‘Last Train’ – Ron Arad

"..the strength of the raw material rather than being seen as a symbol of value..."

The creative process of making a diamond and a painting has several synergies, which is why Diacore entered into the world of
art in 2013. Just as paintings are one-of-kind creations, our diamonds
are individual masterpieces.

Our recent exhibition in association with world-renowned designer/artist, Ron Arad, at the Biennale, Venice in 2013 used the point of diamond to make etchings on to glass. A number of other artists were invited to take the role, including, Francesco Clemente, Anthony Gormley, Christian Marclay, David Shrigley, Cornelia Parker, Richard Wilson, Robert Wilson, Sara Fanelli, Sue Webster and Tim Noble, Leandro Erlich and Gavin Turk.

The Last Train was created in response to a our initiative and commission to create a work of art incorporating diamonds. The piece is about the strength of the raw material rather than being seen as a symbol of value and an object of adornment. It is about the way diamonds have often been used to etch messages of love, hate, rebellion or even pain – since the advent of glass panes in the 16th century.

“I was going to catch the last train from Naples – I arrived on the platform just as the doors closed. The train lingered a little and I saw that in an empty carriage there was a guy with a ring on his fist, doing the most amazing drawings on the glass. It reminded me of the images of Picasso drawing with a match in the air. Although I didn’t know how I would get out of Naples that night, I felt like I was compensated for missing my train by witnessing some beauty that no one else had seen before.
These pieces are about this memory.”
Ron Arad

In the coming years, Diacore will collaborate with artists and museums around the world to create innovative artworks inspired by diamonds.

"... I saw that in an empty carriage there was a guy with a ring on his fist, doing the most amazing drawings on the glass. It reminded me of the images of Picasso."

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Last Train – Robert Wilson

Ron Arad – Last Train

Last Train – David Shrigley

Ron Arad – Last Train

Last Train – Francesco Clemente

Last Train – Anthony Gormley