Gabriela Cohn

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. 1980 to 1983 studied architecture at the University of Buenos Aires. 1986 to 1990 studied graphic design at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem. Worked in 1990 to 1993 as a graphic designer in Phillipe Boulakia Design Studio. 1994 to 1995 studied typography at the Royal Academy of Art in Den Haag. 1995 opened her own Visual Communication Studio in Israel. 1998 to 2012 lived and worked as a graphic designer in Barcelona. 2010 to 2011 studied at Escola Massana in the field of jewellery. 2012 studied at the Alchimia Contemporary Jewellery School, Florence. Since 2013 master studies at the University of Applied Sciences Trier, Gemstones and Jewellery, Idar-Oberstein. Made during her studies an exchange semester at the HEAR Haute School Arts Du Rhin – Strasbourg. Lives and works in Idar-Oberstein, Germany.

Metamorphosis is the transformation process that occurs in tiny moments. I found this extraordinary, enchanting and mystical. I relate to this process through my intuitive self, that secret part of me that connects seamlessly with beauty. I embrace this moment of mindfulness wholeheartedly, which is well beyond my typical rational thinking.

I feel particularly attracted to the qualities of fragility, delicacy and the beauty of decay. Along with these there are so many aspects and events that are invisible to us, however they take place in that universe to which I attempt to access through my work. My design process is underpinned by questions, imagination and more importantly by the act of making. It is charged with intuition and perception, it feeds my unconscious mind, which in turn becomes the most interesting part of artistry for me.

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Bornn – Necklace – Porcelain, Silver, Alpaca, Pigments – 220 x 140 x 350 mm – 2016 – Photo by Qi Wang

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Heartn – Necklace – Porcelain, Silver, Alpaca, Pigments – 220 x 140 x 350 mm – 2016 – Qi Wang

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Methap – Necklace – Porcelain, Oxidize Silver, Aluminum – 190 x 60 x 410 mm – 2016 – Photo by Qi Wang