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Classé dans : Andre RIBEIRO (FR),COUP DE COEUR,www ARTAUREA — bijoucontemporain @ 15:59

André Ribeiro

1953 Born in Bordeaux, France
1976–1981 School of Design, Pforzheim
1982 Founded his atelier in Schömberg near Pforzheim

« In the mid-1980s, inspired by Marcel Duchamp’s objets trouvés (“found objects”), André Ribeiro combined two contrary materials: diamonds and rubber. His source of inspiration was a black sealing ring used for plumbing pipes. With the diamond, the hardest of all gemstones and the stone with the best light reflection properties, Ribeiro found the ideal complement. Thanks to the rubber’s tension, the connection between the diamonds set in gold and the soft base material is not only dynamic but also does justice to the materials involved. The special cultural importance of Ribeiro’s jewelry line was copyrighted in 1997 by the Higher Regional Court of Karlsruhe. His rubber jewelry was honored with the red dot, awarded by the Design Center of Essen, and has been included in the permanent collections of New York’s Cooper-Hewitt Museum, Pforzheim’s Jewelry Museum and the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris.« (ArtAurea)

André Ribeiro- bangles – elastomer rubber, brilliant-cut diamonds, gold  –
Matte black rubber in a striking contrast with the brilliance of genuine diamonds.

André Ribeiro- bangle – elastomer rubber, brilliant-cut diamonds, gold. 

André Ribeiroearrings – elastomer rubber, brilliant-cut diamonds, gold –
The source of inspiration was a sealing ring. The rubber’s tension holds the diamonds safely in their gold settings



EXPO ‘Gemme à la folie’ – Galerie Caractère, Neuchatel (CH) – 5 Nov.-24 Dec. 2010

Afin de fêter son dixième anniversaire avec éclat, la galerie caractère se réjouit de vous présenter : Gemme à la folie !!  du 5 novembre au 24 décembre

18 artistes en collaboration avec notre partenaire ‘J’aime les gemmes’
vous proposeront des manières ludiques, innovantes ou surprenantes de sertir une pierre précieuse / également expo-vente de belles gemmes sur mesure : vous pourrez choisir votre pierre précieuse et votre bijou!

EXPO 'Gemme à la folie' - Galerie Caractère, Neuchatel (CH) - 5 Nov.-24 Dec. 2010 dans Aline KOKINOPOULOS (FR) 73189_1511879474745_1167130470_31244679_1265582_n

18 artistes : Sophie Bouduban — Sonia Ledos — Fabienne Vuilleumier  — Aline KokinopoulosGema Barrera — Jérôme Berbier — Pascal CretinViolaine UlmerSophie JuriensRachel McknightCréa-Tiff (Tiffany Rowe) – Yann Leiggener — Cilmara de Oliveira — Emmanuelle Hamet — Jimena RiosJulie Bouldoires — Gabriel Follonier — MadebyCaractère

n1167130470_30147525_1605 dans Cilmara de OLIVEIRA (Brasil)
Gemma Barrera – bague « croire aux petits hommes verts », argent, nylon, résine, divers coloris

b_bague0277 dans Exposition/Exhibition
Sophie Juriens

44198_1484646793945_1167130470_31190448_962914_n dans Fabienne VUILLEUMIER (FR)
Sophie Bouduban – b.o. et bague – fer, argent, verre fondu, divers coloris

36889_1379224398451_1167130470_30930585_3379858_n dans Gal. Caractere (CH)

Rachel McKnight -’Leaf’ – pendentif, argent et plexiglas – large palette de coloris

7127_1164669314708_1167130470_30438619_3197128_n dans Gema BARRERA (CH)
Cilmara de Oliveira- bague – dentelle en argent noirci

2365_1044655834446_1167130470_30151627_4136968_n dans Jerome BERBIER (CH)
Jérôme Berbier – bague, mobile ‘à la folie!’ argent, résine


bénéficiez le 10 novembre et le 10 décembre du 10% sur les bijoux et accessoires en boutique !

Galerie Caractère
Avenue de Bellevaux 24
Neuchâtel, Switzerland


Rickson Salkeld – tears for f…. feminity !

Classé dans : Canada (CA),COUP DE COEUR,organics,Rickson SALKELD (CA) — bijoucontemporain @ 0:03

« This work deals with the feminine image in relation to the female body. I encorporate hair as a symbol of femininity and challenge the idea that hair is only applealing when it is off the body. I also deal with the struggle to exist as both a human and an animal and the wish to protect the body from eyes, while still wanting to appear as an attractive being.  » (Rickson Art Jewellery)

« I am interested in the feminine ideal in relation to the female body. I enjoy creating work that expresses my wish to both conform and rebel against ideas of femininity. Through various materials and processes I take from my own body both physically and metaphorically. Hair can be used to comment on feminine allure and power, while clear resin is used to symbolize an abundance of tears.
Furthermore, I am interested in the way humans attempt to separate themselves from the primal world of animals with supposedly civilizing rules and regulations. I understand gender as part of the ‘cultured body’ and connect the tension between female and feminine with the struggle to exist as both an animal and a human.
I also create narrative photographs of my jewellery on my own body. The jewellery itself references my ideas of body and femininity as I am wearing it, and enhances the idea that femininity is a performance rather than an innate quality. Overall I enjoy deconstructing and reconstructing the feminine ideal to create wearable works of art alongside narrative photography. »

Rickson Salkeld - tears for f....  feminity ! dans Canada (CA) 21942_296614229899_269131629899_3498645_6438890_n
« I like these pieces to exist with their photographs all the time, because the images give the pieces a context to exist in. They create a discussion with the body about the feminine identity in relation to the female body, and support the idea that femininity is a performance rather than an innate quality. « 

« This piece is made from flexible resin and looks like water or tears flowing down the body. In Western society it is acceptable for women to cry, so much that their tears are often not taken seriously, as described by the idiom ‘A woman’s tears are a fountain of craft’. However in my piece I am literally turning crying into a craft by freezing the symbolic tears as they run down the body in a stunning neck piece. »


Rickson_Salkeld_8 dans organics

« Tears are strongly associated with femininity. Personally I find it hard to express strong emotion without crying and therefore feel I have cried a fountain of tears in my life time and will most likely cry many more. In my image I am surrounded by past sorrows and resin tears run over my fingers and wrists in the form of rings and bracelets. The sadness associated with tears is literally turned into adornment to beautify the body. « 

Tears_3+rickson dans Rickson SALKELD (CA)In this piece one tear falls from my eye into a delicate necklace of hair and resin for round my neck. Tears are strongly associated with femininity whereas strands of hair off the body often elicit uneasy emotions. Therefore my piece juxtaposes the beauty of tears and the strangeness of discarded hair to create an uncanny piece of wearable art.


When long hair is on the body it is seen as beautiful and sexy and gives the wearer power and confidence. Adversely when long hair is off the body it is usually discarded and repulsed. Here long hair dances and swirls round the neck to create a dripping resin form of distilled hair. This piece challenges the idea that hair is only beautiful when it is framing the face, but has abject qualities that still support the idea that long hair off the body is slightly disgusting.


« Strong female characters have a history of long flowing hair in Western and many other societies. It is believed that long hair on a woman is feminine and holds alluring power. However if one were to unburden themselves from the physical burden of long hair they may find they suffer feminine identity burdens. Here I am seen cutting my hair to fashion a long chain for round my neck to communicate both the restrictive and decorative qualities of long hair. Now I can wear my hair as adornment rather than as a part of my body.  »


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