- Text by:
- Martín Azúa, Pilar Bonet, Pilar Vélez, Maia Creus
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- Actar Publishers
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- 21 x 28,5 cm. Hard Cover. 256 pages. English version
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- from 45 €
- Actar Publishers
A selection of significant pieces and large-format works of Enric Majoral, from their origins in the 1980s until today, and does likewise from the collections of the brand "Majoral". Preceded by a critical introductory text, the images are accompanied by a series of brief writings on the creative, conceptual, technological, and biographical evolution of the artist.
Enric Majoral is revealed to be a complex figure ahead of his time, midway between design, artisanship, and art. One may take very diverse perspectives on his creative itinerary. From the perspective of artisanship stands out his contribution to the evolution of a traditional craft towards a contemporary language. Likewise stands out the relationship of his work to the culture of the area.
As a designer, his capacity to design and produce collections has allowed contemporary jewellery to be brought to a very large public. As a creator, he has developed a personal language that has by its uniqueness and timeliness created a new school, a recognizable style that has inspired younger generations of jewellers. An important aspect of Majoral’s creativity is his relationship with materials and the diverse strategies which he uses to give them form. This attitude of letting every material speak for itself has been made concrete in a very rich and broad repertoire of finishing touches which are a characteristic of his pieces.
Jewellery expanded. From the pieces’ origins, Enric Majoral maintains a constant search within and around the volume and space of jewellery. This experimental approach is centered on the constructive aspects of jewellery and the possibilities of expanding to the limit of their format. From this place are born his monumental pieces, designed to establish a dynamic dialogue between the body, the jewellery, and space.
From this dynamic relationship comes forth a line of experimental, monumental pieces created in 2018 for the ADLIB catwalk of Ibiza. Enric Majoral has deepened in this direction with his jewelry-sculpture pieces, designed to live within a space. Hence, we bring to your attention the work ‘The Water Carrier, 2019-2020’, a piece on a grand scale created to emphasize its spacial relationships within an architectural space, and made on a base of hundreds of painted silver pieces from large to small scale, which can be repeated until infinity. Coexistence of form and light, of movement and space. The flourishing of metal and colour, of weight and ascension.
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