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Gigi Mariani

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Published: 29.11.2016

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5 new stunning pieces with almost painting like surfaces of black metal, in combination with precise, geometric forms and precious gold.
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Via Carteria 9
41121 -  Modena
ITALY
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Gigi Mariani. Brooch: Thoughts, 2016. Silver,18kt yellow gold, enamal, patina. Gigi Mariani
Brooch: Thoughts, 2016
Silver,18kt yellow gold, enamal, patina
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Gigi Mariani. Ring: Sketches, 2016. Silver, 18kt yellow gold, niello, patina. Gigi Mariani
Ring: Sketches, 2016
Silver, 18kt yellow gold, niello, patina
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Gigi Mariani. Brooch: Tracks#2, 2016. Silver,18kt yellow gold, niello, patina. From series: Rocks series. Gigi Mariani
Brooch: Tracks#2, 2016
Silver,18kt yellow gold, niello, patina
From series: Rocks series
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Gigi Mariani. Brooch: Untitled, 2016. Silver, 18kt yellow gold, niello, patina. From series: Rocks series. Gigi Mariani
Brooch: Untitled, 2016
Silver, 18kt yellow gold, niello, patina
From series: Rocks series
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Gigi Mariani. Brooch: Reperto 28106, 2016. Silver, 18kt yellow gold, niello, patina. Gigi Mariani
Brooch: Reperto 28106, 2016
Silver, 18kt yellow gold, niello, patina
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Gigi Mariani. Ring: show your ball, 2016. Silver, 18kt yellow gold, niello patina.. Gigi Mariani
Ring: show your ball, 2016
Silver, 18kt yellow gold, niello patina.
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Gigi Mariani. Bracelet: Bubble, 2016. Silver, 18kt yellow gold, niello patina.. Gigi Mariani
Bracelet: Bubble, 2016
Silver, 18kt yellow gold, niello patina.
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Gigi Mariani. Bracelet: Etnic#1, 2016. Silver, 18kt yellow gold, niello patina.. Gigi Mariani
Bracelet: Etnic#1, 2016
Silver, 18kt yellow gold, niello patina.
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Gigi Mariani. Bracelet: Different aspect, 2015. Silver, 18kt yellow gold, niello patina.. Gigi Mariani
Bracelet: Different aspect, 2015
Silver, 18kt yellow gold, niello patina.
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Gigi Mariani. Ring: puzzle, 2015. Silver, 18kt yellow gold, niello patina.. Gigi Mariani
Ring: puzzle, 2015
Silver, 18kt yellow gold, niello patina.
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Gigi Mariani. Ring: Mobile, 2015. Silver, 18kt yellow gold, niello patina. 2,7 x 2,7 x 3,3 cm. Photo by: Paolo Terzi. Gigi Mariani
Ring: Mobile, 2015
Silver, 18kt yellow gold, niello patina
2,7 x 2,7 x 3,3 cm
Photo by: Paolo Terzi
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Gigi Mariani. Brooch: A different view, 2015. Silver, 18kt yellow gold, niello patina. 7,6 x 0,5 x 8,5 cm. Photo by: Paolo Terzi. Gigi Mariani
Brooch: A different view, 2015
