Giampaolo Babetto, ‘Taurocatapsia ring’, 2014, Caroline Van Hoek

Made for the exhibition at the gallery in 2014, a fantastic new work with the red pigment shining below the Taurocatapsia figure. "Taurocatapsia" means the bull leaping figure that is most common in the Cretian culture.

Works in permanent collections
Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim
Danner Stiftung, Pinakothel der Moderne, Munich
Victoria & Albert Museum, London
National Gallery of Western Australia, Perth
Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris
Musee Art Contemporain, Nice
National Museum of Scotland, Edimburg
Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg
Nodernefieldske Kunstindustrimuseum, Trondheim, Norway
Kunstgewerbemuseum, Berlin
Museum fur Concrete Kunst, Ingolstadt
Museu Textil I d’Idumentaria, Barcelona
Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence
Museum fur Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt
Grassi Museum, Leipzig
Museu Civici, complesso Museale Palazzo Zuckermann, Padova
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Museum of Fine Art, Boston
Museo degli Argenti, Firenze
Universalmuseum Joanneum, Graz

Series: from the newly developed "Taurocatapsia" theme

Signature: signed and dated

About Giampaolo Babetto

For Italian artist Giampaolo Babetto, his work is not “made of appearances,” but rather is “something that comes from the inside, that expresses an inwardness.” Reflective of Modern art movements including Concrete Art, Minimalism, and Op Art, the pure forms that Babetto creates in his varied works, from sculptural objects and jewelry pieces to furniture designs and interiors, are not limited by process or materials, but rather allow for fluid transition between his various disciplines. With his sharp eye for detail, Babetto explores all range of forms, volumes, and colors.

Italian, b. 1947