"The fundamental principles of my work are colors, movement and contrast. Using the kaleidoscope as a metaphor, I combine traditional materials with innovative, often forgotten or unusual for jewellery. I am the absolute precursor of the incorporation of horsehair in the Chilean contemporary jewellery.
My dynamism and personal curiosity, is transferred to my collections, thematic series with its own history, all prolific and generous. This perpetual motion gives as results suggestive jewels that are read between the lines and conducts always to a personal interpretation of the wearer and the onlooker, transforming reality into a personal paradise.
About the particular collection I am showing at Myday-Byday gallery in Rome:
This story is about me, my body, my soul and my essence. Just like it, is scattered, a bit chaotic and without a thread. Starting with a skein of wire, I untangled it and tangled it up again obsessively. I merged and fused zones. I laminated and forged these weaves, taking the material to the limit between being and non-being, seeking the balance between building up and destroying, showing that permanence and control are illusions and fragility is tangible; we are changeable and perishable. I did not plan the result; I only weaved for a long time, an act that unconsciously led me to feel and reflect without the urgency of the assignment. Here I present the biography of my soul, my “Animagraphy” narrated at my fifty two."
Monica Perez, "Monoco"
02/12/2019 - 04/02/2019