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17/11/2014

EXPO ‘Parallel Worlds’ – Alliages, Lille (FR) – 13 Déc. 2014- 17 Janv. 2015

Les Mondes Parallèles
Opening of the exhibition next Friday Dec. 12th, 2014 at 18h PM.
New display with The Parallel Worlds, the new ALLIAGES exhibition showing
the works (for jewelry) of :
Les Mondes Parallèles
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Alliages

The Parallel Worlds, dream or reality, where beauty is everywhere, where wonders begin or end.
Angela Ciobanu - "Piece for the heart" (broche) Angela Ciobanu - « Piece for the heart » (broche) silver, fine gold, recycled silk paper, fretsaw blades
Keum boo technique
Rodrigo Acosta - Rito Cardíaco (broche)
Rodrigo Acosta – Rito Cardíaco (broche) 
Viktoria MunzkerViktoria Munzker Necklace: Corialias, 2014 – Porcelain, glass, Silver, granules, old plastic pearls
20 x 20 x 3 cm

Mar Sanchez - broche oct 2014Mar Sanchez - broche oct 2014
Sebastien CarréSebastien CarréCollier, bois, fibres, perles,2014 – Necklace, wood, fibers, beads – photo Lee Makkam
Sébastien Carré - Organique, Collier, 2014 Organic, Necklace  bois, fibres, perles, wood, fibers, beadsSébastien Carré - Organique, Collier, 2014   bois, fibres, perles, porté
Alina Carp - brooch 2014Alina Carp – brooch 2014
Ana Carolina EscobarAna Carolina Escobar - Ring: Memoria-Historia, 2014 – silicon, Blown glass, Gold Plated Brass
Carina Chistaz-Shoshtary Brooch: Stained 6 Graffiti, silver, stainless steel Graffiti paint taken from a Graffiti wall, divided in fine layers, form hollowly built, form made strong with layer of bioresin inside --  The Parallel Worlds.Carina Chistaz-Shoshtary Brooch: Stained 6 Graffiti, silver, stainless steel Graffiti paint taken from a Graffiti wall, divided in fine layers, form hollowly built, form made strong with layer of bioresin inside
Sangji YUN - broochSangji YUN – brooch
Karen VanmolKaren Vanmol necklace: Cultivate – wood, laminate, plastic vintage, beads, brass, spray paint, silver  Cutting, soldering, gluing, spray , painting
Cai Xuan WuCai Xuan WuBrooch: Under the sea – Acrilic, Plastic – Hand knitting, colour dyening.
Nicole Schuster  Brooch Nicole Schuster  Brooch
Ingeborg VandammeIngeborg Vandamme Necklace: Tear catcher, 2014 – silver, paper, pigment
Aiko Fujita - (AFEDAP - diplomes 2014)Aiko Fujita – (AFEDAP – diplomes 2014)
Karin Roy Andersson Brooch: Catching Big Fish, 2013 Recycled plastics; icecream boxes, fast food containers, textile, steel - The Parallel Worlds.Karin Roy Andersson  - Brooch: Catching Big Fish, 2013 Recycled plastics; icecream boxes, fast food containers, textile, steel
Konstantinos KonstantopoulosKonstantinos Konstantopoulos
Liisa Hashimoto.Liisa Hashimoto Pin: Silver chair shadow – silver
Maria Tsimpiskaki, Corruption collection,ring, 2014Maria Tsimpiskaki, Ring: Corrosion-Corruption: The Negative of Dreams, 2014 – Sterling Silver, gold plated, pvc, patina – Traditional metal working techniques, hand forming for PVC.
George Giannoutsos brooch 2014George Giannoutsos
Gigi Mariani - bangle 2014Gigi Mariani – Bracelet: Moments « And the clouds were running », 2014 – Silver, 18kt yellow gold, niello, patina
Akis Goumas (& sa femme pour le textile)Akis Goumas & Georgia Gremouti (for the textile part)
Teresa FarisTeresa Faris Necklace: Collaboration with a bird III, 2014 – silver, wood altered by a bird
Peter Hoogeboom, Necklace, "red lantern" 2014Peter Hoogeboom, Necklace, « red lantern » 2014 – Taiwanese porcelain, silver
  José Marin   José Marin
ALLIAGES
111, Bd. Victor Hugo
F-59000 LILLE
Horaires : Lundi-Vendredi : 10h – 17h / Samedi : 10h-16h

01/11/2014

EXPO ‘YOUTH MOVEMENT!’ – Kath Libbert Jewellery Gallery (UK) – 13 Nov. 2014 – 25 janv. 2015

YOUTH MOVEMENT ! NINE NEW GRADUATES -

Meet the Contemporary Jewellery World’s Next Generation!

THURSDAY 13TH NOV 6PM – 9PM

MANY OF THE GRADUATES WILL BE PRESENT AND DELIGHTED TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT THEIR WORK.
15% OFF ALL PURCHASES MADE ON THE NIGHT! -
FOR A FULL YOUTH MOVEMENT! CATALOGUE PLEASE SEE : www.kathlibbertjewellery.co.uk

 YOUTH MOVEMENT! NINE NEW GRADUATES -  ( bangle by Natalie Lee, a graduate from Birmingham School of Jewellery.)( bangle by Natalie Lee, a graduate from Birmingham School of Jewellery.)

