Arán Lozano, 1988, grew up in a creative environment surrounded by materials while watching his artisan father work. Since childhood he was given the freedom to play and experiment with different materials and tools in the workshop, which led to the development of his creativity through experimentation, fueling his interest in the creative world.
During his youth he not only lived closely to his father’s work but also had the opportunity to get to know other artisans and artists from different fields such as ceramics, painting, stone or forge. What helped him to generate an important respect and knowledge of crafts and noble materials.
Years later, his background and creative passion led him to become a designer and began his training in additional design methodologies. The experimentation with new technologies, combined with his respect for craftsmanship and materiality, led him to co-found Amarist Studio.
Clara Campo, 1988, grew up in an international environment between Barcelona and the US East Coast where she discovered the most world-renowned museums and her passion for the Arts.
At 18, she decided to pursue her Architecture & Design studies finishing with a comprehensive year in the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, where she immersed herself in the school’s extensive workshop, experimenting with different materials, parametric design tools and digital fabrication processes.
In 2013, Clara graduated with honors from her Masters in Architecture in Barcelona and began her career as an architect in Palo Alto, California, where she designed and built her first house. Inspired by the entrepreneur spirit of Silicon Valley and moved by her creative restlessness Clara decided to pivot her career to co-found Amarist Studio.
Arán Lozano and Clara Campo met in their fathers’ little hometown in the Pyrinees mountains, surrounded by nature and a craftsmanship environment. As they grew up and matured they started to share concepts and ideas, beginning their creative practice together. Amarist Studio tends to blur the boundaries between Contemporary Art, Design and Craft. Creating works that are both evocative and functional.
On 2018, Arán and Clara were featured on Forbes ‘30under30’ Arts & Culture Edition.
Declaration of the Artist
Amarist Studio works within a framework of reflection and development of pieces critic with today’s international social, cultural, and economic news.
A series of everyday objects and preconceived symbols are transformed into functional sculptures to stimulate consciousness. Changing inherited concepts and putting to manifest the consequences behind our actions and interests. All the pieces are characterized by their colossal visual power, transmitting questions and challenging issues of today’s international news.
During the process of reflection and creation of their work, Amarist Studio felt the necessity to move from concepts to action. As an example of how Art and Design can be important actors to change concepts and help improve society. The Studio generated the Welcome Movement, a collection of jewelry made entirely with pieces of the border walls, whose proceeds are donated to the refugees fleeing war zones and natural disasters. Welcome changes the meaning of the razor wire and makes it a symbol of respect, tolerance and human dignity. Generating a viral movement to raise awareness and funds to the needs of survivors. Discover more at: www.welcomemovement.org
Sofía Leclair, 1983. Team Manager. Born in Toronto and raised in Spain.
Alejandro Monge, 1988, contemporary artist from Zaragoza, Spain.