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01/05/2016

EXPO ‘A flor de pell’ – 66 Mistral Gallery, Barcelona (ES) – 15 Avril-29 Juill. 2016

A flor de pell

Mistral 66 Gallery -  Barcelona  -

The intention is to show the diversity in the works from a selected group of contemporary jewellery artists.

 A Flor de pell

Avec :    Marta Breis — Lluís ComínNicolas Estrada –  José MarínClara DelPapa – Elena ComínMaria Diez –  Sébastien CarréCarla GarciaClara NiuboFatima Tocornal –  Sandra Llusà –  SteffiGötze Jordi AparicioQuars d’una.

Steffi Götze Broche "RAUM 2" Plata, cobre y esmalte.Steffi Götze Broche « RAUM 2″ Plata, cobre y esmalte
José Marín Earrings "OBJETOS SIN PESO" Titanium, gold and yellow sapphire.José Marín Earrings « OBJETOS SIN PESO » Titanium, gold and yellow sapphire
Jordi Aparicio Ring “ÀNIMA 18” Oxidated silver witch elecrolaqued ceramic.Jordi Aparicio Ring “ÀNIMA 18” Oxidated silver witch elecrolaqued ceramic

Clara Niubo Brooch "KRIPTONITA" Copper, nickel silver, enamel, brass and silver.Clara Niubo Brooch « KRIPTONITA » Copper, nickel silver, enamel, brass and silver

Fátima Tocornal Brooch "LO SALVAJE" Enamel and silver plated alpaca.Fátima Tocornal Brooch « LO SALVAJE » Enamel and silver plated alpaca

Maria Díez Necklace "DESENCAIX" Copper, enamel and dyed cotton.Maria Díez Necklace « DESENCAIX » Copper, enamel and dyed cotton

Sébastien Carré Bracelet “INFLAMACIÓN” Japanese paper, carnelian, silk and pearls.Sébastien Carré Bracelet “INFLAMACIÓN” Japanese paper, carnelian, silk and pearls.

Clara del Papa Ring “WADI-J” Series “Tierras lejanas” Silver, keum boo, resins, lands and sands of Wadi Rum-Jordan.Clara del Papa Ring “WADI-J” Series “Tierras lejanas” Silver, keum boo, resins, lands and sands of Wadi Rum-Jordan

Nicolas Estrada - Open sky: agate, silverNicolas Estrada - Open sky: agate, silver 

Lluís Comín Brooch "REBROTS" Silver, gold, copper, Ethiopian opal and boxwoodLluís Comín Brooch « REBROTS » Silver, gold, copper, Ethiopian opal and boxwood

 

66 Mistral Gallery Contemporary Jewelry
Av. Mistral, 66
08015 -  Barcelona
Mail: info@lluiscomin.com
Phone: 933 25 53 40
Monday to Saturday 10 -14h / 16:30 – 20:30h

08/02/2010

Bonjour & WELCOME ! :-)

Classé dans : Arcangelo BUNGARO (IT),nacre/coquillage,Non classé — bijoucontemporain @ 4:22

Passionnée de bijoux, admirative de tout ce savoir-faire, à défaut de savoir créer moi-même, je souhaiterais mieux faire connaître les créateurs de bijoux contemporains, partager mes coups de coeur, transmettre l’information quant aux expositions, lieux où rencontrer « du bijou » (galeries, magasins…), les « bouquins » à voir (en ce qui concerne les LIVRES sur le Bijou, voir mon « board » Pinterest )

(Jewelry BOOKS board on Pinterest)

Books graphics

La France n’est pas très « amie-amie » avec les créateurs de bijoux ! Elle a la « Place Vendôme », et puis ….

Comme le dit joliment « Quibus31″, un créateur de bijoux, sur le site de La Manufacture « en France ….il y a la cour des grands, la verroterie …. et le désert de Gobi entre les deux…. »

Il faut déjà savoir que lorsqu’on parle « bijou » il y a trois grands domaines : la joaillerie (or, diamants et pierres précieuses pour schématiser), la « bijouterie fantaisie » (généralement fabriquée en masse) et enfin le « bijou de création », fait, lui, à la main et en séries limitées. De plus le « bijou de création »peut être fait à partir de n’importe quel matériau, l’or, le diamant si l’on veut, mais aussi le papier, les plastiques, tissus, objets de récupération, etc etc  ….

Ici, c’est du « bijou de création » que je souhaite parler !

Peu développé et peu connu en France, parce que peu de galeries, à priori pas de formation spécifique « création bijoux » (parce que, tout simplement, à la base, il n’est pas défini, identifié, dans la liste officielle des Métiers d’Arts, ce qui implique beaucoup de choses : pas de statut, pas de formation, pas de Syndicat ou d’Association nationale, etc etc … on tourne en rond !)  pas de grande « messe » annuelle, pas de presse spécifique, et même dans la presse dite « féminine » il est rarissime de trouver mention de créateurs de bijoux !

donc, ta-taaam ! me voilà !!! :-) )

Marianne Gassier

Arcangelo BUNGARO -bague - 2002Arcangelo BUNGARO -bague coquillage

(bague d’Arcangelo Bungaro (Italie) – coquillage et … nooon pas crustacés ! perles & argent)

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07/02/2010

Quelques idées de recherches …. / Some SEARCH suggestions …

Classé dans : Arek WOLSKI (PL),Non classé — bijoucontemporain @ 2:01

Hors les noms de créateurs, de galeries, d’expositions, etc …. parfois j’ai un « petit délire » …. :-)
Voici quelques-uns des thèmes de recherche (à taper avec les guillemets) :

(some suggestions of searches, other than on name, gallery, exhibition …. to type with the double quotes !)

