Sevan Biçakci is a craftsman, a maestro, sculptor, painter and dreamer. Bıçakcı crafts an alternate universe in each piece of wearable art with details so small and beauty so vast, it leaves collectors and coveteurs in wonderment.
On display will be Sevan Biçakçi’s own inversely carved self-portrait, done by the artist and his team in Istanbul. His likeness, full of whimsical humor and painstaking skill, is inversely carved within rock crystal, hand painted and then set in 24K gold, sterling silver and surrounded by multi-colored diamonds. This one-of-a-kind oversized cuff has eight tenticles, reflecting Biçakçi’s playful and jovial side, envisioning himself as an octopus, many hands doing the work of many masters.
Born in Istanbul’s Samatya district in 1972, his homeland is undoubtedly Sevan Biçakçi’s greatest muse. His exquisite pieces reflect a sensibility steeped in Istanbul’s myriad Oriental charms– exotic spice bazaars, majestic domed architecture, whirling dervishes, fairy-tale like minarets and imposing images of past Sultans.
From his design studio near Istanbul’s 500-year-old Grand Bazaar, Biçakçi and his team of artisan’s craft one-of-a-kind jewels with high-karat gold, sterling silver, rose or antique-cut diamonds, and a host of uniquely cut gemstones. The techniques he and his team have mastered include reverse intaglio carving, miniaturist painting, engraving, calligraphy, and gemstone micro- mosaic setting. They demonstrate a reverence to jewelry designed from the soul, rather than technology-aided design.
Artworks exhibited at The Betsy are for sale in partnership with artists and their respective managers. Please contact Sandra Rovira at [email protected] for more information.