Artist Ioana Ardelean
Autor 2017 winner in Bucharest of myday-byday gallery prize, soon in Rome 23-28 october 2017.
Contemporary Jewelry Solo Exhibition.
Myday-Byday Space Via Luca della Robbia 76
Testaccio - Rome, Italy
Opening/Vernissage with artist present in the gallery, wednesday 25th october 18/20pm.
Gallery hours 10.30/13 - 15.30/19
"My work represents a way of exploring art and design, and a constant fascination as I like the gestures and the ideas behind the objects: the meaning that becomes palpable reality. I have discovered jewelry from this perspective and the privilege of craftsmanship that involves both the hand and the mind in the process of transforming the material. The aesthetic I am interested in, is not of the composition or of the finishing but of the states of the material, captured in a specific moment of the process - a unique still that I transform in shape and expression.
Every collection I make, is a personal answer to a concept. I have trained a lot in conceptual architecture therefore I find a direct mean of expression in making wearable pieces. The difference of scale (from architecture to jewelry) gives me the privilege of following the process till the end - starting from a philosophical idea to the mental image and finally to the palpable object.
I work a lot with hand-cut elements and sections, reassembling, rebuilding surfaces and structures on which I superimpose a new order, a new rhythm. So the appearance and the textures of the pieces, bear the traces of my hand in the process of making them - my very own signature."
Read Ioana's Interview