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Graziano Visintin: Alchimie

Exhibition  /  26 Nov 2011  -  24 Dec 2011
Published: 24.11.2011
viceversa bijoux contemporains
Management:
Christian Balmer and Ilona Schwippel
Graziano Visintin. Brooch: Untitled, 1996. Gold, nielle. 5 x 7.5 cm. Graziano, VisintinBrooches: 1996Gold, nielle5 x 7.5 cm. Graziano Visintin
Brooch: Untitled, 1996
Gold, nielle
5 x 7.5 cm


Graziano, Visintin
Brooches: 1996
Gold, nielle
5 x 7.5 cm

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Intro
By attacking gold with flame and combining it with different enamels, and ‘nielle’, a mixture of silver, lead and liquefied sulphur Graziano Visintin creates a morbidity that overshadows the vivacity of the gold. The aim is rather to question the link with space than defining the spatiality of the volumes.

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Graziano Visintin
Using fire, water, air and earth, an alchemist may transform any element. The goldsmith Graziano Visintin experiments with gold, bright and noble material, by attacking it with flame and combining it with different enamels, and ‘nielle’, a mixture of silver, lead and liquefied sulphur. Magmatic fluids flood the surface, revealing the dark side of this  dazzling sun. In this way, they break down the rigidity of pure formal geometries. This topology aims rather more at questioning the link with space than defining the spatiality of the volumes. The morbidity of the lead overshadows the vivacity of the gold.

A graduate of the Pietro Selvatico school in Padua, where he has been teaching now for the last three decades, the artist adopts this particularity of setting formal minimalism against abstraction and geometry against the warmth of the materials. Graziano Visintin was born in Pernumia in 1954, he lives and works in Padua. He has exhibited in Europe, Japan, the United States and Australia. He has won several prizes and his works may be found in numerous public and private collections.

Remarks

Public conference
Invited by the department Design Bijou, Graziano Visintin will give a public conference at the Haute école d'art et de design - Genève, on Friday, the 25th of november 2011, 10:30, bd James-Fazy 15, 1201 Genève.

Opening
26th of november, 4 - 7 PM

Opening hours 
Wed - Fri 12h30 - 18h30
Sat 10h30 - 16h30
Graziano Visintin. Brooch: Untitled. Gold, niello. Graziano, VisintinBroochGold, niello. Graziano Visintin
Brooch: Untitled
Gold, niello


Graziano, Visintin
Brooch
Gold, niello

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Graziano Visintin. Brooch: Untitled. Gold, enamel. Graziano, VisintinBroochesGold, enamel. Graziano Visintin
Brooch: Untitled
Gold, enamel


Graziano, Visintin
Brooches
Gold, enamel

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Graziano Visintin. Necklace: Untitled. Gold, enamel. Graziano, VisintinNecklaceGold, enamel. Graziano Visintin
Necklace: Untitled
Gold, enamel


Graziano, Visintin
Necklace
Gold, enamel

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Graziano Visintin. Brooch: Untitled. Gold, enamel. Graziano, VisintinBroochGold, enamel. Graziano Visintin
Brooch: Untitled
Gold, enamel


Graziano, Visintin
Brooch
Gold, enamel

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Graziano Visintin. Brooch: Untitled. Gold, enamel. Graziano, VisintinBroochGold, enamel. Graziano Visintin
Brooch: Untitled
Gold, enamel


Graziano, Visintin
Brooch
Gold, enamel

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Graziano Visintin. Brooch: Untitled. Gold, enamel. Graziano, VisintinBroochGold, enamel. Graziano Visintin
Brooch: Untitled
Gold, enamel


Graziano, Visintin
Brooch
Gold, enamel

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