RENZO PASQUALE was born in Padua, Italy. Studied biology at the University of Padua, Faculty of Biological Sciences. An accidental encounter with gemologist Bruno Lucano takes him on a personal exploration tour of the stone and metal art. Geometric shapes, translucent ease of work, superb ability and skill to work with stones (such as rock crystal, granite, jasper…) impressed Professor Mario Pinton.
As the director of the Pietro Selvatico Institute in Padua, Mario invites Renzo to set up a stone-making art lab that could teach students these skills.
Renzo applies the laws of mathematics and biology and follows the path of science even in his most creative moments. The hands of this experienced stonework master make sophisticated and elegant shapes. Although purely geometric, they radiate the poetry of Italian poets.
The works of the jewellery artist Renzo Pasquale illustrate his characteristic synthesis of minimalism and poetry.From 1980 to1990 he participated with the Goldsmith Paduan group in many exhibitions in Europe, Japan, USA, Australia. From 2000 to now we worked together in the same workshop showing our works in several exhibitions in galleries and Museums. His works are part of important Museum Collections such as Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim, MAD Museum NY, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Manhattan NY.
SUBMISSION: THE GOLD CUBE
My piece “GOLD CUBE” pays homage to Culture and Art in all its multitudes. “GOLD CUBE” reflects on the places where science is taught: the University as a hub that transmits universal knowledge. Since the beginning, Culture and Study have been the values that have secured man’s freedom.
“GOLD CUBE” is a heartfelt tribute to the University of Padova, where I studied and where I developed my love for studying and knowledge. Illustrious scholars, such as N. Copernicus, A. Vesalius, G. F. D’ Acquapendente, G. Galilei, W. Harvey and many others have taught hundreds of students. Galileo Galilei studied and wrote essays on the moon when he was a professor at the University of Padua in 1592-1610 ( “… I spent in Padova the best 18 years of my life” . G. Galilei from a Letter to F. Liceti June 23th, 1640 ).
I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT TO DEDICATE THE MAIN SIDE OF THE GOLDEN CUBE TO THE THE FAMOUS ITALIAN ASTRONOMER GALILEO GALILEI; WITH MY ARTWORK HE, AFTER MORE THAN FOUR CENTURIES, WILL LOOK AT THE EARTH FROM THE MOON. GALILEO ‘LL REMAIN THE ICON OF SCIENCE AND ASTRONOMY FOREVER AND HE’LL REMAIN A DEEP SYMBOL OF THE ASTRONOMIC RESEARCH.
During the days of forced isolation, I have been wondering what has allowed mankind to conquer the Moon and Space. I think that Man’s ability to resolve problems has ensured that all this would happen. Scientific discoveries throughout the centuries have given mankind the chance to challenge his own limits, recover from illness and, at times, even overcome death.
The Moon will become the new starting point for future discoveries that are fundamental for human life but, we should always imagine the future without forgetting about the past. The gold is a metal that preserves the essence of eternity.