Lluís Comín

 

Body and time within mosaics of history and fragments of nature

Artwork

Lluís Comín is a unique jewelrer who has absorbed tradition. From this starting point he has been able to experiment with elegance and wisdom. As Comín says “With the time, intuition has become a sort of intelligence.”

When creating, this jewelrer from Barcelona feels nature’s transformative power as well as the influences of universal myths within the arts. Moreover, he considers himself to have a very strong Mediterranean influence. This is why some of his pieces (delicate and penetrating at the same time) represent small and unfinished universes within our Mediterranean imaginary: the fragment, the mosaic, the coast vegetation, the lapislazuli blue, the lichen-oranges, the coral red…

As a humanist and deep lover of nature, Lluís Comín is a very complete jewelrer due to his great technique and knowledge of metal and gems. Moreover, Comín is extremely sensitive and cares about each and every detail, about any ephemeral aspect, about the instant and the touch.

“As you set out for Ithaka hope your road is a long one, full of adventure, full of discovery.”

C.P. Kavafis. Ítaca

Interview

Biography

Lluís Comín Vilajosana, was born in Barcelona in November 14, 1958. He learns a trade and the art in the jewellery workshop of his father. Degree in gemmology with the specialty in diamonds by the University of Barcelona, by the Gemmological Association of Great Britain and in jewelry by the Massana School.

 

EXHIBITIONS

-Jewels and drawings, Palau dels Comtes, Centelles, Barcelona.

-Participation with Escola Massana in Museu de l’Hospitalet’s exhibition, Barcelona.

-Jewels, Espai Roca, Sabadell, Barcelona.

-Jewels, Banca Catalana, Moià, Barcelona.

-Jewels and drawings, Galeria Xaloc, Platja d’Aro, Girona.

-Jewels, Marzo-Mart Factory, Bassel, Switzerland.

-Low reliefs and jewels, Cultural Showroom Sant Jordi, Barcelona.

-Jewels, Galeria Laurent, Barcelona

-Low reliefs and jewels, Hotel Majèstic, Barcelona.

-Participation with one drawing in Trobada internacional de Màgia, Platja d’Aro, Girona.

-Participation in MMini Gravat internacional Cadaquès, exhibiting the engravings in Fort

Gallery in Cadaquès, René Metràs Gallery in Barcelona and Seiquer Gallery in Madrid.

-Participation with one engraving in tribute to Stendhal organized by the F.A.D., Barcelona.

-Painting and engraving, L’Estel, Barcelona.

-Participation in Què és l’Obra Gràfica? exhibition, L’Estel, Barcelona.

-Participation in Biennial Internacional Copy Art on the premises of F.A.D.

-Joies de Catalunya, Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim, Germany.

-Participation with four jewels in Generalitat de Catalunya’s stand in Fira de mostres 85.

-Joies de Catalunya, Galerie Handwerk, Munich, Germany.

-Joies de Catalunya, Städtisches Museum, Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany.

-Competition and exhibition Schmuck/Für/Kopf/Und/Haar,

-Schmuckmuseum, Pforzheim, Germany.

-Joies d’avui a Catalunya, Cinc D’oros Bookstore, Barcelona.

-Joies de Catalunya, Galerie am Graben, Vienna, Austria.

-Galerie Detall, Groningen, Netherlands.

-Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen, Netherlands.

-Galerie Beeld & Aambeeld, Enschede, Netherlands.

-Trits Sieraden, Delft, Netherlands.

-La Casa de España, Utrecht, Netherlands.

-Galeria Fecit, Sant Feliu de Guíxols, Girona.

-Ludus Gemmarum, exhibition together with Montserrat Lacomba in Comín – joieria creativa which comprises in OFF JOYA 2014, Barcelona.

-Participation in Alliages 2015’s permanent exhibition, Lille, France.

-Participation in Gioielli in Fermento 2015’s exhibition in Torre Fornello, Italy.

-Participation in the exhibition organized by Gioielli in Fermento in Museo Bijou Di, Casalmaggiore, Italy.

