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Paula Isola

Jeweller
Published: 02.10.2017
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Paula Isola. Bracelet: The lover  I, II and III, 2017. Book sheets of Marguerite Duras´s book “The Lover”, silver 925, thread waxed. Photo by: Geraldine Rychter. Paula Isola
Bracelet: The lover I, II and III, 2017
Book sheets of Marguerite Duras´s book “The Lover”, silver 925, thread waxed
Photo by: Geraldine Rychter
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Paula Isola. Bracelet: The lover  III, 2017. Book sheets of Marguerite Duras´s book “The Lover”, silver 925, thread waxed. 11 x 9 x 6 cm. Photo by: Geraldine Rychter. Paula Isola
Bracelet: The lover III, 2017
Book sheets of Marguerite Duras´s book “The Lover”, silver 925, thread waxed
11 x 9 x 6 cm
Photo by: Geraldine Rychter
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Paula Isola. Bracelet: The lover, 2016. Book sheets of Marguerite Duras´s book “The lover”, silver 925, thread waxed. 11 x 8.5 x 6 cm. Paula Isola
Bracelet: The lover, 2016
Book sheets of Marguerite Duras´s book “The lover”, silver 925, thread waxed
11 x 8.5 x 6 cm
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Paula Isola. Necklace: Nowhere to go, 2017. Porcelain, nylon thread, enamel. Photo by: Geraldine Rychter. Paula Isola
Necklace: Nowhere to go, 2017
Porcelain, nylon thread, enamel
Photo by: Geraldine Rychter
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Paula Isola. Necklace: Threading dreams, 2015. Found wood, Sterling silver, waxed thread, Japanese lacquer. 4.5 x 12.5 x 2 cm. Photo by: Pablo Mehanna. Paula Isola
Necklace: Threading dreams, 2015
Found wood, Sterling silver, waxed thread, Japanese lacquer
4.5 x 12.5 x 2 cm
Photo by: Pablo Mehanna
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Paula Isola. Necklace: Words from others, 2014. Tracing paper, safety pins. 40 x 30 x 0.2 cm. Photo by: Pablo Mehanna. Paula Isola
Necklace: Words from others, 2014
Tracing paper, safety pins
40 x 30 x 0.2 cm
Photo by: Pablo Mehanna
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Paula Isola. Bracelet: Words from others, 2014. Tracing paper, oxidized sterling silver. 13 x 23 x 0.3 cm. Photo by: Pablo Mehanna. Paula Isola
Bracelet: Words from others, 2014
Tracing paper, oxidized sterling silver
13 x 23 x 0.3 cm
Photo by: Pablo Mehanna
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Paula Isola. Brooch: Words from others, 2014. Tracing paper, sterling silver, safety pins. 18 x 7 x 0.5 cm. Photo by: Pablo Mehanna. Paula Isola
Brooch: Words from others, 2014
Tracing paper, sterling silver, safety pins
18 x 7 x 0.5 cm
Photo by: Pablo Mehanna
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Paula Isola. Brooch: Love is like mushrooms, do not realize that is poisonous until it's too late! III, 2012. Found wood, copper, patina, sterling silver. 11 x 4.6 x 2.4 cm. Photo by: Damian Wasser. Paula Isola
Brooch: Love is like mushrooms, do not realize that is poisonous until it's too late! III, 2012
Found wood, copper, patina, sterling silver
11 x 4.6 x 2.4 cm
Photo by: Damian Wasser
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Paula Isola. Necklace: Love is like mushrooms, do not realize that is poisonous until it's too late! IV, 2012. Argentine lignum vitae, copper, patina, waxed thread. 22 x 16.5 x 1.3 cm. Photo by: Pablo Mehanna. Paula Isola
Necklace: Love is like mushrooms, do not realize that is poisonous until it's too late! IV, 2012
Argentine lignum vitae, copper, patina, waxed thread
22 x 16.5 x 1.3 cm
Photo by: Pablo Mehanna
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Paula Isola. Ring: Love is like mushrooms, do not realize that is poisonous until it's too late!, 2012. Argentine lignum vitae, copper, patina. 3.7 x 3.4 x 3.9 cm. Photo by: Damian Wasser. Paula Isola
