Cristina Torrecilla

Sustainable and artisan jewelry designer and illustrator

Cristina Torrecilla

If the way of looking at art is always subjective then, necessarily, so is “style”, understood as described by the RAE (Royal Spanish Academy): “Own character captured in the works of a plastic artist or a musician”. From my subjective point of view, Cris already had a defined style even before turning into an artist, as, even though you are “born” into it, a disciplined artist as she knows she has to “become” it, in the same way a good stew is prepared, in a constant low heat.

We started our paths together in the The Royal School of Dramatic Art at Madrid, and together we have wondered through life, always as brothers. I remember, even back then, she already had that different type of air that was part of her, as her spectacular blonde hair is. Without stridencies but resounding. Subtle but evident. Smooth, yet powerful. In the same way as two colors you never thought of combining but, once you discover together, unveil a natural own light. All of this is captured in her work.

I always think of her designing her jewels as an actress preparing one of her characters: arguing each shape, fitting each piece, polishing the edges so that the imposture of the artist looks natural and so charged with mystery you don’t want to stop looking at it. That is why I am not surprised that the piece I gave to Nuria Espert when we premiered “The rape of Lucrece” and that is named after the Shakespearian heroin is not “another jewel” for her, but has turned into token. Torrecilla works magic.

Miguel del Arco

About me

Graduated in Dramatic Art by the Royal School of Dramatic Art of Madrid. Schounded by the Ministry of Culture, she also studied in Italy with the sculptor Donato Sartori at the Centro di Maschere e Strutture Gestuali in Padua.

After several years working as an actress in film, theater and TV, I began to collaborate with the fashion designer Sybilla in the accessories department of her company. I worked there for 11 years as part of the team that attended the operation for Spain and Japan, period in which I completed my training as a designer. I specialize in working with color, in stamping and in the design of jewelry. I manage the department for two years, and I leave the company to create my own jewelry brand.

In parallel to working for my brand, I teach Color classes in the IED. I also collaborate as art director in Theater for director Miguel del Arco (National Theater Award 2017).

Simultaneously, I have been designing jewelry for the Museo del Prado since 2009. My last collaboration with them is a small collection for the Bicentennial, inspired by the flowers in the Museum’s paintings.

As a result of my interest in illustration, I completed my self-taught education studying Drawing in the Arjona Studio; and I start to create my illustrations: https://www.instagram.com/cristinatorrecilla.ilustradora y https://kreislerart.com/.

In 2017 and 2018 I do two exhibitions of my work as an illustrator in The Haciendas Club (Madrid).