Through humility and paradox, Xavier Monclús’ work attempts to create a “small universe”.
Characteristic to Monclús is his use of a narrative language, which transcends jewellery’s habitual resources. Then there is his very personal comic and contradictory link between that which might or might not move.
The two main interconnected themes within his work are the home, the domestic and the family. How can memory be anything other than (pure) imagery? That is to say a repertoire of images that we have collected throughout our lives which, in turn, allow us to create new images perhaps according to our fancy or with a deep internal logic. These workings of the memory, always bound up with our affections, serve either to defend us from, or to love this world.