Elisabetta Cipriani turns her discerning eye to a bunch of latest inventive collaborations in her newest work, which pushes the boundaries of wearable artwork, leading to offbeat and beautiful jewelry items.
Cipriani’s newest collaboration – ‘Salvia’ (Sage) – with Italian artist Giuseppe Penone, builds on the latter’s exploration of dwelling sculpture and considers the connection between nature and humanity, drawn in treasured supplies. The piece marks the second time the duo have labored collectively, after the ‘Foglia’ (Leaf) necklace 11 years in the past. It joins different new items, together with a choice of Sophia Vari transportable sculptures.
‘Giuseppe Penone by no means approached jewelry independently,’ Cipriani says of their partnership’s beginnings. ‘Penone is extremely versatile and has labored with a wide range of supplies on totally different scales. This mission for my gallery is a pure extension of his inventive oeuvre. Equally to the artist’s sculptural work, the ring addresses the connection between man and nature. “Salvia“ ring is a wearable sculpture reproducing a extremely detailed sage leaf upon which a musical word has been gently utilized. Penone opted for a extremely practical illustration of the article, reproducing with beautiful precision and craftsmanship the construction of the sage, the little veins, the stem and the lamina.
‘By juxtaposing the natural and the musical ingredient, Penone invitations us to immerse ourselves within the melody of nature, to let our thoughts wander and produce again the reminiscence of the sound of the wind among the many bushes, the rustling of the leaves, and the mild blowing of the breeze on our pores and skin.’
Cipriani’s work with Sophia Vari additionally invitations us to contemplate artwork by way of the medium of sculpture, nodding to Vari’s expertise 30 years in the past of carrying a small field of plasticine along with her when she travelled, from which she created miniature sculptures. ‘From that day on, she had a brand new inventive problem that gave her a whole lot of pleasure, as a result of she may see the items being worn,’ Cipriani provides. ‘Vari approaches wearable artwork in exactly the identical method and energy as her summary sculptures, collages and work. Her thorough exploration of daring geometric varieties, [and] the examination of quantity, painterly curves and features end in [a] composition [that is] each peaceable and stylish but in addition captures a harmonious theatrical stress. The transportable sculptures are a continuation of the artist’s work. There is no such thing as a distinction between the 2 artwork varieties.’
Each artists are united in rethinking jewelry’s conventional parameters, imbuing an inherent performance with a clear aestheticism. ‘Artists’ jewelry will also be displayed on a desk like a small sculpture and [the pieces] have significant tales to inform. They aren’t bought for his or her medium and craftmanship, however for the one cause that they honestly are three-dimensional sculptures made by visible artists.’
Elisabetta Cipriani may be seen at Artwork Basel Miami Seashore 2022, from 1 to three December