BioJosé 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).
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.
Exhibition 24 May 2022 - 22 Jul 2022 Brilliant generation. 20 years of contemporary jewellery at EASD València.
Exhibition 11 Sep 2021 - 30 Oct 2021 Upended Lives: Jewelry In The Age Of Covid.
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.
Schneider-Rappel GoldschmiedeSchwaz, Austria
May GañánMadrid, Spain
Ana Margarida CarvalhoLisbon, Portugal
Gitte BjørnFredensborg, Denmark
Nannan ZhangNanjing, China
Teresa FarisMadison, United States
Patricia IglesiasPunta Arenas, Chile
Lidia PuicaSatu Mare, Romania
Carolina ApoloniaMiddelburg, Netherlands
Janne PeltokangasVantaa, Finland
Helen Clara HemsleyCopenhagen, Denmark
Helfried KodréVienna, Austria
Harold O'ConnorSalida, United States
Margo NelissenVeenendaal, Netherlands
Ariel LavianJerusalem, Israel