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Lucía Nieves

Jeweller
Published: 04.02.2016
Lucía Nieves.
Place
Catedral 2805
Santiago
CHILE
Mail:
l.snouE-mailyahoo.com
Phone:
+56956699323
Lucía Nieves. Neckpiece: Paradise, The Palms, 2015. Sterling silver, fabric, thread, beads, rope. Photo by: Karen Clunes. From series: Paradise. Lucía Nieves
Neckpiece: Paradise, The Palms, 2015
Sterling silver, fabric, thread, beads, rope
Photo by: Karen Clunes
From series: Paradise
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Lucía Nieves. Neckpiece: Paradise, The Palms, 2015. Sterling silver, fabric, thread, beads, rope. Photo by: Karen Clunes. From series: Paradise. Lucía Nieves
Neckpiece: Paradise, The Palms, 2015
Sterling silver, fabric, thread, beads, rope
Photo by: Karen Clunes
From series: Paradise
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Lucía Nieves. Neckpiece: Paradise, The Palms, 2015. Sterling Silver, Fabric, Thread, Beads, Rope. Photo by: Karen Clunes. From series: Paradise. Back view. Lucía Nieves
Neckpiece: Paradise, The Palms, 2015
Sterling Silver, Fabric, Thread, Beads, Rope
Photo by: Karen Clunes
From series: Paradise
Back view
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Lucía Nieves. Neckpiece: Souvenir, Post-carta München, 2012. Paper postcard, thread, gold-lined glass beads. Photo by: Karen Clunes. From series: Paradise. Lucía Nieves
Neckpiece: Souvenir, Post-carta München, 2012
Paper postcard, thread, gold-lined glass beads
Photo by: Karen Clunes
From series: Paradise
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Lucía Nieves. Neckpiece: Souvenir, Post-carta Paris, 2012. Paper postcard, thread. Photo by: Karen Clunes. Lucía Nieves
Neckpiece: Souvenir, Post-carta Paris, 2012
Paper postcard, thread
Photo by: Karen Clunes
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Lucía Nieves. Neckpiece: Souvenir, Post-carta Rome, 2012. Paper postcard, thread. Photo by: Karen Clunes. Framed. Lucía Nieves
Neckpiece: Souvenir, Post-carta Rome, 2012
Paper postcard, thread
Photo by: Karen Clunes
Framed
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Lucía Nieves. Brooch: Fire, 2010. Sterling silver, wool, thread. Photo by: Lucía Nieves. Lucía Nieves
Brooch: Fire, 2010
Sterling silver, wool, thread
Photo by: Lucía Nieves
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Lucía Nieves. Piece: Time, city, maschine, 2010. Sterling silver, wood. Photo by: Karen Clunes. Brooches. Lucía Nieves
Piece: Time, city, maschine, 2010
Sterling silver, wood
Photo by: Karen Clunes
Brooches
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Lucía Nieves. Ring: Knots, 2009. Sterling silver. Photo by: Lucía Nieves. Lucía Nieves
Ring: Knots, 2009
Sterling silver
Photo by: Lucía Nieves
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Lucía Nieves. Bracelet: TOPOS, 2008. Sterling silver, acrylic. Photo by: Karen Clunes. Lucía Nieves
Bracelet: TOPOS, 2008
Sterling silver, acrylic
Photo by: Karen Clunes
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Lucía Nieves. Bracelet: TOPOS, 2008. Sterling silver, acrylic. Photo by: Karen Clunes. Lucía Nieves
Bracelet: TOPOS, 2008
Sterling silver, acrylic
Photo by: Karen Clunes
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Lucía Nieves. Neckpiece: Schlauch, 2007. Sterling silver, plastic covered steel rope. Photo by: Karen Clunes. Lucía Nieves
Neckpiece: Schlauch, 2007
Sterling silver, plastic covered steel rope
Photo by: Karen Clunes
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Lucía Nieves. Bracelet: Inner Gardens, 2007. Sterling silver. Photo by: Karen Clunes. Lucía Nieves
Bracelet: Inner Gardens, 2007
Sterling silver
Photo by: Karen Clunes
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Lucía Nieves. Necklace: 5gramm, 2007. Wool, 24k gold. Photo by: Karen Clunes. Lucía Nieves
Necklace: 5gramm, 2007
Wool, 24k gold
Photo by: Karen Clunes
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Lucía Nieves. Necklace: 5gramm, 2007. Wool. Photo by: Karen Clunes. Lucía Nieves
Necklace: 5gramm, 2007
Wool
Photo by: Karen Clunes
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Lucía Nieves. Necklace: 5gramm, 2007. Wool, 24k gold. Photo by: Karen Clunes. Lucía Nieves
Necklace: 5gramm, 2007
Wool, 24k gold
Photo by: Karen Clunes
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Lucía Nieves. Necklace: 5gramm, 2007. Wool, 24k gold. Photo by: Karen Clunes. Detail view. Lucía Nieves
Necklace: 5gramm, 2007
Wool, 24k gold
Photo by: Karen Clunes

