REGINA GAMBATESA ATTEMPTS TO TRANSFORM MATTER IN TO OBJECTS, CARRYING THEM ON, OF A DEEP SYMBOLIC MEANING. SHE CREATES JEWELS WITH A VERY DEEP (STRONG) COMMUNICATIVE VALUE.
Born in Bari, she spends her adolescent years in the Middle East, between Turkey, Lebanon and Lybia, where she comes into contact with the cultures of those areas still evocative of a south memory, already very well known to her.
After returning to Italy, she undertakes her studies in the field of Architecture in Naples. However, driven by an extreme passion for design and jeweler’s art, Regina dedicates herself entirely to research applied to Jewelry, designing and creating veritable “dedicated Jewels”, ritual objects conceived to allow one to enter the interior dimension: a sort of decorative ornamental icon. Later , Regina completes her training by participating in seminars dealing in experiences and the study of altered states of consciousness perceived as critical phases of the creative process; this will allow her to eventually set up the “creative ornament workshop” for those students interested to some kind of education (learning), connected (related) to a sensorial input.
Her experiences, a continuous blend of life and research, led her to believe that creating ornaments of extreme communicative impact is possible in the limited as well as unlimited series, even in a category not very often dynamics and innovative as the jewelry sector. Thus, the need arose to confront herself, and in 1999 Regina Gambatesa opens her very own exposition workshop in Bari; an experimental space, or place of encounters and paths of the senses.
In 1998 Regina publishes “Sentimental Code” a brief journey in the creativity, thoughts and inspirations expressed in objects; An attempt to demonstrate fluidity of expression using the language of ornaments and an extraordinary aesthetic sense.
Regina Gambatesa has participated in important events and design exhibits. Among which are : “A special World” (Groninger Museum, Groninger), “Women’s Design” (Museum of Contemporary Décor, Ravenna ), “Author Crafts” (Town Hall, Siena), “Far away rites of the home” (Alchimia Museum, Milan), “Rebus Sic- Memory Containers” (The Alessi Study Center, Milan); In addition, her objects and ornaments have been published in a number of volumes (Mondadori, Electa, Ed. Byblos, Allemandi)