DAVIS & LANGDALE COMPANY, INC.
231 EAST 60 STREET
NEW YORK, NY 10022

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SAMUEL GUILLÉN: RECENT JEWELRY                   MARCH 7 - APRIL 4, 2015

Copacabana Bracelet
Sterling silver, 9 3/8 inches (length)
Executed in 2013
This bracelet is 3 in an edition of 5
SG-6

Brooch
Sterling silver and porcupine quill brooch with posts, 
2 5/8 inches (length)
Executed in 2014
Private Collection

Bracelet
Hollow constructed sterling silver with magnetic clasp, 8 x 9/16 inches
Executed in 2014
This bracelet is 1 in an edition of 3
SG-22

Geometric Bracelet
Sterling silver, 6 5/8 x 3/8 inches
Executed in 2014
This bracelet is 4 in an edition of 5
Private Collection

Necklace
Hollow constructed sterling silver, 20 1/2 inches (length)
Executed in 2014
SG-19

Choker
Oxidized sterling silver, 14 3/4 inches (length)
Executed in 2012
Private Collection

Necklace
Hollow constructed sterling silver, 17 1/2 inches 
Executed in 2012
SG-4
Ring
Sterling silver hollow constructed ring with porcupine quills, size 6
Executed in 2014
SG-13

Bracelet
Hollow constructed sterling silver, 1 7/16 inches (height) 
Executed in 2014
SG-20

This is SAMUEL GUILLÉN’s first exhibition with Davis & Langdale Company and will consist of 25 pieces of sterling silver jewelry executed between 2012 and 2015.

GUILLÉN, born in 1977 in Caracas, Venezuela, is a jeweler who trained with Klaus Bürgel, Susan Sloan, and Ursi Galletti.

Living and working in New York, GUILLÉN conceives, designs, and manually produces all his pieces in silver, using hollow construction and various oxidation techniques. Interested in classic modern jewelry, GUILLÉN cites primitive and ancient silverwork as well as contemporary urban landscape as inspirations.

His most recent works echo his everyday experience of the cityscape: the entanglement of basic metallic elements- rough steel, visible welding junctures, scaffolding, tubing, fencing in construction sites, subways, and bridges. GUILLÉN transforms these visual presences into motifs for his jewelry. 

In 2012 GUILLÉN had a one person exhibition, Geometric Paths, at the Cultural Park La Trinidad/Secadero Uno in Caracas. His work has been in group exhibitions at the Instituto Tomie Ohtake design store in São Paulo, Brazil, and, most notably, at the National Salon of the Arts of Fire in Venezuela.

Geometric Earrings, Large
Sterling silver , 1 1/4 x 1 inches
Executed in 2013
These earrings are 2 in a limited edition
SG-16

Brooch
Hollow constructed sterling silver brooch, 2 9/16 inches (length) [irreg.]
Executed in 2015
SG-27

Necklace
Hollow constructed sterling with magnetic clasp, 21 inches (length)
Executed in 2014
SG-17

Ring, Small
Sterling silver hollow constructed ring with porcupine quills 
Size 6 1/2 – 7
Executed in 2013
SG-15

Brooch
Hollow constructed sterling silver brooch with posts, 
2 1/2 inches (length)
Executed in 2014
SG-18

Necklace
Hollow constructed sterling silver and onyx, 21 inches (length)
Executed in 2012
SG-1

Samuel Guillén: Recent Jewelry on Vogue.com!