GEMMA CANAL

Narrative / Spain

 

As an artist each project is research and is learning… I’ m interested in the material, I’m interested in the concept, one thing leads me to the other. The project is based on questions that I answer with a dialogue between the material and my hands. Since 2016 I work with fabrics, cottons and linens in particular. It was a semi-subconscious decision but since the first piece I have recovered my taste for fabric, a material that I have always been interested in. It is a material that seduces me and inspires me.

Conceptually I’ m interested in the experience, I talk about emotions, memories, environment and historical questions. I follow a feeling developing a dialogue with my work.

The pieces that I present are from the UNDER CONSTRUCTION COLLECTION, a reflection about society and politics. Created like a small containers, spaces of coexistence, looking for to express the actual distance that exist between both.

Work

Society

Pendant, 2019

Cotton, iron, leather

Fusion

Brooch, 2019

Iron, leather, cotton, natural raffia

Interaction

Brooch, 2019

Iron, leather, cotton, linen, natral raffia

Experience

She studied Product Design at the Escola Massana (Barcelona). She has worked on different projects of design and props. In 2007 she began her jewelry studies with Jaime Diaz (Taller de Joyeria, Barcelona). She completed her jewellery studies partent (Barcelona).icipating in several workshops with Stephano Marchetti, Silvia Walz, Judy MacCaig, Stéphanie Barvié,Pilar Cotter and Katja Prins. In 2012 She studied “Design and techniques for artistic jewelry and artistic, a specialization course of UAB, in Massana Permanent

From 2012 to 2018 become part of the jewellery group “Joyas sensacionales” coordinated by Silvia Walz (Taller Perill, Barcelona), during that time she developed her own language in jewellery. In 2018/19 she participated in the international project ABC. Gemma showcases her work in several exhibitions in Spain, France, Holland, Greece, Canada, Germany, Portugal and England.
Actually one of her pieces from Lapses collection is part of the permanent collection in Espace Solidor (Cagnes-sur-mer, France).
In 2018 Gemma was part of the jury for the graduation jewellery projects in Escola d’Art of the Diputació of Tarragona (Spain)

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