Alina Alamorean, influenced by her architect parents, expresses form and volume in an exaggerated manner. One can easily imagine her pieces as sculptures or building parts or infinitely larger still. The designer’s work is currently displayed at the Galerie BSL in Paris.
Both earthly and heavenly, Alina Alamorean’s work is first and foremost a burst of energy. Born in Romania in 1968 during one of the 20th century’s worst dictatorships, through her architect parents she acquired a taste for the world of art, sculpture and architecture, origins upon which her creations are today founded. Double edged rebellion and flight inspire resolutely non-conventional, rigorous yet emotional pieces, where the space is as important as the mass itself.
‘My jewellery is always voluminous: the pieces can be envisaged infinitely larger still, like geometrical and voluptuous objects. I do not want to adorn anyone, I do however aim to inspire a way of thinking, living and breathing.’
Alina Alamorean’s ars metallica associates crude and rough surfaces with polished and sensual outlines. Gentle as well as violent, her gold or silver creations always assume a reassuring and protective weight. Mirror-finish and blackened silver are combined, like two facets of one soul, whilst the bronze, cocoa, green or bluish pearls assert their strange and baroque character, witness to their own story. This very same search for truth leaves the stones in their natural state, their true character revealed through their natural defects.
Alina Alamorean’s leitmotiv is to think big, to take a step back to obtain an exact look and the right angle, which pushes her work beyond applied arts to the realms of an art nearing sculpture, reflecting her professed fascination for the work of Zaha Hadid or Ron Arad, Frank Gehry or Frank Lloyd Wright, to name but a few.