Arek WolskiArek Wolski - brooch 2011

* les « PIEDS » …. hé oui ! quelques »portraits en pieds » de créateurs …. et les mains aussi : « HANDS … * « MAINS …. MANI …. MANOS …. »
* « ENVIRONNEMENT MODERNE« 
* « Concrètement, vous avez quoi ? » (bijoux en ciment/ jewelry with concrete)
*question/jewels with a HOLE : « BIJOUX with a HOLE …. » & « Des P’tits trous, encore des p’tits trous …. »
* « bien surveiller les/ses ARRIERES !!«  (behind ?)
* « Prier pour tous ces SEINS » …. (nipples’ jewelry)
* « Cheveu un bijou !!! » (HAIR jewelry…)
* « Enfoncer le CLOU » (jewelry with nails)
* « Dans 5 secondes votre bijou s’autodetruira …. » (vivre & laisser mourir ….autodesctruction)
* « se faire un FILM »
* « cochon«  (piggy …)
* « bijoux érotiques«  (erotica … AH !)
* « BANG BANG« 
* « La vie en rose«  (pinky)
* « ….. et plonger dans le grand BLEU !«  (got the BLUES !)
* la « ROUILLE«  (rusty things)
* « Allez ! DU GALET !«  (pebble jewelry)
* « CIGARETTES«  (smoke or not smoke ?)
* Pour les « bijoux-nourritures-terrestres » (« feeding » jewelry …) voir les articles :  « Ah le joli temps des colliers de pâtes !…« , « TOUT est bon dans le COCHON !!« , « MIAM ! des bijoux ! « , «avoir la PATATE»…..
* « Asian Menu« 
* « Nature Jewelry« 
* « la religion ??????« 
* « Nos amis les bêtes » ou « au poil !«  (animals fur)
* « atout coeur«  (heart)
* « FELT FELT FELT« 
* « BLANC BLANC BLANC«  (white)
* « ANATOMY » ou « CORPS en morceaux«  (body/anatomy)
* « COUP de … ROUGE«  (RED)
* « Flower Power« 
* « BLACK is BEAUTIFUL« 
* « Linge de maison«  (jewelry with linen)
* « Virus de la COMPARAISON« 
* « CACALAND«  (poo-land ….)
* « l’ECRITURE«  (writing …)
* « Avoir la PATATE«  (potatoes)
* « Bijoux empaquetés« 
* « Mon truc en PLUMES«  (feathers)
* « SOLITAIRE look« …………………. (not only diamonds …)

06/05/2016

EXPO ‘True Lies by Federica Sala’ – Gallery Four, Göteborg (SE) – 13 Mai-11 Juin 2016

True Lies by Federica Sala

Four Gothenburg, Sweden

opening Saturday, May 14th 12.00 – 16.00h

True Lies by Federica Sala 13May2016 - 11Jun2016 Four Gothenburg, Sweden: (Federica SalaRings: Junk Diamonds, 2015 – Glass, white cubic zirconia, diamonds -Photo by: Federico Cavicchioli

Federica Sala plays with the whimsical nature of glass. The amorphous and fragile material is contrasted by crystalized minerals and connects her work to today’s complex society of recognized science and changing concepts of the world.

 We all know that Art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize truth at least the truth that is given us to understand. The artist must know the manner whereby to convince others of the truthfulness of his lies. / Pablo Picasso 

Opposites cannot be divided. Glass and stone grow from each other. The boundaries disappear and the different elements become a collection of oxymoron in which everything exists because of its contrary. Glass is contradictive. It has a light delicacy, at the same time it is heavy and raw, it is soft, sharp, solid and liquid.  True Lies are impossible structures that point out the fragility of the reality we know, showing just one of the possible variations of it.

Federica Sala Necklace: Negative Growth, 2016 Glass, rutilo, silk 25 x 13 x 4 cm Photo by: Federico Cavicchioli: Federica Sala Necklace: Negative Growth, 2016 Glass, rutilo, silk 25 x 13 x 4 cm Photo by: Federico Cavicchioli Federica Sala Necklace: Loud Silence, 2015 Glass, egirina, silver 20 x 20 x 7 cm Photo by: Federico Cavicchioli: Federica Sala Necklace: Loud Silence, 2015 Glass, egirina, silver 20 x 20 x 7 cm Photo by: Federico Cavicchioli

Nordhemsgatan 74,
Göteborg (Sweden)
+46 73 086 42 49

05/05/2016

EXPO ‘Petites Topografies’ – Gal. CONTEXT, Barcelona (ES) – 12 Mai-13 Juin 2016

PETITES TOPOGRAFIES  / SMALL TOPOGRAPHIES

 new exhibition at Context Galeria

Ramon Puig Cuyàs i Silvia Walz, joies /Antoni Roselló, escultures

Opening: Thursday 12th May at 19:30 h.