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Lucía Nieves. Object: Escapescopio, 2006. Sterling silver, optical lens, slide. Photo by: Lucía Nieves. Lucía Nieves
Object: Escapescopio, 2006
Sterling silver, optical lens, slide
Photo by: Lucía Nieves
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Lucía Nieves. Pin: Rettungsgruppe pins, 2006. Acrylic, sterling silver. Photo by: Lucía Nieves. Lucía Nieves
Pin: Rettungsgruppe pins, 2006
Acrylic, sterling silver
Photo by: Lucía Nieves
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Lucía Nieves. Brooch: Kontur Europas, 2007. Acrylic, steel, transparency film. Photo by: Karen Clunes. Lucía Nieves
Brooch: Kontur Europas, 2007
Acrylic, steel, transparency film
Photo by: Karen Clunes
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Lucía Nieves. Ring: Knots Pinballs, 2006. Iron, sterling silver, paint. Photo by: Karen Clunes. Lucía Nieves
Ring: Knots Pinballs, 2006
Iron, sterling silver, paint
Photo by: Karen Clunes
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Lucía Nieves. Necklace: Ausencia Regreso, 2006. Iron, sterling silver, paper, pigments. Photo by: Lucía Nieves. Lucía Nieves
Necklace: Ausencia Regreso, 2006
Iron, sterling silver, paper, pigments
Photo by: Lucía Nieves
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Intro
Lucia Nieves Cortes was born in Puerto Rico, studied Architecture at the University of Puerto Rico and later Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design at the Staatliche Zeichenakademie Hanau, Germany. She established a line of designer jewelry in Berlin in 2009 and is currently a teacher at the Escuela de Artes Aplicadas (Applied Arts School), Santiago, Chile.
 

Statement

The work of Lucia Nieves explores jewelry from many different viewpoints, including the phases of development, production, presentation and education, and combines a trans-disciplinary vision. How to understand the phenomenon of jewelry is at the center of her work, reflections and research: what is jewelry?, who produce it?, and for whom is it produced? where do we place its genesis and how does the jewel work, together with the body, within a social and emotional context? A broad palette of disciplines and gestures are effective at shedding some light upon these questions: the theory and practice of the craft itself, but also the study of other visual media, anthropology, phenomenology, ethnography, as well as other tools, all focused on the kaleidoscope of todays globalized reality, consumerist society, social relationships in contemporary world and cultural identities. The subjects that she explores through her jewelry practice are related to memory and jewelry as a vessel for it, one´s own as well as the possibility of “borrowed” and transformed memories and the question of memorys solidity at all; as well as the subject of paradise and its possibility or impossibility.

The Jewelry Talk lecture is her latest project in the field of jewelry education and communication. Jewelry Talk addresses the use of jewelry as a massive and ubiquitous phenomenon, which, in a current society of fast, easy and disposable consumption, seems to have become impersonal and devoid of meaning. On the other hand it is interesting that an ever expanding group of artists have made jewelry their expressive medium of choice. Jewelry talk is an invitation to reflect about the immense possibilities of this medium —for those who create, as well as those who wear jewelry— and about its relevance today. The highlights and fields of this practice are visited throughout the lecture; from its origins, as one of the oldest creative practices of humankind, a fact which has been confirmed by archaeologists, and throughout its most important transformations in history. The lecture puts special emphasis on the description of the origin of artistic contemporary jewelry in Europe since the second half of the 20th century and its development on a global scale in the 21st century, closing with a reflection about the power of jewelry as an expressive medium capable of creating meanings that are worn on the body. It has been conceived as a communication medium to inform both general audiences and professionals in the field.
 

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Book:  The Compendium Finale of Contemporary Jewellery Makers. Darling Publications:  Cologne,  2009
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