Patricio Parada

was born in Valparaiso, Chile, and was educated at the Academy of Fine Arts in Viña del Mar. In 1992 he began to study jewelry techniques in the laboratory of Experimental 410 in Valparaiso. He arrived in Italy in 2004, thanks to a scholarship by the Polytechnic University of Commerce (CAPAC) of Milan. In 2006 he opened his first workshop and began to create unique pieces for private clients and to collaborate with galleries of contemporary jewelry. Since 2009, he added lamps, “sculptures of light”, and design items to the creation of jewelry. He already took part in variuos artistic exhibition in Italy, Chile, China and Netherlands.
Patricio Parada

Patricio Parada

The creations of Patricio Parada are made entirely by hand using a special technique of his own processing, which allows the artist to engrave metals and “embroider” it according to his most personal concepts. His research is oriented on forms, volumes and organic lines that have always been his source of inspiration. The most used materials are gold, silver, bronze and enamels.

The jewels are born as “sculptures to wear”, unique pieces, entirely made by hand, result of a research on bronze. The use of different platings in precious metals allows him to work on the chromatic variations. Asymmetries and imperfections are the hallmark of his creations, making them unique and alive.

With the lamps he flirts with sculpture, researching organic forms able to float in the air and live through their shadows. This artworks are inspired by flowers and aquatic plants with their aerodynamic shapes. They are made in bronze, aluminum and brass, silver and gold plated, carefully designed to create combinations of light and unexpected color effects.

Parada creates with passion, going beyond the cold and heavy nature of metals in order to rediscover their poetic, romantic and sensual identity. Its production reveals a continuous search for lightness and fluidity, textures almost ethereal and soft and wavy lines, where metal is bent to make it malleable material transformed into arabesques, lace, embroidery of light.