Italian-born, London-based, Guglielmo’s practice explores the border between design object and art piece. A graduate of Architecture in Rome (2013), through the medium of clay his work engages forces that are generally taken for granted in the practice of making; namely gesture and gravity.
Taking advantages from the skeuomorphic qualities of clay, Guglielmo is investigating space as a physical volume. His work plays with the conceptual clashes of hiding and revealing the form, as well as the actual materiality, while intertwining the strict definitions of craft, design and art.
Guglielmo studied at the “University of the Arts London” where he finished the MA Visual Arts: Designer Maker degree in 2017. Straight after graduating he moved to New York where he started working for Gaetano Pesce. Following the making of Pesce‘designs, from concept creation to finished products, brought Guglielmo in dialogue with new materials such as resin that he started engaging in his own practice as well.
In April 2016 he won the Marble Waste and Tableware competition organised by the design gallery Matter Of Stuff at the Scuola Permanente dell’Abitare in Montalcino. As a result, the object developed during the residency was launched at 2016’s London Design Festival, receiving great feedback both from public and press.
Furthermore, he works on private commission for installations in real estates and interiors as well as in collaboration with galleries between Rome and London. Among his latest exhibitions:
Transorganico (solo show) at Sinopia Galleria, June-Sept 2018, Rome; Valori Plastici at showroom Gobbetto – Fuorisalone event part of the Milan Design Week, April 2018, Milan; Graduates Show at Bevere Gallery, Jan-Feb 2018, Worcester; MA Designer Maker – Degree Show at Camberwell College of Arts, July 2017, London; NEW DESIGNERS at Business Design Centre, London, June 2017; L’arte Di Ricostruire. Artisti per Amatrice at Galleria Muciaccia, November 2016, Rome; Curated by Matter of Stuff at ME Hotel for London Design Festival, September 2016, London.
photo by © Valeria Gaeta