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27/10/2014

SIERAAD 2014 – International Jewellery Art Fair – Amsterdam (NL) – 6-9 Nov. 2014

SIERAAD  6-9 nov 2014 – Amsterdam


List of participants 2014

sieraad 2014

 

THE 13TH EDITION OF SIERAAD ART FAIR (SAF) WILL BE THE MOST INTERNATIONAL ONE YET. SAF IS THE ONLY PLATFORM IN THE NETHERLANDS WHERE PROFESSIONAL CONTEMPORARY JEWELLERY DESIGNERS FROM HOME AND ABROAD SELL THEIR WORK DIRECTLY AND IN PERSON. TO ADD LUSTRE TO THIS EDITION OF SAF THERE WILL BE SOME SPECIAL EVENTS AND STRIKING PRESENTATIONS.

La liste des participants commence somptueusement !!! : « Erato Kouloubi, ALCHIMIA Jewellery school in Florence, Alina Carp, Andrea Coderch Valor ……. Catalina Brenes, Catalina Gibert,  …. Wu Ching-Chih, David Choi ……….. Dora Haralambaki, Edith Bellod, ……… Gabrielle Desmarais, George Giannoutsos, etc etc etc pour ne citer que mes préférés ……… la Royal Academy of Fine Arts d’Anvers … (voir la liste (lien ci-dessus)

ceramic jewellery Dora Haralambaki.ceramic jewellery Dora Haralambaki - at stand 84

George GiannoutsosGeorge Giannoutsos

 Erato Kouloubi  -  Deconstructing the Faith Ring / Sterling Silver www.eratojewellery.comErato Kouloubi  -  Deconstructing the Faith Ring / Sterling Silver 

Niki Stylianou presents " Vessels and Matter II: Metaphors on Courtship, Intimacy and Domesticy" Necklace - Hand cut rubber, silk thread, watercolorNiki Stylianou –  » Vessels and Matter II: Metaphors on Courtship, Intimacy and Domesticy » Necklace – Hand cut rubber, silk thread, watercolor

Maria Tsimpiskaki, Corruption collection, brooch, 2014Maria Tsimpiskaki, Corruption collection, brooch, 2014

Catalina Gibert | Serra_2014 NecklaceCatalina Gibert - Serra_2014 Necklace

Liisa Hashimoto -  5set Red Seed Ring - at SIERAAD 2014Liisa Hashimoto (HINGE Dept.) -  5set Red Seed Ring – at stand 48

SIERAAD 14 - Wu ching chihWu ching-chih

 Judith Bloedjes - ring precious triplet 2014 - porcelaineJudith Bloedjes – ring precious triplet 2014 – porcelaine

  Mia Kwon - spring on skin #07 - 2014 porcelaine Eun Mi Kwon – spring on skin #07 – 2014 – porcelaine

SIERAAD 14 -  Catalina BrenesCatalina Brenes  at stand 64

SIERAAD -  Raewyn Walsh (- NTJ)Raewyn Walsh Vessel pendant, 2012 NZ, silver, epoxy, silk thread

Eily O'Connell at SIERAAD 2014Eily O’Connell

Han-Chieh Chuang - red brick brooch serie - silver, copper, enamel, steel wireHan-Chieh Chuang – red brick brooch serie – silver, copper, enamel, steel wire

Jeehyun ChungJeehyun Chung

papallona - Karolina Bik -  'graphium' ring - peridot, argent oxydéKarolina Bik -  ‘graphium’ ring – peridot, argent oxydé

Linda Ezerman - Necklace with a storyLinda Ezerman - Necklace with a story

Linda Ezerman - Sea Seed Brooches - SIERAAD 2014Linda Ezerman - new work ! – Sea Seed Brooches – Balsawood, pigment(powder), laquer and stamen -
SIERAAD 2014 at stand 53

maria diana, bracciale perle, 2013  (porcelain, stoneware, gold) ph federica cioccoloniMaria Diana, bracciale perle, 2013  (porcelain, stoneware, gold)

Mariko Sumioka -Mariko Sumioka

Merav O. Roth JewelryMerav O. Roth Jewelry

Sylvie Jousset -  "catch me cactus" bracelet - Argent, maillechort, vrais cactus et plantes grassesSylvie Jousset -  « catch me cactus » bracelet – Argent, maillechort, vrais cactus et plantes grasses

YUNG HUEII CHAO (TAIWAN), Bracelets (2010)  Nilckel silver I   Window Series  8 X 10 X 3 cm (each)   Selected Artist ,Talente 2011Yung Huei, Chao (Taiwan). « Windows Series ». Nickel silver Bracelets (2010) 

stand of Royal Academy of Fine Arts d’Anvers, with Vincent Verstrepen, Elitsa Macheva, Annika Wirken, Elya Tettelin, Josefine Mass, Mara Gabriela Grigoriu :

Annika Wirken -  ROYAL ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS ANTWERP - Annika Wirken

  Vincent Vestrepen - ROYAL ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS ANTWERP   Vincent Vestrepen

Josefine Mass - ANTWERPJosefine Mass

Klonneplein 1,
1014DD Amsterdam
tel +31 20 586 0710

 

 

 

 

 

21/10/2014

AUTOR Contemporary Jewelry Fair – AUTOR 12 – Casa Universitarilor, Bucarest (Romania) – 1-2 Nov. 2014

Classé dans : AAC (Alchimia Alumni Collective),AUTOR,Roumanie (RO),Salon — bijoucontemporain @ 21:58

It’s official! AUTOR 12 – the autumn edition will take place in Casa Universitarilor (str. Dionisie Lupu, nr. 46), București . The best designers, the most spectacular jewelry and lots of fun and surprises. And don’t forget about the AUTOR Awards.

