After graduating in architectural design and practicing graphic design I decided to combine practical making and theoric research by training as a goldsmith. At the end of 2019, I founded my studio Merıstėma Lab. Always looking for something that merges technological research and craftsmanship, humanistic studies, and scientific theories. Questioning the matter, seeking its unexpressed values is always my core topic of interest.
StatementAbout Merıstėma Lab:
Blurring boundaries among disciplines, Merıstėma Lab is an experimental design studio. As in an alchemist laboratory, matter changes, substances melt, materials transform and suggestions coming from different fields merge to assume a different state. Like meristem – plants undifferentiated cells capable of cell division- any concept could take a shape that crosses traditional design fields: jewellery, graphic design, objects that hybridize traditional craft and technological progress, analogical and digital, biological and artificial.
The 3020 project is a possible scenario that depicts a future 1000 years from now. It tries to imagine how e-waste, the physical debris of the immaterial digital era, interferes with geological processes.
Inspired by three main lithogenic processes - sedimentary, magmatic, and metamorphic - I have created three different kinds of synthetic rocks, which include USB cable waste. These cables are made up of an alloy of copper and silver. Cut, oxidized, heated, and granulated, the transformed wire is embedded in an epoxy resin casting. These new gems are set on a silver sheet whose shape is the result of two tangent circles which stand for natural and artificial realms establishing a connection first (T brooch set), that goes towards a complete overlap (U brooch set).
Graphical patterns, which are laser engraved on a silver sheet, represent an attempt to put together digital features and natural rock texture: a symbiosis of natural and post-digital fascination.
Parallel layers inspired by sedimentary rock are translated into a corrupted signal, a glitch noise pattern. Porous volcanic rock recalls a dotted pattern which refers to hole-punched cards used in early computers to contain digital data. Deformation waves typical in metamorphic rocks become a wind of bits, a visual representation of digital dataflow filling cyberspace.
Exhibition 26 Sep 2021 - 06 Oct 2021 Shape of Nature 2021. Selected artist list announced.
Exhibition 10 Sep 2021 - 30 Sep 2021 Students Section at Gioielli in Fermento.
Award giving 29 May 2021 - 29 May 2021 Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2021 Winners.
Meeting 28 May 2021 - 29 May 2021 Legnica International Jewellery Festival Silver 2021.
Exhibition 22 May 2021 - 03 Jul 2021 Beauty and Wonder, jewelry.
Exhibition 11 Mar 2021 - 14 Mar 2021 Artificial Intelligems @ Munich Jewellery week 2021.
Exhibition 01 Mar 2021 - 31 Mar 2021 Arte y Joya 2020-2021.
Fair 22 Sep 2020 - 27 Sep 2020 Romanian Jewelry Week 1.0.
Exhibition 18 Sep 2020 - 18 Oct 2020 Zero Negative.
Hybridart Space, Budapest, Hungary.
Hybridart Space, Budapest, Hungary.
Exhibition 14 Nov 2019 - 31 Jan 2020 Jewellery // Sculpture Edition III.
Rita SotoSantiago, Chile
Julia deVilleMelbourne, Australia
Tereza SeabraLisbon, Portugal
Danni SchwaagBremen, Germany
Matilde MozzanegaLondon, United Kingdom
Sotiria BramouAthens, Greece
María BlondetSan Juan, Puerto Rico
Myung UrsoRochester, United States
Lily KanellopoulouAthens, Greece
Fabiana GadanoBuenos Aires, Argentina
Rita BesnyoiBudapest, Hungary
Teresa FarisMadison, United States
Jin Ah JoMelbourne, Australia
Yajing YaoSavannah, United States
Martin GrosmanJablonec nad Nisou, Czech Republic