Mixed Materials / Italy
My world and everyday life have been full of paper from the beginning. I’m daughter of an art publisher and I worked also with him for many years designing books and touching paper all the day everyday.
But paper is more then a simple printed book, paper is art in its eternal life. What made me a paper jewelry designer was above all the feelings by stroking paper with my fingers, its scent whether it was natural or printed, new or old.
I use precious papers or recycled papers and I play with them to capture its soul creating wearable pieces of art with the blending of influences and styles that are perceived in my full inspiration. I love to create modernity and uniqueness with all these feelings that are embodied in my jewels with incredible shapes and colors that recall Africa, the Middle East, Latin America but also the Italian territories, where jewellery has deep roots in Italian artistic traditions.
Verde Alfieri was born in Venice in 1969, daughter of the well-known art publisher Bruno Alfieri (in 1948 he published the first catalog of the Peggy Guggenheim collection in Venice and in 1950, for the 25th Biennale, he organized the first Jackson Pollock solo exhibition in at the Ala Napoleonica in Piazza S. Marco), today Verde lives and works in Milan. After graphic design studies, since 1990 she has mainly dealt with graphics and communication working also for the family publishing company. Fond of contemporary art and with a rich background discovering digital art, Verde finally approached studio jewellery in 2013
Her jewels have been exhibited in many exhibitions in Italy and Europe:
“Eloquence of paper, jewelry”, collective, 2019/2020
“Indaco”, collective for Venice Glass Week, Venezia, 2019
“Premio Incinque Jewels”, exhibition and competition, Roma, 2019
“Be a Sweetheart”, exhibition for HOMI/Fiera Milano, Milano 2020
“Antivirus”, collective virtual exhibition, Porto, 2020
“Gioielli in Fermento”, exhibition and competition, Piacenza 2020/2021
“We love earrings”, Galerie Wenge, Paris, 2021
“Diva – Italian glamour in fashion Jewellery”, 2021/2023
Text & pictures provided by the artist
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