Ariel Lavian was born in 1983 in Israel. He graduated from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in 2012, followed by a Master’s Degree in conceptual design. Since 2017 he has been teaching at Bezalel. Ariel Lavian has exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions around the world. In 2018 he was appointed ambassador of Israel’s AJF (Art Jewelry Forum) and the following year he received the Design Award from the Israel Ministry of Culture.
Venice Design Week Jewelry Selection 2020
title: Watching the sunrise with my son in my hands
materials: copper, various patinas
Contemporary jewelry is a fascinating field that draws inspiration from classical jewelry. Relies on its rules but is not afraid to break them and try new techniques and new materials. There is a strong connection between past and present. As a fresh father I always try to teach my son the importance of the past and how much it influences the present, I learn more from him than I teach him. When we look at the sun rise every morning, I feel that the connection between us is getting stronger. The neck pieces in front of you are part of a very large series of objects that try to capture this specific moment.