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The art of making with his hands

Gustavo Nawel is a Neuquino with goldsmith hands. His art impacts the ancestral content of each piece. Let's introduce it to you.

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32 years old, this jeweler of Mapuche origin begins to resonate throughout the country and at international fairs. His art workshop works within the well-known municipal fair of Neuquén, a space he shares with other craftsmen and entrepreneurs in the city.

An expert in the creation of silver figures, Gustavo tells that he has been engaged in this profession since he was 20 years old. It is not a gift inherited, but itis born of a curiosity about a mouth in the mouth of a neighbor. She was the one who told him that they would take a jewelry course at a professional center and he enrolled.

That course changed his life. He made him discover his passion for this manual art that he did not know. In his early days he made simple pieces and learned to use the most common elements of goldsmiths. Saws, tongs, sealing rings, hammer and torches began to be part of their daily routines. And alpaca, copper, titanium, planite and silver, part of its raw material.

From little-known to known

The big leap was made in 2016, when he received an international award for his products with a Patagonian and Mapuche label. His works were exhibited at the most important fair of Italy, in Milan. There he took all the recognitions for the quality and original identity of each of his jewels, something that, in Europe, is valued and much.

The years passed and this Neuquino continues to add awards thanks to his art, bringing his works to influential personalities of the world and of our country. He says that one of his creations reached the hands of Pope Francis. A Neuquine family was traveling to Rome, and wanted to bring a gift to the pontiff. So they ordered him a piece and put together a gold button (a mountain flower).

In his official years, he received presidential and provincial commissions. He began to make protocolar gifts with Mapuche design, seeking to highlight the roots of our original culture. For some time now, he also added large scale sculptures. The artist takes Mapuche objects, like a siquil, and reproduces them at two thousand percent.

Publication Date: 09/11/2019

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