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Joana Santos

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Published: 04.06.2020
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Joana Santos. Necklace: Untitled, 2019. Paper, cotton.. 50 x 74 cm. Photo by: Rossana Mendes Fonseca. From series: Knit. Joana Santos
Necklace: Untitled, 2019
Paper, cotton.
50 x 74 cm
Photo by: Rossana Mendes Fonseca
From series: Knit
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Joana Santos. Necklace: Untitled, 2019. Paper, cotton.. 50 x 74 cm. Photo by: Rossana Mendes Fonseca. From series: Knit. Joana Santos
Necklace: Untitled, 2019
Paper, cotton.
50 x 74 cm
Photo by: Rossana Mendes Fonseca
From series: Knit
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Joana Santos. Necklace: Untitled, 2019. Rubber, paper.. 50 x 74 cm. Photo by: Rossana Mendes Fonseca. From series: Knit. Joana Santos
Necklace: Untitled, 2019
Rubber, paper.
50 x 74 cm
Photo by: Rossana Mendes Fonseca
From series: Knit
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Joana Santos. Piece: Untitled, 2019. Rubber, paper.. 50 x 74 cm. Photo by: Rossana Mendes Fonseca. From series: Knit. Joana Santos
Piece: Untitled, 2019
Rubber, paper.
50 x 74 cm
Photo by: Rossana Mendes Fonseca
From series: Knit
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Joana Santos. Necklace: Untitled, 2019. Rubber, nylon.. 50 x 74 cm. Photo by: Rossana Mendes Fonseca. From series: Knit. Joana Santos
Necklace: Untitled, 2019
Rubber, nylon.
50 x 74 cm
Photo by: Rossana Mendes Fonseca
From series: Knit
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Joana Santos. Necklace: Untitled, 2019. Brass oxidized, cotton.. 7 x 10 x 0.5 cm. Photo by: Nelson Cambão. From series: Knit. Joana Santos
Necklace: Untitled, 2019
Brass oxidized, cotton.
7 x 10 x 0.5 cm
Photo by: Nelson Cambão
From series: Knit
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Joana Santos. Necklace: Untitled, 2019. Brass oxidized, cotton.. 8 x 11 x 3 cm. Photo by: Nelson Cambão. From series: Knit. Joana Santos
Necklace: Untitled, 2019
Brass oxidized, cotton.
8 x 11 x 3 cm
Photo by: Nelson Cambão
From series: Knit
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Joana Santos. Necklace: Untitled, 2019. Brass oxidized, cotton. . 8 x 8 x 2.5 cm. Photo by: Nelson Cambão. From series: Knit. Joana Santos
Necklace: Untitled, 2019
Brass oxidized, cotton. 
8 x 8 x 2.5 cm
Photo by: Nelson Cambão
From series: Knit
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Joana Santos. Brooch: Untitled, 2019. Brass oxidized.. 6 x 10 x 0.5 cm. Photo by: Nelson Cambão. From series: Knit. Magnet brooch.. Joana Santos
Brooch: Untitled, 2019
Brass oxidized.
6 x 10 x 0.5 cm
Photo by: Nelson Cambão
From series: Knit
Magnet brooch.

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Joana Santos. Necklace: Untitled, 2019. Sterling silver oxidized. . 6 x 6 x 2 cm. Photo by: Nelson Cambão. From series: Knit. Joana Santos
Necklace: Untitled, 2019
Sterling silver oxidized. 
6 x 6 x 2 cm
Photo by: Nelson Cambão
From series: Knit
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Joana Santos. Earrings: Untitled, 2019. Sterling silver.. 3 x 3 x 0.5 cm. Photo by: Nelson Cambão. From series: Knit. Joana Santos
Earrings: Untitled, 2019
Sterling silver.
3 x 3 x 0.5 cm
Photo by: Nelson Cambão
From series: Knit
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Joana Santos. Bracelet: Untitled, 2019. Sterling silver oxidized.. 4 x 6 x 6 cm. Photo by: Rossana Mendes da Fonseca. From series: Knit. Joana Santos
Bracelet: Untitled, 2019
Sterling silver oxidized.
4 x 6 x 6 cm
Photo by: Rossana Mendes da Fonseca
From series: Knit
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Joana Santos. Pin: Untitled, 2019. Sterling silver.. 8 x 4.5 x 0.5 cm. Photo by: Nelson Cambão. From series: Knit. Joana Santos
Pin: Untitled, 2019
Sterling silver.
8 x 4.5 x 0.5 cm
Photo by: Nelson Cambão
From series: Knit
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Joana Santos. Necklace: Untitled, 2019. Rubber, cotton, sterling silver.. 50 x 70 cm. Photo by: Minimal Concept. From series: Knit. Joana Santos
Necklace: Untitled, 2019
Rubber, cotton, sterling silver.
50 x 70 cm
Photo by: Minimal Concept
From series: Knit
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Joana Santos. Earrings: Untitled, 2019. Sterling silver.. 1 x 6 x 0.1 cm. Photo by: Nelson Cambão. From series: Knit. Joana Santos
Earrings: Untitled, 2019
Sterling silver.
1 x 6 x 0.1 cm
Photo by: Nelson Cambão
From series: Knit
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Joana Santos. Necklace: Untitled, 2019. Sterling silver.. 5.5 x 6 x 4 cm. Photo by: Nelson Cambão. From series: Knit. Joana Santos
Necklace: Untitled, 2019
Sterling silver.
5.5 x 6 x 4 cm
Photo by: Nelson Cambão
From series: Knit
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Joana Santos. Ring: Untitled, 2019. Sterling silver, cotton.. 1.5 x 1.5 x 1 cm. Photo by: Nelson Cambão. From series: Knit. Joana Santos
Ring: Untitled, 2019
Sterling silver, cotton.
1.5 x 1.5 x 1 cm
Photo by: Nelson Cambão
From series: Knit
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Joana Santos. Ring: Untitled, 2019. Sterling silver, rubber.. 12 x 8 x 4 cm. Photo by: Nelson Cambão. From series: Knit. Joana Santos
Ring: Untitled, 2019
Sterling silver, rubber.
12 x 8 x 4 cm
Photo by: Nelson Cambão
From series: Knit
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Joana Santos. Brooch: Untitled, 2016. Sterling silver, steel wire.. 16 x 16 cm. Photo by: Joana Santos. From series: Urchin. Joana Santos
Brooch: Untitled, 2016
Sterling silver, steel wire.
16 x 16 cm
Photo by: Joana Santos
From series: Urchin
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Joana Santos. Brooch: Untitled, 2016. Sterling silver, steel wire.. 16 x 16 cm. Photo by: Joana Santos. From series: Urchin. On body.. Joana Santos
Brooch: Untitled, 2016
Sterling silver, steel wire.
16 x 16 cm
Photo by: Joana Santos
From series: Urchin

