Ismini Pachi ….. Childhood dreams or adult reality?
Since graduating from the department of Philosophy, Pedagogy and Psychology of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, she has been studying jewelry design.
Her academic background in Psychology as well as her strong interest in dance and creative movement have inspired her to design jewelry that combine two basic elements, the human figures and the surrounding space defined by their movement.
Her work reflects her interest in several contrasting elements such as solid-drilled, concealed – evident, soft- hard, light-dark, fairytale-reality.
‘’What mostly stimulates me is the way in which different materials are mixed together to develop dialogue and stories as well as how they are combined in a way that is visually, physically and emotionally pleasant.
The movement and elasticity of the materials plays a crucial role in the creative process.
My intention is to create the perception of dance through movement where the materials change forms, diminish and grow but always keep a stable basis as a reference point.’’
Ismini Pachi at JOYA 2014
Ismini Pachi jewels at JOYA 2014
Ismini Pachi - Joya Barcelona 2014 – Photo credits: Thomas Moke
ça a « mal » commencé entre elle et moi …. à JOYA Barcelona 2014, une chaleur moite, crevée, trainant la patte, trop à voir, yeux pieds et dos « explosés », je passe en vitesse devant certains (beaucoup trop à mon goût !! …) stands …. Akis Goumas veut me présenter un certain nombre de ses (anciens) élèves … je zappe …. le « GREEK team » devient d’année en année plus consistant … et plus épatant ! j’en peux plus …. dernière soirée je ne sais plus où …. et là, je VOIS, je TOMBE, je CRAQUE sur un BRACELET ! (que je commande immédiatement tellement c’est le coup de foudre !). Et Voilà ! rencontre avec Ismini Pachi ! – Et …. est-ce un hasard ? ce bracelet appartient à la collection « Childhood dreams or adult reality? » ….. avec son diplome de philo ET psychologie, Ismini Pachi sera à même de … « dérouler la pelote » de tous ces fils qui tous se relient entre eux ….
trying Ismini Pachi bracelet « Spacecraft 1″ at JOYA 2014 ………. trying is adopting ! – steel, PVC -:
Ismini Pachi – « Spacecraft 1″ bracelet (LEFT) – alpaca, pwc, steel – 2014 // « Spacecraft 2″ bracelet (RIGHT)- titanium , pwc, steel
« Childhood dreams or adult reality? » – » This collection expresses my need to create spaces where I could incorporate the dreams, memories and experiences of the past in the present in order not to get lost or be forgotten. What mostly stimulates me is the way in which different materials are mixed together to develop dialogue and stories as well as how they are combined in a way that is visually, physically and emotionally pleasant. Having the human and its inner world as basic element in my work, my forms are given in accordance with these elements. Creating spaces that have a playful dimension, I manage to keep childish characteristics in adult work. That is where I believe the inspiration comes and takes off. »
Ismini Pachi - « Play me » ring – « Childhood dreams or adult reality? » collection – silver, monofilament
Ismini Pachi - « Love is the matter » brooch – « Childhood dreams or adult reality? » collection – silver, steel, pwc, monofilament
Ismini Pachi – Internal explosion neckpiece – silver, silicone, monofilament
Ismini Pachi - Internal explosion – bronze, silicone, monofilament
Internal explosion collection – The skein is a close – knit ball of threads that leaves no possibility to someone to see its core Cutting the edge of the thread ,an explosion occurs .Color explosion , emotion explosion. This collection was created after cutting down my skein into pieces .Internal pieces of me.
Ismini Pachi - ring « Internal explosion » – bronze, silicone, monofilament
Ismini Pachi 2014 · « Internal explosion » bracelet – bronze, silicone, monofilament – photo by Axis Ataxis
Ismini Pachi - « Internal explosion » bracelet
You would wonder « why this sudden interest, one year after ??? » because one year has passed, yes, but my love for her jewels hasn’t ! Because I just bought one of her rings … still the same collection ( « Childhood dreams or adult reality? »), this time I feel more « concerned » as the ring’s name is « Lady in black » …… AND because I will meet again Ismini Pachi -and her jewels- at next JOYA Barcelona 2015 ! she will be presented by the Greek RAGTAG Collective *
Ismini Pachi - « Childhood dreams or adult reality? » collection – « Lady in black » ring -silver, steel,monofilament
and here is my « baby » !! Ismini Pachi - « Childhood dreams or adult reality? » collection – « Lady in black » ring
JOYA Barcelona 2015 – Selected COLLECTIVES : RAGTAG Collective presents Ismini Pachi
* The Ragtag collective was formed in 2012 by six contemporary jewellery artists fromGreece –
The RagTag collective was formed in 2012 with a view to using contemporary jewellery as a vehicle for expressing and communicating its ideas and concerns. The collective’s identity is a blend of the various backgrounds of its individual members, while their choice of contemporary jewellery is based both in the medium’s communicative potential and its capacity to act as a means of social engagement.
The Ragtag Collective(s) are: Chrisoula Papahatzi, George Giannoutsos, Ismini Pachi, Kalliope Theodoropoulou, Vasia Pachi, Yannis Tsalapatis