AUTOR connects you through contemporary jewelry. Stay connected, join & share the event!

  AUTOR 12 -

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 Irina Moise - PINKMOSS  Irina Moise – PINKMOSS  « I like change, I always did. I think it represents this period of my life and I think I’m doing it consciously. »

 Viktor Pavlov Viktor Pavlov – “Fascinated by the qualities and the symbolical meaning of the gems I asked myself: why could not be created pieces of jewels having these characteristics but without using the real material of precious stones?”

Elena RistovskaElena Ristovska – « I had one thing on my mind while I was creating this collection, to create a new planet. This planet is a place where, just for a brief moment you can hear your own voice, you can feel balanced rhythm of your heartbeat. »

 Velislava Urieva BozhinovaVelislava Urieva Bozhinova « With my work I want to represent the relationship between human and nature. Nature as an inspiration for the organic shapes of my works and the ready mades created by the human are the main keywords for my concept. »

 Raluca Buzura Raluca Buzura – “Being structured as an organized person, I wanted this time to go beyond and push my feelings to an irregular type of construction. It was more like an experiment over me, how much can you detach from a habit, a pattern that you got used to?”

AND « our » dear AAC jewellers (Alchimia Alumni Collective), will be present too, among others, with Akiko Ban, Anastasia Kandaraki, Andrea Coderch, Catalina Gibert, Chiara Cavallo, María Constanza Ochoa, Elisa Deval, Francesco Coda, Karin Kato, María Ignacia Walker, Melissa Arias, Rudee Tancharoen, Yuki Sumiya & Poly Nikolopoulou :

Andrea Coderch Valor - "Hana" necklace silver | wood | silkAndrea Coderch Valor - « Hana » necklace silver – wood – silk

Catalina Gibert L’mon necklace - linen canvas,  acrylic paintCatalina Gibert L’mon necklace – linen canvas,  acrylic paint

 María Constanza Ochoa - Climbing necklace -brassMaría Constanza Ochoa – Climbing necklace -brass

 francesco Coda - brooch - carbon, silver, steel, magnet, iron, paraloid b72Francesco Coda – brooch – carbon, silver, steel, magnet, iron, paraloid b72

María Ignacia Walker - Vuelo - necklace textile, plasticMaría Ignacia Walker – Vuelo – necklace textile, plastic

Rudee Tancharoen - neck and chest piece - steel wire, 18k goldRudee Tancharoen - neck and chest piece – steel wire, 18k gold

 Yuki Sumiya - Perfect house #5 brooch silver, shibuichi, 10K goldYuki Sumiya - Perfect house #5 brooch silver, shibuichi, 10K gold

Poly Nikolopoulou - "Gialiskari" brooch silver , feltPoly Nikolopoulou – « Gialiskari » brooch silver , felt

 

 

Casa Universitarilor
str. Dionisie Lupu, nr. 46
Bucarest
http://www.dautor.ro
hello@dautor.ro

 

 

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 –
***
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 …)

29/10/2014

selected for SCHMUCK 2015 : Gigi Mariani

Classé dans : Gigi MARIANI (IT),Italie (IT),niello,SCHMUCK,VIDEO — bijoucontemporain @ 19:25

Gigi Mariani, the 2011 Torre Fornello Award and featured in all editions of Gioielli in Fermento, was appointed as Guest Artist for the 2015 Edition of JOYA Art Jewellery Fair and selected for Schmuck 2015

« With my work, I try to transfer every day emotions into contemporary jewellery and unique pieces in a simple, informal and spontaneous way. This allows me to develop new situations and the art appreciators to develop feelings from these situations. My goal is to move from the concept of simple jewellery, to a larger concept of sculpture and art piece. »
Gigi Mariani

Gigi Mariani - 2014Gigi Mariani - 2014 – object-ring (« In my bubble »,  Silver, 18kt yellow gold, niello, patina)

