Valeria Martínez Nahuel
Visual arts graduate with a degree in engraving from the Catholic University of Chile, urban craftsman, dedicated for more than 20 years to jewelry, always seeking for an innovative line that has led me to explore in the contemporary jeweler world. Recognized on two opportunities in chile with the seal of excellence in Artesania (craftsmanship) and with the recognition of excellence to craftsmanship awarded by Unesco. My pieces are worked with the filigree technique, exploring different materials such as copper. I have managed to take this technique to other dimensions creating contemporary pieces with an ancestral technique. My works have been exhibited in Chile and abroad.
My formation comes from visual arts, my passion for jewelry. 10 years ago I specialized in filigree, the ancestral technique which uses fine metal threads interlaced among them and that welds creating a lace effect. This technique is usually worked in silver or gold. My innovation and proposal was to take it to copper, typical material of our country, Chile, creating new shapes, exploring different alternative finishes offered by this material: oxide, patina, pure copper. Pieces grow, are assembled, then unstructured, they contain but are disarmed, are opened, are transformed into an offering. Shadows become important, transparencies and colors are intensified by the light. Maybe my inner self creates, contains but releases. Through my work I try to bring these materials to life, show their secrets, each piece is unique and has a history.
Exhibition 22 Sep 2021 - 24 Oct 2021 Interiors. A Joya Brava Exhibition.
Exhibition 14 Mar 2019 - 17 Mar 2019 Interiors: A Joya Brava exhibition at Munich Jewellery Week 2019..
Exhibition 19 Sep 2018 - 11 Nov 2018 Interiors.
Exhibition 28 Jun 2018 - 29 Jul 2018 Common Stories in Santiago.
Exhibition 14 Sep 2017 - 15 Oct 2017 JOYA Arts & Crafts with Jordi Aparicio, Tatiana Apraez & Valeria Martínez.
Exhibition 14 Sep 2017 - 15 Oct 2017 Common Stories in Barcelona.
Exhibition 05 Jun 2017 - 16 Jun 2017 7 artists for 7 days 2017.
Exhibition 19 May 2017 - 25 May 2017 Common Stories by Joya Brava.
Exhibition 09 Mar 2017 - 12 Mar 2017 Common Stories.
Exhibition 29 Oct 2016 - 31 Dec 2016 Aureus Feeling.
Exhibition 20 Aug 2016 - 21 Aug 2016 Collective Longing.
Exhibition 05 Dec 2015 - 15 Jan 2016 Sacred trees - contemporary Copper filigree by Valeria Martínez Nahuel.
Exhibition 08 Oct 2015 - 10 Oct 2015 Quiltro, de origen indefinido - Joyeria Contemporanea Chilena.
Exhibition 01 Sep 2015 - 06 Sep 2015 JoyEROS. Eroticism, Jewellery, Body.
Exhibition 30 Jul 2015 - 20 Sep 2015 Figurations.
Valeria Martínez Nahuel
Myung UrsoRochester, United States
Lily KanellopoulouAthens, Greece
Fabiana GadanoBuenos Aires, Argentina
Rita BesnyoiBudapest, Hungary
Teresa FarisMadison, United States
Yajing YaoSavannah, United States
Martin GrosmanJablonec nad Nisou, Czech Republic
Anna WatsonBrighton, United Kingdom
Elvira CibottiBuenos Aires, Argentina
Kinga SulejDlutów, Poland
Felicia LiBeijing, China
Joana de Sousa HenriquesLisbon, Portugal
Linda van NiekerkTasmania, Australia
Regine SchwarzerAdelaide, Australia
Elisa Rosales JuegaBuenos Aires, Argentina