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14/06/2012

Decouverte – CHRISTEL VAN DER LAAN

Classé dans : Christel van der LAAN (NL),COUP DE COEUR,Hollande (NL) — bijoucontemporain @ 0:05

CHRISTEL VAN DER LAAN

« Usually materials form the starting point for a work, or often I have a title in mind and the piece develops from there. Much time is spent arranging and drawing until I find harmony and tension between compositional elements »

Chistel van der Laan - 'Priceless Bangle', 2004. Gold plated sterling silver, Dyed nylon swing tags.Christel Van der Laan – ‘Priceless Bangle’, 2004. Gold plated sterling silver, Dyed nylon swing tags.

« Collecting, arranging and making things have been a part of my life since I can remember.
It is a passion I have shared with my parents Els and Piet, grandparents, Bep, Wim and Miep, aunts Marion, Olga, Atie, Mieke and Liesbeth, uncles Adri,Theo and Tom who between them have/had careers or an interest in everything from antiques, tribal art, textiles, photography, contemporary art, furniture and design to plant and animal life.
Emigration to South Africa as a child, back to the Netherlands and then Australia, presented dazzling natural environments and cultures for exploration. Often my extended family would visit and trips into the « veld » and later, « bush » would yield unexpected booties and a wealth of impressions, while second-hand shops and roadside vendors were a source of many extraordinary finds. My mother was my principal partner in these adventures and when she died in 1994, my focus shifted.
In the last few years these precious items, or later finds with associations to particular times and places, have begun to play a more meaningful part in my jewellery.  There is humour and sadness in some of these pieces, even guilt, while others are simply a celebration of the beauty of individual elements, transformed when placed next to others.
Usually materials form the starting point for a work, or often I have a title in mind and the piece develops from there. Much time is spent arranging and drawing until I find harmony and tension between compositional elements.
A material I am currently exploring is ceramic honeycomb block, known more for its heat distribution qualities during soldering than as a focal point in a piece of jewellery. I am mesmerised by its beauty and the possibilities it presents aesthetically and conceptually.
Challenging notions of preciousness in conventional jewellery in a way that is gently humorous and sometimes ironic remains an enduring theme in my work. I love word plays and how they create new layers of meaning when used in the title of a piece.
Most importantly, I want to make surprising, beautiful objects that move people, to seek and to think and to smile. What could be more precious?« 

de la transparence « industrielle » des débuts aux matités organiques actuelles, choix en blanc :

Christel van der Laan - Priceless Bangle, 2004. Gold plated sterling silver, polypropylene swing tagsChristel Van der Laan – Priceless Bangle. Gold plated sterling silver, polypropylene swing tags – 2004

Christel van der Laan - Priceless Bangle, 2004 (DETAIL)Christel Van der Laan – Priceless Bangle, 2004 (DETAIL)

Christel van der Laan -  Ring: Priceless Gem 2003Christel Van der Laan -  Ring: Priceless Gem 2003

Christel van der Laan - Cut Price Ring, 2006. Gold plated sterling silver, polypropylene swing tag ends.Christel Van der Laan – Cut Price Ring, 2006. Gold plated sterling silver, polypropylene swing tag ends.

Christel van der Laan - brooch:  Karoo 2008. Ostrich shell, ostrich beads, painted sterling silver, 18ct goldChristel Van der Laan – brooch:  Karoo . Ostrich shell, ostrich beads, painted sterling silver, 18ct gold – 2008

Holier Than Thou brooch, 2009

Christel Van der Laan – Holier Than Thou brooch, 2009

Christel van der Laan - Butterfly Brooch 2009. Painted sterling silver, 18ct gold, vintage camphor glass, mother of pearl button, mother of pearl shell, quartz, glass bead, freshwater pearlChristel Van der Laan – Butterfly Brooch 2009. Painted sterling silver, 18ct gold, vintage camphor glass, mother of pearl button, mother of pearl shell, quartz, glass bead, freshwater pearl

Christel van der Laan - Lily Pad Brooch 2009. 18ct gold, vintage camphor glass, painted copperChristel Van der Laan – Lily Pad Brooch 2009. 18ct gold, vintage camphor glass, painted copper

Christel van der Laan - brooch: Mother Daughter 2008. Painted sterling silver, 18ct gold, mother of pearl shell, freshwater pearlsChristel Van der Laan – brooch: Mother Daughter 2008. Painted sterling silver, 18ct gold, mother of pearl shell, freshwater pearls

Christel van der Laan - brooch: Here and There  2008. Painted sterling silver, ostrich shell, fish vertebra, pebble.Christel Van der Laan – brooch: Here and There  2008. Painted sterling silver, ostrich shell, fish vertebra, pebble.

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