« I have always been fascinated by the infinite potential that metals offer and the opportunity of transforming their original properties and aspect in order to stretch the scope of what can be achieved. 
I avail myself of antique goldsmith techniques that have almost fallen into disuse, such as niello and granulation, personalizing them in order to give my work a distinctive character. I work with precious metals, combining them with other metals such as iron, copper and brass. 
I apply niello to the surface of the metal so that it is completely covered. In this way, the preciousness of the metal disappears leaving way to a dark, rough surface. Through the use of heat, I achieve cracks and clots resulting in surfaces that seem battered and ill-treated, resembling ancient relics. 
My work is based on spontaneity and instinct. I try to transfer everyday emotions into my jewellery in an impulsive way. This method allows me to develop works that are unique and sculptural. I endeavor to use the same sort of approach as I do when painting and often treat the surface of the metal as a canvas. This instinctive approach is counteracted by the precise, geometric forms that I use, whereby everything seems to be brought back into place. »

Gigi Mariani, the Winner of Joya Barcelona Award 2014Gigi Mariani - ring at Joya Barcelona 2014

Gigi Mariani- waiting -object-ring -silver18kt-yellow-gold-niello-patinaGigi Mariani- « waiting » object-ring – silver, 18kt yellow gold, niello, patina – 2014

Object ring - gigi-mariani - in-my-soul- objectring-silver niello enamel patina Gigi Mariani - « in-my-soul »  object-ring – silver, niello, enamel, patina – 2014

Gigi Mariani  Rings: Solitaire series  Silver, 18kt yellow-red gold, niello, patinaGigi Mariani  Rings: Solitaire series  Silver, 18kt yellow-red gold, niello, patina – 2013

Gigi Mariani Brooch: Alone in my thougts Silver, 18ktyellow gold, Amber, niello, patinaGigi Mariani Brooch: Alone in my thougts Silver, 18ktyellow gold, Amber, niello, patina

 gigi-mariani- sound-of-silence - brooch- silver-18kt-yellow-gold-niello-patinaGigi Mariani – « sound-of-silence » brooch – silver, 18kt yellow gold, niello, patina

 Gigi Mariani - square necklace (JOYA 2014) gold & nielloGigi Mariani - « Variations « - necklace – silver, 18kt yellow gold, niello, patina. 2014

 

 

video Gigi Mariani interview : Image de prévisualisation YouTube

 

EXPO ‘Body Language ?’ – Stedelijk museum, Amsterdam (NL) – 3 Oct. 2014 – 3 Oct. 2015

Body Language? Exhibition / 03 Oct 2014 – 03 Oct 2015 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Stedelijk museum

The Museum shows to the public a Collection presentation, on view in gallery 0.25. This collection presentation focuses on the human body. The selection comprises jewelry that literally measure the human body, and pieces whose shape is based on the human body—on sexual characteristics, to be precise.

 Body Language? - Display of the collection at the showcases of the Stedelijk Museum Photo: Gert Jan van RooijBody Language? – Display of the collection at the showcases of the Stedelijk Museum Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij

This collection presentation focuses on the human body. The selection comprises jewelry that literally measure the human body, and pieces whose shape is based on the human body—on sexual characteristics, to be precise. The designs that comment on the notion of “human measurements”, for instance “the ideal woman”, are highly conceptual. Some designs, such as those that compel the body to assume a new shape, are also ambivalent. But what kind of message is jewelry in the form of penises, breasts, nipples or testicles trying to convey? Irony? An invitation? Are the pieces intended to excite or shock? Each culture has its own forms of body adornment, often worn to communicate status (wealth or group affiliation) or sexual availability.
In the late ’60s, young European jewelry designers began to reject the function of jewelry as status symbol (the pearl necklace, for instance). Their alternatives, which took the form of unorthodox shapes and materials, were a visual protest against the established order, parallel to the sexual revolution of the day. In the decades that followed, jewelry designers continued to explore similar themes, particularly jewelry’s relationship to the body, youth culture, and eroticism and sexuality. These trends are also visible in the Stedelijk collection.

Artist list :  Dinie Besems, Gijs Bakker, Iris Eichenberg, Ruudt Peters, Sally Marsland, Vádav Cigler

 Body Language?  - Ruudt Peters Brooch: Xanthosis, 1997 Silver, Sulphur 8,5 x 6,5 x 8,5 cm Lapis seriesRuudt Peters Brooch: Xanthosis, 1997 Silver, Sulphur 8,5 x 6,5 x 8,5 cm Lapis series

 

Stedelijk museum

Postbus 75082
1070 AB -  Amsterdam
NETHERLANDS
mail : info@stedelijk.nl
Phone: +31 (0)20 5732 645

selected for SCHMUCK 2015 : Carla Movia

Classé dans : ALCHIMIA (IT),Carla MOVIA (IT),Italie (IT),SCHMUCK — bijoucontemporain @ 0:02

Carla Movia is actually student at Alchimia. Here is her project for her BFA in 2014 (on artjewelryforum ) – She was choosen for the Marzee Graduation Show  2014 - so the « Route for Success » is here ! 

