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Eva Burton

Jeweller
Published: 26.11.2019

Bio

Eva Burton is a maker living and working in the Bilbao, Spain. She was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina where she studied Art Restoration at the University of Fine Arts in Buenos Aires. At 2014 she graduated Professor Ramón Puig Cuyás´ class at the Escola Massana in Barcelona. In July 2017 she graduated from Master in Fine Arts at the University of Applied Sciences Trier. Constantly working on collaboration and collective projects with the aim of interconnecting diverse cultures and aesthetic disciplines.  Eva does not stick to a single tipology of objects: she is always seeking new ways of expression and playing is a fundamental aspect of her life and in her artistic creations.

Statement

The back yard of my house is special

The back yard of my house is very special
Frogs and giraffes come to say hi
We run races in wooden cars
then we eat some custard pies
The back yard or my house is very special
I enjoy the visits that make it shine...

There are three kinds of human. Homo Sapiens, the human who knows. Homo Faber, the human who creates. Homo Ludens, the human who plays.
Play is a function of the living, it presents to us like an intermezzo, an interlude of our daily life.
Play is a ritual that has a consecrated spot, the playground, the back yard, the magic circle. Inside this playground an absolute and peculiar order reigns. Into an imperfect world and into the confusion of life it brings a temporary, limited perfection
As makers, we have the power to transform material into ideas. Through this process in which we experiment with tension and confusion, we are able to achieve pleasure. We play with the reality mixing experiences from the inner world with the outside world. In this blend is where it lays our inspiration.
Reversal and inversion, exaggeration, paradox, playing with boundaries, playing with infinity, playing with space and playing with time. This is what human does. Humans are artists only when they are at play or perhaps they are ideally humans only when they are at play.
/Eva Burton, Idar-Oberstein, 2017



Yaba Daba Doo Series
Yaba Daba Doo it is an expression of joy and celebration, the catchphrase extracted from The Flinstones Cartoon.
Irony and pop culture are highlighted, presenting the universal shape of the bone as its basic element, referring to the empowerment and protection amulets of the caveman. By dyeing them in metallic tones and dressing them up in gala with sparkles of zirconia, they jump to our present as jewels to stomp in a world where everything moves way too fast.
/ Eva Burton, Bilbao, 2019
 

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2023:
Exhibition  19 Nov 2023 - 18 Feb 2024  Rockstars at Mons.
Exhibition  29 Jun 2023 - 09 Jul 2023  Carry me. Galerie Door at Stevenskerk Nijmegen.
2021:
Exhibition  03 May 2021 - 09 May 2021  Resources.
2020:
Exhibition  14 Dec 2020 - 20 Dec 2020  WARP Tokyo-Barcelona.
Exhibition  11 Mar 2020 - 15 Mar 2020  CANCELED / Astonish: Boom Boom Gem.
Exhibition  21 Feb 2020 - 20 Mar 2020  Gogoisme 2 in Lisbon.
2019:
Exhibition  30 Nov 2019 - 15 Feb 2020  Ternion.
Exhibition  25 Nov 2019 - 25 Jan 2020  Island #4 by Eva Burton.
Exhibition  09 Oct 2019 - 02 Nov 2019  Gogoisme 2.
Exhibition  27 Sep 2019 - 28 Sep 2019  Open Doors Weekend by Eva Burton.
Lectures  16 Apr 2019 - 16 Apr 2019  Homo Ludens, the human who plays. A lecture by Eva Burton.
Exhibition  13 Mar 2019 - 17 Mar 2019  Door is Open.
2018:
Exhibition  27 Dec 2018 - 30 Dec 2018  Eva Burton at This Art Fair.
Exhibition  03 Oct 2018 - 06 Oct 2018  Into the Woods, an Interdisciplinary Project.
Exhibition  19 Aug 2018 - 31 Oct 2018  Marzee International Graduate Show 2018.
Exhibition  18 May 2018 - 08 Jun 2018  Homo Ludens by Eva Burton.
Exhibition  07 Mar 2018 - 13 Mar 2018  Big Bang at Handwerk & Design 2018.
Exhibition  07 Mar 2018 - 13 Mar 2018  Astonish: Holy Rock.
Exhibition  16 Feb 2018 - 19 Feb 2018  Big Bang at Inhorgenta 2018.
2017:
Exhibition  10 Nov 2017 - 03 Dec 2017  Opening Show Galerie Door.
Exhibition  04 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017  It's Piñata Time by Eva Burton and Tabea Reulecke.
Exhibition  27 Jun 2017 - 22 Jul 2017  Twenty-Three. Contemporary Jewelry in Ibero-America.
Exhibition  26 Jun 2017 - 22 Jul 2017  Joalharia Contemporânea na Iberoamérica.
Lisboa
Exhibition  21 Jun 2017 - 29 Jul 2017  Summerfestival.
Galerie Slavik, Vienna
Exhibition  08 Mar 2017 - 14 Mar 2017  Astonish at Schmuck 2017.
2016:
Exhibition  27 Nov 2016 - 26 Feb 2017  Neuer Schmuck aus Idar-Oberstein.
Fundraising  23 May 2016 - 04 Sep 2016  Let the Rock Roll Tombola Project by Eva Burton.
Exhibition  21 Apr 2016 - 05 May 2016  Astonish at Valencia.
Exhibition  21 Apr 2016 - 15 May 2016  Sur o no Sur. Contemporary Jewellery from Argentina.
Exhibition  24 Feb 2016 - 01 Mar 2016  Astonish in Munich.
2015:
Exhibition  15 May 2015 - 07 Jun 2015  Sur o no Sur.
2014:
Exhibition  09 Oct 2014 - 18 Oct 2014  Sur o no Sur.
2013:
Exhibition  29 Nov 2013 - 02 Mar 2014  Papallona / Mariposa / Butterfly.

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Book:  New Brooches: 400+ Contemporary Jewellery Designs. Estrada, NicolasPromopress:  Barcelona,  2018
Book:  To The Point. Daniela Malev.  2016
Book:  New Necklaces: 400+ Contemporary Designs. Nicolas EstradaPromopress:  United Kingdom,  2016
Catalogue:  International Contemporary Metal & Jewellery Art Exhibition 2015. Beijin,  2015
Catalogue:  Sur o No Sur. Legnica,  2015
Catalogue:  Transmissions. Montpellier,  2015
Catalogue:  Triple Mortal. Barcelona,  2015
Catalogue:  Marzee Graduation Show. Nijmegen,  2014
Catalogue:  NSAIO 5- Neue Schmuck aus Idar-Oberstein. Idar-Oberstein,  2014
Catalogue:  Petium. Eva Burton.  2013
Catalogue:  Butterfly. The Metaphore of life in Contemporary Jewellery. Barcelona,  2013
Book:  New Earrings: 500+ designs from around the world. Estrada, NicolasThames & Hudson:  Untied Kingdom,  2013
Book:  Jewelbook. International Annual of Contemporary Jewel Art 12/13. Van Damme, JaakStichting Kunstboek:  Oostkamp,  2012
Book:  Use A Book. Libri Y Proggeti:  Reggio Nell'Emilia,  2011