Welcome to Relojearte
Antique watches, modern and timeless art.
I have been settled in Washington DC since 2008 after 40 years of sharing this family work with customers all over the world. It all started in Uruguay where my father-in-law created the first of this unique pieces. The gears found in the antique watches insipired him to capture the movement and the exquisite intricacy in automobiles and other machines. I have always admired the aesthetics of muscial intruments and I combined the notion that the time - tempo - in music sets the mood of a piece, to create musical instruments with watch parts. I want my pictures to transmit these ideas as well as allow the viewers to find their own connection.
Our pieces are made individually using mostly vintage watch parts. All these pieces are one of a kind so the photos represent the designs I create. If you like to purchase a piece please email me and I can provide more information about the pieces I currently have in stock or visit me at any of my upcoming shows listed below of the home page . Custom work is also available.
Upcoming Art shows & Festivals 2023
11th Annual VisArts Rockville Arts Festival, Rockville, MD
Saturday May 6th - 11am to 6pm / Sunday May 7th - 11am to 5pm
Join us for VisArts’ 11th Annual Rockville Arts Festival! This year’s event will be held Saturday May 6 – Sunday, May 7, 2023 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 11th 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.
32nd Annual Tephra ICA Arts Festival, Reston, VA
Saturday May 20th & Sunday May 21th - 11am to 5pm - Booth 507 (Explorer st)
Now in its 32nd year, the Tephra ICA Arts Festival (formerly Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival) will take place May 20–21, 2023 and will highlight more than 200 artists who are creating unique, handmade works in the fields of fine art and craft. 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.
Tephra ICA Festival May 2022, Reston, VA
At the last Tephra ICA Festival 2022 I was honored with the "Award of Excellence" in my category (Mixed Media 3D - Mixed Sculpture / Sculpture / Metal). Thanks to the jury, the organizers and the sponsors, and also thanks to all the artists and visitors that make this a great festival!!