My work celebrates the history of enameling and its longstanding tradition of storytelling dating back most notably to the Byzantine era, where enamelling was used to depict religious icons. Using these traditional techniques, my work revives the medium through a contemporary context fueled by street art, comics, pop art and counter culture. Employing a combination of jewellery techniques and illustration, my work mixes high and low art, while transporting viewers into a world more colourful and dreamlike than our own. Through the process of enamelling, my illustrations transcend the two-dimensional realm of paper and are given new life in the physical world as wearable objects.
Aurélie Guillaume is a French-Canadian artist from Montréal, Québéc. She has studied Jewellery Design and Metalsmithing at École de Joaillerie de Montréal and at NSCAD University. Her work has been exhibited in multiple group exhibitions across North America and in Europe, including SNAG’s Momentum Student Exhibition in Boston and the BKV Prize presented by the Bavarian Crafts Council in Germany. Most recently, she has been selected as the winner of L.A. Pai Gallery’s 12th National Student Jewellery Competition in Canada.
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