisable images and permanence. The wearable art pieces Sweets are cast in silver, and yet, the unique texture of aluminium foil plays with our perception of materiality as we discover that what is believed to be fragile, is actually everlasting.

Sweets

Feb
25

Paolo Canevari Sweets, 2019 silver ring 3.5 x 2.5 cm edition of 10 one of 10 designs   The instinct from our childhood, to play and fiddle with the wrapping after the candy is gone, evokes the thought process as Canevari engages in this project, Sweets. The artist engages with the limitations of the malleable aluminium wrapper in such playful whims that subvert our ability to recognise objects. From the suggestion of a cushion-cut ring design, to the reptile shapes of snakes and lizards, the limitations of candy wrapping elevate Canevari’s mythos of happiness into creating a nostalgic dialogue between the piece and the wearer, reminiscent of our childhood imaginations. Each piece reflects Canevari’s examination of recognisable images and permanence. The wearable art pieces Sweets are cast in silver, and yet, the unique texture of aluminium foil plays with our perception of materiality as we discover that what is believed to be fragile, is actually everlasting.

Sweets

Feb
25

Paolo Canevari Sweets, 2019 silver ring 4 x 3.5 cm edition of 10 one of 10 designs   The instinct from our childhood, to play and fiddle with the wrapping after the candy is gone, evokes the thought process as Canevari engages in this project, Sweets. The artist engages with the limitations of the malleable aluminium wrapper in such playful whims that subvert our ability to recognise objects. From the suggestion of a cushion-cut ring design, to the reptile shapes of snakes and lizards, the limitations of candy wrapping elevate Canevari’s mythos of happiness into creating a nostalgic dialogue between the piece and the wearer, reminiscent of our childhood imaginations. Each piece reflects Canevari’s examination of recognisable images and permanence. The wearable art pieces Sweets are cast in silver, and yet, the unique texture of aluminium foil plays with our perception of materiality as we discover that what is believed to be fragile, is actually everlasting.

Sweets

Feb
25

Paolo Canevari Sweets, 2019 silver ring 4 x 2.5 cm edition of 10 one of 10 designs   The instinct from our childhood, to play and fiddle with the wrapping after the candy is gone, evokes the thought process as Canevari engages in this project, Sweets. The artist engages with the limitations of the malleable aluminium wrapper in such playful whims that subvert our ability to recognise objects. From the suggestion of a cushion-cut ring design, to the reptile shapes of snakes and lizards, the limitations of candy wrapping elevate Canevari’s mythos of happiness into creating a nostalgic dialogue between the piece and the wearer, reminiscent of our childhood imaginations. Each piece reflects Canevari’s examination of recognisable images and permanence. The wearable art pieces Sweets are cast in silver, and yet, the unique texture of aluminium foil plays with our perception of materiality as we discover that what is believed to be fragile, is actually everlasting.

Sweets

Feb
25

Paolo Canevari Sweets (Snake), 2019 silver ring 4.5 x 3 cm edition of 10 one of 10 designs   The instinct from our childhood, to play and fiddle with the wrapping after the candy is gone, evokes the thought process as Canevari engages in this project, Sweets. The artist engages with the limitations of the malleable aluminium wrapper in such playful whims that subvert our ability to recognise objects. From the suggestion of a cushion-cut ring design, to the reptile shapes of snakes and lizards, the limitations of candy wrapping elevate Canevari’s mythos of happiness into creating a nostalgic dialogue between the piece and the wearer, reminiscent of our childhood imaginations. Each piece reflects Canevari’s examination of recognisable images and permanence. The wearable art pieces Sweets are cast in silver, and yet, the unique texture of aluminium foil plays with our perception of materiality as we discover that what is believed to be fragile, is actually everlasting.

Crystalline

Jan
21

Giorgio Vigna Crystalline, 2019 18kt yellow gold and yellow sapphires ring 3.63 x 3.11 x 1.7 cm Edition of 10 + 3AP Signed and numbered

Text series #3

Jan
21

Gigi Mariani Text series #3, 2018 Silver, 24kt yellow gold, niello, patina, ring 3 x 3.2 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 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.