Unique Work | Signed by the Artist
Gianluca Pacchioni, a Milan-based artist, acclaimed for his rigorously sculpted metal objects, began forging metal as a self-taught apprentice in a studio shared with other artists at Quai de la Gare in Paris. After his first exhibition, the Cologni Foundation awarded Pacchioni a Master in Fine Arts & Crafts, an honor that recognizes the most skilled artisans in Italy. Pacchioni’s team fuses his methods with traditional techniques to manipulate metal in new ways. His work has matured into a virtuous fusion of brass, bronze, iron, stones layered with different patinas, and poured liquid metals.
These monumental bronze panels are hand-crafted using painstaking techniques that translate the most minute details. A part of the Tropical Fossil series, each panel features unique bas-relief elements formed from leaves and plants grown in the courtyard 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.’
Wood Structure Covered with Liquid Bronze and Hand-Rubbed Brass Patina. Solid Brass Frame.
H 98.5 × W 59 × D 3.5 in
H 250 x W 150 x D 9 cm