Meet the Contemporary Jewellery World’s Next Generation:
Beth Spowart, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee; Jaki Coffey, National College of Art and Design, Dublin; Karen Elizabeth Donovan, Edinburgh College of Art; Rebecca E Smith, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee; Natalie Lee, Birmingham School of Jewellery; Prudence Horrocks, Edinburgh College of Art; Lindsay Hill, Glasgow School of Art; Georgia Rose West, Colchester School of Art and Design, University of Essex; Rosie Deegan, Nottingham Trent University.

 ‘Overgrown’ – neckpiece in titanium, niobium and precious white metal by Karen Elizabeth Donovan, Edinburgh College of Art.Karen Elizabeth Donovan – ‘Overgrown’ – neckpiece in titanium, niobium & precious white metal - Edinburgh College of Art.

 Karen Elizabeth Donovan, Edinburgh College of Art; ‘Highland Clan Badges: Murray’ in titanium and steel, modelled - Kath Libbert Jewellery Gallery -YOUTH MOVEMENT!Karen Elizabeth Donovan, Edinburgh College of Art; ‘Highland Clan Badges: Murray’ in titanium and steel, modelled ‘Flawless’ – ring in oxidised silver with kinetic cubic zirconia by Lindsay Hill, Glasgow School of Art.Lindsay Hill – ‘Flawless’ – ring in oxidised silver with kinetic cubic zirconia – Glasgow School of Art.

 Lindsay Hill, Glasgow School of Art - ‘Three Stone’ – brooch in oxidised silver with kinetic cubic zirconiaLindsay Hill, Glasgow School of Art – ‘Three Stone’ – brooch in oxidised silver with kinetic cubic zirconia‘Lust in Found - Skip’ forced perspective skip brooch - powder coated steel and copper, magnets and found objects by Jaki Coffey, National College of Art and Design, Dublin. Jaki Coffey – ‘Lust in Found – Skip’ forced perspective skip brooch – powder coated steel and copper, magnets & found objects – National College of Art and Design, Dublin.

Jaki Coffey, National College of Art and Design, Dublin - ‘Lust in Found - Skips’ - 9 flat, forced perspective Skip Brooches - powder coated copper, magnetic backs and magnetic found object 'rubbish'Jaki Coffey, National College of Art and Design, Dublin – ‘Lust in Found – Skips’ – 9 flat, forced perspective Skip Brooches – powder coated copper, magnetic backs and magnetic found object ‘rubbish

Jaki Coffey, National College of Art and Design, Dublin - ‘Lust in Found - Pip, Pippet & Bob neckpieces with option of attaching skip brooch via hidden magnet : gold plated copper, found objects, magnets Jaki Coffey, National College of Art and Design, Dublin – ‘Lust in Found – Pip, Pippet & Bob neckpieces with option of attaching skip brooch via hidden magnet : gold plated copper, found objects, magnets

Kath Libbert Jewellery Gallery is delighted to introduce Nine New Graduates buzzing on our radar this year.
Technology meets art meets jewellery in this amazing collection that includes Smart Materials colour changing jewellery; Fill Your Own bright yellow Skip Brooches; kinetic gemstone rings; tough titanium Highland Clan Thistle Brooches; Wired Wearables – dramatic neckpieces and bangles drawn in steel – just a few of the visual treats created by this year’s New Wave!
Based at Salts Mill since 1996, Kath Libbert Jewellery Gallery is renowned for its annual pick of the crop of new talents from across the UK’s universities. Curator Kath Libbert who selected the nine artists says ‘I always look for individuality and a fresh approach and the work of this year’s graduates is sure to surprise and stimulate!’
Moving Onwards and Upwards:
Beth Spowart, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee – 1st Class Honours, uses Smart Materials to create innovative jewellery which interacts uniquely with each individual wearer by changing colours through the stimulus of their body heat – an exciting experience for the wearer and definitely a conversation opener!
Jaki Coffey, National College of Art and Design, Dublin – 1st Class Honours, loves searching out treasure in skips and uses this as her inspiration for a series of funky bright yellow impeccably made powder coated copper Skip Brooches – the wearer then chooses what to fill up their Skip with from a selection of colourful ‘rubbish’ – becoming the curator of their own jewellery and making a provocative poke at our notions of preciousness!
Rebecca E Smith, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee – 1st Class Honours, discovered 300 wonderful love letters sent between her grandparents during World War ll and wanted as a testament to both this love story and to the power of letter writing, now a lost art, to create sentimental one off brooches, earrings and necklaces capturing the original handwriting, old photographs and vintage colours in a subtle palette of enamels. On an interactive note, Rebecca invites visitors to this exhibition to let her create jewellery capturing their own personal artefacts.
Lindsay Hill, Glasgow School of Art, BA Honours, employs advanced digital technologies to set stones kinetically in her striking rings whose bold symmetrical lines are also inspired by the facets on the gemstones they house. Both supremely elegant and great fun – the glinting gem tilts backwards and forwards as you move!
Natalie Lee, Birmingham School of Jewellery, 1st Class Honours, crafts Wired Wearables a collection of dramatic arm and neckpieces. An extension of her drawings, the fluid lines in steel are skilfully manipulated using a PUK welder and then enamelled in deep greys with highlights of powder blue and mauve. The continuous play of light and shadow the pieces cast when worn “symbolise the transit of time, a progression representing both the past and the future.” she says.
Karen Elizabeth Donovan, Edinburgh College of Art, MA Distinction, masterfully moves that hardest of metals titanium to create exquisite filigree-like necklaces bracelets and Highland Clan brooches gently tinted in blues, greens and golds. Scotland’s rich social history, its flora, and the materiality of titanium are her inspiration: “Plants define the character of a Nation or place. In Vermont, where I was born, we define ourselves by the Maple Tree. In Scotland we are often defined by the Thistle…..Titanium has a certain feel to it; a noise it makes when I brush my hand across it, and a smell it creates when I pierce, file and sand it. It is lightweight, strong, durable, and springy. It presents challenges to overcome and work around. It is sensual and it is home.”
Prudence Horrocks, Edinburgh College of Art, MA, inspired by the drawn line and a desire to replicate the patterns that are possible in pen and ink into jewellery, has crafted a beautiful series of rings, brooches and necklaces. In a classic palette of matt white and black acrylic she has embedded fine lines of silver and gold, creating a sophisticated elegant and supremely wearable collection.
Georgia Rose West, Colchester School of Art and Design, University of Essex, BA Honours – creates delightful small copper bowls, forming the metal into fluid shapes embellished with a great variety of creamy enamel patterning, each one having its own personality.
Rosie Deegan, Nottingham Trent University, 1st Class Honours – a mixed media, glass and metalwork artist, presents a quirky humorous body of work For a Man of Substance. The ironic title refers to her collection of Impotent Tools – made from glass and precious metals, they are exquisitely handcrafted but practically pointless!