Petites Topografies - gal Context

Three artists. Three topographical views.
The topography (Greek τόπος topos, « place » and γράφω graph, « write ») is a field of planetary science that includes the study of the shape and surface characteristics of the Earth and other astronomical objects including planets, moons and asteroids. It is also the description of these forms and surface characteristics (especially their representation in maps). The topography of an area might also mean the shape of the surface and its own characteristics.
By extension, also called topography or relief available to a site, or even a description of the physical and moral person.

Silvia Walz, fermall"Llebeig", acer, esmalt transparent i opac.Silvia Walz, broche « Llebeig », steel, transparent and opaque enamel 2016

 Silvia Walz Brooch "Finestra 1" - steel, transparent and opaque enamel - 70x70x15 mm   Silvia Walz Brooch « Finestra 1″ – steel, transparent and opaque enamel – 70x70x15 mm

Silvia Walz, fermall "Costa del Mar 1", acer, esmalt transparent i opac. 2016Silvia Walz, broche « Costa del Mar 1″, Sèrie Porta-Cels -  steel, transparent and opaque enamel 2016

Geometry of light  Silvia Walz
 Geometry means = to measure the earth
  »Measuring somehow implies that an unknown and undefined object becomes tangible, known and safe. The act of measuring the earth, turning it into numbers, lines or geometrical figures gives us a feeling of control. The geometry of light seems to me almost pure magic, since for me light means feelings; it enters the eye and turns into emotions. The quality, the colour of light influences my mood; it makes me feel sad or euphoric. Light may change an object, somebody’s face or simply a moment. Through this brooch series, which for me has been almost a small series of experiments, I have tried to approach the phenomenon of light. »
 Porta-skies
  »The sky changes throughout the day. Clouds move along, sometimes quicker than others, the sun hides away, a storm comes, the rain, a rainbow, water floats in the air, a strong wind dries everything up and leaves a blue sky. My porta-skies want to capture these different moments of light to turn them into wearable objects, useful amulets to cope with dark spaces, spaces with no windows through which see the sky. They are architectures of light; they are my micro-utopias. »

Ramon Puig Cuyàs, fermall "Antàrtica 3", alpaca, corall blanc reconstituït, basalt. 2016Ramon Puig Cuyàs,  broche « Antàrtica 3″, alpaca, corall blanc reconstituït, basalt. 2016

Suite Antarctica  Ramon Puig Cuyàs
 Antarctica is the frozen continent where silence, the sound of silence is heard. White and eternal silence. Isolation.
 « For me, it is a metaphor for the fact of finding oneself, as it also happens in the vastness of deserts, at sea or on the heights of great mountains.The process of artistic creation is also the process of finding oneself. It demands a willingness to make, concentration, a risk assuming attitude and also a lot of silence. Creating requires an inner silence that may allow us to hear clearly both our inner voice and the dialogue that takes place between our hands, our materials and shapes and our line of thought.
It is necessary to regain the value of silence as a form of communication. Listening to silence means listening to others, walking in their shoes to be able to understand them. Silence is like quiet and deep breathing. A kind of breathing essential to create and experience. »
Suite of Dresden
  »The Works that make up “Suite of Dresden: Variations on an Invisible Landscape’ series are driven by an experience lived in the city of Dresden. An archaeological excavation in the centre of the city reminded me of Italo Calvino’s book “invisible Cities”, cities that have invested a reflection in the sky or on underground, cities that run parallel lives without knowing each from other. Facing the Dresden falsely reconstructed for tourist, below are the old streets, the foundations and basements of the authentic, the city destroyed in a few hours of horror and fire. The city of pain. In the world there are many cities like Dresden, that of life, usually on the surface, and the horror and destruction in the underground, invisible to the looks, and forgotten. »

Ramon Puig Cuyàs- Brooch "Antàrtica 4"  Suite Antàrtica  - alpaca, white coral reconstituted, basalt - 75x65x15 mm: Ramon Puig Cuyàs- Brooch « Antàrtica 4″  Suite Antàrtica  – alpaca, white coral reconstituted, basalt – 75x65x15 mm

Ramon Puig Cuyàs - Brooch "Dresden 1"  Suite of Dresden - variations on a invisible landscape -  alpaca, enamel on steel, alabaster, reconstituted stone - 80x80x12 mm Ramon Puig Cuyàs – Brooch « Dresden 1″  Suite of Dresden – variations on a invisible landscape -  alpaca, enamel on steel, alabaster, reconstituted stone – 80x80x12 mm

Ramon Puig Cuyàs - Brooch "Dresden 2"  Suite de Dresden - variations on a invisible landscape - alpaca, enamel on steel, alabaster, reconstituted stone - 85x70x12 mm  Ramon Puig Cuyàs - Brooch « Dresden 2″  Suite de Dresden – variations on a invisible landscape – alpaca, enamel on steel, alabaster, reconstituted stone – 85x70x12 mm

