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Davide Zambon

Davide Zambon

Davide Zambon 404 604 Dautor

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I was born in Padua (Italy) in November 1976; I live there and did – almost literally – everything else before studying for a (late) degree in artistic metalworking at the Selvatico School in my hometown. Gold-smithery is a way in which I am trying to figure the surrounding reality and the mechanisms that, while apparently chaotic, interlock to give Sense to things.
What are the main concepts translated through your work?
With my – current – work I try to convey the sense of accumulation that makes up our surrounding reality – be it the untameable fecundity of Nature, or the hoarding of things, memories or remembrance of human beings; and upon this apparently chaotic concoction, I try to lay the destructive effect of the decay of memory: that effect when things are simplified in various degrees of forms, from detailed to geometrical, pure ones.
What material would you like to get to work with but haven’t had the chance yet?
Enamels: to (somewhat) augment the palette of colors I can force on metal – even if I think I would remain an I-just-use-metals-nazi kind of goldsmith.
How would you describe the person wearing your jewellery?
A question I didn’t really never pose myself, as I think that in some way is the jewel piece that is born to fullfill a wish.
What is the best advice you have ever received?
It was not an advice, but a criticism from one of my masters: that I had a lack of equilibrium: not an artistic one, but physical, and that maybe I wouldn’t have been a good goldsmith; words that pushed me through quests the most diverse (most of them still going).
If you were to be a piece of jewellery, what would you be?
One of those (mostly) Indian hand ornaments, a bangle and a ring connected by rich, baroque chains: because I have a deep fascination for the hand, and their relevance in human work, arts and language.