Enric Majoral : The Expanded Jewellery
Enric Majoral is revealed to be a complex figure ahead of his time, midway between design, artisanship and art. One may take very diverse perspectives on his creative itinerary. From the perspective of artisanship stands out his contribution to the evolution of a traditional craft towards a contemporary language. Likewise stands out the relationship of his work to the culture of the area. As a designer, his capacity to design and produce collections has allowed contemporary jewellery to be brought to a very large public. As a creator he has developed a personal language which has by its uniqueness and timeliness created a new school, a recognisable style which has inspired younger generations of jewellers. An important aspect of Majoral’s creativity is his relationship with materials, and the diverse strategies which he uses to give them form. This attitude of letting every material speak for itself has been made concrete in a very rich and broad repertoire of finishing touches which are a characteristic of his pieces.
Jewellery expanded. From the pieces’ origins, Enric Majoral maintains a constant search within and around the volume and space of jewellery. This experimental approach is centred in the constructive aspects of jewellery and the possibilities of expanding to the limit of their format. From this place are born his monumental pieces, designed to establish a dynamic dialogue between the body, the jewellery, and space.
From this dynamic relationship comes forth a line of experimental, monumental pieces created since 2018 for the ADLIB catwalk of Ibiza. Enric Majoral has deepened in this direction with his jewellery-sculpture pieces, designed to live within a space. Hence, we bring to your attention the work ‘The Water Carrier, 2019-2020’, a piece on grand scale created to emphasise its spacial relationships within an architectural space, and made on a base of hundreds of painted silver pieces from large to small scale, which can be repeated until infinity. Coexistence of form and light, of movement and space. The flourishing of metal and colour, of weight and ascension.
With Contributions of:
Pilar Bonet, Pilar Vélez
Maia Creus, Martín Azúa
The book presents a selection of significant pieces and large-format works of Enric Majoral, from their origins in the 1980s until today