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Jorge Manilla

Jeweller
Published: 27.01.2010
Jorge Manilla. Object: Object, 2009. Wood. photo: Tom Lagaest. Jorge Manilla
Object: Object, 2009
Wood
photo: Tom Lagaest
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Jorge Manilla. Brooch: Glans. Silver, steel, silk, pearls, handmade cotton paper. photo: Lostfish. Jorge Manilla
Brooch: Glans
Silver, steel, silk, pearls, handmade cotton paper
photo: Lostfish
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Jorge Manilla. Brooch: Glans. Silver, steel, silk, pearls, handmade cotton paper. photo: Lostfish. Jorge Manilla
Brooch: Glans
Silver, steel, silk, pearls, handmade cotton paper
photo: Lostfish
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Jorge Manilla. Piece: Only out of Conscience and Still Life, 2009. Silver, bone, wood and shibu-ichi. photo: Tom Lagaest. Jorge Manilla
Piece: Only out of Conscience and Still Life, 2009
Silver, bone, wood and shibu-ichi
photo: Tom Lagaest
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Jorge Manilla. Brooch: Encadenadas, 2009. Silver, gold, cardboard, wood, leather, shell. photo: Bart Vermaercke. Jorge Manilla
Brooch: Encadenadas, 2009
Silver, gold, cardboard, wood, leather, shell
photo: Bart Vermaercke
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Jorge Manilla. Necklace: All about Us, 2009. Gourd, onyx, beaver fake fur, steel wire. photo: Jorge Manilla. Jorge Manilla
Necklace: All about Us, 2009
Gourd, onyx, beaver fake fur, steel wire
photo: Jorge Manilla
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Jorge Manilla. Necklace: All about Us, 2009. Gourd, onyx, beaver fake fur, steel wire. photo: Jorge Manilla. Jorge Manilla
Necklace: All about Us, 2009
Gourd, onyx, beaver fake fur, steel wire
photo: Jorge Manilla
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Jorge Manilla. Brooch: Tales of a Big City, 2009. Silver. photo: Tom Lagaest. Jorge Manilla
Brooch: Tales of a Big City, 2009
Silver
photo: Tom Lagaest
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Jorge Manilla. Brooch: Tales of a Big City, 2009. Silver. photo: Tom Lagaest. Jorge Manilla
Brooch: Tales of a Big City, 2009
Silver
photo: Tom Lagaest
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Jorge Manilla. Ring: Tales of a Big City, 2008. Silver. photo: Bart Vermaercke. Jorge Manilla
Ring: Tales of a Big City, 2008
Silver
photo: Bart Vermaercke
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Jorge Manilla. Ring: Tales of a Big City, 2008. Silver. photo: Bart Vermaercke. Jorge Manilla
Ring: Tales of a Big City, 2008
Silver
photo: Bart Vermaercke
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Jorge Manilla. Ring: Tales of a Big City, 2008. Silver. photo: Bart Vermaercke. Jorge Manilla
Ring: Tales of a Big City, 2008
Silver
photo: Bart Vermaercke
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Jorge Manilla. Ring: Tales of a Big City, 2008. Silver. photo: Bart Vermaercke. Jorge Manilla
Ring: Tales of a Big City, 2008
Silver
photo: Bart Vermaercke
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Jorge Manilla. Necklace: Pang, 2008. Garnets, cotton thread. photo: Bart Vermaercke. Jorge Manilla
Necklace: Pang, 2008
Garnets, cotton thread
photo: Bart Vermaercke
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Jorge Manilla. Necklace: Without title, 2008. Cardboard, silver, cotton thread. photo: Tom Lagaest. Jorge Manilla
Necklace: Without title, 2008
Cardboard, silver, cotton thread
photo: Tom Lagaest
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Jorge Manilla. Necklace: Son solo recuerdos, 2008. Porcelain, cotton. Jorge Manilla
Necklace: Son solo recuerdos, 2008
Porcelain, cotton
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Jorge Manilla. Ring: Historias de una gran ciudad  4, 2008. Silver. Jorge Manilla
Ring: Historias de una gran ciudad 4, 2008
Silver
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Jorge Manilla. Ring: Historias de una gran ciudad  3, 2008. Silver. Jorge Manilla
Ring: Historias de una gran ciudad 3, 2008
Silver
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Jorge Manilla. Ring: Historias de una gran ciudad, 2008. Silver. Jorge Manilla
Ring: Historias de una gran ciudad, 2008
Silver
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Jorge Manilla. Necklace: Incarnations, 2008. Copper, silver, leather, wood, cotton thread. photo: Tom Lagaest. Jorge Manilla
Necklace: Incarnations, 2008
Copper, silver, leather, wood, cotton thread
photo: Tom Lagaest
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Jorge Manilla. Necklace: You don’t Care about Me, 2008. Leather, bone, wood, silver. foto: Tom Lagaest. Jorge Manilla
Necklace: You don’t Care about Me, 2008