Ring: Love is like mushrooms, do not realize that is poisonous until it's too late!, 2012
Argentine lignum vitae, copper, patina
3.7 x 3.4 x 3.9 cm
Photo by: Damian Wasser
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Paula Isola. Necklace: Dont groom, you are not to appear in the photo, 2012. Copper, sterling silver, photographs. 16.5 x 30 x 0.15 cm. Photo by: Damian Wasser. Paula Isola
Necklace: Dont groom, you are not to appear in the photo, 2012
Copper, sterling silver, photographs
16.5 x 30 x 0.15 cm
Photo by: Damian Wasser
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Paula Isola. Necklace: Dont groom, you are not to appear in the photo, 2012. Copper, sterling silver, photographs. 16.5 x 30 x 0.15 cm. Photo by: Damian Wasser. Paula Isola
Necklace: Dont groom, you are not to appear in the photo, 2012
Copper, sterling silver, photographs
16.5 x 30 x 0.15 cm
Photo by: Damian Wasser
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Paula Isola. Necklace: Is there or not the dream I forgot before dawn, 2012. Found woods, objects of childhood, sterling silver, waxed thread. Photo by: Damian Wasser. Paula Isola
Necklace: Is there or not the dream I forgot before dawn, 2012
Found woods, objects of childhood, sterling silver, waxed thread
Photo by: Damian Wasser
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Paula Isola. Pendant: What will not return / to my old man, 2011. Recycled wood, glass, ancient stamps, object of my infancy and waxed cotton yarn. 10.4x 5.2 x 3.9 cm. Photo by: Paul Mehanna. Paula Isola
Pendant: What will not return / to my old man, 2011
Recycled wood, glass, ancient stamps, object of my infancy and waxed cotton yarn
10.4x 5.2 x 3.9 cm
Photo by: Paul Mehanna
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Paula Isola. Brooch: Transparencies: the swimmers, 2010. Sterling silver, resin. Photo by: Pablo Mehanna. Paula Isola
Brooch: Transparencies: the swimmers, 2010
Sterling silver, resin
Photo by: Pablo Mehanna
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Paula Isola. Piece: Mazes, 2010. Sterling silver, copper and cotton paper. 4.1 x 4.1 x 1.2 cm; 3.5 x 0.6 cm; 3.7 x 3.3 cm. Photo by: Damian Wasser. Box, Reliquary & Ring. Paula Isola
Piece: Mazes, 2010
Sterling silver, copper and cotton paper
4.1 x 4.1 x 1.2 cm; 3.5 x 0.6 cm; 3.7 x 3.3 cm
Photo by: Damian Wasser
Box, Reliquary & Ring
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Paula Isola. Necklace: Air, 2010. Nylon. 17 x 28 x 3 cm. Photo by: Pablo Mehanna. Paula Isola
Necklace: Air, 2010
Nylon
17 x 28 x 3 cm
Photo by: Pablo Mehanna
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Paula Isola. Necklace: Loopholes III, 2010. Raulí, quebracho, palo santo, arrayán, lapacho, sterling silver, copper, chaguar fiber. 42.5 cm. Paula Isola
Necklace: Loopholes III, 2010
Raulí, quebracho, palo santo, arrayán, lapacho, sterling silver, copper, chaguar fiber
42.5 cm
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Paula Isola. Necklace: Ephemeral, 2010. Palo santo, lapacho, rauli, chaguar fibers. 5.9 x 4.3 x 3 cm. Paula Isola
Necklace: Ephemeral, 2010
Palo santo, lapacho, rauli, chaguar fibers
5.9 x 4.3 x 3 cm
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Paula Isola. Bracelet: Sirens, 2009. Sterling silver, copper and alpaca. 8.3 x 6.0 x 4.5 cm. Paula Isola
Bracelet: Sirens, 2009
Sterling silver, copper and alpaca
8.3 x 6.0 x 4.5 cm
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Paula Isola. Brooch: Loopholes II, 2009. Radal, quebracho, sterling silver, copper, photography, mokume gane. Photo by: Pablo Mehanna. 
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Brooch: Loopholes II, 2009
Radal, quebracho, sterling silver, copper, photography, mokume gane
Photo by: Pablo Mehanna