Antoni Roselló, objecte "AQ (B) X" fundició de bronze a la cera perdudaAntoni Roselló, objecte « AQ (B) X » fundició de bronze a la cera perdida

 

 

CONTEXT Galeria 
c. Viñolas, 8-10
Sant Cugat del Vallès (BCN)
Tel  935 893 806
galeria@context.cat

04/05/2016

EXPO ‘Private Exhibition…’ – Villa de Bondt, Gent (BE) – 16 Avril-14 Mai 2016

Villa De Bondt: « Private Exhibition… » -
Gdansk Baltic Amber Biennale, curated by Slawomir Fijalkowski & Wim Vandekerckhove » •
16 April-14 May 2016 •
Opening: 16 April 2016, 6 pm -
Villa De Bondt: "Private Exhibition... - Gdansk Baltic Amber Biennale, curated by Slawomir Fijalkowski & Wim Vandekerckhove" •
with Patrícia Domingues (MA 2013), Tabea Reulecke (MFA 2015), Dana Seachuga (MFA 2015), Nelly Van Oost (MA 2012) (from Idar Oberstein) et al.-

 

Tabea Reulecke (MFA 2015) • Object "Sandwiches with Honey" • Amber, enamel and cooper • 2015 • ©photo by Maciek NicgórskiTabea Reulecke (MFA 2015) • Object « Sandwiches with Honey » • Amber, enamel and cooper • 2015 • ©photo by Maciek Nicgórski

 Nelly Van Oost (MA 2012) • Brooch "Tell me the truth" • Baltic amber, new silver, paint and steel • 2015 • ©photo by artist Nelly Van Oost (MA 2012) • Brooch « Tell me the truth » • Baltic amber, new silver, paint and steel • 2015 • ©photo by artist

 Patrícia Domingues (MA 2013) • Brooch • Amber, natural & coloured agate, graphite & steel • 2014 • ©photo by Maciek Nicgórski  Patrícia Domingues (MA 2013) • Brooch • Amber, natural & coloured agate, graphite & steel • 2014 • ©photo by Maciek Nicgórski

Gisbert Stach Brooch: Gold Fingers, 2015 Baltic amber, silicone, steel.Conversation with a cloud. Gisbert Stach Brooch: Gold Fingers, 2015 Baltic amber, silicone, steel.  

Vlla de Bondt - 2016 - Sophie Hanagarth   Gdansk Baltic Amber Biennale: Sophie Hanagarth

Vlla de Bondt - 2016 - Carme Roher  -  Gdansk Baltic Amber Biennale, curated by Slawomir Fijalkowski & Wim Vandekerckhove" • 16 April-14 May 2016: Carme Roher

Vlla de Bondt - 2016 - Bernard François   Gdansk Baltic Amber Biennale:  Bernard François

Vlla de Bondt - 2016 - Jacek Byczewsky  Gdansk Baltic Amber Biennale: Jacek Byczewsky

Vlla de Bondt - 2016 - Stefano Marchetti   Gdansk Baltic Amber Biennale: Stefano Marchetti

Vlla de Bondt - 2016 - Dana Seachuga    Gdansk Baltic Amber Biennale: Dana Seachuga

 

Villa De Bondt
Krijgslaan 124
9000 Gent (Gand) – BELGIQUE
tel 0032(0)92217609
info@villadebondt.be

www.villadebondt.be

 

28/04/2016

EXPO ‘April, maybe May’ – V&V Gallery, Vienna (AT) – 28 Avril–27 Mai 2016

« April, maybe May » – Janna Syvänoja

Galerie V&V

Janna Syvänoja will present her art works and some jewellery pieces.

Opening: 28 April 2016, 19:00 – 21:00

Janna SyvänojaJanna Syvänoja

« When winter veil gives way to spring awakening, it is time for continuous metamorphoses. Vanishing snow reveals sleeping nature, in the middle of melting, freezing and growing. White turns to grey, brown is suddenly green. Patient seeds in soil, waiting behind the ice. Bright light paints the colours. Delicate buds ready for bubbling blossom. Countless shapes without names. Still I won’t call them shapeless. »

 Janna SyvänojaJanna Syvänoja

Bauernmarkt 19
1010 Wien (Vienna, Austria)
Tel 0043/1/535 63 34
Fax 0043/1/8102121/40

27/04/2016

AUTOR 2016 …. and the WINNERS are ….

the winners of AUTOR 2016 !

Ana BarbuDoru Dumitrescu,  Iza Vișoianu,  Cleopatra Coșuleț, Mona Velciov and  SunYoung Kim won the AUTOR Awards at the 15th edition of the Fair. The 2016 edition of the International Contemporary Jewellery Fair happened on April 16th & 17th and brought together 70 designers and more than 2000 jewellery lovers

 AUTOR Contemporary Jewelry Fair – Grand Hotel du Boulevard, Bucarest (Romania) – 16-17 April 2016 dans Ana BARBU /UZURA (RO) AUTORFair_poster

AUTOR 2016   International Contemporary Jewelry Fair – the 15 edition – will be held during the weekend 16 – 17 April in Bucharest, Romania.
Starting this spring, AUTOR will happen once a year.

