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New Necklaces: 400+ Contemporary Designs

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Published: 05.04.2016
New Necklaces: 400+ Contemporary Designs.
Nicolas Estrada
Text by:
Leo Caballero, Julia Wild
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United Kingdom
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Hardcover: 240 pages, Language: English, Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 9.6 inches
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A very special selection of impressive pieces by more than 180 artists from forty-two countries. From those that look back to classic forms and materials to the most daring, experimental, and surprising ideas, each of the five hundred necklaces included in this book has something that makes it unique and relates strongly to today's social, cultural, and artistic reality.
About the Autor:

Nicolas Estrada (Medellín, 1972) set out on his path as an artist in Barcelona, where other, very different motives had taken him. Until then, he had been a businessman working in the field of marketing. Destiny, however, had other things in store for him, ultimately leading Nicolas down different roads to the creation of jewellery filled with meaning, unique pieces of art replete with moving stories.

It was at Barcelona’s Llotja and lEscola Massana where Nicolas first encountered the world of jewellery, one in which he discovered a galaxy of infinite expressive possibilities. An indefatigable researcher, his curiosity and passion for this discipline have taken him all over the world. Guided by a sense of balance and refinement, Nicolas has pursued diverse courses of study ranging from gemmology, setting and carving techniques to research and work in such fields as traditional Berber Kabyle jewellery and filigree techniques in the Colombian town of Santa Cruz de Mompox.
Nicolas Estrada draws inspiration for his pieces from simple subject matter that touches directly on the humanity of those who observe his creations. The pieces do not seek to defend or take a position on situations that undoubtedly carry weight and importance for Nicolas’s native country and continent. Rather they represent the pure and clear gaze of an artist deeply moved by these phenomena who with the tools of his trade attempts to shed new light on and offer fresh interpretations of them. For Nicolas, each piece of jewellery possesses great power and value. An artistic proposal such as the one contained in the work of Nicolas Estrada is crystallised in a creative reflection full of meaning and strength, one that translates into an intimate dialogue between the object and the gaze of the other.

Nicolas offers us nothing less than the possibility of seeing something extraordinary and provocative, an ode to irreverence, and a reflection within the aura of a judiciously executed and deeply contemplated discipline.

A graduate in history and German literature Julia Wild has been since 2010 a member of the department of gemstones and jewelry design at University Trier in the gemstone city Idar-Oberstein (Germany). Her teaching focus especially in topics which touches both the field of jewelry and rituals, symbols or body and space. By connecting her academic background with the field of jewelry, her researches wants to follow the rising path of a jewelry theory.

Leo Caballero has cofounded in 2002 with Amador Bertomeu, a website that offers space of knowledge, information, debates and exchanges inside the context of contemporary jewelry, and in 2007 Klimt02 gallery in Barcelona, a physical space where they show the works of a group of selected international vanguard artists.

Participating Artists:
Agnieszka Sendecka, Alejandra Solar, Alexander Blank, Alexander Friedrich, Alice Clarke, Alžběta Dvořáková, Amalia Vermell, Amarillo Joyas, Amparo de Ramón Garrido, Andrea Coderch Valor, Andrea Velázquez Calleja, Anita Crowther, Anna Steinerová, Anne Fiala, Anneleen Swillen, Annelies Hofmeyr, Annelisse Pfeifer, Annette Dam, Annie Tung, Ariane Ernst, Attai Chen, Babette von Dohnanyi, Beate Klockmann, Beate Pfefferkorn, Beatriz Fabres, Beppe Kessler, Beverly Tadeu, Biba Schutz, Carolin Denter, Carolina Gimeno, Carolina Hornauer, Claire Kahn, Cristina Martí Mató, Cristina Zani, Chelsea Fay, Christel van der Laan, Christoph Straube, Christopher Thompson Royds, Dana Seachuga, Daniela Malev, Danni Schwaag, Daphne Krinos, Dauvit Alexander, Deborah Rudolph, Deganit Stern Schocken, Demitra Thomloudis, Denise J. Reytan, Donna D'Aquino, Edu Tarín, Eiko Miki, Emiko Oye, Emily Kidson, Emily Watson, Erika Jordán, Eunmi Kwon, Eva Burton, Ezra Satok-Wolman, Fanny Agnier, Federico Castrillón, Felieke van der Leest, Ferran Iglesias, fréj by Franky & Jeffrey, Gabriela Cohn, Georg Dobler, Gésine Hackenberg, Gregory Larin, Hanna Hedman, Hector Lasso, Heike Walk, Helena Johansson Lindell, Heng Lee, Herman Hermsen, Ian Henderson, Ignasi Cavaller, Ineke Heerkens, Inge Rens, Ingeborg Vandamme, Iris Bodemer, Iris Saar Isaacs, Isabelle Busnel, Isabelle Fustinoni, Jaki Coffey, Jessica Andersen, Jessica Turrell, Jimena Ríos, Jiro Kamata, Joanna Gollberg, Joanne Haywood, Johanna Törnqvist, Jorge Castañón, Jorge Manilla, Judy McCaig, Julia deVille, Julie Decubber, Junwon Jung, Karen Vanmol, Karin Johansson, Katie Collins, Kevin Hughes, Laurin Kilbert, Lawrence Woodford, Lena Wunderlich, Levan Jishkariani, Liaung Chung Yen, Lorena Lazard, Lucie Houdková, Majbritt Payne, Mar Sánchez, Mareen Alburg Duncker, Margit Jäschke, Mari Ishikawa, María Cristina Belucci, María Ignacia Walker, Mariana Acosta, Marielle Debethune, Marina Massone, Marion Delarue, Marjorie Simon, Marta Coderque, Märta Mattsson, Marta Torrent, Martacarmela Sotelo, Melanie Isverding, Natalia Milosz-Piekarska, Natalia Olarte, Nelly Van Oost, Nicolas Estrada, Niki Stylianou, Nuria Carulla Fornaguera, Núria Galbany, Patrícia Correia Domingues, Paula Estrada Matyášová, Peter Hoogeboom, Petr Dvorak, Petra Class, Philip Sajet, Pia Farrugia, Pili Ángel, Pornruedee Boonyapan, Raluca Buzura, Rebekah Frank, Ricarda Wolf, Robin Mollicone, Rodrigo Acosta Arias, Rudee Tancharoen, Ruud Anthoni, Ruudt Peters, Samuel Saavedra, Sandra Llusà, Sanni Falkenberg, Sarah Hood, Sari Räthel, Sarrah Kacem, Sawa Aso, Sébastien Carré, Sharareh Aghaei, Shirly Bar-Amotz, Siegfried Bueeler - SIGGNATUR Bueeler, Sigurd Bronger, Silvia Beccaria, Silvina Rio, Sim Luttin, Simón Mazuera, Sofia Beilharz, Sophia Hippe, Soyeon Kim, Stephanie Fleck, Stephanie Hensle, Stephanie Morawetz, Stephanie Voegele, Stephen Bottomley, Sunyoung Kim, Tabea Reulecke, Tala Yuan, Tanel Veenre, Tara Locklear, Teresa Faris, Theo Smeets, Tiffany Rowe, Tithi Kutchamuch, Todd Pownell, Tom Stöckl, Typhaine Le Monnier, Ulrike Poelk, Ute Eitzenhöfer, Valdis Broze, Vicki Mason, Viktoria Münzker, Vincent Pontillo-Verrastro, Virginia Jakim, WALKA (Claudia Betancourt + Nano Pulgar), Wilhelm Tasso Mattar, Xus Anglès, Yanli Duan, Yong Joo Kim, Yuni Kim Lang, Zoe Robertson
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