Barocco – Baroque Pearl Jewelleries by 24 Artists 08.09.2012 15:00 ~
Chitose Ohchi × Jun KonishiKarin Seufert necklaces
« `Baroque-water-pearls´ got their name, next to other aspects, because of their irregular outer shape. And just because of this special shape, they are sometimes also categorist as `scrap water pearls´. They are not first choice, their shapes don’t fit into special norms and conceptions, they are not perfect round with a smooth straight surface and their luster is broken due to their vivid appearances.
The image, which came up into my mind was to hide every visible detail because they do not fulfill certain expectations. I thought to put them into textile in a way that you only can feel them. It is then your fantasy, which gives the pearls their beauty without seeing them ever.
But nevertheless pearls are always beautiful just because of their unique shapes, their special colors, their sizes and their luster. And every pearl is individual because of this. It is a creation of nature and this beauty is worth to be shown, unless different expectations.
To emphasize this idea, I decided to not hide them.
It seemed to be much more interesting to place them into transparent textile, instead of hides them totally inside an opaque material. Now it is possible to see a bit of their shapes, to feel the weight, to hear the sound when the pearls touch each other and to move them like you want.
The design, which was the result of this idea, is a square tube.
It should be as minimal as possible to give all attention to the pearls inside. The textile I used for this tube/bag is black organza silk. Depending on where the pearls are, the form of the bag will be different and is made by the movement of the pearls. » Karin Seufert
Karin Seufert – detail 1
Karin Seufert – detail 2Jiro Kamata Pearl Ring 2009
« So,”what does it feels like to be inside of a pearl?” With such a simple questions, these rings were coming. it’s just like a taking a taboo in my mind.When I shaved it, I found another pearl inside. As if you were in a time machine inspecting the history of pearls.Here are the extraordinary pearl rings.« Jiro Kamata « So,”what does it feels like to be inside of a pearl?”
Jun Konishi – Natural shapes and artificial shapesFelix Lindner - brooch, orange plastic & pearls
« How to put pearls in my jewellery? So easy – it was love at first sight – I guess I am not the first one – later on I try to classify, making small groups, some pearls are attracting me more then others, but in almost every kind I can find details that are beautiful – I am amazed! » – „ice cream“ Felix Lindner – „pimp my ride“ – I can pimp your tin toy ride… cultured bubble pearl wheels – other parts were taken from my work “les nouveaux classiques”… „Babe we’ll ride in style movin’ all along…“Beate Klockman neckpieceBeate Klockman neckpiece (detail) –
« The landscape around here inspires me. It is very rough and wild. The weather is changing fast, everything moves. Only the mountains are a constant. I find perfect harmonies in this chaos and bring those to the body. I create Jewelry in a same way as the nature grows. Letting the same coincidental imperfections, decide the character of the jewel. I make jewelry like drawings. The Pearls are the shiny dots in my composition… » Beate KlockmanAnnelies Planteijdt - city-White place 2009Annelies Planteijdt - city-White place 2009
Mariko Yamashita – ‘party’ necklace – pearl, 18k, paintPhilip Sajet necklace & detail
Mirei Takeuchi – necklaces – pearl, panty
Mirei Takeuchi détails necklacesIris BodemerRobean Visschers earringsKatja Prins ringsKarolina Bik necklaceFlorie Dupont brooches
Dorothea Dahnick – “floral swing”
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