« The commemoration of a secret that only through a rite can be revealed. Lighting up a candle in order to discover the unknown, celebrating the wait more than the final result. Then, it’s only through the act of wearing that the jewel gains its complete freedom. »

Carla Movia, BFA 2014 - protetto 2 (before melting)Carla Movia, protetto 2 (before melting), 2014, necklace, iron, fine silver, wax, candle wick, photo: Federico Cavicchioli

Carla Movia, BFA 2014 - protetto 2 (melting)Carla Movia, protetto 2, 2014, necklace, iron, fine silver, wax, candle wick, photo: Federico Cavicchioli

Carla Movia, BFA 2014 - protetto 5 (before melting)Carla Movia, protetto 5 (before melting), 2014, necklace, iron, fine silver, wax, candle wick, photo: Federico Cavicchioli

Carla Movia, BFA 2014 - protetto 5 (melting)Carla Movia, protetto 5, 2014, necklace, iron, fine silver, wax, candle wick, photo: Federico Cavicchioli

Carla Movia, BFA 2014 - protetto 5 (detail)Carla Movia, protetto 5 detail, 2014, necklace, iron, fine silver, wax, candle wick, photo: Federico Cavicchioli

Carla Movia, BFA 2014 - protetto 1 (all melted)Carla Movia, protetto 1, 2014, necklace, iron, fine silver, wax, candle wick, photo: Federico Cavicchioli
what remains when all is melted ….

Carla Movia at JOYA 2014Carla Movia‘s jewels at JOYA 2014

Carla Movia at JOYA 2014Carla Movia at JOYA 2014

Carla Movia at Marzee graduates show 2014Carla Movia at Marzee graduation show 2014

28/10/2014

selected for SCHMUCK 2015 : Arnaud Sprimont

Classé dans : Arnaud SPRIMONT (BE),Belgique (BE),blog Apparat,SCHMUCK — bijoucontemporain @ 22:39

Arnaud Sprimont, « my colleague » from blog APPARAT ! HAPPY for him ! :-)

« What is my place in the infinite, what is my place in nature? The work of Arnaud Sprimont is like an open exercise, constantly questioning, evolving and morphing, never at rest. »

Arnaud Sprimont Brooch: My Body is a Chaotic Forest, Nr 134, 2013 Jesmonite, pigment, neodymium, magnet 6 x 4.5 x 3 cmArnaud Sprimont Brooch: My Body is a Chaotic Forest, Nr 134, 2013 Jesmonite, pigment, neodymium, magnet 6 x 4.5 x 3 cm

Arnaud Sprimont Brooch: My Body is a Chaotic Forest, Nr 154, 2013 Jesmonite, pigment, neodymium, magnet 6 x 5 x 2.5 cmArnaud Sprimont Brooch: My Body is a Chaotic Forest, Nr 154, 2013 Jesmonite, pigment, neodymium, magnet 6 x 5 x 2.5 cm

« My Body is a chaotic forest »
« As the point of departure to understanding these jewellery pieces of Arnaud Sprimont, I would like to use an idea from French philosopher Blaise Pascal (1) as a reference: what is my place in the infinite, what is my place in nature?
 Adopting the interrogative form as an approach to A.S.’s work is key and an integral part of what he does. His work is much like an open exercise, constantly questioning, evolving and morphing, never at rest.
A.S.’s work is rooted is his view of man. As the title of the “My body is a chaotic forest” exhibition makes unambiguously clear, he opens up his private life; the intimacy of his body, the privacy of his relationship with nature, and beyond nature, his vision of human nature.
At the outset, there is observation. Observation which is not confined to what the human eye can see. Using modern techniques, ranging from nano-scale imagery to satellite views, A. S. challenges the boundaries of his body and his perception of the world around him. The study of pseudomorphosisms is echoed in the perception of his own experiences. Reflecting and blending scales back and forth, the infinitely large finds meaning in the infinitely small, where an abyss of possibilities opens itself up to him.
Setting out from these studies, he then embarks on constructing a narrative. It is not about lending meaning to this infinite, but to talk about the tensions and romances felt, to highlight relations thought unlikely. In confronting the scales, A. S. composes his own history, seeks his path, gladly losing himself in the illusions there to behold. For, as he states himself, it is not about arriving at a set destination but rather about roaming along a vast path: “the work that goes into these pieces and forms is much like a very long walk in nature, where I am ultimately swallowed whole by the earth and I am at one with the rock. My lungs are like the moss around the trees and my arms can embrace the mountains, like the branches of a giant tree, while my spirit flies off like an owl into the night above the hills”.
By choosing to position oneself – both physically and mentally – on the edge of this infinite chasm, and as suggested by the title of the exhibition, in the face of chaos, one might think that the artists puts himself into an uncomfortable and harrowing situation. This is not the case. The road A. S. is walking is a serene path; the compositions he creates – much as they have a crude and elementary aspect – in the same way as seen in the sights of nature – are solid and compact. The use of two unique and opposite colours in the creation of the various pieces of this work, act to illustrate the artist’s acceptance to simultaneously skirt the depths of the dark night – synonymous with secrecy – and those of white light – which refers to knowledge.
Even when finding himself faced with difficult to fathom secrets, he remains undaunted by this immensity. A. S. is pursuing his path in nature, in his nature, and through his creations narrates the geology of his own body, finding its place in a matter in constant transformation. « -  Marie-Luce Martin, January 2014  (Apparat) (Arnaud Sprimont Solo Exhibition AT Beyond Fashion 2014 (Antwerp, BE)
(1) Blaise Pascal, “Les Pensées: les deux infinis”

