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Our skin is constantly expressing emotions that are sometimes veiled, morose feelings. For some, these emotions are released through diseases such as vitiligo, eczema, OCD, … for others anxiety leads to self-destructive behaviour. Humans are constantly striving for perfection, but why does it always have to be smooth? We should face what is right in front of us: our hands and their “imperfections”. A wrinkle that gets deeper, a bone that becomes apparent, a skin that peels off… We should take the time to observe our hands, our skin and focus on fragments, discover and begin to appreciate every little part of ourselves, and stop hiding them. With this work, Julia wants to share this ability to find perfection in imperfections, beauty in what has lived, what defines us. The process of making the jewel became more important than the final result. She exposed the silver to prolonged pressure and explored its limits. In addition to its cracks, the metal takes shape and a texture is created once the tension is released. Photographer: Lineta Liduma

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by Julia Garcia Rubio

Antwerp
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Julia Garcia Rubio is a jewellery designer based in Antwerp. She is inspired by natural elements, design objects, and architecture. Visual art and music are very important to Julia, she likes to link this to her work which is still evolving. Each piece is handmade in her studio with recycled gold or silver. Julia recently finished her master’s in contemporary jewellery at the academy of Antwerp.

Julia Garcia Rubio

This artwork is showcased at Subbacultcha’s Community Exhibition.
In collaboration with Zwart Op Wit, De Studio & Antwerp Art Weekend

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