On body.

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Joana Santos. Ring: Untitled, 2016. Sterling silver, steel wire.. 7 x 2.5 x 4 cm. Photo by: Joana Santos. Joana Santos
Ring: Untitled, 2016
Sterling silver, steel wire.
7 x 2.5 x 4 cm
Photo by: Joana Santos
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Joana Santos. Ring: Untitled, 2016. Sterling silver, steel wire.. 6 x 1.5 x 3 cm. Photo by: Joana Santos. From series: Urchin. Joana Santos
Ring: Untitled, 2016
Sterling silver, steel wire.
6 x 1.5 x 3 cm
Photo by: Joana Santos
From series: Urchin
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Joana Santos. Ring: Untitled, 2016. Sterling silver, steel wire.. 6 x 1.5 x 3 cm. Photo by: Joana Santos. From series: Urchin. Alternative view.. Joana Santos
Ring: Untitled, 2016
Sterling silver, steel wire.
6 x 1.5 x 3 cm
Photo by: Joana Santos
From series: Urchin

Alternative view.

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Joana Santos. Earrings: Untitled, 2016. Sterling silver, steel wire.. 8 x 1.5 x 1 cm. Photo by: Joana Santos. From series: Urchin. Joana Santos
Earrings: Untitled, 2016
Sterling silver, steel wire.
8 x 1.5 x 1 cm
Photo by: Joana Santos
From series: Urchin
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Joana Santos. Necklace: Untitled, 2016. Sterling silver, steel wire.. 16 x 16 x 1 cm. Photo by: Scar_ID, Sílvia Costa. Joana Santos
Necklace: Untitled, 2016
Sterling silver, steel wire.
16 x 16 x 1 cm
Photo by: Scar_ID, Sílvia Costa
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Joana Santos. Necklace: Untitled, 2016. Sterling silver, steel wire.. 15 x 30 x 0.5 cm. Photo by: Scar_ID, Sílvia Costa. From series: Urchin. Joana Santos
Necklace: Untitled, 2016
Sterling silver, steel wire.
15 x 30 x 0.5 cm
Photo by: Scar_ID, Sílvia Costa
From series: Urchin
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Intro
Joana Santos is a Portuguese emerging designer of contemporary jewellery. She was born in 1986 in Porto, Portugal. After graduated in architecture, she started to miss handwork - that is more intimate - and also the unrestricted challenge of creation. Curious about jewelry for a long time, in 2013 she finally decided to begin to learn and discover the techniques at Cindor. Using straight lines and playing plans with simple volumetry, Santos' work reveals her past experience with architecture by a deep influence of geometry, but also articulates organic elements, reflecting the connection with art, poetry and life.
Joana's minimalist and geometric work is mostly inspired by architectural shapes, but also in nature and art, contrasting the rationality of the line with delicate techniques and unpredictable detailing. With a degree in architecture, Santos achieved in jewellery the genuine expression of her aesthetic: straight angles and simple planes play with light and shadow exploring three-dimensionality and volumetry.

From the concept to the drawing and from the process to the matter, the jewels growing in her hands are pure. Made in silver, Santos' limited collections combine meticulous and very careful handwork with conceptual research and technical experimentation. All the pieces are exclusive and original, designed and realized by the designer in her studio, in Porto.

About Knit series:
Geometric structure that operates at different levels. Each of its turns form a network, which represents a platform for interaction and communication between elements. This fabric, composed of horizontal and vertical axes, assists in the alignment of cities in the composition of textual elements, in the connection of social relationships. Its strength is in the possibility of doing and undoing, in creating empty spaces, openings and porosities, which reveal and transform into new identities.

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2019:
Exhibition  20 Apr 2019 - 21 Apr 2019  Selected Artists and Collectives at Autor 2019.
2018:
Exhibition  22 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018  Collectiva Meeting.

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Book:  New Brooches: 400+ Contemporary Jewellery Designs. Estrada, NicolasPromopress:  Barcelona,  2018
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