Leather, bone, wood, silver
foto: Tom Lagaest
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Jorge Manilla. Necklace: Men of Knowledge, 2007. Bone, cotton thread. photo: Bart Vermaercke. Jorge Manilla
Necklace: Men of Knowledge, 2007
Bone, cotton thread
photo: Bart Vermaercke
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Jorge Manilla. Necklace: For my Aunt Mayo, 2007. Porcelain, cotton, silver. photo: Tom Lagaest. Jorge Manilla
Necklace: For my Aunt Mayo, 2007
Porcelain, cotton, silver
photo: Tom Lagaest
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Jorge Manilla. Necklace: Beings in Transition, 2007. Cotton thread, silver, porcelain, rosewood wood. photo: Bart Vermaercke. Jorge Manilla
Necklace: Beings in Transition, 2007
Cotton thread, silver, porcelain, rosewood wood
photo: Bart Vermaercke
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Jorge Manilla. Necklace: Seres en transición, 2007. Porcelain, cotton, silver, wood. Detail. Jorge Manilla
Necklace: Seres en transición, 2007
Porcelain, cotton, silver, wood
Detail
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Jorge Manilla. Necklace: Historic Trial, 2007. Cardboard, cotton thread, silver, mirror. photo: Tom Lagaest. Jorge Manilla
Necklace: Historic Trial, 2007
Cardboard, cotton thread, silver, mirror
photo: Tom Lagaest
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Jorge Manilla. Piece: God Within, 2007. Cardboard, silver, mirror. photo: Bart Vermaercke. Jorge Manilla
Piece: God Within, 2007
Cardboard, silver, mirror
photo: Bart Vermaercke
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Jorge Manilla. Necklace: The Mystic Bufon, 2007. Silver, cardboard, mirror, cotton thread. photo: Tom Lagaest. Jorge Manilla
Necklace: The Mystic Bufon, 2007
Silver, cardboard, mirror, cotton thread
photo: Tom Lagaest
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Jorge Manilla. Necklace: When the Bird Sings…, 2007. Porcelain, silver, cardboard, gold. photo: Bart Vermaercke. Jorge Manilla
Necklace: When the Bird Sings…, 2007
Porcelain, silver, cardboard, gold
photo: Bart Vermaercke
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Jorge Manilla. Ring: Just Look, 2007. Silver, thorns. photo: Bart Vermaercke. Jorge Manilla
Ring: Just Look, 2007
Silver, thorns
photo: Bart Vermaercke
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Jorge Manilla. Necklace: Existence Ignored, 2007. Wood pasta, wire copper, silver. photo: Bart Vermaercke. Jorge Manilla
Necklace: Existence Ignored, 2007
Wood pasta, wire copper, silver
photo: Bart Vermaercke
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Jorge Manilla. Necklace: Existence Ignored, 2007. Wood pasta, wire copper, silver. photo: Bart Vermaercke. Jorge Manilla
Necklace: Existence Ignored, 2007
Wood pasta, wire copper, silver
photo: Bart Vermaercke
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Jorge Manilla. Brooch: Ese hombre, 2007. Cotton thread, silver, bone. photo: Bart Vermaercke. Jorge Manilla
Brooch: Ese hombre, 2007
Cotton thread, silver, bone
photo: Bart Vermaercke
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Jorge Manilla. Piece: Ese hombre, 2007. Cotton thread, silver, bone. photo: Bart Vermaercke. Jorge Manilla
Piece: Ese hombre, 2007
Cotton thread, silver, bone
photo: Bart Vermaercke
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Jorge Manilla. Brooch: El sentido de tu vida, 2007. Porcelain, cardboard, silver. Photo by: Bart Vermaercke. Jorge Manilla
Brooch: El sentido de tu vida, 2007
Porcelain, cardboard, silver
Photo by: Bart Vermaercke
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Jorge Manilla. Necklace: Si no me amas, 2007. Cardboard, silver, chain. Photo by: Bart Vermaercke. Jorge Manilla
Necklace: Si no me amas, 2007
Cardboard, silver, chain
Photo by: Bart Vermaercke
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Jorge Manilla. Necklace: Altar para los habitantes de una gran ciudad, 2007. Porcelain, silver, cardboard, bone. Photo by: Bart Vermaercke. Jorge Manilla
Necklace: Altar para los habitantes de una gran ciudad, 2007
Porcelain, silver, cardboard, bone
Photo by: Bart Vermaercke
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Jorge Manilla. Necklace: Spiritus copus, 2007. Cardboard, porcelain, silver, cord, leather. Photo by: Bart Vermaercke. Jorge Manilla
Necklace: Spiritus copus, 2007
Cardboard, porcelain, silver, cord, leather
Photo by: Bart Vermaercke
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Jorge Manilla. Brooch: Nunca fuiste verdad, 2007. Cardboard, gold, silver, porcelain. Photo by: Bart Vermaercke. Jorge Manilla
Brooch: Nunca fuiste verdad, 2007
Cardboard, gold, silver, porcelain
Photo by: Bart Vermaercke