Natalie Lee, Birmingham School of Jewellery - ‘Wired Wearables’ – neckpiece in steel and enamel, modelledNatalie Lee, Birmingham School of Jewellery – ‘Wired Wearables’ – neckpiece in steel and enamel, modelled

Natalie Lee, ‘Wired Wearables’ – neckpiece in steel and enamel, modelled  Natalie Lee, ‘Wired Wearables’ – neckpiece in steel and enamel, modelled

Large Oval Brooch in oxidised silver and 9ct rose gold set into acrylic by Prudence Horrocks, Edinburgh College of Art.Prudence Horrocks – Large Oval Brooch in oxidised silver and 9ct rose gold set into acrylic – Edinburgh College of Art.

 Prudence Horrocks, Edinburgh College of Art; - Necklace in silver and 9ct gold set into acrylicPrudence Horrocks, Edinburgh College of Art; – Necklace in silver and 9ct gold set into acrylic‘Darling Margaret’ – earrings in enamelled copper with handwriting and tassels by Rebecca E Smith, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee.Rebecca E Smith – ‘Darling Margaret’ – earrings in enamelled copper with handwriting and tassels – Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee.

Rebecca E Smith, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee - ‘Swindon’ – brooch in enamelled copper with handwritingRebecca E Smith, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee – ‘Swindon’ – brooch in enamelled copper with handwriting

'Orange’ - earrings in Thermochromic Resin, dyed aluminium, brass and silver - Beth Spowart, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee;Beth Spowart – ‘Orange’ – earrings in Thermochromic Resin, dyed aluminium, brass and silver – -  Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee

 

 

KATH LIBBERT JEWELLERY GALLERY
Salts Mill, Saltaire,
Bradford BD18 3LA. – UK
Tel/Fax 01274 599790.
info@kathlibbertjewellery.c…
www.kathlibbertjewellery.co.uk

OPEN DAILY 10 – 5.30 MON – FRI and 10 – 6 AT WEEKENDS

 

 

11/10/2014

JOYA Barcelona 2014 – (Happy) PEOPLE & PICS

Classé dans : BARCELONA,Gigi MARIANI (IT),JOYA — bijoucontemporain @ 22:02

JOYA Barcelona 2014 –  Art Jewellery Fair, October 9, 10 and 11, 2014

JOYA Barcelona 2014 –
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I’m not used to post pictures about me, but here, more than a picture of me – with jeweller Gigi Mariani during JOYA 2014, it’s a picture of JOY, of GIOIA, of JOYA (playing with words ….)
The pleasure of the meeting, the news & jokes exchanged, and a pure moment of HAPPINESS for Gigi Mariani who had just WON the price of JOYA Barcelona – Joyería Contemporánea 2014
Gigi Mariani & bibi - JOYA 2014
(thousands thanks to Thereza Pedrosa for this great picture !)
If you want to spend a « PEOPLE moment », you can have a look at my pictures taken during JOYA on my Facebook page here
PS : I’m wearing one of the gorgeous necklaces by Dora Haralambaki and  a Gustav Reyes incredible bracelet :-)

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 ….

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 Wolski, Brooch, 2011Arek 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 …)

18/12/2014

Take a HORSE, get a conversation piece …….

Take a HORSE, carefully cut it in pieces, and you get a neck-piece ….. no, a conversation-piece …..

for my part, I was fan of  THIS « Horses » ! :

Image de prévisualisation YouTube

Izabella Petrut -  "Blood on the ground" necklace – plastic toy, acrylic paint, copper, silk thread, varnish, 2013 Izabella Petrut -  « Blood on the ground » necklace – Innocent project – plastic toy, acrylic paint, copper, silk thread, varnish, 2013

