Primitive

Juan Carlos Caballero-Perez

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West Henrietta, NY, United States
2020

7.5 x 3.75 x .5

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Photo credit: Elizabeth Lamark

In my work, the jewelry reflects a metaphorical meaning of the emotional power of old and new and the human spirit. I am intrigued by the ritual that links the object and the wearer. I want to manifest the sacred entity of the piece and the symbolic representation of the spirit of each object. The work becomes a dialogue between the artist, the piece itself and the wearer. It links my past and the present of the wearer. Every jewelry piece starts with the meaning of the creator and transfers to the meaning to the wearer. It is fluid, ever-changing; like life itself.

Bio
Juan Carlos Caballero-Perez was born in Mexico City. A metal artist and educator, he received his MFA and BFA at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), School for American Crafts, where he is currently a Professor in the Metals and Jewelry Design Program. He’s metalwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally.

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