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Jorge Manilla. Necklace: Dualidad negada, 2007. Porcelain, silver, mirror, cotton. Photo by: Bart Vermaercke. Jorge Manilla
Necklace: Dualidad negada, 2007
Porcelain, silver, mirror, cotton
Photo by: Bart Vermaercke
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Jorge Manilla. Necklace: Ni hombre,ni mujer,solo ser, 2007. Cardboard, silver, wool, cord. Photo by: Bart Vermaercke. Jorge Manilla
Necklace: Ni hombre,ni mujer,solo ser, 2007
Cardboard, silver, wool, cord
Photo by: Bart Vermaercke
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Jorge Manilla. Brooch: Un sueño era la única forma, 2007. Silver, bone, wool, cardboard. Photo by: Bart Vermaercke. Jorge Manilla
Brooch: Un sueño era la única forma, 2007
Silver, bone, wool, cardboard
Photo by: Bart Vermaercke
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Jorge Manilla. Necklace: Eternas penitencias detail, 2007. Bone, silver. Jorge Manilla
Necklace: Eternas penitencias detail, 2007
Bone, silver
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Jorge Manilla. Necklace: Eternas penitencias, 2007. Bone, silver. Jorge Manilla
Necklace: Eternas penitencias, 2007
Bone, silver
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Jorge Manilla. Necklace: Titeres, 2007. Porcelain, silver, cotton. Jorge Manilla
Necklace: Titeres, 2007
Porcelain, silver, cotton
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Jorge Manilla. Brooch: Ese hombre 4, 2007. Bark, amatepaper, silver. Jorge Manilla
Brooch: Ese hombre 4, 2007
Bark, amatepaper, silver
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Jorge Manilla. Brooch: Ese hombre 2, 2007. Cardboard, amatepaper, silver, bone, garnet. Jorge Manilla
Brooch: Ese hombre 2, 2007
Cardboard, amatepaper, silver, bone, garnet
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Jorge Manilla. Brooch: Ese hombre 1, 2007. Cardboard, corn pasta,bone, silver. Jorge Manilla
Brooch: Ese hombre 1, 2007
Cardboard, corn pasta,bone, silver
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Jorge Manilla. Brooch: Ese hombre, 2007. Cardboard, amatepaper, silver, bone, cardboard, corn. Jorge Manilla
Brooch: Ese hombre, 2007
Cardboard, amatepaper, silver, bone, cardboard, corn
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Jorge Manilla. Piece: Metamorfosis divinas II, 2006. Porcelain, silver, thorn. photo: Bart Vermaercke. Jorge Manilla
Piece: Metamorfosis divinas II, 2006
Porcelain, silver, thorn
photo: Bart Vermaercke
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Jorge Manilla. Brooch: Iluminados, 2006. Porcelain, silver. photo: Bart Vermaercke. Jorge Manilla
Brooch: Iluminados, 2006
Porcelain, silver
photo: Bart Vermaercke
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Jorge Manilla. Piece: El beso, 2006. Dissected colibri, porcelain, cotton thread. photo: Bart Vermaercke. Jorge Manilla
Piece: El beso, 2006
Dissected colibri, porcelain, cotton thread
photo: Bart Vermaercke
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Jorge Manilla. Necklace: No todos somos iguales, 2006. porcelain/ cotton thread. photo: Bart Vermaercke. Jorge Manilla
Necklace: No todos somos iguales, 2006
porcelain/ cotton thread
photo: Bart Vermaercke
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Jorge Manilla. Necklace: Coronas para la reina, 2006. Silver. photo: Tom Lagaest. Jorge Manilla
Necklace: Coronas para la reina, 2006
Silver
photo: Tom Lagaest
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Jorge Manilla. Necklace: Mandas, 2006. Cotton thread/ silver. photo: Bart Vermaercke. Jorge Manilla
Necklace: Mandas, 2006
Cotton thread/ silver
photo: Bart Vermaercke
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Jorge Manilla. Ring: Ruins. Bronze and silver. photo: Tom Lagaest. Jorge Manilla
Ring: Ruins
Bronze and silver
photo: Tom Lagaest
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Jorge Manilla. Ring: The Last Promise, 2006. Organic casting, bronze. photo: Bart Vermaercke. Jorge Manilla
Ring: The Last Promise, 2006
Organic casting, bronze
photo: Bart Vermaercke
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Jorge Manilla. Necklace: Secuencia roja, 2006. Garnets, nylon, silver. Jorge Manilla
Necklace: Secuencia roja, 2006
Garnets, nylon, silver
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Jorge Manilla. Bracelet: Parasite of Your Love. Sisal, garnets, silver. photo: Bart Vermaercke. Jorge Manilla
Bracelet: Parasite of Your Love
Sisal, garnets, silver
photo: Bart Vermaercke
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Jorge Manilla. Ring: La ultima promesa 2, 2006. Brons. Jorge Manilla
Ring: La ultima promesa 2, 2006
Brons
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Statement

