"No one ever said that art should be hung only on walls.."
In the past, Yvel has exhibited their jewelry at several prestigious art shows such as Art Basel Miami, Contemporary Art Show Sidney, Art Palm Beach, Dallas Art Show and Art Beijing. This year, 2019, Yvel will be adding to this list by exhibiting at The International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art, as well as The Sculpture Objects Functional Art and Design (SOFA) Fair, both of which are taking place in Chicago.
But if we look back, art was once something that only adorned the walls of the rich or royal, it was beyond the means of an ordinary person to commission an artist or purchase a painting for their home. Anyone who was interested in art would have to be content with a visit to a public art gallery or museum. But the twentieth century brought us advanced color printing technology which gave birth to an entire new industry of lithographs, prints, and posters. For the first time, people were able to purchase affordable reproductions of their favorite artworks and hang them in their homes. It was not long before people began to hang art in offices, lobbies, and even toilets. The 1980’s heralded a new type of art called graffiti, and if we thought that this would be the last stage of bringing art out of the galleries and museums and into the public domain, we were wrong.
Traditionally, jewelry was always regarded as an adornment, worn to beautify the body, but Yvel jewelry has now entered a new realm. Always in the forefront of design and innovation, Yvel has created a variety of striking one-of-a-kind treasures that are themselves, true works of art. Handcrafted by artisans, each piece is a sublime synthesis of precious gems, or rare pearls together with 18k gold. Yvel’s ‘Art to Wear’ enables collectors and admirers to literally carry a precious work of art on their bodies. Worn in any place, at any time, Yvel’s ‘Art to Wear’ is an inspiration to those that come in contact with it.
However, it requires more than the declaration of the artist to render his work ‘a piece of art’, and in most cases, it is the society that makes this determination, and not the artist. But in recent years, Yvel’s one-of-a-kind ‘Art to Wear’ jewelry has been at home in a growing number of prestigious art shows worldwide.