Spanish-born, self-taught silversmith Oscar Galea works with an alloy of magnesium and aluminum appropriated from the aeronautical industry to create his unique, minimalist jewelry. The lightweight material offers both an impressive solidity and comfort, and it does not oxidize or cause a reaction when it contacts the skin. Each piece is hammered, filed and polished by Galea at his studio in Bordeaux, France. A unique graphic signature can also be found on each item, providing a mark of authenticity.
MCA Museum of Comptemporary Art, Chicago