Patricia Gurgel-Segrillo,  Brazil and Cork

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Patricia Gurgel-Segrillo Art (Download The Catalogue)

In my native Brazil, in London and San Francisco, I have trained and worked in a diverse range of disciplines, through oil painting, silk-screen printing, film animation, hat design, gemology, ergonomics, interior accessories and jewellery design and manufacture. I have developed weaving techniques in silver and gold that I have been using to create unique pieces throughout 25 years of jewellery-making. The interlaced silver and gold ribbon hint of the social fabric of Rio de Janeiro State, where I grew up. A place where strands of wealth and poverty, ethics and violence, culture and corruption are constantly intertwining. My jewellery work have been exhibited and sold in galleries in London, Scotland, Ireland, Japan, Brazil, and the USA. Parallel to the jewellery-making, I have developed two work series of contemporary interior objects and sculptural lighting pieces designed and made in collaboration with wood artist Garvan McGrane and inspired by the elements water and air. Our common interest lies in re-assessing materials, with a true open mind. Reclaimed and re-used materials are the focus of the objects series and their inherent qualities are brought out in every design. In 2004 I completed a MA Degree in Design Studies from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, in London, where I lived for 8 years and established my design-craft-art practice. Recently I set up a workshop/studio in Cork City, Ireland, where I am dedicating more time to drawing and print-making, life-long strivings and, in fact, where it all began! My interests lay on figurative explorations on human emotions i.e. abandonment, loneliness, neglect, desertion, despair and other squatters in the dark corners of the human soul, with a pinch of humor and quirkiness. Emotions associated with femininity, lightness, self-sufficiency, get an unsettling out-of-balance 'perfection'. The 'impossible beauty' which dominates the hearts and minds of our consumer society is challenged in a whimsical, elfish, puckish way. The bizarre and the idiosyncratic, the beautiful and harmonious are present in every day life- I strive to uncover them in an attempt to provoke, disturb, inspire and prompt reflection on our communality as one human race.

Website: www.gurgel-segrillo.com

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