Sowon Joo, Veronika Kuryanova and Bia Tambelli the three major awards of Artistar Jewels ♦ ︎
Sowon Joo, Veronika Kuryanova and Bia Tambelli. They are the winners of Artistar Jewels 2019, an event organized in Milan and which get a consolidated event. This year, then, the edition was monstrously large, with over 500 creations on display. Artistar is also proposed as an e-commerce platform: the works on display can be purchased on the contest website. In addition to the exhibition of more or less innovative creations, the event is also a competition. Sowon Joo is a Korean designer, she graduated from Seoul National University, and has worked in the jewelry and sculpture sectors for over twenty years. One of the most appreciated pieces is a large heart-shaped crochet gold sculpture necklace with a rutilated quartz pendant in the center. Veronika Kuryanova is Russian, graduated from the Moscow State Stroganov Academy of Design and Applied Arts and presented some bronze and enamel rings with large sizes and bright colors. Bia Tambelli (already known to those who follow gioiellis.com) is a young and pretty designer with Italian origins, born and raised in Brazil. On this occasion she presented geometric and refined pieces from the Trinity collection in gold, diamonds and rock crystal that express a spiritual order between God, the cosmos and man. Form and materials are carefully selected to increase the energy and strength of the wearer.
A special mention was given to the American bijoux artist and creator Nita Angeletti of Italian origins, but born and raised in New York, who after an attempt as an actress on Broadway moved to sculpture creating figurines made of fabric, to arrive at the realization of what defines Wearable Art Accessories: creations that reflect in an exuberant way the passion for fabrics, used as pictorial elements with playful and colorful arrangements with the intent to amuse those who observe them.
Other awards for the young Dutch Lindsey Fontijn (Accessory Vogue Vanity Fair Award) and English Michelle Lung, for the Russian Denis Sozin, and Elena Franceschetti.
A recognition also for Anna Maccieri Rossi with her jewely we have already written here, at the Chinese Yichen Dong, the Portuguese Ana Magarida Carvalho and the Hungarian jewel artist Anna Zeibig.