Sunday, October 26, 2008

About the Artist - Eduardo Milieris

We have have fabulous watches by Eduardo Milieris!

These watches could be called "industrial chic", they're made from recycled metals, embellished with sterling silver, copper and brass. The metals are distressed and oxidized to give the watches a look as though they were buried treasure. Finally, Eduardo paints each watch face by hand giving it a distinct appearance.

Eduardo Milieris was born in 1960 in Montevideo, Uruguay. After visiting an exhibit of Alexander Calder's work Eduardo went home and made his first clock. He was seven years old.

Talking about his early years Eduardo says "By ten I was painting the glass of my watch with beautifully-colored markers. In the process I also managed to decorate my shirt sleeves - an art project my mother did not appreciate. I made my first seconds-meter-machine at age fourteen. It had an old, enameled face with only one hand ticking the seconds away. Below it a sign read: Ars Longa, Vita Brevis ( Art Lasts, Life is Brief). It could not have been more apropos for a young artisan who is still, today, fascinated by the integration of art and time.

From 1985 to 1990 I attended the School of Liberal Arts in Montevideo, where I experimented with photography, video art and sculpture. It was there I conceived and built my signature work, the Slow Reading Clock: a piece comprised of three, one-handed dials, each dial reading the hours, minutes, and seconds respectively. It was a natural step toward the beginning of my company, Watchcraft (R)....

But alas, vita brevis... so between family and work, I still manage to find a few moments "on the dial" to experiment with photography, and if I can, get my shirt sleeves dirty with something new.

Today a line of more than 100 unique watches are crafted in my New York City studio. Watchcraft (R) is represented by over 400 galleries, and museum stores around the world."

The watches come in sizes for both men and women. The bands are made of links that we can add or remove for fitting your wrist.

We have a wonderful selection of Eduardos work!

We have a few of his pieces available on our website.

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