The “Innocent” project gives me the chance to express an issue I am very much concerned with: the abuse against animals. The plastic toys are a way of representing an innocence that can only imply the horrible things that could / might have happened. I cut the animal toys the way butchers do, whilst others I use in twisted positions. After that I melt them, creating situations that I imagine they end up in. I paint them in lively colors that are not specific to those animals and this way the first impression of the audience is of a happy piece of jewelry and only then, after a closer examination, they truly see the animal and its suffering. Most of them are hand painted so that every brush stroke I make allows me to connect with that animal and feel it’s pain. The electroformed pieces represent the animals that live in cold metal cages, while the silk represents a natural material that stands for blood (red silk) and the darkness of the night (black silk). By creating more feminine pieces of jewelry I am trying to nurture those animals’ suffering.
1% of all money made from selling these pieces of jewelry will be donated to an animal shelter.
Materials: plastic toys, electroformed, alpaca, silver, paint, varnish, onyx, silk, pigments, copper, gold leaf. Izabella Petrut

Izabella Petrut -  Innocent project – "Horse doing 9 to 5"   necklace – plastic toy, copper, pigment, silk thread, 2013   Izabella Petrut -  Innocent project   – « Horse doing 9 to 5″   necklace – plastic toy, copper, pigment, silk thread, 2013

Izabella Petrut, The Circus, necklaceIzabella Petrut, The Circus, necklace

by Rebecca-Hinwood ?? (AU) -take a HORSE .....by Rebecca Hinwood (ACTivate: Un-Earthing Jewellery workshop, Australian National University, School of Art Gold and Silversmithing, Canberra, AU)

Roxana Davidescu 'con el pensamiento de ella...' Horse necklace - JOYA Barcelona 2014Roxana Davidescu ‘con el pensamiento de ella…’ Horse necklace – JOYA Barcelona 2014

anat golan White Steed 1 - mettre CETTE photo sur article !! OKAnat Golan – White Steed 1 -

Anat Golan brooch/medallionAnat Golan brooch/medallion 2014

Tabea Reulecke - Idar Oberstein - 2004Tabea Reulecke – Idar Oberstein – 2004

Levan Jishkariani – Fachhochschule Trier, Idar-Oberstein, Germany – necklace, n.t., 2013, wood, perspex, paper, leather, polymer clay- winne...Levan Jishkariani – Fachhochschule Trier, Idar-Oberstein, Germany – necklace, n.t., 2013, wood, perspex, paper, leather, polymer clay- winne… (Marzee graduate show 2013)

Réka Lörincz  Necklace: The Good the Bad and the Flawless 2011  Plastic, gold, pearl, textileRéka Lörincz  Necklace: The Good the Bad and the Flawless 2011  Plastic, gold, pearl, textile

Anna Davern Brooch: Hunter and Hound, 2006 Copper, found biscuit tin. 8,5 x 3,5 x 0,5 cm Photo: Terence BogueAnna Davern Brooch: Hunter and Hound, 2006 Copper, found biscuit tin. 8,5 x 3,5 x 0,5 cm Photo: Terence Bogue

Tanel VeenreTanel Veenre

Sari LiimattaSari Liimatta Object: Expectations, 2006
Glass beads, metal pins, paper price labels with threads, piece of a jewellery, plastic toy
Jewellery sculpture

Felieke van Der Leest  Crazy Horse  Brooch - textile, silver, gold, plastic -   Charon Kransen Arts (SOFA NY 2012)Felieke van Der Leest  Crazy Horse  Brooch – textile, silver, gold, plastic -   Charon Kransen Arts (SOFA NY 2012)

17/12/2014

Seulgi Kwon Wins 2014 AJF Artist Award

The Art Jewelry Forum (AJF), the nonprofit organization that supports appreciation of art jewelry worldwide, has awarded Seulgi Kwon the 2014 AJF Artist Award.

The award is given to an emerging jeweler who exhibits “poise, innovation, and individuality.”

Since 2000, AJF has been offering an artist award to recognize promise, innovation, and individuality in the work of an emerging jeweler. The AJF Artist Award is awarded to makers of contemporary art jewelry who have completed their academic/professional training and are making new work as part of their post-training career. The winner of the AJF Artist Award receives a $7500 cash prize, will have their work shown at a major international art fair with an AJF gallery supporter, and will give a short lecture. Their work will also be featured in an AJF advertisement.

The 2014 Art Jewelry Forum Artist Award (AJFAA) was awarded to Seulgi Kwon

PROUD & HAPPY for her !

Seul-Gi Kwon 2014

« raindrop » of awards from everywhere, last years, on her work  :

2013  BKV Prize 2013 « Third Prize », Munich, Germany
2012 Cominelli Foundation 2012 Award  « First Prize »,  Fondazione Cominelli, Italy
2011 BKV Prize 2011, Munich, Germany
2011 Preziosa Young 2011, Florence, Italy
2010 Cominelli Foundation 2010 Award, Fondazione Cominelli, Italy

http://www.kwonseulgi.comSeul-Gi Kwon 2014 work – « a soft rain » (detail)

 

Seulgi Kwon, Deep in the Night 1, 2014, brooch, silicone, pigment, thread, glass, 180 x 170 x 60 cm, photo: artistSeulgi Kwon, Deep in the Night 1, 2014, brooch, silicone, pigment, thread, glass, 180 x 170 x 60 cm, photo: artist

Seulgi Kwon, Still Life 1 (alternate view), 2014, ring, silicone, pigment, thread, 90 x 100 x 60 mm, photo: artistSeulgi Kwon, Still Life 1 (alternate view), 2014, ring, silicone, pigment, thread, 90 x 100 x 60 mm, photo: artist
Seulgi Kwon, The Evolution of Defense 1, 2014, silicone, pigment, thread, paper, plastic, 180 x 105 x 70 mm, photo: artistSeulgi Kwon, The Evolution of Defense 1, 2014, silicone, pigment, thread, paper, plastic, 180 x 105 x 70 mm, photo: artist

« We are pleased to announce that Seulgi Kwon has been selected to receive the 2014 Art Jewelry Forum Artist Award for an emerging jeweler. Kwon was chosen from 123 entries representing 27 countries. She will receive a $7500 cash award, and her work, along with that of the other 4 finalists, will be featured by Platina Gallery at Handwerksmesse, which takes place in Munich in March 2015. Kwon will also receive a one-year professional membership to AJF and will serve as a juror for the 2015 Artist Award competition.