Arnaud Sprimont Brooch: My Body is a Chaotic Forest, Nr 016, 2013 Jesmonite, pigment, neodymium, magnet 9 x 3 x 2.5 cmArnaud Sprimont Brooch: My Body is a Chaotic Forest, Nr 016, 2013 Jesmonite, pigment, neodymium, magnet 9 x 3 x 2.5 cm

Arnaud Sprimont Brooch: My Body is a Chaotic Forest, Nr 020, 2013 Jesmonite, pigment, neodymium, magnet 6.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cmArnaud Sprimont Brooch: My Body is a Chaotic Forest, Nr 020, 2013 Jesmonite, pigment, neodymium, magnet 6.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm

Arnaud SprimontArnaud Sprimont necklace

selected for SCHMUCK 2015 : Maria Diez

« Y aquí las piezas con las que me han seleccionado para participar en el Schmuck 2015. Un gran honor estar rodeada de mucha gente que admiro. » Maria Diez

Llicenciada en Arquitectura per l’escola Tècnica Superior d’Arquitectura Barcelona (2007)
Ja estudiant arquitectura fa cursos de joieria a l’Escola del Treball (Barcelona), i comença la seva activitat com a joiera amb marca pròpia.
Des del 2009 forma part del grup de dissenyadors de Joid’art
Graduada en Joieria artística a l’Escola Massana (2010-2013) on des del Setembre del 2013 imparteix classes dins el Grau en Art i Disseny (UAB).
Actualment forma part del col·lectiu Joyas Sensacionales  coordinat per Silvia Walz.
I des del 2014 forma equip amb les joieres Carla Garcia, Clara Niubò i Sandra Llusà al col·lectiu Quars d’una.
Desde 2012 ha participat en diverses exposicions nacionals I internacionals (en particular en valencia, durante el « Melting Point 2014″ donde la descubrí, y durante JOYA 2014)

« El meu treball és el resultat d’un procés creatiu, en el qual sempre són protagonistes la casualitat i la intuïció. Parteixo de la matèria per anar perfilant el concepte, mai tinc un objectiu clar d’entrada. El camí formal i conceptual van de la mà, en un procés ple de bifurcacions i sorpreses. El que més busco quan faig una joia és fugir de la repetició i  de la rutina del dia a dia. M’atrau el fet que aquell moment únic quedi traduït en una peça que algú desconegut adquirirà i la farà seva.« 

Maria DiezMaria Diez - bosc gelat – alpaca, pàtina, pintura acrílica, gassa tenyida – serie PAISATGES SALVATGES

Maria DiezMaria Diez - hivernació – alpaca, pàtina, pintura acrílica, gassa tenyida – serie PAISATGES SALVATGES

Maria Diez

Maria Diez - Terra mullada -  alpaca, pàtina, pintura acrílica, gassa tenyida – serie PAISATGES SALVATGES

Maria DiezMaria Diez – platges de palla – alpaca, pàtina, pintura acrílica, gassa tenyida -  serie PAISATGES SALVATGES

Maria Diez Maria Diez – desert de Mart – alpaca, pàtina, pintura acrílica, gassa tenyida – serie PAISATGES SALVATGE

« Maria, arquitecto, sentía cierta frustración al no poder realizar aquello que proyectaba. De esta manera descubrió la joyería, en donde sus manos hablan por ella, donde la espontaneidad de sus movimientos recogen sus pensamientos. El equilibrio es aquello que busca, tanto en su vida personal como artística. Combina la responsabilidad y la diversión, la realización del “Yo” con una enorme generosidad y sus composiciones reflejan el afán de encontrar esta armonía entre ideas contradictorias: el caos y el orden, la luz y la oscuridad, el mundo abstracto y el mundo figurativo. » (quarsd’una)

 

26/10/2014

EXPO ‘Jantje Fleischhut: How Long is Now’ – Galerie Rob Koudijs, Amsterdam (NL) – 1er Nov.-20 Dec. 2014

Jantje Fleischhut: How Long is Now

At the exhibited works her point of departure is the innumerable lumps of stone and clouds of rubble that silently speed through the infinite universe. Shapes emerged of which the weight, structure, colour and surface are as surprising and associative as the cosmic rocks they refer to. The new work fits naturally in the the oeuvre of the artist and it is also an interesting new development.

