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Lidia Puica

Jeweller
Published: 19.01.2023

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Pucia explores the connection between shape and surface and creates new textures by manipulating shapes through traditional textile techniques, which are blended harmoniously.
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Bio

In 2009, Lidia Puica graduated from the University of Arts and Design in Iasi with a specialisation in Environmental Design. Afterwards, she completed a Master's at the University of Art and Design in Cluj-Napoca, exploring contemporary jewellery. Since graduation in 2011, she has become devoted to jewellery made out of unconventional materials, especially those used for crocheting. Lidia creates statement pieces with organic inspiration, using free technique in crochet, exploring shapes and volumes. In this way, the jewellery gets the value of an art object, being associated with crocheted sculptures.

Statement

My wearable art often features aquatic shapes, such as corals, to draw attention to the danger of their disappearance. At other times, the subject matter may be introspection and meditation on personal issues and experiences, depicted through anatomical shapes such as lungs, hearts, and bones.
I try to explore the connection between shape and surface and create new textures by manipulating shapes through traditional textile techniques, which I blend harmoniously. The result is a collection of soft, wearable sculptures that resemble artefacts.
Colour plays a crucial role in my wearable art as it helps me express certain emotions or states. For example, red symbolizes danger, while black represents mourning or loss. My work process is often intuitive and spontaneous. Using embroidery and crochet in a freestyle manner allows me to make changes as I go, resulting in a final product that is often unexpected.

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2022:
Exhibition  27 Oct 2022 - 29 May 2023  Bijoux d'Europe at Cagnes sur Mer.
2019:
Exhibition  18 May 2019 - 06 Oct 2019  The Legacy Award & Collection. The Ultimate Edition.
2016:
Exhibition  21 Apr 2016 - 24 Apr 2016  The Legacy Collection at The Melting Point 2016.
2015:
Exhibition  08 Oct 2015 - 10 Oct 2015  The Legacy Award by Alliages at Joya Barcelona.

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Magazine:  Textiel Plus. Netherlands,  2022
Ph.D Thesis:  Examination of Today’s Fiber Art Products. Gil CoskunTurkey,  2022
Online blog:  Exchange Bijou. Marianne Gassier.  2016
Online blog:  Orchid Gallery. 2014
Book:  Textile Art around the world. Ellen Bakker and Dorothe SwinkelsNetherlands,  2014
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