Silver, 18kt yellow gold, niello patina
7,6 x 0,5 x 8,5 cm
Photo by: Paolo Terzi
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Gigi Mariani Jewels Interview
Gigi Mariani
2013
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Gigi Mariani. Necklace: Variations, 2014. Silver, 18kt yellow gold, niello, patina. Gigi Mariani
Necklace: Variations, 2014
Silver, 18kt yellow gold, niello, patina
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Gigi Mariani. Necklace: Variations, 2014. Silver, 18kt yellow gold, niello, patina. Gigi Mariani
Necklace: Variations, 2014
Silver, 18kt yellow gold, niello, patina
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Gigi Mariani. Ring: Parallel Worlds, 2014. Silver, 18kt yellow gold, niello, patina. 4 x 3 x 3 cm. Photo by: Paolo Terzi. Gigi Mariani
Ring: Parallel Worlds, 2014
Silver, 18kt yellow gold, niello, patina
4 x 3 x 3 cm
Photo by: Paolo Terzi
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Gigi Mariani. Bracelet: Contact points, 2014. Silver, 18kt yellow gold, niello, patina. Gigi Mariani
Bracelet: Contact points, 2014
Silver, 18kt yellow gold, niello, patina
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Gigi Mariani. Ring: Cracks, 2011. Silver, 18kt yellow gold, niello, patina. Gigi Mariani
Ring: Cracks, 2011
Silver, 18kt yellow gold, niello, patina
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Gigi Mariani. Ring: Encounter, 2013. Silver, 18kt yellow gold, niello, patina. Gigi Mariani
Ring: Encounter, 2013
Silver, 18kt yellow gold, niello, patina
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Gigi Mariani. Bracelet: Contact, 2012. Silver, 18kt yellow gold, niello, patina. Gigi Mariani
Bracelet: Contact, 2012
Silver, 18kt yellow gold, niello, patina
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Gigi Mariani. Brooch: Dreams, 2014. Silver, 18kt yellow gold, niello, patina. Gigi Mariani
Brooch: Dreams, 2014
Silver, 18kt yellow gold, niello, patina
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Gigi Mariani. Bracelet: Cracks, 2012. Silver,18kt yellow gold, niello, patina. Gigi Mariani
Bracelet: Cracks, 2012
Silver,18kt yellow gold, niello, patina
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Gigi Mariani. Ring: Glasses, 2012. Silver,18kt yellow gold, niello, glass. Gigi Mariani
Ring: Glasses, 2012
Silver,18kt yellow gold, niello, glass
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Gigi Mariani. Bracelet: Stonehenge, 2012. Silver,18kt yellow gold, niello, patina. Gigi Mariani
Bracelet: Stonehenge, 2012
Silver,18kt yellow gold, niello, patina
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Gigi Mariani. Ring: Rusts, 2010. Silver, patina. Gigi Mariani
Ring: Rusts, 2010
Silver, patina
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Intro
Gigi Mariani is an easily recognizable name. The italian artist, vice Chairman AGC, member of Klimt02 and Crafthaus, has a career full of achievements which includes the first prize Cominelli Foundation 2013 Award and the first prize Joya 2014, among others. Mariani's work is a reflection of antique goldsmith techniques reinvented by the artist with instinctive and spontaneous feelings.

