During SCHMUCK 2016 : EXPO ‘HATARA PROJECT, TIME PERCEPTION VOL.2’ – Galerie Vernon, Munich (DE) – 24-27 Fevr. 2016
Opening 24.02 19:00-22:00
Having debutet at the Schmuck München for the first time last spring, Annea Lounatvuori and Christine Jalio return to München this year, this time with more international backup from Helmi Lindblom (Finland), Melina Lindroos (Finland), Wiebke Pandikow (Germany/Finland) and Ginta Zabarovska (Latvia). The six jewelry artists will revisit Hatara Project’s theme of last year, Time Perception, with a wide array of pieces in different styles and materials.
with : Christine Jalio – Helmi Lindblom — Melina Lindroos — Annea Lounatvuori — Wiebke Pandikow — Ginta Zabarovska
Annea Lounatvuori - PONY ‘A4M6′ ring with a screw thread, silver 925 and PONY bracelet, horse hair and various materials , Annea Lounatvuori 2015, picture Janne Lounatvuori –
Annea Lounatvuori is a jewellery designer currently living and working in Berlin and a 2015 Jewellery Design graduate from the Lahti University of Applied Sciences. In addition to running her brand PONY Jewelry for the past four years, she has worked together with institutions and organisations and sees her work as jewellery designer very widely. Her passion lies in visual arts and music. She likes to observe daily life but is also curious about escaping from it.
Annea Lounatvuori`s first solo exhibition in the gallery Vernon is a continuation of her work from the 2015 collaborative exhibition Time Perception. In Time Perception Vol.II she will be getting deeper and closer to her passion of working with horse hair through the means of contemporary jewellery. Textures and surfaces determine her approach to the visual composition.
Annea Lounatvuori – rings with a screw thread, silver 925
Christine Jalio – Past, Loss, Future 7′, Christine Jalio 2015, brooch, Silk Clay and silver
Christine Jalio (1978) is extremely fascinated by the human psyche and the emotions and reactions that are part of it. She is intrigued by asceticism, old age and sensitivity. Her starting point is always an emotion to which she strives to find the correct combination of materials, shapes and colours. The “Loss” collection is a continuum of her earlier “Past, Loss, Future” collection which tells the story of aging and life before and after big turning points in life. In this new collection she has been concentrating on personal loss, sadness, and loneliness; on what an individual goes through emotionally when loosing someone loved. The main material she uses is still Silk Clay, but in addition she has been experimenting with other materials such as resin, acrylic and plaster this year.
Christine Jalio’s ‘Loss’ collection is a continuum of her earlier ‘Past, Loss, Future’collection which tells the story of aging and loneliness. In this collection she has especially been concentrating on personal loss, sadness, and the feeling of emptiness; on what an individual goes through emotionally when losing someone beloved. She is still using Silk Clay as her main material, but has also been experimenting with other materials in this project.
Christine Jalio brooch 2016 ‘Loss’ collection
Wiebke Pandikow – Necklace from the ‘Tropaeolum’-series, 2015, recycled plastic bags and wood
Wiebke Pandikow studied Jewelry Design in Lahti, Finland and now lives and works as a jewelry artist in Helsinki. She has been working with plastic bags since 2014. Without the ubiquitous plastic, our civilization could hardly have become what it is today, but at the same time it is an immense burden on the environment. Especially plastic bags are an obvious symbol for mindless consumerism and a throw-away society. This makes them so interesting for Wiebke to work with: to create from them textures and structures that recall forms of a natural world that we have set ourselves apart from. What was living organisms thousands of years ago, then became oil, then became plastic, now is returned into forms that resemble living plants once more. In our culture, plastics are commonplace, invaluable yet insignificant. For this artist, they bear the possibility of beauty.
Wiebke Pandikow - 2015, recycled plastic bags and wood
Helmi Lindblom ‘Come’, 2015, brooches, mixed media, picture Ninni Vidgren
Helmi Lindblom is fascinated by the beauty of oddity.
The jewelry series Come is made to mimic the object that awakens the child within us. Come is a series of brooches and necklaces that invites you to come and step closer maybe even touch. Series is inspired by a plant that consists of two cactuses crafted together by man.The combinations are made purely for aesthetic reasons regardless of the health of the plant. With this series Helmi recreates the feeling that the crafted cactus evokes in beholder: triggering a childlike curiosity and excitement based purely on the bizarre aesthetics of the plant.
Melina Lindroos ‘Hiding Places’, 2015, brooches, mixed media
Melina Lindroos is a jewelry artist located in Helsinki. Themes that she feels especially drawn to are places, time and people’s inner lives. Melina is a listener and a searcher. Her approach could be seen as a life long journey, which lifts up bits of what she sees and what she wants to see, where she is coming from and where she is headed. « My series Hiding places lifts up the importance of shelter related to safety. These brooches are made through a slow meditative process in a comforting space. » says Melina.
The tender series of brooches invites the viewer to peek inside and hold them.
Melina Lindroos ‘Hiding Places’, 2015, brooches
Ginta Zabarovska ‘Home’, 2014, necklace, silver plated brass, wood, plexiglas, aluminium
Ginta Zabarovska (born 1989) graduated bachelor (2013) and master (2015) programs in the Art Academy of Latvia metal design department. While studying she actively participates in various exhibitions and competitions.
The artist draws her inspiration in traveling and by contacting with interesting personalities. As an important source of impact in the artist’s activities she considers studies at the Art Academy of Strasbourg in 2012/13. Due to the semester spent in France, the artist has found a growing interest in contemporary jewelry history and now continues her studies in the Art Academy of Latvia as a PhD student working on jewellery art history in Latvia during the post soviet period. While creating design for new jewelry pieces Ginta doesn’t spend long hours preparing sketches or technical drawings. Rather she prefers to work in the material; the idea gradually crystallizes in the working process. From a variety of experimental materials jewelry models are created searching for their compatibility with one another. The artist is bound by various types of graphic lines and delicacy in the plane so she fits these values in three dimensional pieces – they become jewelry.
Gintas jewelry theme for the exhibition Time Perception VOL.2 is home. As Ginta is repeatedly working in Strasbourg for a longer period she find’s the feelings of home and affiliation an inspiration for her work.
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