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.
StatementI'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).
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 15 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017 World on a String. Exploring Contemporary Interpretations of Bead Work.
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.
Catherine LargeBrisbane, Australia
Raquel BessudoMexico City, Mexico
Hebe ArgentieriJunin, Argentina
Luis AcostaUtrecht, Netherlands
Adriana RadulescuWashington, D.C., United States
Marta Armada RodríguezVigo, Spain
Liana PattihisLondon, United Kingdom
Yukiko KakimotoKyoto, Japan
Julia deVilleMelbourne, Australia
Kim NogueiraSaint John, United States
Karin van PaassenHook of Holland, Netherlands
Lorena LazardMexico City, Mexico
Sílvia Serra AlbaladejoBarcelona, Spain
Fumiko GotôBasel, Switzerland
Maria KiialainenBerlin, Germany