We are excited to announce a solo exhibition with Carina Chitsaz-Shoshtary in the fall of 2014… in the meantime, enjoy this article in Vogue Italia about the young designers work:
‘Carina Chitsaz-Shoshtary was born in Augsburg, Germany, in 1979 and witnessed firsthand as a 10-year-old little girl ‘The most profitable used brick sale in the world’ as the Berlin wall came down.
She became aware as a little girl how much value and how many memories a piece of cement with various layers of spray-paint can accumulate. This is perhaps why she wanders around Munich where she currently lives and works searching for fragments of old walls used as canvases for graffiti. From these stones smeared with colors, which she defines as ‘remnants of modern frescoes,’ she creates one-of-a-kind pendants and brooches with a futuristic allure. Pieces that feature colors that are seemingly iridescent with a ‘fake’ glassy brightness. Jewels with a cubic silhouette where the designer’s great sculptural ability meets the force of color, which surfaces from the stone as a reminder of forgotten, replaced graffiti. Chance, spontaneity and knowing craftsmanship transform discarded materials into masterpieces with a fluorescent cyber appeal. ‘