 AUTOR   – Grand Hotel du Boulevard, Bucarest (Romania) – Grand Hotel du Boulevard, Bucarest (Romania)

 

AAA (Autor Awesome Award)
The awesome designer of the edition: Ana Barbu / UZURA from Romania received the AUTOR Awesome Award and the opportunity to attend a contemporary jewellery class at Alchimia Jewellery School in Florence. The awarded trophy was created by the winner at the latest edition of the Fair, Ana Marchetanu.

Ana Barbu / UZURAAna Barbu Uzura my #moldandgold project

Assamblage Award
Iza Vișoianu / Snob. from Romania was rewarded with a jewelry course at Assamblage – the only contemporary jewelry school in Bucharest.

Iza Visoianu / SNOB -  brosa argint si plexiglass, colectia "Fragmentare" 2015 snob.Iza Visoianu / SNOB. -  brosa argint si plexiglass, colectia « Fragmentare » 2015

 

ELLE Award
ELLE Magazine Fashion editors have chosen one designer to whom they will dedicate an article in the next issue of the most visible and best sold Romanian Fashion magazine : Mona Velciov – Monotip, from Romania

 Mona Velciov - Monotip, from RomaniaMona Velciov – Monotip 

Krama Institute Award
Cleopatra Coșuleț from Romania won a jewelry course at Krama School of Contemporary Jewellery in Athens.

 Cleopatra Cosulet -  ·   reCYCLE Collection -   Brooch - Sterling Silver - Recycled Plastic - Miyuki Delica 11/0 (cylindrical glass beads) - Fireline (nylon) Thread.:Cleopatra Cosulet -  reCYCLE Collection -  Brooch – Sterling Silver – Recycled Plastic – Miyuki Delica 11/0 (cylindrical glass beads) – Fireline (nylon) Thread

Joya Barcelona Award
The Joya Award consists of direct entrance and Free of charge participation at the 2016 edition of the fair, in Barcelona and was awarded to SunYoung Kim, from South Korea.

 “Theme and variation” collection by Sunyoung Kim from South Korea  Photo Credits: Ionut DobreSunYoung Kim    “Theme and variation” collection  – Photo Credits: Ionut Dobre

 

Molecule-F Award
The receiver of the Molecule F Award is Doru Dumitrescu Wearable Sculptures from Romania. Initiated at the 2016 edition of the fair, the award brings online and oFFline promotion for the winning designer from Molecule F – the brand supporting Romanian designers.

 Doru Dumitrescu / Doru Dumitrescu - Wearable Sculptures. - AUTOR 2016: Doru Dumitrescu  wearable sculptures

 

Peoples Choice Award
Simeon Shomov from Bulgaria was the Favourite of the public. The Award gives the chosen designer the chance to automatically take part in the next edition of AUTOR.

Simeon Shomov Simeon Shomov

 

#FavoritesofRoxanaVoloseniuc
RoxanaVoloseniuc, wanderluster, publisher and Editor-in-Chief ELLE Romania selected her Favourite jewelry collections at AUTOR Fair created by : Aleksandra Atanasovski, Andreia Popescu, Cristine Jalio, Doru Dumitrescu Wearable Sculptures, Madara Keidza, Mona Velciov – Monotip, Moogu, PÿR, Raluca Buzura, Roxana Davidescu, Sara Chyan Jewellery, Sunyoung Kim, Utopic by Mona Vulpoiu and Vika Mayzel.Jewelry.

 AUTOR 2016 - Roxana Davidescu from Romania ★ Selected for AUTOR 2016: Roxana Davidescu

Christine JalioChristine Jalio success ….

 

 

 

 

 

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26/04/2016

EXPO ‘FLOW by Anna Norrgrann’ – OHMYBLUE!, Venezia (IT) – 29 Avril-15 Mai 2016

FLOW by Anna Norrgrann     OHMYBLUE is pleased to host the solo exhibition of the Swedish artist Anna Norrgrann

April 29th 2016 – 6.00 PM

FLOW by Anna Norrgrann   April 29th 2016 - 6.00 PM  OHMYBLUE is pleased to host the solo exhibition of the Swedish artist Anna Norrgrann.:

We are glad to present « FLOW » by Anna Norrgrann.
I’m attracted to the qualities in different kinds of metal that make them perform in various ways, depending on the treatment. I see my work as collaboration between these qualities in the material and my own technical skills. Im searching for the unexpected and aiming to set up a poetic jewellery show speaking to spectators senses rather the to the intellect.
In this exhibition Anna Norrgrann will present both works from her newest project A Flow within and a Flight from a Standard Size and also from the previous and on going project, Impulse Palette.

