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Agapi SmpokouAGAPI SMPOKOU
(GREECE, 1987)

Necklace - Porcelain.

"Vanity"

What is jewellery? A customer chooses a diamond according to its value. Diamonds have value because of their durability, clarity and strength. These qualities imply the human need to overcome the fear of death. I question the durability and value of diamonds by working with them in porcelain, presented in a 3D and linear form in my work.

www.jewelgallery.gr

Aggelika DiplariAGGELIKA DIPILARI
(GREECE, 1960)

Necklace: Wood, silver, stainless steel, acrylic pigments.

I select driftwood. I study its organic materiality and diachronic multifaceted narratives. I need to continue their complex stories, by reviving history through my alterations and illustrations. I simulate life in its absence, cancelling the warped weight of time by crystallising the wood's surface. Reflecting my feelings of the present, I find and imagine—portray—the unknown effects on the experiences of tomorrow.

Alex KinsleyALEX KINSLEY
(CANADA, 1990)

Brooch - Steel.

This body of work is a way for me to reconnect with my hometown. I was born and raised in a city that was driven by steel production. This version of the city has been disappearing over time and I want to explore its changing nature through my work by using its defining material: steel. Hand fabrication is used to create all the pieces, with each frame made for its specific collection of forms.

www.alexkinsley.com

 

Amira JaletAMIRA JALET
(COSTA RICA, 1972)

Brooch - Cement, putty, mortar, wood, acrylic, glass and resin.

Just as the collection "The Essence of the Other" perceived the interior of architecture to be made in jewellery, "The Face of the Other" as a successor study discovers the outline of masterpieces, and from their external form plays with pure materials, showing the essence of their own beauty.

www.amirajalet.com

 

Ana ViñuelaANA VIÑUELA
(SPAIN, 1964)

Brooch - Stone, sand, wood, silver.

"Ancentral"

The curiosity and the human need to create, as well as different cultures and nature, all influence my work, with the pieces made of stone, wood and sand. Ancestors leave their mark on symbols and dreams with these materials, as offerings to honour gods and spirits, protectors for some and adornments for others. Materials that are transmuted from their origin to transform man.

www.analorenzovinuela.es

 

Anastasia KhazyrbekavaANASTASIA KHAZYRBEKAVA
(BELARUS, 1982)

Bracelet - Perspex, polymer clay, brass and gold.

"Thrist for life"

When working on the "Thirst for life" jewellery collection, I was inspired by nature and insects. The weather conditions in Israel (where I now live) are very tough. Most of the year there is drought and heat, but no matter what, every tree and every flower struggles for life, their roots cling to stones, using every drop of water to live and to bloom, vigorously and brightly, all year round in spite of everything.

www.instagram.com/anastasia_khazyrbekava/

 

Angela CiobanuANGELA CIOBANU
(ROMANIA, 1984)

Brooch - Gold, silk paper, ink, steel syringe needles.

"Hollow"

"Hollow". A story that is a lie. I walk through the deep corridors and empty chambers of my mind. I am hollow, carved, yet my dreams are sparkles and my worlds are sweet. And they both deceive. I float among worlds, beyond worlds and the further I go, the smaller your world appears. Will you come closer?

www.angelaciobanu.ro

ANGELA ESTENSONANGELA ESTENSON
(SPAIN, 1981)

Bracelet - Copper, wool.

My jewellery combines 3D printing and textiles, connecting the two through the use of cultivated pearls. The use of organic materials and ancestral techniques such as felting and natural wool dying combined with the most up-to-date manufacturing techniques create a series of relationships and contrasts that are the driver of my expressive exploration.

www.angelaestenson.wixsite.com/joyas

 

Antria PrasinouANTRIA PRASINOU
(GREECE, 1981)

Brooch - Paper, cotton, silver.

"Burning the knowledge"

This collection is based on a metaphor; the destruction of knowledge that transports us through the memory of the past...to today. This "unstable" balance is expressed through the fragility of the material. I use paper to capture and then illustrate the shadows that attempt, through their movement, to outline the essence of true identity.

www.antriaprasinou.com

 

Artemis ValsamakiARTEMIS VALSAMAKI
(GREECE, 1978)

Brooch - Copper, silver, acrylic paint.

For me, jewellery is a medium for manifesting my thoughts and concerns as well as expressing my feelings. I draw my inspiration from human relationships, dreams, Greek mythology, reality and fantasy and whatever hides an emotional power. My intention is always to create a wearable visual, narrative story.

www.artemisvalsamaki.com

 

 

 

Cedric ChevalleyCEDRIC CHEVALLEY
(SWITZERLAND, 1972)

Bracelet - Skateboard wood.

"Fuckyeah!"

Cedric Chevalley is a Swiss designer and riding addict. This, combined with design, drove him to create jewellery made from upcycled skates. "Skateboarding is about fun and freedom; I can enjoy it every single day. It's also about learning to stand and rise above fear and barriers, about failures and trials, again and again and again...no fear, no pain, no gain. I am also very excited about giving new life to used materials, as the wood of the skateboards is nice, warm and colourful".

www.cedrichevalley.com

 

 

 

CHRISTIAN QUICENOCHRISTIAN QUICENO
(COLOMBIA, 1975)

Ring - Silver, copper, cement, pigments, acrylic.

I problematize the ephemeral nature and format of graffiti, but also its immobile nature, leading me to the idea of developing an extract of a portable city. The materialisation of my ideas last over time as an anchor of identity in the person wearing the collection's pieces.

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