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Patricia Iglesias Scepanaovic

Punta Arenas, Chile.

Contemporary jeweler from the city of Punta Arenas. She trained in Technical Drawing and Interior Design. She has taken Diplomas in Visual Arts and Higher Education. For a long time she dedicated herself to Furniture Design, furniture restoration, decorative painting and teaching subjects of creation of Didactic Material. At the same time, she continues her search for a means of expression, venturing into drawing, painting and ceramics, until 2015 when she arrives to jewelry where she manages to create her own language of visual expression through abstraction and synthesis of natural forms, making pieces with local identity. In 2017 she was awarded a creation project with National Funds for the Arts, Culture and Heritage, and it was when she discovered that she could be linked to Contemporary Jewelry as a means of expression, becoming the pulse to reflect and express what moves her. During 2018, she approached to the use of textile materials and experimenting with weaving techniques, adopting the construction of wefts as her language, allowing her to carry out here work outside of Punta Arenas.

She has participated in exhibitions in Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Spain, Germany and Poland. She has been a member of Joya Brava since 2018 and a member of the Fundación Artística de Chile, Brújula-Art.

Statement:
“I work with my environment and my own history, I build objects that evoke the concept of self-generation of protection, which comes from the desire to find a lair in the face of so much immensity -the pampas of Patagonia-. I mostly use wefts woven and sewn with fibers and threads, using techniques usually reserved for the female sphere within the domestic space and invented from the imagination and memory of family experiences, evoking that world "made by hand", ancestral, and that disappears little by little, In an increasingly industrial and globalized world. My work shifts between identity, memory and territory. I invite the participation of the viewer, body and piece establish a certain relationship, to carry these objects you have to be an accomplice, connect with its poetics".

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JoyaBrava is a non-profit trade union association that gathers more than 27 contemporary Chilean jewellers, who work the jewellery as a means of artistic expression, investigating and experimenting with materials, concepts and processes.

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