Enric Majoral Castells was born in Sabadell (Barcelona) in 1949. In 1972 he moved to Formentera, where he began working as a self-taught goldsmith. In 2007 he received the National Craft Award from the Ministry of Industry, and in 2008 the MAD NY (Museum of Arts and Design, New York) acquired two pieces of jewelry from the Joies de sorra series for its permanent collection.
Ancestral Mediterranean culture, and that of the island of Formentera in particular, forms the basis of Majoral’s universe: from nature to architecture, from traditional jewelry to the ways of life and myths, as well as the ways of life of an ancient and persistent culture. Enric Majoral combines this anthropological substratum with modernity and urban culture, establishing a dialogue between tradition, innovation and experimentation. Between intuition, expression and technological and conceptual rationality.
It has been a distributor of Fairmined gold since 2013. This gold is mined through responsible and controlled practices regarding the use of toxic products, minimizing the impact on the environment as much as possible.
Born in Milan in 1969, I have lived in Formentera, Balearic Islands, since 1997. For many years I have been developing a formal research on the design of living beings applied to jewelry and plastic arts. My work is strongly influenced by marine life and the Mediterranean environment. I am very interested in an aesthetic based on the presence of time in the appearance of jewelry.
From the natural forms of living things I try to isolate and propose in my work the elements that are able to interpret above all feelings of strength and balance. I try to express a certain “presence” or “sacred” character of life in all its manifestations, particularly evident in the simplest and humblest forms: mosses, lichens, sponges, diatoms, radiolarians, etc….
Objects and jewelry filled with Eros, understood as a drive toward life. An Eros of nature as the origin of all sacredness. Living matter as the divine body, the world as the seat of all Numen. Eros and sexuality as knowledge, communion and celebration. Life as abundance, richness, multiplicity, variety. For a carnality of knowledge, for a “physiological” philosophy. Sacred is the world, divine is the earth and all its elements.
I have been creating recycling works in Formentera for years.
I don’t know if what I do is art, for me recycling and creating go hand in hand!
And I don’t do it as a job but as a way of life, it doesn’t feel like work, I get such pleasure that I can’t stop, it’s my life, it’s my essence, I couldn’t do anything else.
I was born in Santa Marta (Colombia) in 1964. Architect and painter.
I have been living in Formentera since 2008, where I arrived to collaborate in an interior design project.
The wind, its rocky topography, the austerity of the island are the reason to live there.
As a child I spent my time observing the changing geometry of the hydraulic tiles in my grandparents’ house. Today in painting, time is an eternity.
RAQUEL CARAMAZANA BOCANEGRA (Spain, León)
Born in a small village in the Bierzo region, she studied fine arts at the University of Salamanca, specializing in painting. She spent three years in Italy training as a graphic and web designer. Arriving in Formentera 12 years ago to work as a freelance designer, a few years later she began to devote herself exclusively to drawing, leaving it aside. Her work focuses on realistic designs in black, white and ochre made with rotring on wood. He currently has a store in Sant Francesc, called Figuera de pic, where his work can be seen.
Fran Lucas Simón (Cuenca, 1982).
Raised in Valencia, I settled in Formentera more than ten years ago. Although I graduated in Fine Arts from the Polytechnic University of Valencia, it is on the island of Formentera that I began to develop my work as a plastic artist, where I have built an artistic language that is a dialogue between different materials of various origins both pictorial and salvaged that I find both natural and pieces of objects that have ceased to have a use, to assemble them and give shape to my work.
I was very excited when I was asked to create a piece for the Formentera Film Fest. I consider myself a film buff.
The festival proposal since its first edition has been a great initiative of which I declare myself a fan. In all editions they have filled the island with cinema, culture, art and life and this is greatly appreciated.
I am Simona Colzi, a craftswoman and textile artist. My works are born from a fascination with nature, color, textures, craftsmanship and the uniqueness of things, especially old things. They are born from long walks around the island observing, choosing and collecting leaves and flowers to dye and print in the most natural way possible, transferring nature’s textures to fabric and paper, combining vegetable pigments and tannins with creativity and artistic experimentation, combining design, art and ecology. Finding the perfect alchemy between quality, sustainability and aesthetics.
Leaves, stems, roots, bark, petals and pistils. Formentera and its sea, its nature, its calm. Ancestral techniques that capture its essence, print its traces, squeeze its colors and evoke its aroma. Vivid textures that emerge on blank canvases and give life to pieces as unique as nature itself.
Each of these pieces is a tribute to nature and Formentera and an invitation to enjoy its wildest environment. It is a tribute to its immense beauty, its uniqueness, and its fragility.
Pamela made her first travel over the Atlantic Ocean when she was only two months old in the year of 1975, leaving Munich to live in Ecuador for the following five years. Ever since then, she established her five year rhythm to change locations and languages. The only place she would call home from childhood on is the mediterranean island of Formentera. ??Berlin became her main base in 1995, at the right time in the right place to experiment the wild post-wall era. In 1999, she started her first job in journalism as a photo editor at the german newspaper DIE ZEIT. ?In 2000, she bought her first Hasselblad camera and left to Madrid to work as a portrait photographer, where she lived until the year 2005.
Berlin awoke from the ashes to become the European hot spot for adventure seekers and Start-Up entrepreneurs. Pamela worked for EL PAIS and other spanish media covering reportages all over Germany and later on becoming head of photography of the monthly magazine dedicated to the art and culture of football 11FREUNDE. With other colleagues, she ran a gallery for contemporary photography during six years in Berlin named PAVLOV’S DOG. Currently working for DIE WELT and WELT AM SONNTAG.
With her husband she hiked, for twenty years, all over the world gaining knowledge of how to survive in nature. Then divorced, she hiked on her own. Now she swims and practices yoga, as hiking is not possible anymore, due to her Parkinsons disease she suffers from since 2016.
In her blog she writes about her life and her travels with Mr P, Mister Parkinson. wanderlustwithp.com
During pandemic, in the year 2021, she decided to go back to her roots, to quit Berlin and move to Formentera.