Anna Norrgrann - Studio ViewAnna Norrgrann – Studio View

Pile of Anna Norrgrann’s A4 aluminum sheets/necklaces in her studio, photo: artistPile of Anna Norrgrann’s A4 aluminum sheets/necklaces in her studio, photo: artist

Anna Norrgrann - From series: The Flow within and the Flight from a Standard Size   Anna Norrgrann – From series: The Flow within and the Flight from a Standard Size

« The Flow within and Flight from a Standard Format, your most recent collection of work, tackles the commonplace paper size A4 [a European sheet that measures 8.27 x 11.69 inches.—ed.]. What is it about this subject that drew you in?
Anna Norrgrann: In a way, this project is a continuation of my previous work about creating spaces, the frame, and how you choose size and shape. A4 is something we take for granted, almost like something we think is given by nature, but it is also made up. As I thought more and more about this shape, its meaning grew and I discovered new intellectual aspects to it.
I think it’s interesting how thinking and doing come together: When I started to work with A4-sized sheets of metal in my hands, new thing added to my understanding of the shape and my own relationship to it. In the same way that children play to understand the grownup world, I think making may sometimes have the same influence on the understanding of a subject, even though I wouldn’t draw a strong line between craft and play; craft is work. 
I then wanted to investigate what would happen if A4 were put on the human body as a piece of jewelry, outside its natural context, if we then would look at it differently. »

Una bella intervista di Art Jewelry Forum ad Anna Norrgrann, in occasione della sua prossima mostra « FLOW » che inaugurerà prossimamente ad Ohmyblue. // So very happy to share with you this great interview by Olivia Shih for ART JEWELRY FORUM to Anna Norrgrann about her upcoming show « FLOW » at OHMYBLUE

Anna Norrgrann - From series: The Flow within and the Flight from a Standard SizeAnna Norrgrann – From series: The Flow within and the Flight from a Standard Size

« Anna Norrgrann, an emerging Swedish jewelry artist, is already making waves as the 2015 Graduate of the Year at Klimt02 and by exhibiting her collection of deceptively simple jewelry in the Netherlands, Spain, and China. In this interview, we talk about Anna’s favored medium of anodized aluminum, and transforming a mistake into a method. »

« Olivia Shih: You recently graduated from the HDK Academy of Design and Crafts, in Gothenburg, after studying with Karin Johansson. How has this education influenced the way you work and the work itself?
Anna Norrgrann: I think the education has made me more self-reliant in my work and made me trust my guts more, and this I am very grateful for. At HDK you are given a lot of freedom to explore and experiment and in many ways choose your own way to work. This freedom hasn’t always been easy to handle, especially not in the beginning, but in the long run it has had the good result and effect of helping me become a professional jewelry artist. »

Anna Norrgrann, piece from the series imPulse Palette, 2014, brooch, aluminum, 170 x 100 mm, photo: artist: Anna Norrgrann, piece from the series imPulse Palette, 2014, brooch, aluminum, 170 x 100 mm, photo: artist

 

« Anodized aluminum appears to be your favored choice of medium. What possibilities do you see in aluminum in place of traditional precious metals?
Anna Norrgrann: I started working with aluminum just as a trial and then I realized there was something intriguing and challenging in this everyday metal, not only as a sketching material, but in itself. As I worked with the metal more and more, many possibilities appeared. For example I discovered the advantage of coloring the aluminum with the anodizing technique, or how I could transform the surface of the metal to make the color appear different. The low-density process gave me the possibility to work in a bigger scale; meanwhile, the anodizing process makes the surface very strong and this also enabled me to work with thin sheets of aluminum.
Let me put it like this: I did not expect as much from aluminum as from precious metals, and I think that was something that made me curious. »

Anna Norrgrann -  Necklace: A4.3, 2015 – Aluminum – 19 x 4 x 29 cm  Photo by: Anna Norrgrann From series: The Flow within and the Flight from a Standard SizeAnna Norrgrann Necklace: A4.3, 2015 – Aluminum – 19 x 4 x 29 cm  Photo by: Anna Norrgrann
From series: The Flow within and the Flight from a Standard Size

« At times subtle and at times striking, color plays an essential role in your work and evokes a range of emotions. How did your relationship with color evolve?
Anna Norrgrann: I’m experimenting with color and because I don’t come from a painting background, I don’t have too much respect for color. I believe this is not a disadvantage. To me it’s a representation of moods, feelings, and fascination, among other things. Using the anodizing technique the way I do requires focus and quick decisions and it’s a great way to capture reflections and impulses. Sometimes when a certain color combination appears, I travel in time, remembering something I have forgotten. This process has a lot to with presence and sometimes the presence is very colorful and sometimes it’s monochrome. « 

Anna Norrgrann, piece from the series The Flow within and Flight from a Standard Size shown in the studio, 2015, necklace, 210 x 297 mm, photo: artist Anna Norrgrann, piece from the series The Flow within and Flight from a Standard Size shown in the studio, 2015, necklace, 210 x 297 mm, photo: artist

« « The color flows in the forged surface and together with the format it evokes landscape, feelings and memories. Known and unknown.
A4, in this work, is meant to be worn on the body. I let it become a piece of jewelry with simple methods, drilling a hole, threading a string, tying a knot. When something normal to us is put in a new context or wrong context, it might be the first time we actually see it. » Anna Norrgrann

Anna Norrgrann works and studied in Gothenburg, Sweden and took her master degree in jewellery art at HDK, School of Design and Crafts 2015.

