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Vicente Gracia Bensa

Vicente Gracia Internacional Art Jewellery S.L.U.

Valence, Espagne

Présentation

Vicente Gracia was born was born on March 8, 1961 in a Mediterranean city, melting pot, with a rich gold and silversmith tradition, called Valencia. 

 

Was in his father´s atelier where he discovered the magic of the handmade work, being fascinated by this sublime art and by the colours, brightness, texture and the singular symbolism of the precious stones...

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... His studies in the design field would focus deeply in the knowledge related with different materials such as gold, silver and unknown gems, which will be used with special dedication and effort. All his feelings are involved in this materia. This is the reason why the love he puts in his profession is a whole masterpiece, full of exceptional quality and strong intellectual charge. He has a spiritual connection with the jewelry world that makes his delicate and elegant pieces a whole visual poetry. To be in touch with their particular and allegorical message, to find out the metaphor that each shape has inside, the secret that reveals could be a mystic and philosophical experience. After all, the objective of the jewels is to bring together human beings with The Divine. That is why the jeweler, has been considerate like an alchemist, a wizard, being able to reach The Illumination, the real treasure, being able to cure the human soul. Suggestive subjects as “La Ninfa de las naranjas”, “La Dama dels peixets”, “El Ave del paraíso” or “El Arbol de la vida” can show his oriental inspiration. Revealing his ability to aproach all the mediterranean coats, like in the past used to do the valencian merchants. 

 

Exactly from this ancient and fascinating sea and the cultures which embrace it, he obtains most of his creative stimulus. He explores the roots of the Hispanic Islamic Culture and Sufi Poetry, finding a new way of creation, full of color and with the magical touch of the Arabian Nights.

Through his uniques collections, Vicente Gracia shows his strong Spanish roots, rescuing, a part from the Christian tradition, and the other, from the Arabic, Fenician, Greco-Latin and Jewish legacy, that Spain History has. Vicente is considerate as one of the most representative artists when it comes to Spanish Design; stand out by Vogue’s Editors for being one of 20Th most prestigious jewelers around the World. Being awarded with the National Jewelry Award of the City of Valencia International Jewelry Prize (1986) and with the Spanish National Craftsmanship Prize (2014), He counts with important clients, as well as Official Institutions, The Royal Palace. In the other hand, the firm has its own space in Valencia and different sale point around Spain, London, Rome and Milan. 
If this artist’s main interest is to recover the meaning that metals and gems have, or the exhaustive choice of emblematic materials, getting away from their commercial value; it is not wonder the capacity that his pieces of art have to communicate optimism, vitality and specially joy, this last characteristic is directly related to the word “Joya”, that means jewelry in spanish…one “Joya” gives “Joy”; all these special attributes come from Vicente´s own enthusiasm and his personal emotion for life. 
Apart from the esthetic efficiency that our artist has, the extraordinary capacity of his inconcebible pieces to radiate Harmony, Joy, Knowledge, and Talent, through The Beauty and Perfection, will be his main power. 
The main value of his art will be the Energy, the Charm, the Distinction, the Grace that Vicente Gracia has…

 

He is specialized in designing exclusive jewelry, connecting with the feminine soul and with women who wear his rings, earrings and bracelets. He has created jewels for Michael Jackson, Daniel Craig, Andie McDowell, Queen Sofía and Queen Letizia of Spain, Daryl Hannah, Larry Page, Ted Turner and the Aga Khan.

After receiving support from Vogue International and Vogue Giogiello, he was invited to exhibit in Milan, Porto Cervo and London. In 2005 John Souglides names him part of the “Art Jewel Movement” and from 2008 he starts participating in Christie’s auctions worldwide.

His creations have been sold in Barneys, Octium (the artistic project of the Kuwaiti Royal Family) and Neiman Marcus. In 2010, he joined Quintessentially, Tom Parker-Bowles exhibition at the exclusive Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai. Juliet Weir- de la Rochefoucauld includes Vicente Gracia among the best jewelry designers of the 21st century and refers to him as The Storyteller.


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Vicenta Gracia Joyas - ANILLO WATER BERYL

VICENTE GRACIA BENSA – JEWELLERY DESIGNER – SPAIN

Through reading the Sufi poetry I realized that the gardens were described as jeweled lands. They described plants and flowers as precious stones and that made me think that we could make a personal universe...
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