Samuel Guillén's inspiration lays on the everyday experience of the urban landscape. His creative approach is driven by systematically inquiring how to transform urban complexity, often made of rough, straight-forward technical elements, into visual sources for jewelry. For that purpose he systematically photographs fragments of the city that he considers inspiring, and the photographic research constitutes the start of his jewelry process.
Samuel's pieces are all made in sterling silver using hollow construction and oxidation techniques. His intent is to echo the entanglements of basic metallic elements that constitute the modern city: rough steel, scaffolding, tubing, fencing in subways and construction sites, bridges, etc. His aim is to constantly transform these structures and visual presences in motifs for his jewelry.