Corrado De Meo
Corrado De Meo lives and works in Livorno, Italy. He obtained his university degree at the beginning of the 1980’s, in sociology, and in those years he transforms into a profession a passion that brought him, at a very young age, to create jewelry.
After having travelled for long periods throughout the globe fascinated by the cultural roots of anthropology, in 2005, at a jewelry exhibition in Firenze where he exhibits his pieces, he starts dedicating himself to research of contemporary jewelry.
Two of his works – a bracelet and a neck lace- are in the permanent exhibition in the Contemporary Jewel Collection of the Museum of Palazzo Pitti in Florence from 2007, and a brooch is in Cominelli Foundation from 2013. In 2015 he exhibited also at the Beijing International Jewelry Art Biennal and at Dialogues-AGC/JJDA project in Tokio.
"The first cognitive act that I do in front of whatever object is the definition of its volumes and to follow its design in space and to define in its forms exposed to light; what follows is the desire to harmonize those analyzed forms within their structure, in another very complex form as that of human body. This study commits me so to compose a fundamental sector of my research that its fine is to give an unexpected lightness to those volumes using very light materials. In my jewelry, I want also to project my awareness in their process of execution, crystallizing the phases of transformation into substance in which they are made. I ask myself to point out the phases of their becoming, to discover harmony and balance present in each phase in which matter mysteriously takes form, following those laws that regulate its structure participating in the reality of all the things, in the world that are in constant and continuous transformation. Observing afterwards, a colored form I don’t only feel a visible emotion, because color initially belongs to the domain of unconscious, subsequently to that of reason of mind, and in taking shape expressing its sonorities becomes a global perception that speaks to our entire essence."