Fabrizio Tridenti


silver, acrylic, and enamel
2 3/8 x 2 3/8 x 1 1/8 inches

The broken flotsam of consumer culture, industrial ruins, abandoned constructions, fragments of history and life – their particular aesthetic and intense beauty is the starting place for Italian artist Fabrizio Tridenti. This brooch seems to consist of found elements that have been colored orange and in the process glamorized. But in reality these are constructed parts, fabricated on purpose. Nothing is left to chance. Tridenti fakes a situation: his brooch is an imagined relic of a future in which parts of our contemporary world are discovered by distant generations. Fabrizio Tridenti studied metals and jewelry design at the Istituto Statale d’Arte in Penne, Italy, and after training and working as a goldsmith, he opened his own studio in Pescara, Italy, in 1993. His work is featured in the collections of many international museums, including the Swiss National Museum in Zurich, the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich, Germany, the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston.