ROOMS OF THE MIND
The brain controls all functions of the body, interprets information from the outside world through our senses, filtered by our sentiments and experiences, and embodies the essence of the mind and soul.
In this work series I am exploring my own interpretations by creating ‘Rooms of the Mind’, in boxes of various shapes drawing out my thoughts, experiences and memories.
JOYA BARCELONA CONTEMPORARY JEWELRY & OBJECTS 10-11-12 Oct.
SOFA expo, Chicago, represented by Charon Kransen Arts NYC 31 Oct.-3 Nov. Broken Beauty, Alliages Gallery, Lille, France 13 Dec-13 Feb/2020
Protecting our self physically is a pretty straight forward affair. Developing a keen awareness of our surroundings and habits that will avoid life-threatening situations is basic. Then there is having a plan of action when we are faced with a physical assault.
Protecting our self emotionally calls for more. Some people use to avoid uncomfortable situations by metaphorically ‘shielding their self’, and even though this mode of protection has become somewhat comfortable for them, the accompanying feelings of anger, anxiety, and repression are far from healthy.
By dismantling that wall of emotional protection, we’ll start building a healthy bridge to the people and situations that we truly want in our life!
Exhibited: IHM Munich, JOYA Barcelona selected
artists, Munich Jewelry Week
The Art Foundation, solo exhibition, Athens Jewelry Week
In ‘Dialogue’ (2018) a continuation of ‘My Shadow’ (2017) jewelry collection, I am exploring the aesthetic and literary symbolic nature of our own shadow as an image and meaning.
These allegorical works are a dialogue with my personal shadow, a challenging process which could lead me to personal awakening. The antithesis of the strict framework and the organic forms depict our social behavior, our sentiments though our real self.
Exhibited (part of):
TRIPLE PARADE, Viva la Different, How Art Museum, Shanghai, China, Nov. 2018-Feb.2019
Gioielli in Fermento,Oratorio S. Rocco, Padua
Gioielli in Fermento,Un Bel Panorama, Putti Art Gallery, Riga, Latvia
Gioielli in Fermento , Villa Braghieri, Italy
Melting Point, Valencia
Munich Jewellery Week,
8-11 March 2018, Hidden Curriculum, Atelier Cepissakova, curated by Popeye Loves Olive Art Space
This work is a dialogue and an exploration with my personal shadow. The antithesis of the strict framework and the organic forms depict our social behavior, our sentiments though our real self.
Shadow is a psychological term for everything we can’t see in ourselves. From our early age we adjust our behavior to gratify our needs and learn to adapt to the external world. As we grow up we condition ourselves to keep all the unaccepted parts of us outside our conscious awareness, though, we drag them ‘behind us’ all the time in our subconscious.
This repression of unwanted parts creates what psychologist Carl Jung called the personal shadow. ‘There is no light without shadow and no psychic wholeness without imperfection’ *
* Jung, C.G. (1968). Psychology and Alchemy, Collected Works of C.G. Jung, Volume 12, Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University
'From Afar', NY Jewelry Week, Charon Kransen Arts Djuna place, New York, Nov.2018
COLLECTIVA MEETING, Porto, Portugal
FORM Miami, 6-10 Dec. 2017, Charon Kransen Arts
SOFA Chicago, 3-5 Nov.2017, Charon Kransen Arts
JOYA BARCELONA JEWELRY FAIR,5-8 Oct. 2017
MUNICH JEWELLERY WEEK, 8-11 March 2018,
This collection is the embodiment of a fantasy world populated with shadows, exotic birds, grotesque demons and fairies, an exploration of the aesthetic and literary values of such creatures and the real and symbolic nature of the shadow as an image and a figure.
We are aware of a tiny fraction of the thinking process that goes on in our minds, and we can control only a tiny part of our conscious thoughts. The vast majority of our thinking efforts go on subconsciously.
Thoughts like birds will always hover high in the sky but is our responsibility to prevent the ‘birds’ from landing in our minds. Those creatures become symbolic statements and represent obsessions, our ideas and fears or projections of our subconscious. Based on this approach, they are merely symbolic representations of human psychological states.
Collectiva Meeting, Porto, Portugal
Lalabeyou Gallery, Madrid,Spain
AS Gallery, Heraklion, Crete
Athens Jewelry Week, Benaki Museum, Athens
The Permanent ALLIAGES Gallery, Lille, France
SOFA Chicago2016, Pistachios Gallery
JOYA BARCELONA JEWELRY FAIR 2016
A Flor de Pell 2018, 66 Mistral Gallery, Barcelona
Melting Point 2018, Valencia
2016, ‘Intersecting Spaces’,
ATHENS JEWELRY WEEK, Melanythros Space
As a visual artist, I transfer onto my work pictures, stimuli and sentiments, through numerous sketches, colors and forms. This material comprises the basis of my latest jewelry series, which stemming from my personal memories, deals with the density of substance. Paper stripes, in dense or attenuated layers, create forms of multiple colors. Then, bonded and attached onto silver become symbols. Symbols of past imprints and memories that have lost their actuality, since time and personal renderings – feelings, subjective readings, even mind distortions – transforms them into something open to interpretation.
Exhibited: 'Intersecting Spaces', ATHENS JEWELRY WEEK 2016
JOYA BARCELONA ART JEWELRY FAIR 2015
Art Direction & Production
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