Angela Malhües interviewed by Klimt02

Interview  /  Artists
Published: 17.06.2017
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Angela Malhües. Brooch: LittleAngel, 2017. Leather, copper, enamel, silver, cotton ribbon, alabaster.. 8 x 1.5 x 12 cm. Photo by: Noemí Culla. From series: The faces of Violeta. Angela Malhües
Brooch: LittleAngel, 2017
Leather, copper, enamel, silver, cotton ribbon, alabaster.
8 x 1.5 x 12 cm
Photo by: Noemí Culla
From series: The faces of Violeta
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My main objective is to show my work to the general public as gallery spectators. To make contacts and meet other artists. Also, to see what else is being created.

Do you think that jewellery is being standardized? What is there of local and universal in your artistic work?
I believe so. In a commercial vision everything becomes standardized, including jewellery making.
In local terms, having studied artistic jewellery making in Barcelona has permitted me to relate to other artistic and cultural expressions. Universally, I’ve used a contemporary language in my works through forms and current thematics.

What do you expect when exposing your work to the public (for example with an exhibition)?
My main objective is to show my work to the general public as gallery spectators. To make contacts and meet other artists. Also, to see what else is being created.

Are other areas besides the jewellery, present in your work?
One of the things I like most is working with different techniques such as using leather, blowtorch and enamel or textiles. Textile techniques like linking enamelled metal and leather. Am not afraid of interposing techniques. As long as I can create a language that can demonstrate what I am creating in that moment. This includes woodwork and screen-printing used in the packaging in my last project. It’s fascinating!

The last work, book, film, city that has moved me was...
The film that’s really moved me is Melancholia by Lars Von Trier. It’s not the last film but may as well have been.

A place, space, country whose creativity surprises me...
I would be happy in a market or sitting in a garden, and just let my mind do it’s thing.

Is there any designer, jeweller, artist, you appreciate a lot?
In Llotja school of design, I studied the jewellery designer Hermann Jünger. I remember the impressions he left in his work. Another artist is Roberto Matta. I saw his designs in Triennale di Milano. It was very motivating.

What piece or work has given you the most satisfaction?
The pendant Healin made of copper, silver, enamel and leather. I have a special affinity with that piece. It’s meaning for me is very therapeutic. It represent acceptance of womanhood within the Mapuche tradition. It belongs to my final jewellery design project Katan Kawin (the piercing celebration). I won the Artistar contest 2016 in Milan with that piece. It was a great and exciting surprise.

Angela Malhües, Necklace: Healing, 2015, Leather, copper, enamel, silver, 7 x 50 x 2.5 cm
From series: Katan kawiñ

Do you read Jewellery Magazines? What is your source to get information?
I look online to Klimt02 Current Obsession. Also, social media.

Do you discuss your work with other jewellery artists or any other person?
Yes, especially with my partner who is also a jewellery maker. Also with friends who are also designers in other fields, allowing me to have a different view point in regards to jewellery.

What is your first thought when you hear the word Future?, What do you expect for?
My first thought is create. I hope to keep creating… that’s what I long for the future.