“Empreintes 2017”, November

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November 2017

Highlighting works of Sébastien Carré, Jason Thomson, Teresa Faris, Juan Riusech, Noelia Macchi, Marita Sario & Margo Nelissen.


Sébastien Carré | “Vegetation, Animal, and Mineral are all combined in objects reminiscent of organic forms and landscapes. Mixing materials in order to create a symbolic life in an object by using interactive mediums allows me to wake up a body which tends to be more insensitive due to an over-communicativity of society. When conceiving and making work I put meaning in every shape, every color, every texture, each part is meaningful in my own mythology. Celebrating diversity will make us grow. In the story of the living, if no cells decided to mix and cooperate instead of trying to destroy each other, life would have never grown to produce human and our own self. Let’s Cherish the diversity in our small world, being together is already a treasure. ” (*)


Teresa Faris | “Humans inhale and exhale approximately 22,000 times a day. The hummingbird averages 250 breaths per minute. Through process, material and design, my work explores the notion of advantage and disadvantage that, adjacently, resides within all beings. Privilege comes in many forms ranging from skin/eye color, physical and mental ability to class, status and power. The most obvious, and seemingly basic, privilege one could possess is the ability to forget that air is entering and exiting the body. To perform this one critical natural act without any mental consideration frees the mind to explore endless arenas of fantasy, invention and day-to-day tasks. When displaced from what is intended/natural and stripped of privilege one must find ways of soothing the mind. A caged non-human may pace or repeatedly chew wood, and a dis-eased human may pace or saw metal. Rhythmic and repetitive movement”(*)


Jason Thomson | ” During my early childhood, I had a difficult time reading, writing, and speaking properly; I continued to have trouble in these areas as I grew up. When I was three years old, I was diagnosed with a developmental delay, a condition that makes processing and understanding information extremely slow-paced. After many years of coping with this condition, I was diagnosed with multiple learning disabilities. My work represents my personal experience with having learning disabilities such as Dyslexia, ADD, Auditory Processing Disorder, and others. I create pieces that reflect my thoughts and experiences, and obstacles that I face daily. This work is intended to be worn on the body and incite conversation. ” (*)


Juan Riusech | “For me, the jewel is a work of art. Through the evolution of jewelry art, we are witnessing a willingness to go beyond the boundaries of traditional jewelry. Sculpture in the adornment of jewelry to artwork, the piece of jewelry Unlock all material limitations. Under these conditions, the jewel-sculpture becomes an object of timeless art and independent. Often called the mobile sculpture, freed from its traditional role, which appears as an artwork body is based. My workplace is more a laboratory where I like to experiment with different materials every time I start a projet interesting. My work seems to go in all directions, making it nothing like the same, but if we look at it, there is always a common thread that links every stage of my work. In recent years, most of my work revolves around a single theme, the heart, as source of life or death.” (*)


Noelia Macchi | “The collection presented is the result of experimenting with recycled paper in different ways, trying to show uses that up to now are not very habitual. On this occasion I treated it as when you make sticks with paper, and with those rich textures generated different ideas and in others a harmony or integration between the parts of the piece with colors too.The trigger to generate these pieces was to let myself go. Play. Try out what happens. How far you can get, as a starting point to continue generating ideas, without proposing limits within what is possible. And it is a whole new experience for me to generate pieces this way, because until now I had been working with preset concepts or ideas rather than generating the ideas.That is why I call this collection “My own dance”, because I allowed myself to dance, with my own music, to my own rhythm, with my own steps.” (*)


Marita Sario | “My interest is to revalue the words, the poetry of Latin American authors and our popular songs. I try to translate them into my pieces of jewelry, using them as bridges between one language and another.” (*)


Margo Nelissen | “A new environment has a great impact on the jewelry art of Margo Nelissen. In 2010 she moved to the Caribbean for three years. Migration requires research and adaption to these new surroundings. It brings astonishment and new inspiration. The first works of art are inspired by the natural surroundings. Seeds and Corals. Gradually her interests shift to internal processes: “How does migration and this new environment influence me? What feelings does it evoke?” ” (*)

(*)   Text & pictures provided by the artist


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