A hard challenge for a girl is to enter in a jewellery shop. A harder choice is to enter in a contemporary jewellery fair. The toughest is, indeed, to choose just some pieces of jewellery from the contemporary jewellery fair and to not be overwhelmed. Well, I tried to accomplish the last task. At Autor, contemporary jewellery fair, at Bucharest, between 13 and 14th of May.
Ana Pina – Portugal. The new “Tubular Collection” combines round wires and tubes in a subtle way, creating both minimalist and statement pieces that aim to celebrate pure geometric lines and its multiple possibilities of combination.
Christine Jalio – Finland. Past, Loss, Future – “I am extremely fascinated by the human psyche and the emotions and reactions that are part of it. In my work I want to study the human life span and the transitions, choices and turning points of life.”
Luz Arias – Argentina. A collection of black pieces. A color as a justification to play with the texture, the shinyness, the opacity, the roughness, the softness, the absense and the presence of material, the holes and the shadow they cast.
Diederick Van Hovell – Belgium. Girls in Red: “With the contemporary jewel as a medium, I search, with detours, a specific colours to translate a mood, a particular techniques to express a touching feeling, transpose emotions.”
Adriana Diaz – Colombia. Her collection is called “Colorful Emptiness”: these pieces are small receptacles that actually contain nothing except a patina that is evocative of the passing of time. Exposed and deteriorated, the print of time and the beauty of the imperfect are perceived in their forms.
Luyi Sun – USA. “The precious, the vulnerable, and the forgotten evoke a sense of emotional resonance within my being. Each piece is a remnant of someone who is missing from my life. Channeling the loss and sorrow into my work is a meditation on their essence.”
Corrina Goutos – USA. “Self-Made” concept is a series of remnants of Generation Z’s search for permanence in an attention-deficit-disorder society. Also known as the ‘Me’ Generation or ‘Selfie’ Generation- Z’s have mastered the catered image of self. They design the face they will present to the world; they build a platform on which to receive praise and filter criticism.
Megan MacKenzie – Australia. “Tailgater is a series of jewellery objects made predominantly from car plastics found on or alongside roads. The series reveals my concern for the ‘life’ of the material, the ongoing driver of my artistic practice, and reflects upon the social and environmental impacts of the car.”
Ioana Enache – Romania. “Atelier” is about contrast between moods (the pearl, the hemp rope, the black rusted silver). “We are the main atelier where we made ourselves up.”
Giulia Boccafogli – Italy. In “Forma Seconda” collection is about a second chance for the material to be used in a different way and also a second chance for the jewellery to become something different: an ornament or almost a dress. Second Shape is about recovery leather jewelry collection.
Heather McDermott Jewellery – Scotland. Heather takes her inspiration from the ever-changing shoreline and landscape of the Isle of Skye. Here rope, wood and plastic take on a subtler identity as wind and wave shape, and re-shape form and colour. Unconventional in size and structure, each piece is an expression of sculptural form and is designed to create a statement.
Clarisa Menteguiaga – Chile. This series of pieces “Holy Bone” was created with bones of animals that we usually consume (chicken and cows), seeds, logs and stones. The duality of human survival and the pain caused to other species, the good and bad of being human, the good and bad of being here.
Vincent Hawley – USA. “By using certain shapes – specifically, a hyperbolic paraboloid – in my new body of work, I explore this transcending concept of the infinite and time as a vessel.”