Artists


CHUS BURÉS IN COLLABORATION WITH CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS

At the «crossroads between art and jewellery», Chus Burés’ artists’ jewels are the subtly precious fruit of an encounter between the artist’s inspiration and the designer’s savoir-faire.
Within them lies a tale that is never the same twice and they exemplify an exchange, or even a veritable synergy,
in which each partner’s talent has been enriched and completed through contact with the other.

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Jacques Villeglé with Chus Burés, Paris, 2013
Julio Le Parc with Chus Burés, Paris, 2012
Marie Orensanz with Chus Burés, Montrouge, 2014
Miquel Barceló with Chus Burés, Friedman Benda Gallery, New York, 2013
François Morellet with Chus Burés, Cholet, 2012
Carmen Herrera with Chus Burés, New York, 2013

Yaacov Agam

Ana Laura Aláez

Getulio Alviani

Antonio Asis

Miquel Barceló

Tony Bechara

Louise Bourgeois

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Jiri Georg Dokoupil

Sérvulo Esmeraldo

Horacio Garcia Rossi

Carmen Herrera

Kcho

Julio Le Parc

Macaparana

Sigfrido Martín Begué

Antoni Miralda

François Morellet

Marie Orensanz

César Paternosto

Carlos Pazos

Cinzia Ruggeri

Fernando Sánchez Castillo

Nicolas Schöffer

Antonio Seguí

Santiago Sierra

Francisco Sobrino

Jesús Rafael Soto

Luis Tomasello

Jacques Villeglé

  • Carlos Cruz-Diez
    Physichromie pour bracelet, 2012
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  • Kcho
    Rama-remo, 1992-1993
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  • Cinzia Ruggeri
    Oops, il guanto perduto, 2004
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  • Carlos Pazos
    Unchain my heart, 2000
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  • Yaacov Agam
    Espace virtuel, 2012
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  • Ana Laura Aláez
    Nails, 2004
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  • Macaparana
    Sevilla, 2012
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  • Jesús Rafael Soto
    Série : Balear, 2003
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  • Nicolas Schöffer
    NSoleil, 1981-2012
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  • Santiago Sierra
    DIAMONDTRAFFICKILLS, 2005
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  • Francisco Sobrino
    Torsions opposées, 1982-2012
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  • Getulio Alviani
    Triangolo, 2012
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  • François Morellet
    Dislocation, 2012
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  • Marie Orensanz
    incomparable, 2013
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  • Fernando Sánchez Castillo
    Chapelet, 2010
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  • Fernando Sánchez Castillo
    Croix du Nord, 2010
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  • Jacques Villeglé
    RÊVER, 2013
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  • Tony Bechara
    Rome (rouges), 2014
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  • Tony Bechara
    Paris (bleues), 2014
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  • Antonio Asis
    Sin título, 2011
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  • Louise Bourgeois
    Untitled, 2000
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  • Louise Bourgeois
    Untitled, 2000
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  • Louise Bourgeois
    Spider, 2005
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  • Sérvulo Esmeraldo
    Feuilles mortes, 2012
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  • Horacio Garcia Rossi
    Icare, 1967-2013
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  • Miquel Barceló
    Les algues de mer, 2007
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  • Miquel Barceló
    Les algues de mer, 2007
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  • Luis Tomasello
    Reflexión, 2010
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  • Carmen Herrera
    EncuEncuentros para plata, 2012
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  • Luis Tomasello
    Reflexión, 2010
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  • Julio Le Parc
    Surface couleurs, 1970-2012
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  • Julio Le Parc
    M-25-R, 2010
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  • Julio Le Parc
    M-3-R, 2010
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  • Kcho
    Barca alada, 1992-1993
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Cinema


CHUS BURÉS IN COLLABORATION WITH FILM DIRECTORS

Chus Burés’ association with film has borne spectacular fruit.
In fact some of his designs have become so famous – they actually have a special place in the history of Spanish cinema.
Chus is probably best known for collaborating with acclaimed Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar, who commissioned him to design jewellery
for two of his most emblematic films – Matador and Átame (Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down). Chus has also designed jewellery for other Spanish film directors
such as Bigas Luna and Vincent Molina Foix – and more recently Adolfo Arrieta.

PEDRO ALMODÓVAR, MATADOR, 1985

The female lead in the famous Almodóvar film Matador enjoys killing her lovers with a fetishistic object which is also a lethal weapon. Chus Burés actually designed three versions of the legendary hairpin, and the version which appears in the film features a treble clef which was inspired by Andalusian iron grilles. Thirty years down the line, this hairpin, symbolising both passion and death, is still world famous and very much in demand.

