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Interview with María Carelli

Interview  /  Artists
Published: 25.09.2014
Interview with María Carelli.
Author:
klimt02
Edited by:
Klimt02
Edited at:
Barcelona
María Carelli. Necklace: Untitled, 2014. Paper, sterling silver. “Watering seaweeds” Series
. AVSU Productions – Mariana Pejolj (Esmeralda Models). María Carelli
Necklace: Untitled, 2014
Paper, sterling silver
“Watering seaweeds” Series
AVSU Productions – Mariana Pejolj (Esmeralda Models)

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Intro
I´m very interested on relationship jewellery-body, a body that is no longer biological since the moment it is pierced by language and culture. I work in relation to this body that beyond differences of race it´s universal, it´s always the human body.
Do you think that jewellery is being standardized?
I think that jewellery is being standardized in the same way that art in general is standardized. There are major movements or schools which define trends and styles. In this context personal proposals are introduced as attempts of achieving own ways, but I believe that those who break paradigms are always very few in throughout history.
I prefer to talk about paradigms rather than standards in jewellery, to say that jewellery or art is being standardized could sound pejorative and I believe that art and design metabolize elements that are part of the culture. Art and jewellery, as an artistic expression, reflect what culture needs and the artist tries looks to settle on what exists in culture and metabolize it.

What is there of local and universal in your artistic work?
I´m very interested on relationship jewellery-body, a body that is no longer biological since the moment it is pierced by language and culture. I work in relation to this body that beyond differences of race it´s universal, it´s always the human body. And also the emotions contained in my works are universal.
Local side is that as a Latin-American jeweller I work in a context of low economy resources, where there are always urgencies and needs, and that is contained in the process of the work, of course. My personal stories are present in the pieces I make, that´s singular.

What do you expect when exposing your work to the public (for example with an exhibition)?
It´s the moment of sharing, the moment to open the game. I expect to cause a look able to appreciate the work, an emotion, and sensations.

The last work, book, film, city that has moved me was...
Last work I met and really impacted me was the work of the designer and artist Iris Van Herper.

A place, space, country whose creativity surprises me...
My teacher and mentor Laura Messing´s workshop is a very inspiring place for me. She guides the artistic work of many creative people, there are different areas: painting, stop motion, silkscreen, sculpture and more.

Is there any designer, jeweller, artist, you appreciate a lot?
I am very attracted to the work of Hanna Hedman. I find beauty and melancholy in her work, I identify myself with it. Her poetry moves me.  I had the opportunity to meet and spend a day with her in Stockholm and it turned out she is a beautiful person beyond a great artist. In the end that is what matters.

Do you read Jewellery Magazines? What is your source to get information?
I mainly read books that I buy abroad. I visit expositions, talk with colleagues, I keep in touch with local and international professors like Jorge Castañón (Argentina) and Herman Hemsen (Germany). I look for information and images on the internet too. It is very important to watch, to look a lot so you can learn to see.
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