Gri-Gri

Gri-Gri

Feb
21

Pascale Marthine Tayou Gri-Gri, 2017 18kt yellow gold ring with South Sea pearl, beads, African cloth and coloured threads Unique within a series of 7 Signed Traditionally the term ‘gri-gri’ has been related to good-luck voodoo talismans of African origin. Likewise, Tayou’s rings are amulets that stem a positive energy coming out from the hidden beads – there is a Shaman potion hidden inside! To realize these unique works the artist wraps the cloth very tightly with different coloured threads around a pearl symbolizing purity. Tayou believes that art cannot be separated from life and consequently his artworks repeatedly include objects from everyday life, often gathered during his trips. The journey, the encounter, the energy, the spontaneity and chance are concepts that shape Tayou’s art, leading to pieces that entail an eccentric and colorful mix of everyday situations, human peculiarities and geographies. The ‘Gri-Gri’ rings conveys the African tribal identity in the form of a ring, a jewellery piece with a relevant symbolism in European tradition, creating a blending of rituals and civilizations. This union results in a sophisticated piece of cultural synthesis, following the vibrant and playful style of Tayou’s artworks.   Image courtesy of Elisabetta Cipriani Gallery and GALLERIA […]

Gri-Gri

Feb
21

Pascale Marthine Tayou Gri-Gri, 2017 18kt yellow gold ring with South Sea pearls, beads, African cloth and coloured threads Unique within a series of 7 Signed Traditionally the term ‘gri-gri’ has been related to good-luck voodoo talismans of African origin. Likewise, Tayou’s rings are amulets that stem a positive energy coming out from the hidden beads – there is a Shaman potion hidden inside! To realize these unique works the artist wraps the cloth very tightly with different coloured threads around a pearl symbolizing purity. Tayou believes that art cannot be separated from life and consequently his artworks repeatedly include objects from everyday life, often gathered during his trips. The journey, the encounter, the energy, the spontaneity and chance are concepts that shape Tayou’s art, leading to pieces that entail an eccentric and colorful mix of everyday situations, human peculiarities and geographies. The ‘Gri-Gri’ rings conveys the African tribal identity in the form of a ring, a jewellery piece with a relevant symbolism in European tradition, creating a blending of rituals and civilizations. This union results in a sophisticated piece of cultural synthesis, following the vibrant and playful style of Tayou’s artworks.   Image courtesy of Elisabetta Cipriani Gallery and GALLERIA […]

Gri-Gri

Feb
21

Pascale Marthine Tayou Gri-Gri, 2017 18kt yellow gold ring with South Sea pearls, beads, African cloth and coloured threads Unique within a series of 7 Signed Traditionally the term ‘gri-gri’ has been related to good-luck voodoo talismans of African origin. Likewise, Tayou’s rings are amulets that stem a positive energy coming out from the hidden beads – there is a Shaman potion hidden inside! To realize these unique works the artist wraps the cloth very tightly with different coloured threads around a pearl symbolizing purity. Tayou believes that art cannot be separated from life and consequently his artworks repeatedly include objects from everyday life, often gathered during his trips. The journey, the encounter, the energy, the spontaneity and chance are concepts that shape Tayou’s art, leading to pieces that entail an eccentric and colorful mix of everyday situations, human peculiarities and geographies. The ‘Gri-Gri’ rings conveys the African tribal identity in the form of a ring, a jewellery piece with a relevant symbolism in European tradition, creating a blending of rituals and civilizations. This union results in a sophisticated piece of cultural synthesis, following the vibrant and playful style of Tayou’s artworks. Image courtesy of Elisabetta Cipriani Gallery and GALLERIA CONTINUA […]

Due in Uno

Jan
20

Giulio Paolini Due in Uno (‘Two in One’), 1967-2016 18 kt yellow gold ring Edition of 30 Signed and numbered Giulio Paolini’s first wearable art project has been ideated around the idea of love. The ‘Due in Uno’ (‘Two in One’) ring unites two gold rings in one piece, leading to an infinite line of movement. It was first conceived by Paolini in silver, in 1967 as a present to his wife and only two exemplars were made. ‘The ring consists of a line in movement that comes to an end at the same point from which it departed. Two rings, in this case, chase each other to show form and function as two equal things, or better one single thing’  Giulio Paolini

Man Ray Swan

Nov
23

Ute Decker Man Ray Swan, 2016 Recycled silver ring Edition of 24 Signed

Minimalist bi-metal ring

Oct
27

Ute Decker Minimalist bi-metal ring, 2016 18kt Fairtrade yellow gold, silver bi-metal ring Edition of 12 Signed

Cityscapes

Oct
04

Ifeanyi Oganwu Cityscapes, 2016 9kt rose gold ring Edition of 12 3.7 x 3.3 cm Signed and numbered Inspired by metropolitan skylines mirrored on bodies of water, the Cityscapes Collection seeks to unify natural and manmade landscapes. Here, the functional support acts as a horizon line from which shards are reflected to create interactive elements with varying geometric intricacy. Works in the collection include a double ring, large earrings, and a pair of cufflinks, all of which grow from aggregated clusters of folded shards – the primary unit of the designs.

Ring

Sep
19

Frank Stella Ring, 2008 18kt yellow gold ring 4.4 x 8.9 x 5.1 cm Edition 8 of 10 Signed and numbered Inspired by baroque artists, who developed illusionistic “tricks” to convincingly suggest that their subjects emerged out of the canvas and into the space of the viewer, Stella extended his paintings into the third dimension to enter the viewer’s space with protruding materials. He further developed this concept creating exuberant sculptural works dominated by tangles of curves, spirals and loops. The wearable art project came to life through the collaboration between Stella and Ernest Mourmans. The drawing of the ring stems from a 6-meters sculpture. It took six months for realization, as it is all handmade and welded in 28 parts. Taking six months for realization, this beautifully crafted ring is Stella’s first piece of wearable art.  

CURL

Oct
23

Ute Decker Curl, 2015 Recycled silver ring Unique within series Signed

Physichromie Ring C

Jun
08

Carlos Cruz-Diez Physichromie Ring C, 2014 18kt yellow gold, sterling silver 925 ceramic electroplated ring 2.7 x 2.7 cm Edition of 10 Signed and numbered