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Jorge Castañón: New Jewelry

Exhibition  /  05 Sep 2012  -  07 Oct 2012
Published: 28.08.2012
Jorge Castañón: New Jewelry.
Velvet da Vinci
Management:
Mike Holmes and Elizabeth Shypertt
Jorge Castañón. Necklace: Las Madrigueras II, 2009. Parts of an old Thonet chair and linen. 51 x 17 x 2.5 cm. Jorge Castañón
Necklace: Las Madrigueras II, 2009
Parts of an old Thonet chair and linen
51 x 17 x 2.5 cm
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Intro
Velvet da Vinci is proud to present the first US one-person exhibition by Jorge Castañón. One of the leading contemporary jewelers in Latin American, Castañón’s current work incorporates found wood and metal to create a poetic visual diary of normally overlooked debris of the city.

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Jorge Castañón

Working with Alice in Wonderland, I felt those descents into endless holes in the earth, hidden places perhaps, away from light, where one could not know what was truly there. In an instant, everything belonged to the field of doubts. Then I wanted to talk about abundance and suddenly I knew that I was actually talking about what there is not, about sulek-burcu-emptiness-2015, and I found myself again making hollow bowls, cavities full of nothing or almost nothing. After that I have kept looking for hidden sites, old hiding places, cracks, containers of many things and of none at the same time, inhabited by mute presences; now I invent them, try to give them voice. Objects and materials that were on the way to oblivion come back to communicate a minimal story, to construct a new illusion.

Jorge Castañón. Brooch: Mexico II, 2010. Sterling silver, toronja and wood found in a street of DF (Mexico). 6.2 x 4.2 x 2.1 cm. Jorge Castañón
Brooch: Mexico II, 2010
Sterling silver, toronja and wood found in a street of DF (Mexico)
6.2 x 4.2 x 2.1 cm
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Jorge Castañón. Brooch: Mexico too, 2010. Sterling silver and wood found in a street of the DF ( Mexico). 8.5 x 5.5 x 1.7 cm. Jorge Castañón
Brooch: Mexico too, 2010
Sterling silver and wood found in a street of the DF ( Mexico)
8.5 x 5.5 x 1.7 cm
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Jorge Castañón. Brooch: The Red Box, 2010. Sterling silver, wood found in a park in Buenos Aires (Argentina) and wood found in the Amazonian forest. Jorge Castañón
Brooch: The Red Box, 2010
Sterling silver, wood found in a park in Buenos Aires (Argentina) and wood found in the Amazonian forest
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Jorge Castañón. Brooch: To Hide in the Forest, 2010. Ebony, sterling silver, palo santo, toronja and wood found in the Amazonian forest. 7.4 x 4.2 x 2.2 cm. Jorge Castañón
Brooch: To Hide in the Forest, 2010
Ebony, sterling silver, palo santo, toronja and wood found in the Amazonian forest
7.4 x 4.2 x 2.2 cm
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Jorge Castañón. Brooch: Refuge II, 2009. Ebony and nickel silver. 8.5 x 5.5 x 1.9 cm. Jorge Castañón
Brooch: Refuge II, 2009
Ebony and nickel silver
8.5 x 5.5 x 1.9 cm
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Jorge Castañón. Brooch: Refuge III, 2009. Sterling Silver and parts of the stems of the oncidium and Phalaenopsis flower. Found wood in Cabo Polonio, Uruguay. 14.3 x 6.5 x 2.9 cm. Jorge Castañón
Brooch: Refuge III, 2009
Sterling Silver and parts of the stems of the oncidium and Phalaenopsis flower. Found wood in Cabo Polonio, Uruguay
14.3 x 6.5 x 2.9 cm
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Jorge Castañón. Brooch: Urban Texture. 24 karat gold, Sterling Silver, Steel. 8 x 6 x 2cm. Jorge, CastañónBrooch: Urban Texture24 karat gold, Sterling Silver, Steel8 x 6 x 2cm. Jorge Castañón
Brooch: Urban Texture
24 karat gold, Sterling Silver, Steel
8 x 6 x 2cm


Jorge, Castañón
Brooch: Urban Texture
24 karat gold, Sterling Silver, Steel
8 x 6 x 2cm

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Jorge Castañón. Necklace: The Yellow Bridge. Found Wood, Steel, Linen. 50 x 8 x 1.5 cm. Jorge, CastañónNecklace: The Yellow BridgeFound Wood, Steel, Linen50 x 8 x 1.5 cm. Jorge Castañón
Necklace: The Yellow Bridge
Found Wood, Steel, Linen
50 x 8 x 1.5 cm


Jorge, Castañón
Necklace: The Yellow Bridge
Found Wood, Steel, Linen
50 x 8 x 1.5 cm

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Jorge Castañón. Necklace: Afrika. Found wood, linen. 60 x 4 x 2 cm. Jorge, CastañónNecklace: AfrikaFound wood, linen60 x 4 x 2 cm. Jorge Castañón
Necklace: Afrika
Found wood, linen
60 x 4 x 2 cm


Jorge, Castañón
Necklace: Afrika
Found wood, linen
60 x 4 x 2 cm

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Jorge Castañón. Brooch: Where the heck do we go?. Found wood, Sterling silver. 11 x 10 x 1 cm. Jorge, CastañónBrooch: Where the heck do we go?Found wood, Sterling silver11 x 10 x 1 cm. Jorge Castañón
Brooch: Where the heck do we go?
Found wood, Sterling silver
11 x 10 x 1 cm


Jorge, Castañón
Brooch: Where the heck do we go?
Found wood, Sterling silver
11 x 10 x 1 cm

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