Religious images and iconography such as bleeding Christ figures with natural hair and thorns that open the skin, showing suffering and pain, are an important motif throughout my work. These images raise a serial of questions that confront me with the religious discourse, which I was told as a child, with God and his creation: men.

Both the prehispanic indigenous tradition of sacrifices, and the religious history of Mexico inspire me to design and create unique pieces with a profound symbolism. In this way my thoughts, emotions and feelings take on a physical form or shape.

A functional image is the image that can tell us a story; an image that speaks for itself but also asks questions for itself. In this way, this image succeeds in its goal and changes the soul of the audience.

The result is a world of associations and meanings which invite us to engage in a constant dialogue… / Jorge Manilla 



He understood that modelling the incoherent and vertiginous matter of which dreams are composed was the most difficult task that a man could undertake, even though he should penetrate all the enigmas of a superior and inferior order … / Jorge Luis Borges, The Circular Ruins.


…At first glance, the creations tend to originate directly from the magical dream world of an artist-shaman. Modelled out of dreamlike substance, they form expressive constellations of mythical and spiritual symbols and metaphors; a personal microcosm that situates itself far from the visual world. The objects/jewels reveal ‘another’ and ‘deeper’ reality in a different language. Primarily derived from Mexican culture, the specific symbolism creates a scope of images that hands a different form of perception to the Western spectator…

Ambiguous and pregnant objects, made out of porcelain, silver and paper reflect the syncretism of the Aztec and Catholic religion. These are images in which attraction and repulsion, fear and desire, are similarly contained. A series of bird-silhouettes in fragile white porcelain and strings of knotted silver refer not only to little hummingbirds (an important goddess in the Aztec culture) but also to enigmatic representations of the Virgen Mary. / Evelien Bracke 
 

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2017:
Exhibition  11 Mar 2017 - 13 Mar 2017  Abruptions.
Exhibition  09 Mar 2017 - 12 Mar 2017  Common Stories.
Fair  08 Mar 2017 - 14 Mar 2017  Schmuck 2017.
2016:
Exhibition  28 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016  Revolutions.
Exhibition  22 Sep 2016 - 16 Oct 2016  Les Confluences. Ramón Casas and Contemporary Jewellery.
Meeting  29 Jun 2016 - 03 Jul 2016  Athens Jewelry Week 2016.
Exhibition  18 May 2016 - 16 Jun 2016  Back home but our hearts and heads in Turnov.
Meeting  26 Apr 2016 - 05 Jun 2016  Legnica Jewellery Festival Silver 2016.
Exhibition  26 Apr 2016 - 05 Jun 2016  The anatomy of thoughts by Jorge Manilla.
Exhibition  21 Apr 2016 - 08 May 2016  There is nothing to be afraid of by Jorge Manilla.
Exhibition  25 Feb 2016 - 27 Feb 2016  Matices by Jordi Aparicio and Jorge Manilla.
2015:
Exhibition  24 Oct 2015 - 10 Jan 2016  Omnia Vanitas.
Exhibition  09 Sep 2015 - 01 Nov 2015  BHLO: a duet by Ruta Reifen and Jorge Manilla.
Exhibition  08 Aug 2015 - 12 Sep 2015  Koru 5 Exhibition.
Exhibition  09 Jul 2015 - 17 Jul 2015  Unimaginable by Jorge Manilla.
Exhibition  20 Jun 2015 - 09 Oct 2015  Black on Black.
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