 

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23/04/2016

EXPO ‘Read and Worn: Jewelry from Books’ – RR Gallery, NY (USA) – 10 Mars-30 Avril 2016

RR Gallery -  Very excited for our next exhibit — Read and Worn: Jewelry from Books

March 10 – April 24!! (extended to April 30)

 RR Gallery - 2016

Work from Jeremy May, Flora Vagi, Shiri Avda, Kiwon Wang, and Katherine Richmond
Shown: « Four Fantastic Tales » by Jeremy May

The Gallery at Reinstein|Ross is proud to present “Read and Worn” an exhibition featuring the work of five international artists who transform the pages of books and newspapers into unique works of wearable art jewelry. These artists are storytellers, who utilize the printed word as their form of expression. Whether using publications in their entirety, or simply using a few sheets of print, these artists give new life to the printed page. In the spirit of “intellectual recycling”, discarded newspapers and old books – literature, history and news – are given a second chance as bracelets, necklaces, earrings, and rings. Paper has long been a popular material for the creation of art, with artists often hand-making their own paper. Using the pages of books, newspapers, encyclopedias, however, is a recent trend, ironically spurred by the popularity of e-readers and online publications, and thus the abandonment of the printed and bound book.

 

Flora Vagi  Rosegold Seanemone brooch: Flora Vagi paper Rosegold Seanemone brooch

Flora Vagi paper brooch - 2016: Flora Vagi paper brooch

Flora Vagi brooches at RR Gallery: Flora Vagi brooches

Hungarian artist Flora Vagi loves the smell of old books. Collecting old books, she removes the pages to create brooches inspired by marine life and floral forms. Vagi’s multilayered brooches are organic and curvilinear, just the opposite of the original structured and bound books. Vagi refers to her work as “intellectual recycling”, she enjoys knowing that these books, once found on someone’s shelf, have gone from inhabiting a private space to a public one when worn on the body. Vagi, is a celebrated art jeweler who often works with wood. In “Read and Worn” she will show her paper jewelry in the United States for the first time. 

Kiwon Wang neckpieceKiwon Wang neckpiece

Since childhood, Korean artist Kiwon Wang, has been inspired by paper. Not only is paper used freely in Korean domestic architecture, but growing up, her family always had an extensive library of books. Encouraged to “find out who she is”, while in graduate school at the Rhode Island School of design, it was obvious to Wang that paper, pearls, and metals were going to be her materials. Even now, printed paper is Wang’s material of choice. Wang chooses articles from old newspapers to create necklaces, brooches, and bracelets. Most of her pieces are adorned with pearls, the lustrous gems prized for their beauty in both Western and Eastern cultures. Wang is attracted to spherical forms, not just because this shape represents the earth but also because process of recycling is circular. 

work from Jeremy Maywork from Jeremy May

Jeremy May  paper ring: Jeremy May  paper ring

London-based artist Jeremy May purchases books from his local thrift store. After reading each one, he chooses a story that inspires him the most and turns it into a wearable sculpture.  May selects the pages that he carefully removes from the book, laminating as many as a hundred sheets together, then applies a high gloss finish before reinserting the jewelry into the excavated space within the book. Through his jewelry May hopes to give books a “new lease on life” and inspire people to fall in love with them all over again.

 Shiri Avda, “Rock Paper Scissors” Rings: Shiri Avda, “Rock Paper Scissors” Rings

Israeli native Shiri Avda in her work “The Mechanism of Reading” aspires to provoke the viewer with an experience equivalent to reading and leafing through the pages of an old book. Her objects, meant to be both worn and displayed on the wall, are carved from discarded books and embellished with an old lace pattern. Her second series, “Rock Paper Scissors” is inspired by the “world of texture and color” in the printed word. Avda does not conceal the typeface here, instead choosing to reveal the beauty of the printed pages that she takes from antique books and atlases. A fan-like shape – a flourish of paper -  is often used in her pendants, rings, and brooches.  

Katherine Richmond  Brooch: Katherine Richmond  Brooch

British artist Katherine Richmond trained as a jeweler and silversmith but her Graduate thesis at the School of Jewellery, Birmingham City University, UK prompted her to explore working with alternative materials, including books. Richmond utilizes pages from multi-volume Victorian journals and books, focusing on illustrations which she believes are rarely ever seen by the public, to create multi-layered and highly detailed brooches, necklaces, and pendants. Unlike the rest of the artists in the exhibition, Richmond’s jewelry is full of strong images by which she creates her own narrative. She “uses books as a symbol of permanence and longevity to create wearable objects with a fragility that questions traditional notions of wear-ability.” Paper, she says, is a lot more durable then people think it is.

