FOSSIL PANEL II

FOSSIL PANEL II

Designer/Manufacturer

Gianluca Pacchioni

Circa

2017

Edition

Unique Work | Signed by the Artist

Description

These monumental bronze panels are hand-crafted using painstaking techniques at the Milan-based studio of Gianluca Pacchioni. Although part of the Tropical Fossil series, each panel features unique bas-relief elements formed from leaves and plants grown in the garden of Pacchioni's studio. ‘You have the sensation that the plants are floating in a bath of gold mud, while the other side is blank and smooth, focused on the classification of patinas,’ Pacchioni says. ‘There are two souls in every panel.’

Each piece is hand-crafted upon order by the artist at his Milan studio.

Materials

Wood Structure Covered with Liquid Bronze and Hand-Rubbed Brass Patina. Solid Brass Frame.

Dimensions

H 98.5 × W 59 × D 3.5 in
H 250 x W 150 x D 9 cm

Lead Time

Upon Request

Price

Upon Request

FOSSIL PANEL II
Gianluca Pacchioni

Gianluca Pacchioni

Born in Milan in 1966, Gianluca Pacchioni discovered his life passion for art and metalsmithing when he moved to Paris in the nineties. There, he experimented and learned the techniques of sculpting, forging, and casting metals in a shared artists' studio at the Quai de la Gare. His experiments resulted in his first collection of iron sculptures and furniture, exhibited at the Vivendi Gallery, Place des Vosges. 

The artist then returned to his native Milan, opening his own studio in an eyedrops factory from the 1930s, working in tandem with Italian master-craftsmen from whom he has grown his own expertise.  Pacchioni has continued to explore new materials ever since. Today his work has matured into a virtuous fusion of brass, bronze, iron, stones layered with different patinas, and poured liquid metals.
 
In 2014, the Italian Embassy in Paris recognized the artist's embodiment of Italy's heritage of master-craftsmanship and art with the permanent installation of his work in the Embassy's entrance hall. In 2016, Pacchioni was awarded the title of Master of Arts and Crafts by the Fondazione Cologni. Pacchioni says of his own work: "I abuse the metals, but then I end up caressing them... my aim is to find a form which blends imperfection with finesse."

Gianluca Pacchioni COLLECTION

PUPIL MIRROR PUPIL MIRROR  KOMODO KOMODO  HERON HERON   GALA GALA  FOSSIL SCREEN III FOSSIL SCREEN III  FOSSIL SCREEN II FOSSIL SCREEN II  FOSSIL PANEL II FOSSIL PANEL II  FOSSIL PANEL I FOSSIL PANEL I  CUSI LOW TABLE CUSI LOW TABLE  CREMINO | TRAVERTINE LOW TABLE CREMINO | TRAVERTINE LOW TABLE  CREMINO | TRAVERTINE CREMINO | TRAVERTINE  CREMINO | PINK QUARTZ CREMINO | PINK QUARTZ  CREMINO | OVAL WHITE ONYX CREMINO | OVAL WHITE ONYX  CREMINO | ORANGE FLAKES MARBLE CREMINO | ORANGE FLAKES MARBLE  CREMINO | GREY ONYX CREMINO | GREY ONYX  CREMINO | GREEN ONYX CREMINO | GREEN ONYX  COLLAPSE BOOKCASE COLLAPSE BOOKCASE   COCO MON AMOUR COCO MON AMOUR   CEDAR CEDAR  C DESK C DESK  BRONZE LEAF BRONZE LEAF  ANEMONE ANEMONE 

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