Giampaolo Babetto, is a craftsman of a goldsmiths and an extraordinary creator of artistc jewels. He is one of the talented finalists in this year’s edition of Loewe Craft Prize.
This incridble artist was born in 1947, in Padua, Italy where he lives and works. He is an Italian jewellery artist renowned for his craftsmanship masterpieces artistc creations and finest quality. He studuiede at Pietro Selvatico Art Institute in Padua and at the Academy of Belles Arts in Venice. Since 70’s he wins awards by renowed Art and Goldsmith’s Associations such as Herbert Hoffmann, Grand Prix Japan Jewellery, Foundation of the Ring of Honour of the Association of Goldsmith’s Art.
Babetto’s work reflects contemporary art movements such as concrete art, minimal art, kinetic or op art in a unique, purist and plastic manner. He has had a marked influence on the avant-garde goldsmiths’ scene since the late 1960s.
Babetto is known for his interpretation of elementary shapes – the circle, the square, and the cube. His jewellery creations are characterized by a sense of great delicacy and high technique with delightfull transformations of shapes and surfaces in gold.
His Goldsmiths jewellers process is more sculptural than a design process. After drawing he try to put together some elements that came out of the drawing and give them a function to decide if it will be for use or not.
He use pure geometrical forms and the solid but empty form gives a massive appearance to the pieces, and a great lightness when taken in use.
Babetto underfull goldsmiths artistic jewels are represented by Sienna Patti that exhibited it in several international Art and Design galleries since 1967. The artwork’s Babetto are in the permanente collection of the Pforzheim Museum Collection.
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