 

REINSTEIN/ROSS gallery (RR Gallery)
30 Gansevoort Street, New York,
NY 10014   (USA)
tel 212.226.4513
Gallery@ReinsteinRoss.com

21/04/2016

Melting Point 2016 VALENCIA (Spain) – EXPO ‘There is nothing to be afraid of’ – Centre del Carme, Valencia (SP) – 21 Avril-8 mai 2016

There is nothing to be afraid of  by Jorge Manilla
Inauguración: jueves 21 a las 12.30h

« You have to die a few times before you can really live. » / Charles Bukowsky

   Melting Point Valencia 2016

There is nothing to be afraid of by Jorge Manilla Exhibition  /  21 Apr 2016  -  08 May 2016 - Centre del Carme - Carrer del Museu 2 46003 -  Valencia SPAIN:

 

« Thinking and reflecting about different life situations, i have been asking myself about what is the beginning and what is the end. We are dealing all the time with this two concepts in  our feelings, emotions, relationships, situations and even the life. When something ends what  are the memories we keep? And when something start are we talking about a real start or it is just the contination of other end. I started working in this project shameless and giving myself to you as the most fragile person. I have been afraid but getting into my creative process I was trying to come as close i can to my psychological recognition.
Using  the act of burning in a methaphorical way as symbol of purification. I made my own compositions of textures representing emotions, feelings, situations and frame it to keep the moment, just a moment, never pretending to define anything and giving to you this moment to find and recognize your own memories,as ghosts of the past and burn it.
In this project I am as a Phoenix rising again and again from the death  from the ashes of my own emotions without being afraid because I know  and each end I always reborn and start my new beginning. «  
Jorge Manilla 2016

Jorge Manilla- Oscures Sacrifices II - SCHMUCK 2015: Jorge Manilla- Oscures Sacrifices II

Jorge Manilla -"Some moments to remember"  Broche 2016: Jorge Manilla - »Some moments to remember »  Broche 2016 - Acrylgipsum, Bioresin, brass, steel.
Photo by: Alexandra Colmenares Cossio – From series: There is nothing to be afraid of

MATICES -  Jorge Manilla -- photo Erato Kouloubi.: MATICES -  Jorge Manillaphoto Erato Kouloubi

Jorge Manilla - "Solo te di lo mejor de mi" Ring  Leather, steel,wood, silver 2015: Jorge Manilla – « Solo te di lo mejor de mi » Ring  Leather, steel,wood, silver 2015

Jorge Manilla Brooch: Nobody is important for you, 2016 Leather,wood,silver, steel. Photo by: Alexandra Colmenares Cossio From series: Impossible to imagine: Jorge Manilla Brooch: Nobody is important for you, 2016 Leather,wood,silver, steel. Photo by: Alexandra Colmenares Cossio From series: Impossible to imagine

 

Centre del Carme
Sala Temporal 1er piso.
Carrer del Museu 2
46003 -  Valencia SPAIN

18/04/2016

Melting Point 2016 VALENCIA (Spain) – EXPO ‘Cathexis’ – Fabrika12, Valencia (SP) – 21-24 Avril 2016

Fabrika12 will be showcasing several exhibitions :

 Cathexis . Students from the Eesti Kunstiakadeemia / Estonian Academy of Arts

INAUGURATION 22/4 at 21h !!!!!

 

   Melting Point Valencia 2016

Fabrika12 - Cathexis

Students from the Eesti Kunstiakadeemia / Estonian Academy of Arts (artun) :
Federica Cogliandro — Miikael Danieljants – Viktorija Domarkaite –  Sofia Hallik — Elis Ilves — Rainer Kaasik-Aaslav –  María Kahnwailer — Moonika Kase — Annika Kedelauk — Kairin Koovit — Katrin Kosenkranius — Helen Kristi Loo — Triin Kukk — Liina Lõõbas — Eilve Manglus — Merlin Meremaa — Indrek Mesi — Erle Nemvalts –  Anneli Oppar – Darja Popolitova — Helina Risti — Hannes Tõnuri — Hanna-Maria Vanaküla — Edgar Volkov

CATHEXIS - Maria Kahnwailer Object: RARA ABYSS, 2016 Silver, Acrylic: Maria Kahnwailer Object: RARA ABYSS, 2016 Silver, Acrylic

CATHEXIS - Darja Popolitova Pendant: Fazis IV, 2015 Rubber, lace obsidian, color, gold-plated silver 22 x 3 x 3 cm Photo by: Vladimir Ljadov: Darja Popolitova Pendant: Fazis IV, 2015 Rubber, lace obsidian, color, gold-plated silver 22 x 3 x 3 cm Photo by: Vladimir Ljadov

Cathexis is:
a thread, the energy that moves along it becomes a memory, which is like a reflection of you
a thread, when braided develops your deepest desires
a thread, when cut stays to remind you of your loss
a thread, the pattern of its weave reveals your individuality
the thread of life
 
’Cathexis’ is a small selection of the jewellery and blacksmithing department students’ latest works.The department of metal art includes two specialities: jewellery and blacksmithing. In the curricula, the main emphasis is laid on creative projects and critical contextualisation, enabling students to orientate in a rapidly changing cultural space while maintaining a perceptual subjectivity. Inquiring mindset and good craftmanship skills are essential for students in Department of Jewellery and Blacksmithing.

 

 

Fabrika12.
Sala Vestíbulo
Calle Marqués de Caro, 12

 

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