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Elkin Muñoz. Escola d'Art La Industrial. Selected Graduate 2019

Published: 18.09.2019
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Author:
Escola d'Art La Industrial
Edited by:
Klimt02
Edited at:
Barcelona
Edited on:
2019
Elkin Muñoz. Pendant: Memento mori, memento vivire, 2019. Shibuichi, brass, nylon, boxwood, human ashes.. 5.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm. Photo by: Jèssica Bellí. From series: 1 gramo. Elkin Muñoz
Pendant: Memento mori, memento vivire, 2019
Shibuichi, brass, nylon, boxwood, human ashes.
5.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm
Photo by: Jèssica Bellí
From series: 1 gramo
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Intro
The 1gr project by Elkin Muñoz wants to show the difference between the price we give to objects and their intrinsic value. Thus incorporating tears, hair or even ashes confronts us with that dilemma, it makes us think about what is more valuable, what is made of the jewel or what contains inside of the jewel. His works also go beyond simple recycling and the use of sustainable materials, they are poetic of the lived, the experienced and felt.
/ Sònia Serrano
Escola d'Art La Industrial, Barcelona, Spain.


1 gramo

Value is, in its most comprehensive consideration, the starting point of this project, together with 1 gr.. Signature pieces can only highlight what every single person subjectively perceives about their shape and title, however, they've been crafted under the basic premise of repurposing elements, items, parts... When the value of every and each material is questioned, how is DNA quantified? And tears? How about the current value of water? Or the ancient value of salt (salary)?

Hence, the fact of reusing imbues them with a dichotomy of worth; used things, recycled things, collected things, broken things... are commonly considered less valuable. But here the approach is right the opposite, the value of respecting the planet as opposed to excessive consumerism, the new life of things, seeing them beyond their first use, their first life. It's from this second point of view where the concept of value gets its basic positive meaning.

Shibuichi (copper/silver and sometimes gold) contributes to this idea of new use, and it's the alloy used as the metallic support in most of the pieces. In this project, the concept 1 gr. leads to narrowing down and contextualizing; because, in a work about value, we need to be able to quantify, indeed, to question all measurement or prejudice. That is: a quantifiable, measurable, weighable, identifiable value is needed to spell out and break if the occasion arises, its original meaning.


Name of graduation student: Elkin Muñoz
Name of the guiding teacher: Sònia Serrano

More work and contact:
Instagram: elkinmunyoz


Find out more about the courses at the Escola d'Art La Industrial, Barcelona, Spain.
 
Elkin Muñoz. Ring: Salary 1gr. Na Cl, 2019. Shibuichi, silver, salt rock.. 3 x 0,6 x 3.5 cm. Photo by: Jèssica Bellí. From series: 1 gramo. Elkin Muñoz
Ring: Salary 1gr. Na Cl, 2019
Shibuichi, silver, salt rock.
3 x 0,6 x 3.5 cm
Photo by: Jèssica Bellí
From series: 1 gramo
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Elkin Muñoz. Brooch: 1gr. de -1gr., 2019. Shibuichi, silver, stainless steel, felt.. 22 x 0.7 x 3.8 cm. Photo by: Jèssica Bellí. From series: 1 gramo. Elkin Muñoz
Brooch: 1gr. de -1gr., 2019
Shibuichi, silver, stainless steel, felt.
22 x 0.7 x 3.8 cm
Photo by: Jèssica Bellí
From series: 1 gramo
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Elkin Muñoz. Brooch: 1gr. in €, 2019. Shibuichi, silver, stainless steel, felt.. 8.5 x 1.6 x 1.8 cm. Photo by: Jèssica Bellí. From series: 1 gramo. Elkin Muñoz
Brooch: 1gr. in €, 2019
Shibuichi, silver, stainless steel, felt.
8.5 x 1.6 x 1.8 cm
Photo by: Jèssica Bellí
From series: 1 gramo
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Elkin Muñoz. Object: 1 gr. Of me, 2019. Sapphire glass, plexiglass, brass, steel, natural rubber, black rubber, human hair.. 20 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm. Photo by: Jèssica Bellí. From series: 1 gramo. Key ring.. Elkin Muñoz
Object: 1 gr. Of me, 2019
Sapphire glass, plexiglass, brass, steel, natural rubber, black rubber, human hair.
20 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm
Photo by: Jèssica Bellí
From series: 1 gramo
Key ring.

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