Welcome to Relojearte
Antique watches, modern and timeless art.
After four decades of crafting unique pieces and sharing them with customers across the globe, I finally planted my roots in Washington D.C. area in 2008. This artistic journey began in Uruguay, where my father-in-law found inspiration in the intricate gears of antique watches. Mesmerized by their silent ballet, he saw the potential to capture the movement and dynamism of machines, from automobiles to intricate instruments. Sharing my own fascination with the way music's tempo sets the mood, I combined these inspirations to create instruments from recycled watch parts. My hope is that these pictures not only transmit my fascination with time and movement but also spark personal connections and interpretations in the minds of viewers.
Each of my creations is meticulously crafted by hand, primarily from vintage watch parts. These unique pieces are truly one-of-a-kind, and the photos showcasing them serve as a glimpse into my design world. If you're drawn to a particular piece, simply drop me an email and I'll be happy to share further details and availability. Alternatively, you can catch me in person at one of the upcoming shows listed on my homepage. Bespoke creations are also an option, so don't hesitate to reach out if you have a vision in mind.
Art shows & Festivals 2024
12th Annual VisArts Rockville Arts Festival, Rockville, MD
Saturday May 4th, 2024 - 11am to 6pm / Sunday May 5th, 2024 - 11am to 5pm
Join us for VisArts’ 12th Annual Rockville Arts Festival! This year’s event will be held Saturday May 4 – Sunday, May 5, 2024 from 10 AM-5 PM in Rockville Town Square. Shop and stroll at our vibrant outdoor art gallery featuring original art by 130 fine artists and artisans, live music, art demonstrations by VisArts’ instructors, artwork by VisArts’ VisAbility Art Lab artists, and artisanal fare. Discover new artists and meet returning artists creating original pieces in a variety of media, including ceramics, digital art, drawing, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, painting, photography, sculpture, and wood. Spend the day with family and friends, sample food and drink from local vendors, and pick up a unique work of art as a gift – or for yourself! The 12th annual Rockville Arts Festival (formerly A-RTS at Rockville Town Square) creates an outdoor art gallery on the streets of Rockville Town Square, Rockville, Maryland (Maryland Ave, E. Middle Street and Gibbs Street). Streets are closed to traffic for the Festival and is in easy walking distance from the Rockville Metro station (Red line) and numerous garages are conveniently located around the site.
33nd Annual Tephra ICA Arts Festival, Reston, VA
Saturday May 18th & Sunday May 19th - 11am to 5pm - Booth (Explorer st)
Now in its 33rd year, the Tephra ICA Arts Festival (formerly titled the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival) will take place on May 18-19, 2024 at Reston Town Center. Over 200 contemporary artists and artisans will travel from across the country to present original handmade artwork to share with Festival audiences. Drawing upon a robust exhibitor and collector base coupled with Tephra ICA’s contemporary art foundation, the Festival has become one of the region’s most anticipated events, attracting tens of thousands of people to the unique, outdoor environment of Reston Town Center. The Festival is comprised of one-on-one experiences, performances, and special events leaving an exciting, thoughtful mark in the region. Scroll down to learn more about this marquee event.