A Dark Spark of Light is an exhibition presented by Juan Riusech & Thereza Pedrosa, founders of the Alliages organisation and of the divulgation website Beautiful People Live Art, respectively. United in the common aim of promoting the culture of contemporary jewellery at the international level, the curators invited the artists to face the theme of opposites that are attracted and are indissolubly interconnected.
There is no light without shadow, no good without evil, no happiness without torment.
This theme – dramatically current in its personal, social and historical implications – required an attentive and intimate elaboration from the artists. The resulting creations are rich of pathos: Maria Rosa Franzin’s brooch testifies of a spark of hope in the dark; Clara Del Papa’s jewel symbolizes a painful path to a rebirth; Izabella Petrut’s ring represents a material conflict. Each and every artist offered an extremely personal interpretation on this conflictual theme.
The works selected for the exhibition invite to reflect on the beauty of life, in all the contradictory and opposing forms in which it manifests itself.
A Dark Spark of Light is on display simultaneously at the Alliages gallery in Lille, France, and online for the related voting contest on Beautiful People Live Art from December 12 to January 30, 2016.
Visit the gallery and vote for your favorite artist by entering her/his name in the comment box at the end of the article. The winning artist will be featured in a solo virtual exhibition of Beautiful People Live Art!
Fabienne Chrystin, Immunity and Life, 2014
Sofia Björkman, Photo of a Necklace, 2014
Margarita Alonso, We must illuminate the darkness, 2015
Xenia Deimezi, Ooouch!!!! Brooch 1, 2015
Izabella Petrut, Helping time pass, 2015
Valérie Ceulemans, Diabolique, 2015
Mabel Pena, Growth I, 2015
Mar Sanchez, Dark Side VI, 2015
Aurelia Yeomans, Transition #3, 2015
Saerom Kong, Blue Eye, 2015
Viktoria Münzker, Perpetum, 2015
Alina Carp, Daphne, 2015. Photo by Ana Georgescu
Aurelia Yeomans, Transition #1, 2015
Jina Seo, End to End, 2015
Sofia Björkman, Photo of a Necklace, 2014
Viktoria Münzker, Rescue, 2015
Jina Seo, Seam Structure, 2015
Mar Sanchez, Dark Side VII, 2015
Hebe Argentieri, Genesis 2, 2015
Aurelia Yeomans, Transition #2, 2015
Angela Ciobanu, Forget Me Not, 2015
Hebe Argentieri, Genesis 1, 2014
Sofia Björkman, Photo of a Brooch, 2014
Margo Nelissen, Calabashes, 2013
Roxana Casale, Day, 2015
Mabel Pena, Growth II, 2015
Sébastian Carré, Rancor, 2015
Ching-ting Yang, Dark reflection, 2015
Katja Toporski, The Unpredictable Ending of the Taufrische Nu 5, 2015
Noelia Macchi, Brise, 2015
Alina Carp, Danae, 2015. Photo by Ana Georgescu
Rodrigo Acosta, Tiempo de Des-Orden, 2015
Roxana Casale, Day and Night, 2015
Roxana Casale, Night, 2015
Mar Sanchez, Dark Side III, 2015
Noelia Macchi, Attitude, 2015
Gigi Mariani, Mobile, 2015
Sébastian Carré, The Awakening of Dunn, 2015
Victoria Ioannidou, See through fragility, 2015
Margo Nelissen, Prickly seed, 2013
Franziska Höhne, Steps of Mindfulness
Izabella Petrut, Repetitive, indefinite, infinite present, 2015
Izabella Petrut, Inability to experience the presence of the present, 2015
Hebe Argentieri, Genesis 3, 2015
Clara del Papa, Introspection, 2015
Clara Del Papa, Libertas, 2012
Maria Rosa Franzin, Nera Luce, 2015
Xenia Deimezi, Ooouch!!!! Brooch 3, 2015
Katja Toporski, The Unpredictable Ending of the Taufrische Nu 2, 2015
Fabienne Chrystin, Stir Padlocked, 2014
Noelia Macchi, Dedans, 2015
Gili Doliner, We all have secrets, 2012
Viktoria Münzker, Sonus, 2015
Ching-ting Yang, The Moment, 2014
Caterina Zanca, Apparenze, 2014
Erato Kouloubi, Asphyxia, 2015
Ana Garcia, Switch, 2015
Victoria Ioannidou, Rising Moon, 2015
Victoria Ioannidou, Falling into a white hole, 2015
Rosa Borredá, Fatal Attraction, 2015
Xenia Deimezi, Ooouch!!!! Brooch 2, 2015
Isabelle Busnel, Resilience, 2015
Janny Huang Yokota, Cloud within, 2015
Akis Goumas, Light through darkness, 2015
Voting will close on January 30, 2016.
ATTENTION please! Any feedback is appreciated, but to vote for your favorite artist you need to EXPLICITY WRITE HER/HIS NAME in your comment! Thank you!
Exhibition curated by Juan Riusech and Thereza Pedrosa.
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