Opening: 1st  November 2014 from 17 to 19 h

 Jantje Fleischhut Brooch: Untitled, 2014 Sponge, Resin, Cooperbronze, Silver, Nylon] Jantje Fleischhut Brooch: Untitled, 2014 Sponge, Resin, Cooperbronze, Silver, Nylon

Ever since time began, man looked at the firmament in bewilderment. It was the genesis of religions, mythology, literature and many works of art. No matter how many mysteries science unraveled during the past century, the amazement only increased. Some celestial bodies were only clouds of debris, while others are extremely volcanic and look different each year; one of Neptune’s moons has gales blowing at nearly the speed of sound, and on neutron-stars one millimetre of matter might weigh 500 billion kilo’s. Can anything be more inspirational?
In the past the heavens often provided Jantje Fleischhut with a creative incentive. Now her point of departure were the innumerable lumps of stone and clouds of rubble that silently speed through the infinite universe. She began to make a kind of asteroids from the most unlikely materials. Shapes emerged of which the weight, structure, colour and surface are as surprising and associative as the cosmic rocks they refer to. Fleischhut combined these elements into small compositions. They are not meant to suggest an explosive collision, but rather to call forth the overwhelming dynamics of the universe. Sometimes she added abstract shapes to suggest celestial orbits. Her refined sensitivity for colours, both with the individual parts as in their combinations, gave each piece of jewellery its distinct expressiveness.

The new work fits naturally in the the oeuvre of the artist, but it is also an interesting new development. As we have little to tell about the sign of the Zodiac under which we are born, it is wonderful that Jantje Fleischhut provides us with the option to make our own choice. Ward Schrijver  (© Galerie Rob Koudijs)

Jantje Fleischhut Brooch: Untitled, 2014 Aluminum, Silver, Resin, Ytong, QuartzJantje Fleischhut Brooch: Untitled, 2014 Aluminum, Silver, Resin, Ytong, Quartz

 

Galerie Rob Koudijs
Elandsgracht 12
1016TV -  Amsterdam

NETHERLANDS
info@galerierobkoudijs.nl
tel +31 (0)20 331 87 96

25/10/2014

EXPO ‘ECLATement – regards croisés sur le bijoux contemporain’ – Espace Wallonie Bruxelles (BE) – 17 Oct. 2014 -10 janv. 2015

ECLATement – regards croisés sur le bijoux contemporain

Du 17 octobre 2014 au 10 janvier 2015

ECLATement - regards croisés sur le bijoux contemporain

Avec Patrick Marchal, Monique Voz , Dominique Thomas Vansteenberghe, Dorothée Van Biesen, Nelly Van Oost, Bernard François, Chris Delvoye, Maëlle Laduron, Laurent Diot, Bénédicte Monaville , Nadine Sizaire, Siegfried de Buck, et bien d’autres…

ECLATEMENT ...................

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L’Espace Wallonie à Bruxelles accueille, du 17 octobre 2014 au 10 janvier 2015, l’exposition « ECLATement », une mosaïque de regards croisés sur le bijou, à travers une sélection de créations de bijoutiers belges proposée par l’Institut d’enseignement des Arts, Techniques, sciences et Artisanats (IATA) et l’Office des Métiers d’Art du Service de la Culture de la Province de Namur.
Accueillie à Baccarat dans l’est de la France en 2011 sous le nom de «Fusion» et rebaptisée «Eclatement» lors de son passage au Musée de Groesbeeck de Croix à Namur en 2012, cette exposition présente les créations contemporaines de vingt-sept bijoutiers belges.
Parmi ceux-ci, se trouve une sélection de dix-huit créateurs de bijoux formés soit à l’IATA, soit à l’Ecole des Métiers d’Art de Maredsous et huit bijoutiers contemporains, proposés par les Métiers d’Art namurois parmi les artisans d’art reconnus par les cinq Provinces wallonnes.
Le patrimoine bijoutier namurois, et plus largement wallon et belge, est ainsi mis à l’honneur à travers le rôle indéniable joué par les écoles de la province de Namur, Ecole des Métiers d’Art de Maredsous et ensuite, IATA, dans ce qu’est le bijou belge contemporain aujourd’hui. Les quatre créateurs d’accessoires de mode associés à la manifestation dans le cadre de « Modo Bruxelles » sont Françoise Colpé, créatrice d’accessoires en feutrine; Magali Hertsens, créatrice, pour l’occasion, de chapeaux en papier; Bénédicte Monaville, créatrice de délicats et subtils accessoires de tête, d’épaule ou de dos associant textile et métal et Dorothée Van Biesen, créatrice de surprenantes cagoules aux couleurs et aux formes décalées.
Lors de la sélection des exposants, l’accent a été mis sur des créations réalisées dans un esprit contemporain et priorité a été donnée aux créateurs innovants, tant dans le choix des matières que dans la manière de les travailler mais également dans les formes et les couleurs.
Les œuvres variées, composées de métaux, précieux ou non, mais aussi de papier, plexiglas, résine, verre, textile, etc., proposées par ces trente et un exposants, témoignent de la diversité des matières et des techniques propres aux métiers de la parure et de l’habillement. Cette sélection de pièces uniques, qui se veut représentative de toutes les expressions de la bijouterie contemporaine et de la mode actuelle, toutes matières confondues, met à l’honneur la création pure, parfois inédite, de temps en temps décalée, souvent extravagante, toujours contemporaine et originale.