 

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Paula Isola. Brooch: Loopholes II, 2009. Radal, quebracho, sterling silver, copper, photography, mokume gane. Photo by: Pablo Mehanna. Detail view. Paula Isola
Brooch: Loopholes II, 2009
Radal, quebracho, sterling silver, copper, photography, mokume gane
Photo by: Pablo Mehanna

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Paula Isola. Brooch: Loopholes II, 2009. Radal, quebracho, sterling silver, copper, photography, mokume gane. Photo by: Pablo Mehanna. Paula Isola
Brooch: Loopholes II, 2009
Radal, quebracho, sterling silver, copper, photography, mokume gane
Photo by: Pablo Mehanna
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Paula Isola. Brooch: Which is what unites us?, 2010. Steel wire, sterling silver. Paula Isola
Brooch: Which is what unites us?, 2010
Steel wire, sterling silver
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Intro
I studied industrial design at UBA (Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina); drawing, etching and photography at L’ESAV, (Ecole Superieure d’arts Visuels, Switzerland). I studied painting with M. L. Manassero and finally jewelry with Graciela Lescano. I’m a jewel designer, a graphic designer, an industrial designer and a potter. Since 2006 I have been part of the Fwiya Group, directed by Graciela Lescano, with whom I expose my work as a jewelery. Since 2008 I have been part of Joyeros Argentinos. Throughout the last years I have carried out numerous projects of design and assembly of contemporary jewelry exhibitions, catalog design and books on this subject, in addition to the production of my work in jewelry. Work, in parallel with the development of my work, in broadening the Argentine public's perspective towards contemporary jewelry, giving it a place within Argentine artistic production and also projecting its international diffusion. I have participated in numerous collective exhibitions of contemporary jewelry in Argentina, Chile, Mexico, France, Poland, USA, Estonia and Bulgaria.

Statement

In 2006, I discovered jewelry and it has ever since become my passion. I find in the world of jewelry a place that brings together varied aspects of art and design, and is this combination what attracts me the most. The counterpoint between imagination and ergonomic possibilities becomes a piece of expression that can be carried around, that is portable.

Thorough part of my career I have worked with pieces of wood and found-sought objects with the idea of re-contextualize its natural or cultural elements that have fallen in disuse along the way. Pieces of wood in which time and water have left a mark, of old wire fences, of almost unrecognizable furniture; family photographs, old items left in drawers. They all become jewels that work like bridges, evoking something that moves us: Narrative pieces with stories that combine the object’s own story with the new images that arise from the new composition. All that is imperceptible and about to be lost comes back and change its course to become a new narrative.

My most recent work, on the other hand, was developed around words: Words of others but, who owns the words? They were there before we were born and they would still be here when we are gone. Nevertheless we make them ours. They are our creation, our permanent construction: Old, new, ordinary, obscure; they float within reach for us to grab them. In every single moment of time someone is building the world with words, reinventing it.

I have always been attracted by words. I love to underline, to cut, to write, to copy, to paste. Everything that is written and said around me is leaving its imprint on my work. For the work “The Lover” I have taken actual pages from a book that I love: Marguerite Duras' “The Lover”. The pages dismember themselves, the texts flow and mix: new readings arise through the new form.

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2017:
Exhibition  03 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017  Messages: Jewellery Speaks.
Join us Tuesday, October 3 in the New York gallery for the artists’ reception to celebrate this group exhibition of jewelry that communicates – sometimes literally with text, words, and content – and often symbolically.
AARON FABER GALLERY, 666 5TH AVE, NEW YORK, NY 10103
Exhibition  19 Aug 2017 - 09 Sep 2017  Espacios interticiales.
Exhibition  19 Aug 2017 - 09 Sep 2017  Interstitial spaces.
Fwiya group, Gallery Buenos Aires Sur, Bolívar 1268, San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2015:
Exhibition  30 Jul 2015 - 20 Sep 2015  Figurations.
Exhibition  29 May 2015 - 26 Jun 2015  Ephemeral truths.
Exhibition  24 Apr 2015 - 31 Dec 2015  Impressions.
2013:
Exhibition  22 Feb 2013 - 28 Apr 2013  Think Twice: New Latin American Jewelery.
2010:
Exhibition  13 Oct 2010 - 08 Jan 2011  Think Twice: New Latin American Jewellery.

Publications      View / hide publications

Catalogue:  Bridges, 1st Latin American Biennial of Contemporary Jewelery. Joyeros Argentinos.  2016
Catalogue:  Figurations. Joyeros Argentinos.  Argentina,  2015
Catalogue:  Ephemeral truths. Fwiya Group.  2014
Catalogue:  Time. Argentina,  2013
Joyeros Argentinos 5 years
Book:  Contemporary Jewellery Yearbook. 2013
Catalogue:  To each his own theme. Fwiya Group.  2012
Book:  Contemporary Jewellery Yearbook. 2011
Catalogue:  Identity. Fwiya Group.  Argentina,  2010
Catalogue:  Jewellery that tell. Argentina,  2009
Catalogue:  What unites us. 2009
Catalogue:  Fwiya. Argentina,  2008
Book:  The Compendium Finale of Contemporary Jewellers. Darling Publications:  2008
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