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Irene Palomar

Jeweller
Published: 16.12.2020

Intro
Irene Palomar is an artist based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, with an extensive training in jewellery techniques. The artist is a regular presence in fairs such JOYA Barcelona, and in international exhibitions. With her work Irene Palomar's aims to create objects that express her feelings and are compatible with the others.

Statement

I consider contemporary jewelery very close to sculpture. My interest lies in creating objects to observe or to carry, to express my inner world through them, and communicate well with others. Thanks to these objects I can communicate my emerging feelings, my emotions, my needs of the world in which I live and with whom I interact.

New Life Collection 2020
Through my work, I wish to show some of what is done with plastic garbage to prevent the contamination, industrializing the plastic trash. There are many people around the world who recycle plastic garbage and transform this into useful objects for everyday life.
Based on this, I chose to incorporate modules of some objects that are born from the transformation of plastic discards that through recycling and industrialization arise into a new, non-polluting, life: bricks, tables, boards, benches, toys, boxes, endless objects... I chose for my collection: plastic modules of bricks and ecological plastic wood.


New Life Collection 2020 II
In this very particular year, I present the second part of New Life 2020. 8000000 tons of plastics go to the oceans every year, forming huge islands of plastics: plastic garbage and fishing net waste. There are many people around the world who recycle plastic garbage and transform it into useful objects for everyday life. The pieces in this collection have modules of plastic bricks and plastic wood, both made with 99% disposable plastics.

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2021:
Exhibition  26 Sep 2021 - 06 Oct 2021  Shape of Nature 2021. Selected artist list announced.
2020:
Exhibition  05 Nov 2020 - 05 Dec 2020  Intersect Chicago, SOFA Virtually at MEK Gallery.
Exhibition  02 Sep 2020 - 07 Sep 2020  Hamptons Virtual Fair at MEK Gallery.
Exhibition  30 May 2020 - 30 Aug 2020  Pandemia, Pandemonio, Pandega at Nucleo de Joalheria Brasileira.
Exhibition  11 Mar 2020 - 15 Mar 2020  New Life 2020 Collection by Irene Palomar.
Exhibition  11 Mar 2020 - 15 Mar 2020  Café Clara at Munich Jewellery Week.
2019:
Exhibition  16 Dec 2019 - 16 Feb 2020  7 years by Irene Palomar.
Exhibition  24 Oct 2019 - 27 Oct 2019  Artistar Jewels at Milano Jewelry Week 2019.
Exhibition  18 Oct 2019 - 27 Oct 2019  Florence Biennale.
Exhibition  18 Oct 2019 - 28 Oct 2019  Beijing International Jewelry Art Exhibition 2019.
Exhibition  06 Apr 2019 - 11 May 2019  Red - Black, Jewelry in Düsseldorf.
Exhibition  10 Mar 2019 - 15 Mar 2019  New Life Collection by Irene Palomar.
Exhibition  20 Feb 2019 - 30 Mar 2019  Red - Black, Jewelry in Sant Cugat.
2018:
Exhibition  25 Nov 2018 - 29 Dec 2018  Red - Black, Jewelry in Enschede.
Exhibition  27 Oct 2018 - 03 Nov 2018  Travesías.
Exhibition  04 Oct 2018 - 06 Oct 2018  Selected Artists JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair 2018.
Exhibition  14 Sep 2018 - 27 Oct 2018  Red - Black, Jewelry in Neuchâtel.
Exhibition  21 May 2018 - 05 Jun 2018  The After Joya Effect V.
Exhibition  18 May 2018 - 20 Jun 2018  Red - Black, Jewelry in Madrid.
Exhibition  02 Mar 2018 - 05 May 2018  Red - Black, jewelry in Sevilla.
2017:
Exhibition  05 Oct 2017 - 07 Oct 2017  Selected Artists JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair 2017.
Exhibition  20 Sep 2017 - 30 Oct 2017  Jewels & Chocolate.
Exhibition  18 May 2017 - 06 Jun 2017  The After Joya Effect IV.
2016:
Exhibition  29 Sep 2016 - 01 Oct 2016  Selected Artists JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair 2016.
Exhibition  30 Aug 2016 - 15 Oct 2016  Integrating Hemispheres by Irene Palomar.
Exhibition  30 Aug 2016 - 30 Aug 2016  Integrando Hemisferios.
MEK  Gallery at Còrdoba, Argentina.
Exhibition  29 Jun 2016 - 23 Jul 2016  The After Joya III.
Athens Jewellery Week
2015:
Fair  06 Nov 2015 - 08 Nov 2015  SOFA CHICAGO.
Irene Palomar  takes part at Sofa Chicago with Gallery Marìa Elena Kravetz from Argentina. In November, the world’s Sculptures Objects Functional Art + Design Fair (SOFA CHICAGO) is  happening  in the  city of Chicago at Navy Pier. SOFA CHICAGO is one of the longest running art fairs in the world, and the oldest art fair in Chicago ,SOFA CHICAGO is dedicated to bringing together the perpetually separated spheres of design, decorative arts, and fine arts. With nearly 70 internationally renowned galleries, SOFA CHICAGO will be exhibiting an array of ceramics, wood, glass, fiber, jewelry, metal and innovative designs.
Fair  08 Oct 2015 - 10 Oct 2015  JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair 2015.
Open call  02 Oct 2015 - 16 Oct 2015  Beijing International Jewelry Art Biennial 2015.
Exhibition  30 Jul 2015 - 20 Sep 2015  Figurations.
Exhibition  22 May 2015 - 20 Jun 2015  6000 Fragments – The Floating Islands.
2014:
Fair  09 Oct 2014 - 11 Oct 2014  JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair 2014.
Exhibition  03 Oct 2014 - 15 Nov 2014  Creativity Contest: The Posing Jewel.
2013:
Exhibition  05 Nov 2013 - 18 Dec 2013  Pending Issue / Tema pendiente.
Fair  17 Oct 2013 - 19 Oct 2013  JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair 2013.
Exhibition  08 Sep 2013 - 26 Sep 2013  Time.
Exhibition  31 May 2013 - 28 Jun 2013  Japanese Lacquer applied to contemporary jewelry in Argentina.
2012:
Fair  11 Oct 2012 - 13 Oct 2012  JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair 2012.

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Book:  JOYA 2016 Catalogue. Le DepartementLe Departement:  Barcelona,  2016
Publication:  Jewelry & Beading Showcase gallery 500 Art Necklaces. Ray HemachandraLark:  2013
Publication:  Seventh Yearbook of International Artists. Argentine Art-Official Publication of the 1st Bienal of Contemporary Art:  Argentine, Buenos Aires,  2012
Book:  New Rings: 500+ Designs from Around the World by Nicolas Estrada. Estrada, NicolasThames & Hudson:  United Kingdom,  2011
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