Psiche (Senza Amore), 2016
18kt yellow gold engraved pendant with 18kt yellow torque
5 x 5 cm
Edition of 8
Signed and numbered
Giulio Paolini’s first wearable art project has been ideated around the idea of love. This gold engraved pendant is inspired by former installation of the artist ‘Amore e Psiche’. It represents a woman in Hellenistic style seen from behind, facing directly at the heart of the wearer. She is trying to trespass the threshold between the outer and the inner dimension, emphasizing the universality of the gaze as a bonding action
This piece condenses the essence of the artist’s research that has always demonstrated interest in exploring the nature of images and the relationship between image and viewer. Through replication, fragmentation and citation Paolini often incorporates elements from the past into his artworks, thus establishing an artistic dialogue across times and styles.