José Marín

Published: 02.11.2022


José Marín was born in Valencia on 1965 and is the son of a craftsman jeweler. At the age of 13 years he enrolls at the school of the Guild of Jewelers of Valencia. He is working mainly with titanium, gold, silver, lacquer and precious stones. He has 2 lines of work: Unique pieces and edition pieces.


I'm a lover of Renaissance, I am inspired by nature and architecture. Since 2010 the Titanium has become one of my everyday metals along with gold, silver and precious stones. Titanium is a great unknown, hard, tough and resists being manipulated. I work hand techniques always, I had to learn for myself all the secrets it contains. I do two collections a year, one more conceptual that I present at JOYA  Barcelona and expose in Europe and this year in Korea and one more figurative for sale in the US.


Magicae Facinum, (from Latin Latin Magic Talisman).
During the research and documentation phase to create a talisman necklace that would be protective against the coronavirus, inspiration came when I first saw an image of the immunoglobulins that are the antibodies in the blood. Antibodies are proteins produced by the immune system to attack antigens, such as bacteria, viruses, and allergens.
The immunoglobulin molecule seen through the microscope is already a jewel in itself by the beauty of its forms. This necklace symbolizes the fight between health and disease, if we observe the necklace is a chain formed by coronavirus and immunoglobulins.
Coronavirus: represented by stones and silver with black rhodium, this symbolizes the disease.
Immunoglobulin: 8-shaped pieces in silver with green and blue coating, this symbolizes health.

In the midst of this struggle appears our talisman that comes to put all its magic in favor of health. The talisman was enshrined in a ritual, at the moment I was engraving it with my own hands, in the Latin "Hoc Faciet Te Fers Inmunis" (This Necklace Will Make You Immune).

Telling With The Eyes
Human beings have a great need to communicate.
Contrary to what we may think, a large part of communication between people occurs through non-verbal communication.
What I have been able to verify as a result of the pandemic is that people always find a way to communicate.
In these times when masks cover our mouths, we realize that we have lost the possibility of observing the lips to perceive happiness or sadness and many other emotions of the people with whom we interact.
As a result of this, we have had to learn to communicate with our eyes, unconsciously we make an effort to express with our eyes what we want to express, that is why many times a day we count on our eyes and we also read looks to find out what the voice does not transmits to us.
The look has its own non-verbal language, the look can be sincere or false, we usually avoid the look when we feel ashamed or we try to find the look when we need sincerity, the look is attraction, but also rejection, we can notice feelings so deep like love, admiration or pleasure. On the other hand, the look sometimes expresses the opposite as well as hatred, resentment or fear. Those feelings are much deeper and more sincere expressed with the eyes than told with words.
The conclusion is that with our eyes we can perceive and also express without the need to speak.


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Exhibition  11 Sep 2021 - 30 Oct 2021  Upended Lives: Jewelry In The Age Of Covid.
Mobilia Gallery
Exhibition  19 Nov 2019 - 23 Nov 2019  Jewelry from Paintings.
Exhibition  06 Apr 2019 - 11 May 2019  New Work by José Marín.
Exhibition  08 Dec 2018 - 31 Jan 2019  Nature Redefined: Contemporary Explorations.
Meeting  26 Apr 2018 - 29 Apr 2018  Melting Point 2018.
Exhibition  04 Oct 2017 - 23 Nov 2017  Titanesque.
Meeting  25 Sep 2017 - 30 Nov 2017  Parcours Bijoux 2017.
Exhibition  25 Mar 2017 - 29 Apr 2017  Primavera by José Marín.
Workshop  11 Feb 2017 - 12 Feb 2017  Volume and Chromatism of Titanium in Jewelry by Jose Marin.
Exhibition  28 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016  Revolutions.
Exhibition  08 May 2016 - 22 May 2016  Gioielli In ...Fermento 2016.
Exhibition  28 Apr 2016 - 28 Jul 2016  A Flor de Pell.
Workshop  24 Apr 2016 - 24 Apr 2016  Jewellery Experience by Akis Goumas and José Marín.
Exhibition  21 Apr 2016 - 24 Apr 2016  A Common Language by José Marín and Akis Goumas.
Meeting  21 Apr 2016 - 24 Apr 2016  Melting Point 2016.
Workshop  14 Nov 2015 - 15 Nov 2015  Transformación de Tubos: Forjado y Cincelado.
Exhibition  06 Dec 2014 - 30 Jan 2015  Jose Marin: Spotlight; Colors of the Jungle.
Exhibition  18 May 2013 - 22 Jun 2013  Jose Marin: Spotlight.