Marcos Guzman

Australia

Marcos Guzman is a contemporary jeweller based in Melbourne, Victoria. He completed a Bachelor of Fine Art specialising in Gold and Silver-smithing at RMIT in 2010, and subsequently completed the Honours Gold and Silver-smithing course through RMIT’s Object Based Practice program in 2013.

 

The introspection involved in Marcos’ jewellery work looks into reimagining personal, individual states of contemplation. It is a means for remembering, vacationing, exploring, escaping; an opportunity for the realisation of something fundamental and seemingly not complex. This act suggests a re-acquaintance to the forgotten and the distantly familiar. Blurring the ordinary with the imaginative, titles and statements inspire a basic narrative language. He is often thinking about stories, dialogues and conversations to pinpoint a moment that expresses a visual cue, which serves as a catalyst to create an embodied jewellery manifestation. Common industrial Perspex is treated with consideration to transform it into works that reveal a unique preciousness, exploring the hued qualities contained within the material and highlighted with an experimental and exacted application of paint. Avoiding the use of industrial processes, Marcos finds pleasure in transmitting the warmth of the hand and the slow process of thought into his jewellery work.

 

His work is held in the permanent collection of the Art Gallery of Western Australia.



Modern design, 2019, Perspex, nylon

More work by Marcos Guzman

Beach ball raft by Marcos Guzman Beach ball raft , 2019, Perspex, nylon ,
Come back home baby by Marcos Guzman Come back home baby , 2019, Straws, nylon ,
Super cherry bomb by Marcos Guzman Super cherry bomb , 2014, Straws, glass beads, silver, silk ,
Yo Westbam! necklace by Marcos Guzman Yo Westbam! necklace , 2014, plastic straws, nylon ,
Straws necklaces by Marcos Guzman Straws necklaces , 2017, plastic straws, nylon ,
Stolen straws by Marcos Guzman Stolen straws , 2019, Straws, nylon ,
Stolen straws by Marcos Guzman Stolen straws , 2019, Straws, nylon ,
Stolen straws by Marcos Guzman Stolen straws , 2019, Straws, nylon ,
Always making an effort (even with things you don't like) / Just be the best you can be by Marcos Guzman Always making an effort (even with things you don't like) / Just be the best you can be , 2017, perspex, nylon ,
Brilliant Grey by Marcos Guzman Brilliant Grey , 2019, Trafolyte, silver ,
Brilliant Grey by Marcos Guzman Brilliant Grey , 2019, Trafolyte, silver ,
Vacation by Marcos Guzman Vacation , 2019, 2019 ,
Necklace by Marcos Guzman Necklace , 2018, plastic straws, nylon ,
 It’s got little candies inside by Marcos Guzman It’s got little candies inside , 2019, Straws, silver, nylon ,
Necklace by Marcos Guzman Necklace , 2018, plastic straws, nylon ,
Straws necklaces by Marcos Guzman Straws necklaces , 2017, plastic straws, nylon ,
Warehouses and Hangars by Marcos Guzman Warehouses and Hangars , 2017, perspex, nylon ,

Exhibitions

5×7: early career Australian makers

April 19 - May 14, 2016

We are proud to present new work by five up and coming artists from Melbourne and Canberra: Zoe Brand, Annie Gobel, Marcos Guzman, Inari Kiuru and Lindy McSwan.

Where the sun decided to dwell

26 November - 24 December, 2019

Melbourne artist Marcos Guzman presents his first solo exhibition.

Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewellery

August 12 to September 13, 2014

The inaugural Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewellery, won by Kiko Gianocca, Sara Gackowska and Patrícia Correia Domingues.