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Carmen Tapia

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Published: 15.04.2021

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Artist's creative process starts from investigating and manipulating the topological and plasticity properties of two-dimensional surfaces.
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Carmen Tapia. Earrings: Destellos, 2020. Silver 925.. 7.5 x 2.8 cm. Photo by: Caleb Chávez. Carmen Tapia
Earrings: Destellos, 2020
Silver 925.
7.5 x 2.8 cm
Photo by: Caleb Chávez
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Carmen Tapia. Ring: Bucle, 2020. Silver 925.. 7 x 2 cm. Photo by: Caleb Chávez. Carmen Tapia
Ring: Bucle, 2020
Silver 925.
7 x 2 cm
Photo by: Caleb Chávez
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Carmen Tapia. Brooch: Candela, 2020. Silver 925.. 5 x 5 cm. Photo by: Caleb Chávez. Carmen Tapia
Brooch: Candela, 2020
Silver 925.
5 x 5 cm
Photo by: Caleb Chávez
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Carmen Tapia. Earrings: Candela, 2020. Silver 925.. 6 x 3.4 cm. Photo by: Caleb Chávez. Carmen Tapia
Earrings: Candela, 2020
Silver 925.
6 x 3.4 cm
Photo by: Caleb Chávez
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Carmen Tapia. Ring: Errante, 2020. Silver 925.. 4 x 2.4 cm. Photo by: Caleb Chávez. Carmen Tapia
Ring: Errante, 2020
Silver 925.
4 x 2.4 cm
Photo by: Caleb Chávez
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Carmen Tapia. Necklace: Eolo, 2019. Silver 925.. 25 x 14 x 3 cm. Photo by: Caleb Chávez. Carmen Tapia
Necklace: Eolo, 2019
Silver 925.
25 x 14 x 3 cm
Photo by: Caleb Chávez
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Carmen Tapia. Necklace: Candela, 2018. Silver 925.. 58 x 18 x 2.5 cm. Photo by: Yael Martínez. Carmen Tapia
Necklace: Candela, 2018
Silver 925.
58 x 18 x 2.5 cm
Photo by: Yael Martínez
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Carmen Tapia. Object: Nido, 2018. Silver 925.. 23 x 11 x 15 cm. Photo by: Caleb Chávez. Carmen Tapia
Object: Nido, 2018
Silver 925.
23 x 11 x 15 cm
Photo by: Caleb Chávez
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Carmen Tapia. Ring: Montaña I, 2017. Ebony, bronze.. 5 x 3 x 2 cm. Carmen Tapia
Ring: Montaña I, 2017
Ebony, bronze.
5 x 3 x 2 cm
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Carmen Tapia. Ring: Montaña II, 2017. Rosewood, bronze.. 6 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm. Carmen Tapia
Ring: Montaña II, 2017
Rosewood, bronze.
6 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm
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Carmen Tapia. Necklace: Destellos, 2016. Silver 925.. 49 x 14 x 2 cm. Photo by: Caleb Chávez. Carmen Tapia
Necklace: Destellos, 2016
Silver 925.
49 x 14 x 2 cm
Photo by: Caleb Chávez
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Carmen Tapia. Necklace: Ciclo, 2016. Silver 925.. 15 x 15 x 1 cm. Photo by: Caleb Chávez. Carmen Tapia
Necklace: Ciclo, 2016
Silver 925.
15 x 15 x 1 cm
Photo by: Caleb Chávez
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Carmen Tapia. Necklace: Listel, 2014. Silver 925.. 25 x 16 x 2.5 cm. Photo by: Caleb Chávez. Carmen Tapia
Necklace: Listel, 2014
Silver 925.
25 x 16 x 2.5 cm
Photo by: Caleb Chávez
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Carmen Tapia. Necklace: KA, 2012. Silver 925, Lapis lazuli.. 25 x 25 x 0.6 cm. Carmen Tapia
Necklace: KA, 2012
Silver 925, Lapis lazuli.
25 x 25 x 0.6 cm
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Carmen Tapia. Necklace: Bucle, 2009. Silver 925.. 47 x 3 x 3 cm. Photo by: Caleb Chávez. Carmen Tapia
Necklace: Bucle, 2009
Silver 925.
47 x 3 x 3 cm
Photo by: Caleb Chávez
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Intro
Carmen Tapia was born and now resides in the city of Taxco, Mexico. Educated in a family of goldsmiths, heirs of the modern Mexican silverware, and with studies in Plastic Arts and Philosophy, Carmen has built up a solid theoretical, formal, and technical scaffolding, which has allowed her to synthesize her aesthetic ideas in the language of the contemporary jewelry. Her work has deserved three times the National Silver Award granted by the Mexican government and has been exhibited in museums, galleries and art fairs. She has also been a professor at the Faculty of Arts and Design of the National Autonomous University of Mexico.

Statement

Her creative process starts from investigating and manipulating the topological and plasticity properties of two-dimensional surfaces; by means of folds and pleats, she creates three-dimensional forms to which she applies dynamic forces such as torsion, elongation or contraction, thereby obtaining a harmonic geometric order very similar to the order of natural organic forms. Carmen works with models made of flexible and malleable materials, such as paper and wax, which then are transferred to silver by techniques such as lost wax casting and forging. These techniques, and the ability of silver to reflect the light, allow her to create light and luminous laminar surfaces and organic membranes, resulting in the creation of comfortable and easy-to-use pieces in large formats.

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Book:  Dreaming in Silver / Soñar En Plata: Silver Artists of Modern Mexico. Morrill, C. PennySchiffer Publishing:  Pennsylvania,  2019
Online Article:  Neighbord. Craft in Amercia:  Los Angeles,  2017
Book:  Artificios, plata y diseño en México.. Coronel, RafaelFomento Cultural Banamex:  México,  2016
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