The goal of the AJF Artist Award is to acknowledge promise, innovation, and individuality in developing jewelers. This year’s competition was open to art jewelry makers 35 years of age or younger who were not enrolled in a professional training program; submitted work had to have been completed between 2012 and 2014. The jurors were Sooyeon Kim, jewelry artist and winner of the 2013 award; Carin Reinders, director of the Coda Museum, Apeldoorn, Netherlands; and Karen Rotenberg, founder and director of Alianza Contemporary Craft and a collector of contemporary jewelry. Criteria used in judging were originality, depth of concept, and quality of craftsmanship.

Kwon uses the theme of plant images to express meanings and symbols of memories of her daily life. Plants change their form at each stage of growth: seeds sprout, spread roots, and bloom. This course of change gives rise to unpredictable organisms and organic forms. Kwon’s work actively expresses the organic movements of plants, with their mysterious colors and constantly changing forms, creating texture with the materiality and transparency of silicone. Kwon tries to express the living in her work, so most of her pieces have rich colors and unique shapes.

Carin Reinders stated, “Seulgi uses silicone, glass, and pigments with great beauty and poetic transparency. The brooch A Soft Rain has the softness and the vulnerability of the first soft and refreshing drops. Deep in the Night gives the awareness of a night in the jungle with the great emerald green stone, glowing in the dark. Seulgi’s work has great poetic power and classical elements, but is constructed in a very contemporary way.” Sooyeon Kim commented, “Because of Seulgi’s deep understanding of silicone as a material, it seems like she has power over the material. This would not be possible without ceaseless study. Her exotic forms and bright colors have a special fascination.” Ms. Rotenberg added, “Seulgi demonstrates an innovative and beautiful use of material; her work is visually compelling.”

Kwon earned a bachelor’s (2007) and a master’s (2010) of fine arts metalwork and jewelry at Kookmin University, Seoul, Korea. » (AJF)

Seulgi Kwon, All Things Shining, 2013, brooch, silicone, pigment, thread, glass bead, 130 x 140 x 55 mm, photo: artist Seulgi Kwon, All Things Shining, 2013, brooch, silicone, pigment, thread, glass bead, 130 x 140 x 55 mm, photo: artist

Seulgi Kwon, A Soft Rain 1, 2014, brooch, silicone, pigment, thread, paper, plastic, 180 x 170 x 65 mm, photo: artistSeulgi Kwon, A Soft Rain 1, 2014, brooch, silicone, pigment, thread, paper, plastic, 180 x 170 x 65 mm, photo: artist

“In my work, I actively express the organic movements of plants with their mysterious colors and constantly changing forms, creating texture with the materiality and transparency of silicone. I always try to express the living in my work so most of my pieces have rich colours and unique shapes.

 

 

PS : just received my « It rained yesterday » ring ! HAPPY !

Seulgi Kwon - "It rained yesterday" ring 2014 Ring∣ silicone, pigment, thread 90 x 90 x 70mmSeulgi Kwon - « It rained yesterday » ring 2014 Ring∣ silicone, pigment, thread 90 x 90 x 70mm

COUP de COEUR : Isabella LIU – mended jewels

Classé dans : Chine (CN),COUP DE COEUR,Isabella LIU (CN/UK) — bijoucontemporain @ 2:12

Isabella Liu, discovered at JOYA 2014, where she was one of the finalists at Enjoia’t Estudiant award 2014.

You first see white porcelain pieces, like teapots, broken, and mended with gold lines …. and then you discover that, opening the piece, the « mending » is in fact a jewelry piece …. I found it so poetic ….

 Isabella Liu, Pieces, 2014Isabella Liu, Pieces, 2014 - Mending- One Brooch in a Midi Ceramic Pottery, 2014 – Ceramic, gold plated metal – 13 x 10.4 x 3.9 cm -  Object and jewellery

« Inspired by Japanese art of Kintsugi and her design philosophy, Isabella Liu believes that anything suffering damage has it’s potential to become more beautiful. In the ‘Mending’ collection, she has chosen to focus on broken and fragile objects, utilising narrative approaches and designs a set of ceramic tableware. Instead of hiding their damaged areas she opted to celebrate and highlight their fragility into a wearable piece of art of a sculptural form and giving them a new life. She pushes the boundary of object and jewellery. The golden crack is intended to be appreciated both on the body as a piece of jewellery as well as off within the porcelain as a piece of museum art in their own right, which engages audiences by transforming the piece. Isabella regards the design and creation of her work as a form of meditation and process of cultivation. She explores the spiritual belief by celebrating the factures of broken objects and the fragility of life. Changing our perspectives about life’s challenges, and engages with audiences mending with joy and peace, and then beauty and enlightenment can transpire from them.« 

Isabella Liu - Mending- Primer Finalista Enjoia’t Estudiant 2014Isabella Liu - Mending-  open the pure white porcelain, then surprisely discover a sophisticated golden brooch across your shoulder.