PEDRO ALMODÓVAR, ÁTAME, 1989

Burés created a design for Átame (Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down) which represents a bound heart and reflects the complicated, troubled love which the male lead, Ricky, played by Antonio Banderas, is feeling. On the one hand, the heart symbolises helpless arousal from fetishistic eroticism and on the other, the idea of surrendering to feelings of love which know no barriers or conventions.

BIGAS LUNA, LA TETA Y LA LUNA, 1993

In the Bigas Luna film La teta y la luna (The Tit and the Moon), Estrellita, a French dancer visits the town where the main character lives –  a little boy called Teté.  Chus Burés designs an extraordinary tiara for Estrellita which appears to acquire magical properties in the film:  it features a plethora of stars and a star on each end covering the dancer’s ears like a pair of headphones which enable Estrellita to listen to the vibrant music of the spheres, the cosmic sound of the universe which inspires her to dance.

VICENTE MOLINA FOIX, SAGITARIO, 2001

Chus Burés created a piece of jewellery which played a key role in the film Sagitario (Sagittarius) directed by author Vicente Molina Foix. He designed a charm which was worn by one of the main characters – played by acclaimed theatre director Robert Wilson. The charm is actually a ring which appears to embrace good and bad fortune or the yin and yang of life’s events via an eye featuring a silver diamond and a black diamond.

Cultural Institutions


CHUS BURÉS FOR CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS

Chus Burés’ fruitful dialogue between art and design and his enduring commitment to institutions which promote both disciplines have led him to create ​​several iconic designs such as the gold medal for the Spanish Film Academy. He has also collaborated closely with other important institutions such as the Federico García Lorca Foundation, The Oskar Schlemmer Theatre Estate and the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao. He designed a bespoke necklace for the Guggenheim in 2007 which was inspired by Diderot’s famous words Chacun à son goût.

SPANISH FILM ACADEMY, GOLD MEDAL, SINCE 1994

Chus Burés designed a fabulous Gold Medal, loaded with symbolism for the Spanish Film Awards. It features a spool of film emanating from an eye. The unfurling of the film perhaps represents the positive development of the film industry in Spain. The eye is of course reminiscent of a woman’s eye being slit open in Buñuel’s Un perro andaluz (Un Chien Andalou).  

GUGGENHEIM BILBAO, CHACUN À SON GOÛT, 2007

This necklace was created for the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, and more specifically for an exhibition of Basque art held in 2007, which was curated by Rosa Martinez.  Both the necklace and the exhibition bear the same title Chacun à son goût which champions both individual taste and freedom of choice.

THE OSKAR SCHLEMMER THEATRE ESTATE, FIGURAL CABINET MASKS, 1996

At the Oskar Schlemmer retrospective  which took place at the end of the 1990s in the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid, Burés immersed himself in the thrilling creative world of Oskar Schlemmer, the creative painter and lecturer in set design and theatre, who created both the Triadic Ballet and the Figural Cabinet Masks. Chus was inspired by Schlemmer’s figurines which were bursting with vitality and colour and created designs in which geometry, movement and dance interact seamlessly with the Schlemmer universe.

Special projects


SPECIAL PROJECTS BY CHUS BURÉS STUDIO

The Chus Burés Studio often receives commissions. When institutions, businesses or individual clients get in touch with Chus to commission work, Chus never wavers in his pursuit of absolute creativity and rigorously maintains his unique creative personality and originality.  He has designed veritable works of art such as trophies, wine tasting glasses, cutlery and original innovative creations such as the Geocepa which was designed for Bodegas Álvaro Palacios. And of course, such an outpouring of creativity and artistic talent is always well-received.

CUSTODIO, CHUS BURÉS’ TRIBUTE TO CUSTODIO ZAMARRA, 2005

This silver wine tasting glass was designed in 2005 as a tribute to Custodio Zamarra, the legendary sommelier at the Zalacaín restaurant in Madrid.  Burés designed a unique wine tasting glass for the occasion, which looks like a deconstructed diamond and enables both the light and the clarity of the wine to be appreciated.

GEOCEPA, ÁLVARO PALACIOS WINERIES, 2013

Wine specialist Alvaro Palacios owns wineries throughout Spain and channels both his passion for wine and extensive knowledge into producing wine, like an alchemist of yesteryear. Burés therefore designed a geometric, abstract vine for Palacios which would encapsulate both the history of the winery and his passion for wine and he named it Geocepa or Geovine.

CUTLERY, THAI GARDENS RESTAURANTS, 1998

Thai Gardens was one of the first Thai restaurants in Madrid. It is famed for its haute cuisine and its carefully-designed exotic ambiance. Chus Burés was commissioned to design silver cutlery for the restaurant but being well-versed in Thai customs, Chus knew that people in Asia don’t use cutlery but do often hold paintbrushes. Hence he decided to link both cultures and design some items of cutlery with paintbrush-like handles and others with western-style features.