GIGI MARIANI

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ABOUT

Born in 1957 in Modena, Italy. In 1983 finishes his apprenticeship at a Goldsmith studio. Opens his own studio in 1985. Awarded in several international competitions between 2011 and 2015, his works can be found in international Museums, Foundations and Private collections.

Statement

Ihave always been fascinated by the infinite potential that metals offer and the opportunity of transforming their original properties and aspect in order to stretch the scope of what can be achieved.
My work is based on spontaneity and instinct. I try to transfer everyday emotions into my jewellery in an impulsive way. This method allows me to develop works that are unique and sculptural. I endeavor to use the same sort of approach as I do when painting and often treat the surface of the metal as a canvas. This instinctive approach is counteracted by the precise, geometric forms that I use, whereby everything seems to be brought back into place.