Isabella Liu Pieces: Mending - Double Rings in a Ceramic Pottery, 2014 Ceramic, gold plated metal 13 x 4.8 x 7.8cm Object and jewelleryIsabella Liu Pieces: Mending – Double Rings in a Ceramic Pottery, 2014 Ceramic, gold plated metal 13 x 4.8 x 7.8cm Object and jewellery

Mending' collection from Isabella Liu JewelleryMending’ collection from Isabella Liu Jewellery

Isabella Liu Pieces: Mending – One Big Ring in a Midi Ceramic Pottery, 2014 Ceramic, gold plated metal 13 x 6.8 x 4 cm Object and jewellery - website: www.isabella-liu.com - at  Shanghai Design Week 2014Isabella Liu Pieces: Mending – One Big Ring in a Midi Ceramic Pottery, 2014 Ceramic, gold plated metal 13 x 6.8 x 4 cm Object and jewellery – at  Shanghai Design Week 2014

« When the Japanese mend broken objects, they aggrandize the damage by filling the cracks with gold. They believe that when something’s suffered damage and has a history it becomes more beautiful” – Billie Mobayedt Inspired from this Japanese philosophy and her personal experiences, Isabella Liu has chosen to closely focus on broken and fragile objects. She collected a large number of broken and abandoned objects such as barks that had fallen from trees in a cemetery, broken china from vintage markets, etc. Liu examined these items in order to discover where they were broken. Instead of hiding their damaged areas she opted to illuminate them and resultantly transforming their fragility and cracks into a real piece of art and giving them a new life. Isabella regards the creation processes of jewellery as a method of self-cultivation. She recognizes the cracks and fragilities of life and is able to transform injuries and imperfections into beauty. In the ‘Mending’ collection, she presents this inspirational and hopeful belief that by changing our thinking about life’s injuries and by mending them with joy and peace, beauty and illumination can transpire from them.« 

Isabella Liu - Mending-   2014Isabella Liu – Mending II-   2014

Isabella Liu - Mending-  2014 - A pair of earrings, surprisingly discovered from a pair of petite porcelains.Isabella Liu – Mending-  2014 – A pair of earrings, surprisingly discovered from a pair of petite porcelains

16/12/2014

COUP de COEUR : Ansiosa Hormona – rio de buen humor !

Classé dans : ANSIOSA HORMONA (AR),Argentine (RA),COUP DE COEUR,fibres — bijoucontemporain @ 21:50

Ansiosa Hormona (Jessica Morillo), textile from Argentina : Sculptures portables, mais surtout EXPLOSION de COULEURS qui réjouissent l’oeil & l’âme par ces temps grisâtres ….

Ansiosa Hormona, diseñadora de indumentaria y accesorios, artista visual, escultora responsable y creativa de la firma ANSIOSA HORMONA, con la que ha desarrollado una línea de joyería contemporánea  textil, que se ha destacado en el diseño Tucumano por su fusión con el arte, proponiendo piezas únicas y no convencionales.

Ansiosa HormonaAnsiosa Hormona

Ansiosa HormonaAnsiosa Hormona

Ansiosa Hormona

Ansiosa Hormona - ArgentinaAnsiosa Hormona - Argentina

Ansiosa Hormona - ArgentinaAnsiosa Hormona - Argentina

COUP de COEUR  : Ansiosa Hormona - rio de buen humor ! dans ANSIOSA HORMONA (AR) dans Argentine (RA)

Ansiosa Hormona - details

Ansiosa Hormona - Argentina

15/12/2014

COUP de COEUR : Natalie Lee ‘Wired Wearables’

Classé dans : BIAD Birmingham (UK),COUP DE COEUR,Grande-Bretagne (UK),Natalie LEE (UK) — bijoucontemporain @ 2:30

decouverte at « YOUTH MOVEMENT »

YOUTH MOVEMENT! NINE NEW GRADUATES -  ( bangle by Natalie Lee, a graduate from Birmingham School of Jewellery.)YOUTH MOVEMENT! NINE NEW GRADUATES -  ( bangle by Natalie Lee)

Natalie Lee, Birmingham School of Jewellery, 1st Class Honours, crafts Wired Wearables a collection of dramatic arm and neckpieces. An extension of her drawings, the fluid lines in steel are skilfully manipulated using a PUK welder and then enamelled in deep greys with highlights of powder blue and mauve. The continuous play of light and shadow the pieces cast when worn “symbolise the transit of time, a progression representing both the past and the future.” she says.

September 2011- July 2014 : BA (Hons) Degree, Jewellery & Silversmithing, School of Jewellery, Birmingham City University, UK.