Statement

I have 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. 
I avail myself of antique goldsmith techniques that have almost fallen into disuse, such as niello and granulation, personalizing them in order to give my work a distinctive character. I work with precious metals, combining them with other metals such as iron, copper and brass. 
I apply niello to the surface of the metal so that it is completely covered. In this way, the preciousness of the metal disappears leaving way to a dark, rough surface. Through the use of heat, I achieve cracks and clots resulting in surfaces that seem battered and ill-treated, resembling ancient relics. 
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.

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2016:
Exhibition  20 Oct 2016 - 27 Nov 2016  Highlights from Gioielli in Fermento in New York.
Exhibition  29 Sep 2016 - 01 Oct 2016  Selected Artists JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair 2016.
Exhibition  28 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016  Revolutions.
Exhibition  24 Sep 2016 - 05 Nov 2016  DIALOGHI: Italy - Japan.
Exhibition  22 Sep 2016 - 16 Oct 2016  Les Confluences. Ramón Casas and Contemporary Jewellery.
Exhibition  15 Jun 2016 - 15 Sep 2016  Conversation with a cloud.
Meeting  10 Jun 2016 - 10 Jun 2016  Three contemporary Italian Goldsmiths.
Exhibition  21 Apr 2016 - 24 Apr 2016  The Legacy Collection at The Melting Point 2016.
Exhibition  06 Feb 2016 - 31 Dec 2016  Impressions 2016. The Permanent.
2015:
Exhibition  12 Dec 2015 - 30 Jan 2016  A Dark Spark of Light.
Exhibition  08 Dec 2015 - 05 Feb 2016  Winters Breath.
Exhibition  20 Oct 2015 - 12 Dec 2015  Transmission.
Fair  08 Oct 2015 - 10 Oct 2015  JOYA: Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair 2015.
Exhibition  08 Oct 2015 - 10 Oct 2015  Selected Artists JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair 2015.
Exhibition  08 Oct 2015 - 10 Oct 2015  The Legacy Award by Alliages at Joya Barcelona.
Exhibition  06 Oct 2015 - 10 Oct 2015  Gioielli in Fermento #gallery 2015.
Award  29 Aug 2015 - 04 Oct 2015  Cominelli Foundation Award 2015.
Exhibition  03 Jul 2015 - 11 Jul 2015  Dialogues Italy-Japan.
Exhibition  22 Jun 2015 - 04 Sep 2015  White horse in a green meadow.
Exhibition  13 Jun 2015 - 19 Jul 2015  Gioielli in Fermento 2015 at Museo del Bijou.
Exhibition  22 May 2015 - 20 Jun 2015  6000 Fragments – The Floating Islands.
Exhibition  08 May 2015 - 26 Jul 2015  Omaggio a Donatello - Gioielleria Contemporanea.
Exhibition  24 Apr 2015 - 31 Dec 2015  Impressions.
Exhibition  02 Apr 2015 - 25 Apr 2015  La matière du bijou. Italian contemporary creations..
Fair  11 Mar 2015 - 17 Mar 2015  Schmuck 2015.
2014:
Exhibition  13 Dec 2014 - 17 Dec 2014  The Parallel Worlds.
Exhibition  08 Dec 2014 - 14 Feb 2015  Endless Closeness.
Exhibition  09 Oct 2014 - 30 Oct 2014  Gioielli in Fermento #gallery.
Fair  09 Oct 2014 - 11 Oct 2014  JOYA: Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair 2014.
Award  30 Aug 2014 - 05 Oct 2014  Cominelli Foundation Award 2014.
Exhibition  05 Aug 2014 - 16 Aug 2014  Gioielli in Fermento at Rivellino Art Gallery.
Exhibition  10 Jul 2014 - 22 Jul 2014  Gioielli in Fermento at Dozza’s Rocca Sforzesca.
Exhibition  23 May 2014 - 26 Jul 2014  Amber in Contemporary Art Jewellery.
Exhibition  04 May 2014 - 22 May 2014  Gioielli In ...Fermento.
Fair  12 Mar 2014 - 18 Mar 2014  Schmuck 2014.
Exhibition  20 Jan 2014 - 22 Mar 2014  Dream as Morning.
2013:
Fair  17 Oct 2013 - 19 Oct 2013  JOYA: Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair 2013.
Open call  28 Sep 2013 - 12 Oct 2013  Beijing International Jewelry Art Biennial.
Exhibition  26 Sep 2013 - 13 Oct 2013  FANTASTICI! Contemporary Italian Jewellery.
Exhibition  20 Sep 2013 - 11 Oct 2013  FiloRossoXParis.
Award  31 Aug 2013 - 06 Oct 2013  Cominelli Foundation Award 2013.
Exhibition  14 Aug 2013 - 15 Sep 2013  La Frontera.
Exhibition  04 Jul 2013 - 18 Aug 2013  Sex, Drugs & Rock ’n’ Roll…Vices or Lifestyle?.
Exhibition  27 May 2013 - 31 Aug 2013  Summer Session.
2012:
Fair  11 Oct 2012 - 13 Oct 2012  JOYA: Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair 2012.
Open call  01 Oct 2012 - 10 Nov 2012  Sex, Drugs & Rock’n Roll……vices or lifestyle?.
Exhibition  28 Sep 2012 - 12 Oct 2012  Sex, Drugs & Rock ’n’ Roll…Vices or Lifestyle?.
Exhibition  01 Sep 2012 - 03 Oct 2012  Cominelli Foundation's: Permanent Collection.
Award  01 Sep 2012 - 03 Oct 2012  Cominelli Foundation Award 2012.
Exhibition  05 Jun 2012 - 07 Jul 2012  Just Rings #1.
Exhibition  29 May 2012 - 01 Jun 2012  Precious MicroCosmi.
2011:
Exhibition  09 Dec 2011 - 29 Feb 2012  White.
Exhibition  23 Sep 2011 - 22 Oct 2011  Conceptual Jewellery.
2009:
Exhibition  04 Oct 2009 - 08 Nov 2009  The bijou through the ages and contemporary goldsmith research.
2003:
Exhibition  06 Dec 2003 - 10 Jan 2004  Winter Exhibition.
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