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Gustavo Paradiso

Jeweller
Published: 20.06.2016
Gustavo Paradiso. Brooch: Untitled, 2013. Ebony, stainless steel, bronze. Gustavo Paradiso
Brooch: Untitled, 2013
Ebony, stainless steel, bronze
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Gustavo Paradiso. Necklace: Untitled, 2014. 935 silver, cork, bronze. Gustavo Paradiso
Necklace: Untitled, 2014
935 silver, cork, bronze
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Gustavo Paradiso. Necklace: Untitled, 2014. 935 silver, cork, bronze. Piece in model. Gustavo Paradiso
Necklace: Untitled, 2014
935 silver, cork, bronze
Piece in model
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Gustavo Paradiso. Necklace: Untitled, 2009. 935 silver,  18k gold, Redfox Agatha, rubber. Gustavo Paradiso
Necklace: Untitled, 2009
935 silver, 18k gold, Redfox Agatha, rubber
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Gustavo Paradiso. Brooch: Untitled, 2013. Cork, 935 silver, stainless steel. Gustavo Paradiso
Brooch: Untitled, 2013
Cork, 935 silver, stainless steel
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Gustavo Paradiso. Pendant: Untitled, 2014. 935 silver, bronze,  beach wood, fossilized pinecone. Gustavo Paradiso
Pendant: Untitled, 2014
935 silver, bronze, beach wood, fossilized pinecone
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Gustavo Paradiso. Brooch: Untitled, 2014. 935 silver, seed, coral. Gustavo Paradiso
Brooch: Untitled, 2014
935 silver, seed, coral
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Gustavo Paradiso. Brooch: Untitled, 2014. 935 silver, seed. Gustavo Paradiso
Brooch: Untitled, 2014
935 silver, seed
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Gustavo Paradiso. Piece: Untitled, 2014. Beach wood, 18k gold, 935 silver, stainless steel. Brooch / Pendant. Gustavo Paradiso
Piece: Untitled, 2014
Beach wood, 18k gold, 935 silver, stainless steel
Brooch / Pendant
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Gustavo Paradiso. Pendant: Untitled, 2014. Beach wood, 935 silver, bronze. Gustavo Paradiso
Pendant: Untitled, 2014
Beach wood, 935 silver, bronze
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Gustavo Paradiso. Necklace: Untitled, 2013. 935 silver, cork, stainless steel. Gustavo Paradiso
Necklace: Untitled, 2013
935 silver, cork, stainless steel
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Gustavo Paradiso. Necklace: Untitled, 2013. 935 silver, cork, stainless steel. Piece in model. Gustavo Paradiso
Necklace: Untitled, 2013
935 silver, cork, stainless steel
Piece in model
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Intro
Originally from Patagonia, It has been 16 years that Gustavo Paradiso is improving himself as a great Jeweler and artist. He took part in many different workshops and exhibitions in both continents south-America and Europe, which permitted him to acquire a huge range of knowledges of the contemporary jewelry techniques. From the stone setting, the Mokume Gane, the enameling, to many more such as cuttle bonefish casting, woodcarving and porcelain work.
He enjoys playing with diverse materials, experimenting the technique through collage of metals and complex pieces.
Now living in Spain, he is contributing to the jewelry world by teaching full time and giving back to his students the passion of manual work. He is regularly invited to teach workshops in Jewelry schools and shared studio all over the country, Italy, Portugal and more. He also gives private classes at his own studio and house.
 

Statement

My work
Traditional jewellery techniques, construction of structures adding and adding to found objects which complete the composition, highlighting textures changed by weathering and the passing of time.
My personal moment is reflected in the pieces and I have a special interest in the restoration of lost materials, in the obsolete, in reclaiming the value of lost splendour.

Creative Process
There are two phases of creative process in my work: an initial phase in which I compose the idea and the image and a second phase in which I look to find a physical and functional solution.
In order to find an answer, I begin a process in which as things happen I go incorporating them into the design, I construct, I gradually resolve things and give sense to the piece. This process is affected by experimentation and by the search. Chance is an important element in the final result. If I am unable to find a solution, the initial composition phase is abandoned.

I work with the liberty of the material, its characteristics, its shape and textures and as I work it is converted into an object, not the other way round.

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2016:
Workshop  02 Oct 2016 - 02 Oct 2016  Foldforming by Gustavo Paradiso.
Workshop  10 Sep 2016 - 17 Sep 2016  3 Day Workshops by Gustavo Paradiso.
Workshop  19 Jul 2016 - 30 Sep 2016  Jewelry Summer Class.
Workshop  30 Apr 2016 - 30 Apr 2016  Fold forming by Gustavo Paradiso.
2011:
Exhibition  17 Sep 2011 - 15 Oct 2011  Gustavo Paradiso: Art à Porter.
2010:
Meeting  12 Apr 2010 - 16 Apr 2010  GRAY AREA GRIS SYMPOSIUM.
Exhibition  11 Apr 2010 - 15 May 2010  Caleidoscopio.

Publications      View / hide publications

Book:  Behind the Brooch, A closer look at backs, catches and pin systems. 2012
Book:  Jewelbook. International Annual of Contemporary Jewel Art 12/13. Van Damme, Jaak.  Stichting Kunstboek:  Oostkamp,  2012
Magazine:  Estilo Joyero. Complejo Educativo de Joyería:  2010
Magazine:  Joyas Hoy. The Chamber of Jewellery and Jewellery Associated Businesses:  2009
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