 "helmets" de Dorothée Van Biesen« helmets » de Dorothée Van Biesen

Nelly van Oost 2014Nelly van Oost 2014

Monique VozMonique Voz rings, necklaces, porcelain, wood, silver, silicon, glass

Nadine SizaireNadine Sizaire

25/27 Rue Marché Aux Herbes,
1000 Région de Bruxelles-Capitale
Tél. : 02-506.43.40
http://www.wallonie.be
Du lundi au vendredi de 11h à 18h et le samedi de 13h à 18h (fermé le dimanche et les jours fériés)

Adresse de contact :
Service de la Culture – Métiers d’Art de la Province de Namur
Tél. : 081/77 67 34
culture.metierart@province.namur.be

EXPO ‘Amy Tavern: I Live Here Now / In Between ‘ – Gallery Velvet da Vinci (USA) – 17-30 Oct. 2014

Classé dans : Amy TAVERN (US),Exposition/Exhibition,Gal. Velvet da Vinci (US),USA — bijoucontemporain @ 18:36

Amy Tavern:  I Live Here Now / In Between

Amy Tavern in between

 

In conjunction with her artist residency at the California College of the Arts, Amy Tavern will give a special lecture about her recent body of work “I Live Here Now” and her site specific installation “In Between” at Velvet da Vinci.

Artist Talk: Saturday, October 18, 7pm
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 25, 6-8pm

Amy Tavern, I Can Only Stay Away for So Long No. 1-7, 2014, Icelandic woolAmy Tavern, I Can Only Stay Away for So Long No. 1-7, 2014, Icelandic wool

I’ve been without a home by circumstance and by choice for several years. In 2012, I began traveling in the US and abroad for my work, rarely spending extended periods of time in any one location. This new lifestyle made me realize I don’t know where I want to live, and I find myself searching for this seemingly elusive place today. While I am content to be without a home, I long for that one place where I feel most myself, a place where I want to stay. In an effort to find what I’m looking for, I was compelled to define and redefine home through research, writing and object making, as well as examining my past, my present and my future. 
Over the past year, I have explored ideas of home in three distinctive places. Arriving in Iceland for the first time, I felt attune with myself and with my surroundings in a way I had never felt before. The pieces I made in a two-month residency there illustrate feelings of belonging and of being found. In my childhood home in New York, I reflected on my relationships with my family as well as relationships with the places I’ve lived in the United States. The foundation of my artistic sources and countless other details were revealed as I considered individual people and locations. Further, through all the places I have traveled, I have become keenly aware of my ability to find home in the unknown. In all of these places, Iceland, the US and countries abroad, I examined memories and focused on things that carry emotional weight. I also relied on the language of jewelry, looking to a variety of historical forms for guidance. 
“I Live Here Now” represents what home means to me as well as the memories and emotions associated with the different places that are a part of my collective home. Jewelry, objects, text, photographs, ritual, arrangements and installation serve to demonstrate my ideas and to establish a unique narrative. Ultimately, I know my home is the place where I am truly myself, and, essentially, I know now that I don’t need a physical location to call home; my home is me and it is wherever I am. – - Amy Tavern, 2014

Amy Tavern, Since 1882, Since 1976, 2014, Stones from the foundation of my childhood home, sterling silver, vintage velvet jewelry boxAmy Tavern, Since 1882, Since 1976, 2014, Stones from the foundation of my childhood home, sterling silver, vintage velvet jewelry box

Amy Tavern, Since 1882, Since 1976, 2014, Stones from the foundation of my childhood home, sterling silverAmy Tavern, Since 1882, Since 1976, 2014, Stones from the foundation of my childhood home, sterling silver

my Tavern, We Walk on the Same Ground, 2014, Brass, sterling silver, dirt, porcelain spoons, acrylicAmy Tavern, We Walk on the Same Ground, 2014, Brass, sterling silver, dirt, porcelain spoons, acrylic

Amy Tavern, Silently (I Saw a Robin Today), 2014, The lining of the artist’s mother’s wedding dress, cotton string, sterling silver, spray paint, 2.4m x 22.86cm x 10.16cmAmy Tavern, Silently (I Saw a Robin Today), 2014, The lining of the artist’s mother’s wedding dress, cotton string, sterling silver, spray paint, 2.4m x 22.86cm x 10.16cm

 

 

Velvet da Vinci
2015 Polk Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
Phone: 415-441-0109
Email:  info@velvetdavincigallery.com
Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 11am – 6pm, Sunday, 11am – 4pm.

