Interview // Cristina Armesilla

Madrid artist Cristina Armesilla enjoys playing with materials in search of the best way to represent her personal experiences through shapes.

Through mathematical diagrams, she transforms the ideas into geometric figures with which she later works to compose the final shapes of the jewels.

In the collection "Iridescences", each geometric figure represents a place in her city that has been part of her development as an artist. The precision of the internal metal structure is set against the unpredictable color effects on her jewelry to create a symbol of the changing and dreamlike subjective experience.


What are your life essentials--What do you carry with you at all times?

I always wear a smile, a pair of earrings, and my cell phone. I love being able to take pictures every time.

Who was your most previous text/call to and what about?

I have spoken to my yoga teacher, we are trying to return to classes now that the restrictive measures because of the COVID are slackening off.

Last meal you would eat?

Meat Lasagna, many tapas of iberian sausages, jam and cured cheese, meatballs made by my mother, Alvaro’s Pizza, Melos croquettes…

Do I really have to choose one?

Most influential person in your life?

My brother

Since I was a child he has always been my example to follow, and as the years have gone by he continues to influence and help me in many aspects of my life. Although of course, I am influenced by many people around me, my partner, my family, my friends and other artists and designers.

Tried and true methods against creative block?

When I get blocked I usually need to go out, have fun and disconnect. Inspiration always comes back and then it’s more of an exercise of perseverance and hard work than anything else.

"Music not only inspires me, but it is also by my side throughout the creative process."

What are some inspirational things, designs, artists, music, sites that you find yourself re-visiting often?

Music not only inspires me, but it is also by my side throughout the creative process. There are albums that I listen to quite often because they make me feel good.

Skatalites_From Paris with love, Compai Segundo_Buena Vista Social Club, Fleetwood Mac_ Mystery to me, Trojan Ska box, Bomba Estéreo And an endless list. I am aesthetically inspired by contemporary architecture and art

Favorite cities? Why?

I love Madrid, for its architecture, the atmosphere you find in the streets and bars. Its culture and places like the flea market. Its mixture of monumental places with simple and authentic places.

New York, London, Berlin as a cosmopolitan and big cities.

"I dislike pretending, napping, cauliflower, gray days."

Favorite drinks?

I am currently obsessed with bloody mery.


Likes: Hugs, dancing through music, eating, making objects that were once only in my mind, looking into the eyes.

Dislikes: Pretending, napping, cauliflower, gray days.