sincerity, purity, clarity, straightness
black oxidised silver 925
Date: 10-17 December 2016
Opening hours: 11th Sunday 12:00 - 20:00, 12th Monday - 16th Friday 16:00-20:00, 17th Saturday (LAST DAY!) 12:00-20:00
Venue: Meres Multifunctional Space (33 Odos Pentadaktylou, 1016 Nicosia, Cyprus)
Panayiotis Panayi presents new and recent works crafted out of silver, gold & titanium which continue his ongoing emotive power to design contemporary jewellery. As a critical, self-reflexive practice, contemporary jewellery tends to shed the notion of preciousness and to constantly question the body as both subject and limit. Through his sculptural, expansionist language, Panayiotis pursues a relational aesthetic and pushes back a little further the limits that he has already explored.
We use and mostly we “love to use” technology but sometimes for our own good it is necessary to escape from the “chains” it imposes in our everyday life. In this sense and in collaboration with the Cypriot jewellery designer Panayiotis Panayi, Relak proudly presents its new jewellery series “Escape from Tech” based on motherboard parts and silver.
Since the dawn of man, we humans had an intrinsic desire to further evolve our species. This intellectual tendency that leads us to our goals, leaves us oblivious to any negative consequences to our surroundings or ourselves. We will pursue our goals at any cost. These days we have managed to lose control, we have imprisoned our spirit and we are fed on a daily basis a banquet of stress and pressure to further accommodate our own ambitions or the ones of our peers. The collection above is inspired by that burden; by the pressure that seems to distinguish modern man. This collection is made out of titanium (lightweight elastic, hard metal). As it wraps around the finger it applies a small amount of pressure.
silver & laminated print