24/10/2014

EXPO ‘Émaux at this Moment’ – Galerie Noel Guyomarc’h, Montreal (CA) – 17 Oct -16 Nov 2014

Émaux at this Moment - Galerie Noel Guyomarc’h

Émaux at this Moment: International Exhibition of Contemporary Enamel Jewelry and Objects

Galerie Noel Guyomarc'h - ‎ÉMAUX AT THIS MOMENT - https://www.facebook.com/events/321732944665641/permalink/321735397998729/ - - - X
Galerie Noel Guyomarc’h presents contemporary enamel work by 23 international artists. Curated by Jamie Bennett, renowned American jewelry artist, this exhibition offers an overview of the current use of enamel in contemporary jewelry and objects.
Opening reception: Friday, October 17, 2014, 5-8pm

Émaux at this Moment - Galerie Noel Guyomarc'h - Annamaria Zanella Brooch: Little Butterfly, 2011 Silver, rock crystal, enamel, gold]Annamaria Zanella Brooch: Little Butterfly, 2011 Silver, rock crystal, enamel, gold
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«This exhibition was conceived to point at a particular phenomenon that is occurring in contemporary jewelry internationally. Enamel as color, surface and image has been reinvigorated and to some degree reinvented as a significant material used by jewelers and metalsmiths internationally. While jewelry has certainly been the primary benefactor and represents the larger part of this exhibition, there has also been a great shift in its use on vessels and tile work. For most of the twentieth century enamel was defined and executed in very specific processes, such as cloisonné, champlevé and Limoges, all very traditional and refined. Modernism did have its influence on more gestural enamel work in the mid fifties and early sixties but even that became formulaic and predictable.
The advent of experimentation with a wide range of materials used by jewelers from the late 20th century to where we are today brought a new curiosity and interest in enamel as a material and not a specific process related to it. The qualities of enamel that drew interest were the inherent characteristics of a vitreous powder that needed a substrate of metal, onto which it melted, flowed and hardened. These became the defining properties jewelers and metalsmiths were interested in without the boundaries of particular processes. The use of enamel by jewelers in this exhibition can be quite raw and in other cases well rendered, but each piece demonstrates a willingness and determination to see what this material can do well.
Contemporary jewelry has for some decades witnessed a shift toward a more democratic use of materials, where plastic stands beside gold, and coal replaces diamonds. Traditional materials were traded in or juxtaposed with materials that possessed a more abstracted value. While the seed of this shift was in part socio/ political and an attempt to rid contemporary jewelry of its status as a symbol of luxury, the qualities of the “new” materials themselves began to manifest their own presence in the work. All materials have inherent meaning, but they also have a visual presence that can be used to reinforce what we think jewelry can be and should be. Enamel as a material and a practice has and will continue to hold qualities that contribute to the field of jewelry and metalwork. It is very exciting to see work from all corners of the world where one material has gained a new momentum and its appearance has been adjusted to fulfill our needs from jewelry and metalwork today. To borrow a phrase from painting, enamel is not dead, it has many ways of occuring and that is clearly apparent in the jewelry and metalwork in EMAUX AT THIS MOMENT.»
Jamie Bennett,  Exhibition curator
Annamaria Zanella  - brooch Annamaria Zanella – brooch « Red Cage », 2011 Argent, émail, or, pigment, resin – 7.3 x 7 x 3.5 cm
Stephen Bottomley Brooch: Black on red, Enamel, steel, rubber - Émaux at this MomentStephen Bottomley Brooch: Black on red, Enamel, steel, rubber
Sarah Perkins Brooch: Vertical Black Drusy, 2014 Copper, silver, enamel, drusy - Émaux at this MomentSarah Perkins Brooch: Vertical Black Drusy, 2014 Copper, silver, enamel, drusy
Silvia Walz Brooch: Still life with scissors 1, Copper, enamel - Émaux at this MomentSilvia Walz Brooch: Still life with scissors 1, Copper, enamel

Artist list

Johan van Aswegen — Atsuko Bauman — Kate Bauman Mess –Alicia Jane Boswell –  Stephen Bottomley – Helen Carnac – Bettina Dittlmann –  Carolina GimenoArthur HashKaori Juzu Heejoo Kim –  Stefano Marchetti  – Myra Mimlitsch-Gray — Qu Megnan — Sarah Perkins — Philip SajetBarbara SeidenathBettina SpecknerJessica TurrellGraziano Visintin –  Silvia Walz  — Annamaria Zanella – Jamie Bennett

 Jessica Turrell Necklace: Untitled, 2014 Vitreous enamel on etched copper, silver - Émaux at this MomentJessica Turrell Necklace: Untitled, 2014 Vitreous enamel on etched copper, silver
Carolina Gimeno Necklace: Portable Pleasures – When intimacy become public, Socks, copper, enamel, leather, silver - Émaux at this MomentCarolina Gimeno Necklace: Portable Pleasures – When intimacy become public, Socks, copper, enamel, leather, silver
Barbara Seidenath Brooch: Twisted, Sterling, enamel on fine silver 2012 - Émaux at this MomentBarbara Seidenath Brooch: Twisted, Sterling, enamel on fine silver 2012
Alicia Jane Boswell Brooch: SNAG, 2013 Enamel on steel, green turquoise, CZ, sterling silverAlicia Jane Boswell Brooch: SNAG, 2013 Enamel on steel, green turquoise, CZ, sterling silver
Arthur Hash Brooch: Untitled, 2014 Sterling silver, enamel, copper, stainless steel - Émaux at this MomentArthur Hash Brooch: Untitled, 2014 Sterling silver, enamel, copper, stainless steel
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