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08/01/2014

EXPO ‘Hybrids’ – Galerie Rob Koudijs, Amsterdam (NL) – 11 janv.-22 fevr. 2014

Classé dans : Exposition/Exhibition,Gal. Rob Koudijs (NL),Hollande (NL),Katja PRINS (NL) — bijoucontemporain @ 17:06

Upcoming exhibition « Hybrids » at Galerie Rob Koudijs.

Next to that I proudly present my new website: www.katjaprins.com (with special thanks to Francis Willemstijn) with a sneak peak of my new work. Hope to see you the 11th in Amsterdam !

upcoming exhibition "Hybrids" at Galerie Rob Koudijs. Next to that I proudly present my new website: www.katjaprins.com (with special thanks to Francis Willemstijn) with a sneak peak of my new work. Hope to see you the 11th in Amsterdam!
« For centuries artists have tried to define the human form by using circles, squares, planes and lines. Da Vinci’s Vetruvius Man or Rietveld’s chairs are known the world over. But the body defies such abstractions, it rather should be looked at as an alternating landscape with sloping transitions and undulating contours determined by the muscles. It is only when a designer explicitly intends to follow or support the body, that other shapes emerge. Clothes or corsets are clear examples, as are the wooden leg brace and fiberglass armchair shell designed by the Eames. It is at such occasions that Katja Prins starts to pay attention: when objects aren’t just beautiful, but also testify to exploration, functionality and adventure.
To prepare for her new collection of jewellery Prins looked for ways to translate visual associations connected with the human body to a smaller size. Using an artificial material produced for medical purposes, she managed to develop three dimentional shapes that are expressive, without becoming to obvious. They were supplemented with abstract elements, hammered from brass and subsequently polished and chomium-plated.
Prins isn’t only fascinated by shapes related to the human frame, but also by the fact that nowadays man can actually intervene in the body. And so she incorporated fragments of medical instruments into her new work. In this way she made jewellery pieces that celebrate an often neglected beauty of the body, in relation with the efforts people make for its perpetuation.
Does Prins jewellery result in merely sweeted temptations? Confronted with the work, most people initially are reserved: the cool, shiny chomium and a reminder of doctors implements create a distance. Yet, instead of suspicion, a different reaction would be more appropiate: astonishment about ourselves and our many, sometimes puzzling accomplishments.  » (Ward Schrijver, art historian and architect, Amsterdam, NL)
Katja Prins - Hybrids
necklace Hybrid 17, 2014 -chrome plated brass, dental resin – length 300 mm
- Photography: Merlijn Snitker

Katja Prins
brooch Hybrid 04, 2014 – chrome plated brass, dental resin – 65x90x55mm – Photo: Merlijn Snitker

Katja Prins hybridsbrooch Hybrid 01, 2014 – chrome plated brass, dental resin – 75x50x30mm –
Photo: Merlijn Snitker
Katja Prins - ring 2014 Hybrid 19 brass chromium-plated, resin  Katja Prins - ring 2014 Hybrid 19 brass chromium-plated, resin
 

GALERIE ROB KOUDIJS
Elandsgracht 12
1016 TV Amsterdam
Netherlands
www.galerierobkoudijs.nl
 

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