-Participation in the exhibition organized by Gioielli in Fermento in Cassina shop, Barcelona.

-Participation in Alliages’s exhibition in JOYA 2015, Barcelona.

-Participation in Ithaca’s exhibition in 66 Mistral Gallery which comprises in OFF JOYA 2015, Barcelona.

-Participation in Transmission’s exhibition in Studio 411 Gallery, Montpellier, France.

-Participation in Alliages 2016’s permanent exhibition, Lille, France.

-Participation in Le Giornate Europee dei Mestieri d’Arte’s exhibition with Gioielli in Fermento in Laboratorio Stefano Rossi, Italy.

-Participation in Passion Bijou’s exhibition by Marianne Gassier in Melting Point 2016, Valencia.

-Participation in The Alliages Legacy collect’s exhibition in Melting Point 2016, Valencia.

-Participation in JOYA inspiración en el pasado’s exhibition in Museo de la Evolución Humana, Burgos.

-Participation in Ithaca’s exhibition in DEMEONUMERO52, Livorno, Italy.

-Participation in Gioielli in Fermento 2016’s exhibition in Torre Fornello, Italy.

-Participation in MaxMara-Piazza Cavalli’s exhibition organized by Gioielli in Fermento, Piacenza, Italy.

-Participation in TRESORS: Joyería Contemporánea Catalana’s exhibition in PAOLA PÉREZ Gallery, Bogota, Colombia.

-Participation in R-EVOLUCIONS’s exhibition in 66 Mistral Gallery, which comprises in OFF JOYA 2016, Barcelona.

-Participation in SINERGIA’16 in Estudi Montserrat Lacomba, Girona.

-Participation in La porta dels Somnis’s exhibition in Galeria Margarida Aldabó, Lleida.

-Participation in A flor de pell 2017’s exhibition in 66 Mistral Gallery, Barcelona.

-Participation in Gioielli in Fermento-Master collection’s exhibition in Torre Fornello, Italy.

-Participation in Ithaca al Oratorio di San Rocco’s exhibition, Padua, Italy.

-Participation in Tresors 2017’s exhibition in Context Gallery, Sant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona.

-Participation in Natura Pretiosa’s exhibition organized by agc, in Museo di Storia Naturale del Mediterraneo, Livorno, Italy.

-Participation in Master Collection’s exhibition organized by Gioielli in Fermento in Ocaña Apotheke, which comprises in OFF JOYA 2017, Barcelona.

-Participation in Beijing International Jewelry Art Exhibition 2017 in Beijing Institute of fashion Technology, Beijing, China.

-Participation in Tresors 2018’s exhibition in Galeria Octubre, which comprises in Melting Point 2018, Valencia.

-Participation in Joyas cruzadas 2’s exhibition in Centre del Carme, which comprises in Melting Point 2018, Valencia.

-Participation in A flor de pell 2018’s exhibition in 66 Mistral Gallery, Barcelona.

-Participation in Influences’s exhibition in Studio de Meo, Livorno, Italia.

-Participation in Gioielli in Fermento 2018’s exhibition in Castel San Giovanni, Piacenza, Italia.

-Participation in Tresors 2018’s exhibition en La Galeller, Valencia.

-Participation in Premio de la Fondazione Cominelli’s exhibition, San Felice del Benaco, Italia.

-Participation in Gioielli in Fermento 2018’s exhibition in Oratorio di San Rocco, Padua, Italy.

-Participation in Influences’s exhibition in 66 Mistral Gallery,which comprises in OFF JOYA 2018, Barcelona.

-Participation in Gioielli in Fermento 2018’s exhibition in Disseny HUB, which comprises in JOYA 2018, Barcelona.

 

AWARDS

-Second prize in Jove d’Or de Catalunya’s competition in Visual Arts category.

-Special mention in Design competition of the Spanish Association of Gemology.

-Special mention of the A.G.C. in Gioielli in Fermento’s competition.

-Craft award 2017, jorgc 2017‘s awards.

 

MUSEUMS

– Jewels, Museu de Montserrat.