Natalie Lee - Drawing with Wire - sculptural neckpiece with abstract 3D shapes Natalie Lee – Drawing with Wire – sculptural neckpiece with abstract 3D shapes

Drawing with line, Natalie’s work centres around encapsulating narrative concepts; using her own photographs and line drawings as basis for generating shapes, Natalie works in a spontaneous manner which is apparent from the end result. Using a PUK welder, a tool to weld two pieces of wire together, she manipulates wire as a line, effectively drawing with the PUK welder; drawing 3D linear shapes which hold a personal memory of her own.
Natalie’s jewellery features as a series of wearable sketches, creating a collection of moving shadows on the body, The play of light and shadow symbolising the transit of time, a progression representing both the past and future, The personal journey narrated through the pieces concerns a transformation from one phase of life to another; a move which is manifest geographically, The commencement of the journey is now forgotten and the destination yet to be realised; the shadows, colour and light represent moments of the journey. These fragments are juxtaposed and presented as a continuous line/series of shapes.
The past is coloured black, a colour of mourning for the past, The use of light blue and white is in direct contrast; colours which are more positive and open in their symbolism, indicating the future and her ambitions. (KathLibbert Jewellery Gallery – Youth Mouvement)

Natalie Lee, Birmingham School of Jewellery - ‘Wired Wearables’ – neckpiece in steel and enamel, modelledNatalie Lee, Birmingham School of Jewellery – ‘Wired Wearables’ – neckpiece in steel and enamel, modelled

Natalie Lee, ‘Wired Wearables’ – neckpiece in steel and enamel, modelled  Natalie Lee, ‘Wired Wearables’ – neckpiece in steel and enamel, modelled Natalie Lee, Birmingham School of Jewellery - ‘Wired Wearables’ – pendant in steel and enamel, modelledNatalie Lee, Birmingham School of Jewellery – ‘Wired Wearables’ – pendant in steel and enamel, modelled

Natalie lee - drawing with wire piece off the bodyNatalie Lee - drawing with wire piece off the body

Natalie Lee, Birmingham School of Jewellery - ‘Wired Wearables’ – bangle in steel and enamelNatalie Lee  - ‘Wired Wearables’ – bangle in steel and enamel

Natalie Lee - BA (Hons) Jewellery and Silversmithing aka Jewellery Design and Related Products - Graduate 2014 - School of Jewellery www.schoolofjewellery.co.ukNatalie Lee - BA (Hons) Jewellery and Silversmithing aka Jewellery Design and Related Products – Graduate 2014 -

14/12/2014

virus de la COMPARAISON …… ? structures en « écailles »

Classé dans : COMPARAISON,David BIELANDER (DE),Jie SUN (CN),Karin Roy ANDERSSON (SE) — bijoucontemporain @ 20:53

David Bielander Karin Roy AnderssonJie-Sun

structures en « écailles » …..

 

Karin Roy Andersson Brooch: Catching Big Fish, 2013 Recycled plastics; icecream boxes, fast food containers, textile, steel - The Parallel Worlds.Karin Roy Andersson  - Brooch: Catching Big Fish, 2013 Recycled plastics; icecream boxes, fast food containers, textile, steel
David Bielander Bracelet: Melbourne Koi (black), 2014 Thumb tacks, leather, gold clasp Unique Photo: Simon Bielander, Dirk EiselDavid Bielander  Melbourne Koi (black) bracelet, 2014 -  Thumb tacks, leather, gold clasp
Jie Sun - camouflage brooch- high-tech wood
Jie Sun – camouflage brooch- high-tech wood
KARIN ROY ANDERSSON-SE   Bracelet: Catching Big Fish 2013  Recycled plastics, textile  7 x 7 x 6 cmKarin Roy Andersson -  Bracelet: Catching Big Fish 2013  Recycled plastics, textile  
David Bielander  Bracelet: Koi 2012  Thumb tracks, leather, silverDavid Bielander  Bracelet: Koi 2012  Thumb tacks, leather, silver

13/12/2014

EXPO ‘En Singular’ – Sala Perill, Barcelona (ES) – 27 Nov.-20 Dec. 2014

Joyas Sensacionales – « En Singular » -

Expo « En Singular » en Sala Perill, Barcelona;
Joyas, pintura, escultura y actividades.
El grupo Joyas Sensacionales no para de hacer propuestas. Del 27 noviembre al 20 diciembre, un mes para disfrutarlo. Os esperamos!

Joyas Sensacionales - "En Singular" - Sala Perill

Ademas de la expo, presentacion del trabajo de Carmen Amador y Grego García Tebar, aprovechar la ocasion

 Grego Garcia TebarGrego Garcia Tebar

 

 
Sala Perill
Calle d’Avinyó 46, pral. 2a
08002 Barcelona

Preziosa Young 2015 selection

Preziosa Young 2015
PREZIOSA YOUNG 2015.
The first selection was made!! We received over 120 entries, and among these participants we have selected 24 artists:
Lisa BjörkeBifei Cao — Chae Sekang — Yu Fang Chi Bartosz Maria ChmielewskiMarion Delarue — Duan Yanli — Annie GobelDaniela Hedman — Holland Houdek — Jhang Hao-Han – Lauren Kalman — Charlotte Kreuter — Tithi KutchamuchLee Seoyeon — Vicky Lew — Bruno Micolano — Luigi Piantanida — Sang Deok Han — Jie SunMichal Taharlev — Yen-Yu Tseng — Youmi KimSangji Yun.

Among this group we will choose the artists (6-8) that will participate in the exhibition in Florence, and will be included in the catalogue.

