Friday, November 23rd, 2012

Cristina Zani

 

 

Underpinned by my fascination with literature, semiotics, travel, architecture, colours, textures and materials, my work is the tangible testimonial of my journey through cities.

Inspired by Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities, my collection is a reflection on the urban environment and the concept of invisibility. The series My Seoul is influenced by the contrasting architecture of South Korea. The choice and juxtaposition of materials, shapes and colours echoes its landscape: sombre modern buildings intertwined with colourful and ancient wooden temples and palaces. Like those buildings, these pieces show the vulnerability of wood and metal when exposed to time and elements; the layers and colours that slowly transform with the passing of years. Simple in form, but rich in stories and complexities.

I approach the creation of my jewellery in the same way I would compose a story. While designing my pieces, I seek to engage the audience in the storytelling process and stimulate their personal narrative, allowing the jewellery to become the instrument through which they can explore their own feelings and memories.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jewels by Cristina Zani, one of the artists currently taking part in the exhibition “Out the Blue” at Kath Libbert Jewellery Gallery.

 

Joies de la Cristina Zani, una dels artistes que actualment participen a l’exposició “Out the Blue” a la Kath Libbert Jewellery Gallery.


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