Josep Civit, Jewels, Objects and Paints

Exhibition  /  29 Nov 2023  -  22 Dec 2023
Published: 26.10.2023
Josep Civit. Brooch: Untitled, 1960. Oxidized silver. 6 x 4 cm. Josep Civit
Brooch: Untitled, 1960
Oxidized silver
6 x 4 cm
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The jewel for me is essentially a small sculpture where plasticity and form come together, and, in addition, it can fulfill an ornamental and functional mission in the service of humanity. (...) When a piece of craftsmanship reaches the level of artwork, its value becomes naturally timeless. (...) In terms of substance, a jewel should not be conditioned by its appraisal (precious metals and gemstones) but rather by its artistic interest. / Batik Magazine, No. 36, Sep-Oct 1977.

Words from Josep Civit Giraut (Barcelona, 1927 - 2012), an artist and prominent figure in the field of new jewelry emerging in Catalonia, mainly from the second half of the 20th century.

Hannah Gallery has curated a selection of 30 works that showcase some of Civit's most interesting creative explorations. Although the exhibition primarily highlights the design of his jewelry, objects, and paintings will also be discovered. The various interpretations of his creativity provoke reflection on this iteration of geometric abstraction, influenced by the natural world and contemporary artistic trends.