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Laura Munteanu

Laura Munteanu

Laura Munteanu 500 332 Dautor

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I studied journalism and communication at the University of Bucharest, and I also have a masters degree in the same field. I kept the idea of communication, just used it in the field of product design and contemporary jewellery. In time I have created objects and jewellery for different events, campaigns, collectors, international fairs and exhibitions. This was an interesting process that made my works expand and transform at the same time I did. Sometimes, my objects carry rather uncomfortable messages, but I always try to underline the silver lining that seems even brighter when it’s surrounded by darkness. The design has been significantly simplified in recent years and clear lines and natural or recycled materials now form the base of my works.
What are the main concepts translated through your work?
My main focus is always the same: the wish to study, to nuance. My themes in time were: rituals and superstition, time and its pace in different moments and situations, passing by, the less known connections between objects, periods, places.
What material would you like to get to work with but haven’t had the chance yet?
I wish I could work with new materials – part of them still in the concept or prototype phase – that have as a base various recycled elements (fibers, rubber, paper etc) and biodegradable substances.
How would you describe the person wearing your jewellery?
I don’t know if there’s a certain type, I think that anyone can or cannot resonate with the aesthetics or the message of a certain piece.
What is the best advice you have ever received?
I can remember few advice, but many long or even condensed conversations, beautiful in many ways. From these conversations I got the feeling that one of the healthiest..and complicated things I could do is to continue what I started and to continue doing it the same way. I think diversity is good and necessary.
If you were to be a piece of jewellery, what would you be?
A brooch.