SAMUEL GUILLÉN (born 1977)
DAVIS & LANGDALE COMPANY, INC.
231 EAST 60 STREET
NEW YORK, NY 10022
Silver, 18k, 14k and red coral earrings, 1 15/16 inches (length)
Executed in 2017
These earrings are unique
Geometric and Dome Bracelet
Sterling silver and magnetic clasp, 6 1/4 x 1 1/8 inches
Executed in 2016
This bracelet is no. 1 in an addition of 3
Silver and 14 karat gold, 2 1/2 inches (length)
Executed in 2017
This brooch is unique
Samuel Guillén, born in 1977 in Caracas, Venezuela, is a jeweler who trained with Klaus Bürgel, Susan Sloan, and Ursi Galletti.
An accomplished silversmith, Guillén conceives, designs and materially produces all his pieces in limited editions, featuring repetitive patterns through hollow construction techniques in sterling silver.
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. Most recently, GUILLÉN'S production has taken inspiration from the arresting visual presences of entanglements of the basic metallic elements that constitute urban and industrial landscape: rough steel, cabling, scaffolding, and tubin.
In 2012 GUILLÉN had a one person exhibition, Geometric Paths, at the Cultural Park La Trinidad/Secadero Uno in Caracas. His work has been shown at the Centro Cultural Secaderos in Caracas (Venezuela) and at the Instituto Tomie Ohtake design store in São Paulo (Brasil). His last solo exhibition, Samuel Guillen: Recent Jewelry, 2015 took place at Davis and Langdale Company in New York. 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, and Brooklyn Metal Works.