Artist Ioana Ardelean is the winner of MYDAY-BYDAY AWARD at AUTOR 2017. For the first time AUTOR and Myday-byday gallery in Rome started a collaboration to support an emerging artist from the selected participants at the 2017 edition of Autor Fair, in Bucharest, Romania. The prize went to artist Ioana Ardelean, who will have a 7 days personal exhibition in the contemporary jewelry gallery Myday-byday in Rome.
Artist Statement "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."