PREZIOSA is a cultural project designed and co-ordinated by “Le Arti Orafe”, since 1985 the most prestigious contemporary jewellery school in Italy.
The project, launched in 2005, has become one of the most important European events devoted to contemporary jewellery.
The conceptual quality, the presence of artists of international fame, the prestigious set-up, the elegant catalogues and the original formula that comprises the organisation of conferences with the artists taking part, make “Preziosa” an appointment that lovers of contemporary jewellery cannot afford to miss.
A country of exquisite jewellery traditions, Italy has no museum devoted to jewellery, and temporary exhibitions have always been rare.
The attention devoted by the communication media and the cultural institutions to initiatives devoted to this art form has – apart from a few shining exceptions – always been limited, while great interest has always been expressed by lovers of contemporary art.
Through the organisation of events such as PREZIOSA, the school wishes to help to fill a gap the discrepancy of which is more or less consciously acknowledged.
Since 2008, a « parallel » exibition for young artists is organized: PREZIOSA Young is already an international reference for new artists and goldsmiths

Lisa Björke Brooches made of copper and paintLisa Björke Brooches made of copper and paint

Youmi KIM - Root of plant ,Brass wire, acrylic wire, porcelain, 2014  Youmi KIM – Root of plant ,Brass wire, acrylic wire, porcelain, 2014 

Bartosz Maria ChmielewskiBartosz Maria Chmielewski

Sangji YUN - Confrontation with the past – Stranger, aluminum, steel, installation and brooches, 2013Sangji YUN - Confrontation with the past – Stranger, aluminum, steel, installation and brooches, 2013

Yu Fang ChiYu Fang Chi

Bifei Cao 2013Bifei Cao 2013

Tithi KutchamuchTithi Kutchamuch pearly white  2011-2013

Michal TaharlevMichal Taharlev

Annie Gobel- RMIT (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology) - ring, Cut From a Block , 2012, resin, timber, plastic toysAnnie Gobel – RMIT (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology) – ring, Cut From a Block , 2012, resin, timber, plastic toys

Exhibition
The PY exhibition will take place in conjunction with the international event PREZIOSA 2015, in Florence, in the prestigious Marino Marini Contemporary Museum of Art. The organizers could also plan other exhibitions along the year: the selected artists are committed to deliver their work to all the scheduled events. Each of the selected winners must present 5 to 10 pieces for the exhibition. These pieces must be the same (or similar) to those submitted for the selection

 

PREZIOSA YOUNG 2015
Contacts : +39 055 2280131
preziosa@artiorafe.it

12/12/2014

EXPO ‘NESTS’ – Nepo Gallery, Taipei (Taiwan) – 9-27 Dec. 2014

Classé dans : Exposition/Exhibition,GALERIES,Luo YAN-ZE (CN),Taiwan (RC) — bijoucontemporain @ 0:23

‘NESTS’  exhibition at Nepo Gallery

Luo Yan-zeSolo Jewelry Exhibition

"NESTS" - Taipei, Taiwan

  ***Luo Yan-zeLuo Yan-zeLuo Yan-ze  «Nids de couvain»  2014 photo Wilber h. Luo Yan-ze  «Nids de couvain»  2014 photo Wilber h. Luo Yan-ze - "Mutualism #9"Luo Yan-ze – « Mutualism #9″

Luo Yan-ze - Mutualism #8 Luo Yan-ze – Mutualism #8

Luo Yan-ze - NESTS -Luo Yan-ze Luo Yan-ze "mutualism #1"Luo Yan-ze « mutualism #1″

Luo Yan-ze - Are you Gustav von Aschenbach? #2  2013Luo Yan-ze « mutualism #1″

Luo Yan-ze - 2013 -Are you Gustav von Aschenbach?#1

No.28, Ln. 213, Zhongzheng Rd.,
Shilin Dist., Taipei City 111,
Taiwan (R.O.C.)
tel 02-2882-0658,
Fax 02-2882-0075

 

11/12/2014

EXPO ‘Endless Closeness’ – Putti Art Gallery, Rīga (Latvia/Lettonie) – 8 Dec.2014-14 Fevr. 2015

Endless Closeness

Art Gallery PUTTI

http://putti.lv/ Endless Closeness(brooch Rallou Katsari)

This show represents the end of a cycle and the beginning of a new period, offering a moment to reflect and look back to the past. In this exhibition maybe the viewer will be able to identify one piece that represents this metaphor for him

A contemporary jewellery exhibition “Endless closeness” will take place in Art Gallery PUTTI from December 8, 2014 until February 14, 2015. Different Latvian and international jewellery artists will present their works, expressing their winter feeling.

Endless Closeness. - Putti Art Gallery , Riga (Latvia)  - 08 Dec 2014  -  14 Feb 2015

 

Artist list :  Andris LaudersGuntis Lauders Liisa HashimotoHeng LeeIsabelle BusnelJulia Maria KunnapRallou KatsariRéka LörinczGigi Mariani — Māris Auniņš — Māris Šustiņš — Nikolai BalabinValdis Brože

Nikolai Balabin Brooch: Fallen Gold silver, patina, leaf gold - Endless Closeness.Nikolai Balabin Brooch: Fallen Gold silver, patina, leaf gold

Gigi MarianiGigi Mariani - ring Parallel Worlds, 2014 – Silver, 18kt yellow gold, niello, patina – Photo by: Paolo Terzi

Rallou Katsari.Rallou Katsari. ring Eavesdrop, 2014 – Silver, rhodium plated, gold plated

Valdis Brože Pin: Untitled Silver 925 oxidized, Gold 750, Opal - Endless Closeness.Valdis Brože Pin: Untitled Silver 925 oxidized, Gold 750, Opal

 

Putti Art Gallery
16 Mārstaļu iela
1050 – Rīga
Latvia
Telephone: +371 67214229
Fax: +371 67214230

website: www.putti.lv
mail: gallery@putti.lv

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