Volo

Volo

‘Volo’ is a work full of symbolic values that come together in the artistic career of Giovanni, representing the inner search and the awakening of the soul. ‘Volo’ expresses the speed of light; light as a source of life and beauty, speed as the lightness of air and the soul, with wings that fly towards the liberation of the spirit and of thought.
Wings and light are central elements behind Volo,’ in single or multiple installations on the ground, wall, or ceiling.

Multiples, various sizes. Materials: papier-mâché, porcelain, and incandescent lights. Each light can be adjusted to fit the needs of the environment that hosts it, 2011.


RI_USO

RI_USO

An innovative project in the field of sustainable design, born from the union between the concept designer Giovanni Lamorgese and the project manager Bruna Taurino, RI_USO gives new live to industrial waste. Starting with the form of circular iron, tables, chairs, lamps, and chaise longues become contemporary objects with a strong visual impact: sinuous, classically-inspired forms and softer, lighter surfaces provide a new status for used materials, which impose themselves upon the spaces that host them, modifying the traits and making them more intense. The material becomes transparent, resetting the weight of the texture that composes it.

Multiple, variable dimensions. Iron, leather, wood, light bulbs, 2014.


Percorsi - Colli di camicia

Percorsi – Colli di camicia

‘Colli di Camicia’ is a symbol of everyday clothing that harkens back to the evolution of the shirt as a piece of clothing from its origins in the sixteenth century until the eighteenth-century intellectual revolution of the Illuminism. ‘Colli di Camicia’ expresses the thinking and enlightened essence of humanity, the human being that goes out in his everyday clothes to discover and express his own essence beyond the mask of clothing he wears.

Multiples, various sizes. Materials: unique hand-made pieces of maiolica melted at high temperatures, 2014.


Oggetti impossibili

Oggetti impossibili

From the object comes everything that can be seen, everything of substance that is required by science and art.
Impossible objects are distinct realities. They come from a classical form and are simultaneously transformed through gesture. They are also the result of a reversal of the primitive meaning for which the object was created. They are objects constructed by the artist himself, who has contextualized them into the reality that we live within, communicating what he feels and representing everyday life through an interesting and singular transformation.
The gesture, the dexterity, the thought of Giovanni makes the ‘Oggetti impossibili’ unique pieces creating new forms in maiolica with glazed colors.

Unique pieces of glazed maiolica, 2011.

Polittico porco

painted majolica and metal

ex150

painted majolica in different sizes

mutanti

painted majolica in different sizes

apotropaiche

painted majolica, iron oxide and gloss paint.


Jabot

Jabot

‘Jabot’ is a work composed of lamps that symbolize a path to enlightenment. The neck is the element that supports the head, understood as reason, and therefore light, the same light that illuminates Jabot from within. It is a reference to the age of reason, to humanity’s journey towards the light of intellect and knowledge, which brought man out of the obscurity and darkness that clouded his mind and heart.

Multiples, various sizes. Materials: unique hand-made pieces of maiolica melted at high temperatures, 2012.


Ex Voto

Ex Voto

The heart as the symbol of truth and love, free from dogma and moral impositions, is the central element of the maiolica pieces ‘Ex Voto’. Through these unique pieces, Giovanni expresses his gratitude for blessings received. Plates, hearts, and bowls are the object representations of the pure color of a spiritual or inner journey.

Multiples, various sizes.
Materials: unique hand-made pieces of maiolica melted at high temperatures, 2015.


Dining & Food

Dining & Food

The table and the objects that compose it become an expression of a contemporary reality that mixes the concept of the artistic installation with the more pure and essential concept of high design, in which each element has been designed to express its uniqueness, at the same time redefining the space that contains it. The aesthetics to which Giovanni makes reference are inspired by the canon of Italian minimalism, which becomes functional for the historical and social present, opening it up to new visual perspectives. Each element comprising the table is then able to promote sharing and generate dialog, referring not only to a formal experience, but also an inner, sensory one that, through symbolism and conceptual evolution leads us to rediscover the intimacy of everyday life, exploring all of the possible existing connections between art and food.

Lines

The hole as a starting point in a process that gives life to the plate: from wall installations to central element of the table, where it becomes a container. The parallel lines become a way to unite the concept to the need, through the flavor of food.
Multiples, various sizes.
Materials: glazed, hand-painted maiolica.

Appetiser

Uneven surfaces that make up geometric designs through food, the ‘Appetizers’, created in maiolica from a form of pure clay, are small objects of food design, halfway between a pleasure for the eyes and a pleasure for the palate, to be savored slowly.
Multiples, various sizes.
Materials: glazed maiolica.