Materials: 925 Forged Silver
Dimensions: approx. 45 x 36 x 36 mm. weight: 23.9 gr
Forged and soldered Rose continues Rose
Photo credit: Atelier Berenstein-Nobre
Victor Condat Nobre
Rivadavia, San Juan. Argentina
Poet and goldsmith. His designs are a continuing search for balance and harmony. The art and poetry are a vital necessity, are air and the food of the mind.
Self-taught. He began his craft in 1968. Then, at age 20 has its first contact with the metal. His favorite tools are hammers and small torches.
His works of jewelry are developed on actual data and abstract concepts or poetic.
His works in metal (rings, necklaces, pendants, bracelets, decorated boxes, book covers, etc… Are in private collections in several countries.
Ganoksin hosts the jewelry list Orchid, with over 13,000 list members from all over the world, speaking from a wide range of technical and aesthetic experiences. The exhibition theme grew out of a desire to celebrate the creativity encompassed in this wide variety.
Artists were free to interpret the theme in any way they chose. Each artist could submit up to six pieces. Interpretations include uniting different materials into one cohesive form; intellectual and emotional “unitings”, where the meaning of the piece unites multiple concepts; the uniting of time - past, present and future; and a number that focus on the harmony created when uniting multiple materials and/or concepts.
The work submitted involved a wide range of jewelry techniques, from very traditional to very cutting edge, as well as using materials from traditional precious metals and gemstones to “re-purposed” and “up-cycled” materials.
The exhibition showcases 330 images chosen from entries from over 111 artists representing 26 countries.
Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Czech Republic, France, Greece, India, Israel, Italy, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Serbia, Spain, Trinidad, Turkey, UK, USA, Venezuela, and the Virgin Islands
Many of the participants began their interest in jewelry at a young age. Some are relative newcomers to the field, and some have over 35 years of experience as professional jewelers and goldsmiths. While some grew up in families that were goldsmiths, and followed in those footsteps, others only began creating jewelry as adults.