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Arina Nițulescu

Arina Nițulescu

Arina Nițulescu 500 921 Dautor

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The recent change I’ve made in my career, from research and restoration in architecture to design jewelry, wasn’t perceived as a big change. The things that have changed were only the object scale, the materials that I still try to make friends with and, I admit, the disappearance of a real customer, who was, most of the time, uncomfortable. The rest goes on in a natural, architectural way: the presence of a concept in a collection, the documentation preceding any new project, the search for suitable materials and techniques, and unfortunately, as in architecture, multiple objects remaining only on paper, in the planning stage .
What are the main concepts translated through your work?
My collection for this edition of AUTOR is a meditation on the process of human ageing, as seen from the perspective of the diversity and the beauty that come with physical degrading. The message is that we need to accept this natural phase in our lives and we should not try to maintain our youth by usingg artificial and destructive means, that give ridiculous results.
What material would you like to get to work with but haven’t had the chance yet?
I have always tried to support my concepts with materials, technique, form and colour. “Voyage in Time” explored the fragility of paper, “Love Story” used silver in order to convey sobriety and masculine glow and coloured resin in order to convey the feminine charm and adaptability. For this collection I chose felted wool with silk and silver insertions. Without wishing to work with certain materials before deciding on the concept, I recognise that I am attracted to the idea of inserting in my pieces, bits of found objects, that were altered by nature beforehand.
How would you describe the person wearing your jewellery?
I never wanted to create embellishment, but to bing ideas to life. That is why my pieces seem to have become jewellery by mistake: some are very fragile, some too heavy. All of them are not easy to wear…those wearing them have been impressed by the story behind them and can recognize themselves in the pieces.
What is the best advice you have ever received?
I don’t know if it’s the best advice, but I totally agree with this: making jewellery should always remain a way of expression, and not a means of sustenance.
If you were to be a piece of jewellery, what would you be?
Being conservative, perfectionist and anchored in the past, I think I would be a bourgeois pocket watch.