Gigi Mariani: the voice of metals

Gigi Mariani was always fascinated by the infinite potential of metals and the opportunity to transform their original properties and look to expand what can be reached. He uses the old jewellers, almost abandoned, techniques making them his own to give his work a distinctive character. He works with precious metals, combining them with other metals, like iron, copper, and brass. He applies black enamel over the surface of the metal, so that it stays completely covered. This way, the preciousness of the metal disappears, giving place to a dark and rough coat. Using heat, he makes cracks and clots, which result in apparently damaged surfaces, like old relics.

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Gigi Mariani: the voice of metals