Gaetano Pesce (La Spezia, 1939) was raised in Padua. He studied architecture at the IUAV, University of Venice.
Pesce worked under seminal architects such as Carlo Scarpa at the university and in 1959 joined ‘Gruppo N’ in Padua. He is an award-winning Italian architect and designer whose pioneering work in 50 years has been iconic.
Pesce’s work is characterized by the use of diverse materials, organic structures and natural forms, built-in individuality, and bright colors.
The works in glass on show are part of a series made at CIRVA (Centre of Research for Glass) in Marseille from 1988 to 1992, along with some recent works in resin.
A retrospective of his work was opened at the Centre Pompidou in Paris in 1996; another one at the MAXXI Museum in Rome in 2010; a solo show at Museo del Vetro in Murano in 2017 with the same series of works that are now presented here for Design Miami / Basel.
Gaetano Pesce’s works are exhibited in many museums and collections, such as: Museum of Modern Art, New York; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, New York; Philadelphia Museum of Art; San Francisco Museum of Art; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Vitra, Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany; Danish Museum of Art & Design, Copenhagen; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Musée des Arts Decoratifs, Paris; Triennale Museum, Milan.
Il Tempo Multidisciplinare, a solo retrospective of his work, is currently open in the huge and ancient Palazzo della Ragione, in Padua, Italy, a XIII century building in the centre of the town, which is extensively decorated internally with important frescoes.
The display of the exhibition has been conceived by Gaetano Pesce himself. The show will last until September, 23rd.
The Gallery invites collectors to visit this exhibition.