“A sculpture on the skin. Nested geometries, kinetic movements, counterpoints of colour, impeccably clean surfaces. Small monuments steeped in history, strictly precious. Designed for a body that wants to tell its story by talking about art.” Giorgio Facchini.
Known primarily for the precious jewellery and objects of the contemporary collection of Georg Jensen, of which it has become the benchmark in Belgium, Collectors Gallery also presents designer jewellery, vintage or limited editions, artists or visual artists of the past (since the 1950s) and the future, genuine sculptures to wear, including Georg Jensen, Vivianna Torun Bülow-Hübe, Anish Kapoor, Ron Arad, Claude Lévêque, Line Vautrin, Claude Lalanne or Daniel Von Weinberger. These are pieces selected as much for their artistic and innovative dimension as for the perfection of their execution, and presented in a unique and refined setting.
On the occasion of the return of antique dealers at the Sablon and Belgian Art Square (BAS), Betty De Stefano and Ivan-Vincent Massey offer amateurs and collectors an opportunity to rediscover the extraordinary jewellery work of the sculptor and Italian goldsmith Giorgio Facchini (1947). Born in Fano, in the Marche, he began to work from the age of ten for a goldsmith who taught him the work of precious metal. After studying at the Academy of Venice, the artist specialized in the manufacture of sculpted jewellery, more conceptual than ornamental, finding their source of inspiration in the informal and Spatialism movement of the late 1960s. From 1969, Giorgio Facchini gave his creations a new dimension by introducing movement. His jewellery then became the support for kinetic sculptures that he created to impress Pierre Cardin, pioneer stylist of the time, who, after being seduced by this unique talent, invited him to Paris to collaborate on a fashion show, which will greatly help to establish his notoriety.
Installed today in Marche and Umbria (Spoleto), Facchini has won several international awards, and produces exclusive and unique pieces, prized by collectors around the world. – The artist will be present: 24 September from 18:00 to 21:00, and 25, 26 and 27 September from 14:00 to 18:00.
Collectors Gallery, Brussels.