Studio Stefania Miscetti | Contemporary Art Rome | Exhibitions | Gaetano Pesce, Suoi Gioielli

solo exhibition

exhibition opening:
wednesday november 13th, 2013 – 6.30PM

exhibition closing:
february 1st, 2014

opening hours:
tuesday to saturday, 4–8PM
or by appointment


STUDIO STEFANIA MISCETTI is pleased to introduce the exhibit GAETANO PESCE and His Jewels, displaying bracelets, necklaces and brooches made of polyurethane resin, especially designed for the occasion. Ever-changing and surprising, the resin jewels are unique pieces handmade by the artist. They suddenly take shape on a whim of the mind and are unpredictable and one-of-a kind. Resin, which is the material of choice, is the emblem of Pesce’s creations. It represents the connecting link among the various disciplines explored by the artist throughout his long career: design, architecture and sculpture.

Gaetano Pesce started designing jewels in the mid-nineties, twenty years after his “Industrial Skins,” which depicted faces engraved on surfaces as thin as skin and were his first resin artwork. The amber striations and the flaming red, emerald green and sky blue foils of the polyurethane resin bracelets, necklaces and brooches flow down the female body, blooming like works of art.

“The beauty of resin comes from the qualities of the material itself. It is flexible and elastic by nature and adapts to the body as if it were a second skin,” said Gaetano Pesce, who has been living in New York for the past thirty-three years, working between the U.S. and Europe.

The exhibit Gaetano Pesce and His Jewels is a project born in collaboration with Adachiara Zevi, President of the Bruno Zevi Foundation. At the opening, Roberto D’Agostino will introduce, in conversation with the artist, the book “2002-2012 Gaetano Pesce for the Bruno Zevi Foundation” created and designed by Gaetano Pesce.

Read and download the exhibition’s press release.


Born in La Spezia, Italy, in 1939, Pesce studied Architecture at the University of Venice between 1958 to 1963 and was a participant in Gruppo N, an early collective concerned with programmed art patterned after the Bauhaus.

During his career, that spans four decades with commissions in architecture, urban planning, interior, exhibition and industrial design, Gaetano Pesce, the architect and designer, has conceived public and private projects in the United States, Europe, Latin America and Asia.

In all his work, he expresses his guiding principle: that modernism is less a style than a method for interpreting the present and hinting at the future in which individuality is preserved and celebrated.

For a more complete artist profile, see the artist page.


here below some images from GAETANO PESCE’s GAETANO PESCE and his jewels.