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Patricia Alvarez interviewed by Klimt02

Interview  /  Artists
Published: 01.06.2017
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Patricia Alvarez. Necklace: Untitled, 2017. Wood, bronze, golden sheet. 42 x 7 cm. Photo by: Patricia Alvarez. From series: Blue. Patricia Alvarez
Necklace: Untitled, 2017
Wood, bronze, golden sheet
42 x 7 cm
Photo by: Patricia Alvarez
From series: Blue
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In my artistic work, there is nothing made locally. It is something universal, because it is inspired in materials, stories, nature, in life itself.

Do you think that jewellery is being standardized? What is there of local and universal in your artistic work?
I don’t believe that jewellery is standardised. Thanks to the progress in globalisation and technology, new designs and materials are constantly introduced, in order to look for a distinction, an identity.
In my artistic work, there is nothing made locally. It is something universal, because it is inspired in materials, stories, nature, in life itself.

What do you expect when exposing your work to the public (for example with an exhibition)?
Having the experience of sharing my works of art with a universal audience that has different views about modern jewellery.

Are other areas besides the jewellery, present in your work?
The textile art, the photography, new materials and techniques also take part in my works. I am passionate about every new piece of knowledge I acquire.

The last work, book, film, city that has moved me was...
I love colours and photography! A film that amazed me was Amelie, because of its play on colours and its astonishing images.

A place, space, country whose creativity surprises me...
My last trip to India moved my emotions, scents, colours, feelings. It was an extraordinary source of inspiration.

Is there any designer, jeweller, artist, you appreciate a lot?
 I admire many artists and jewellers. One of them is Pilar Cotter, because of her simplicity and delicacy of her pieces.

What piece or work has given you the most satisfaction?
My last work, Azul (Blue), gave me great satisfaction, since it is my favourite colour and I could combine different emotions with the aromatic wood of the lignum vitae, which offered me the scent of lemon while I was working on it.

Patricia Alvarez, Collier: Untitled, 2017, Wood, bronze, golden sheet, 12 x 2 cm
Photo by: Patricia Alvarez, From series: Blue

Do you read Jewellery Magazines? What is your source to get information?
I always gather information from the Internet and from different social networks. I save images or links that can be a source of inspiration.

Do you discuss your work with other jewellery artists or any other person?
I am always receptive to new points of view and opinions from the people that surround me. In the end, the audience has the last opinion in this magic act of creation.

What is your first thought when you hear the word Future?, What do you expect for?
I hope that in the future I can be working with more impressive and creative jewellery.