FEBRUARY 18 - MARCH 31, 2023
KROMYA ART GALLERY was founded in 2018 in Lugano by Tecla Riva, Giorgio Ferrarin and Adriano A. Sala as a result of a long-standing common passion and expertise. In 2020 KROMYA expanded its headquarters with a new outpost in Verona, Italy.
KROMYA Art Gallery presents PREZIOSE PROSPETTIVE: SCULTURE E GIOIELLI IN DIALOGO, an exhibition project that puts sculpture, design, and jewelry in dialogue. Internationally renowned artists have been invited to exhibit some of their most significant works and explore, in an innovative way, the relationship between art and precious ornament.
The exhibition features three talented artists: Alex Pinna, Elizabeth Aro, and Eleonora Castagnetta.
Alex Pinna, a sculptor with over three decades of research and numerous international exhibitions, presents some of his bronze works, all unique pieces that are particularly significant in his career. The material lightness becomes a leitmotif of his research, admirably expressed in sculptures as well as in jewelry. An artist’s lightness is achieved through the sophisticated subtraction of volumes, until it reaches the point of balance/imbalance, a physical dimension that becomes an existential metaphor in which it is not difficult to identify.
The expressive language of Elizabeth Aro, an Argentine artist who has been a resident of Milan for many years, is equally expressed in painting, photography, and drawing, but above all in installation sculpture in fabric. Alongside drawing and photography, Elizabeth has chosen a particular form of sculpture made of precious fabrics that she sews, models, and embroiders herself, and often expands to decidedly installative dimensions, designed for the architecture that houses them. Sculptures that give life, with delicacy and at the same time incisiveness, to a true landscape of the soul.
Architecture is also a field of action in which jewelry can become the spokesperson for the complexity of the project. Eleonora Castagnetta, in parallel and to complete her activity as an architect and designer, founded “AnD Swiss ArchiJewels” with the intention of combining architectural imagination and its principles with the art of precious ornamentation. Eleonora presents four pins inspired by Italo Calvino’s “Invisible Cities.” These “ideas” of cities find their crystallization in as many silver and enamel pins with gold-plated details and diamonds, welcomed by a case that contextualizes their volume in space.
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