MELINA KISTANI

Narrative / Switzerland

 

Melina Kistani, born in Greece, lives and works in Switzerland.

Landscape architect and jewelry artist.

In her work she combines her background in architecture and with a strong inspiration from illustration art, creates jewelry pieces. Story telling unique handmade pieces, minimalistic and playful, that might trigger childhood memories.

Work

House necklace

Pendant, 2021

Silver 925 Goldplated

House necklace

Pendant, 2021

Silver 925 Goldplated

House necklace

Pendant, 2021

Silver 925 Goldplated

Experience

Education

2017 Master Degree in Architecture and Landscape architecture, Academy in Mendrisio, Switzerland
2019 Courses of Jewelry Design and Making
2021 Workshop in Alchimia Jewellery school, Florence, Italy

Narrative 2021 – Agnes Wo

AGNES WO Narrative / Spain    I try to manage the language of emptiness and fullness to put my pieces in tension and poise, to explore the relationship between object and scale. I often think on white as a raw substance. Or, going even more backwards, as original...

Narrative 2021 – Anna Zeibig

ANNA ZEIBIG Narrative / Hungary   A short story by Jorge Luis Borges titled The Circular Ruins inspired me to create this piece. It's a haunting tale about a stranger who arrives at the ancient circular ruins of the God of Fire. He fell asleep there and begins to...

Narrative 2021 – Catherine Large

CATHERINE LARGE Narrative / Australia   his pendant is part of a series of works I have developed called Unintended Consequences. I walk regularly in the dry eucalypt forest of Mt. Coot-tha near my home in Brisbane and over the course of a number of years, with...

Narrative 2021 – Gemma Canal

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...

Narrative 2021 – Jamie Kroeger

JAMIE KROEGER Narrative / Canada   Through the creation of jewellery objects, I consider and portray the relationships that exist between humans and outdoor environments. The narrative develops through careful choice of material and process. Through these...

Narrative 2021 – Katja Toporski

KATJA TOPORSKI Narrative / USA   The pieces in this series are composed of cast or fabricated copies of a single form: a small apothecary glass flask. Coming from a family of pharmacists, I have a collection of those, handed down to me from a variety of retired...

Narrative 2021 – Katy Gillam-Hull

KATY GILLAM-HULL Narrative / UK   Katy Gillam-Hull makes work fuelled by curiosity, historical research and imagination alike. She works in precious metals, incorporating found objects and she often considers the forgotten beauty or narrative of objects. In...

Narrative 2021 – Monique Lecouna

MONIQUE LECOUNA Narrative / Argentina   Amulet to protect A Room of One’s Own In this amulet these wrappings protect and preserve my “own room” of which Virginia Woolf spoke in her book. That room represents my ability to create. I discovered this during my...

Narrative 2021 – Namkyung Lee

NAMKYUNG LEE Narrative / South Korea   Places I, or others, stayed remain as images. These places, in which we stared and felt differing emotions, are fixed as scenes. The photographic images I use represent those parts of a place where gazes fell and rested....

Narrative 2021 – Raquel Besudo

RAQUEL BESUDO Narrative / Mexico   Through my work, I explore the quotidian, my everyday relationship with what surrounds me — little and intimate happenings or places that inspire me, then become an intrinsic part of my work. If I refer to memories, it is a...

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