everywhere in december !!! CELEBRITY ???…….
In 2016, he continues his experimentation with a new serie, « Aesthetical Injection » : Designing this collection Juan Harnie used medical materials to create attractive, floral looking jewellery. Juan has always seen beauty in materials that have little to no aesthetical value to others. These materials in particular are usually linked to unpleasant situations like hospitals and doctor visits, but now they are taken out of this context and made into uncanny pieces of jewellery.
Juan got his inspiration from flowers and plants, which always seem to please the eye of the beholder. Even when a plant or flower turns out to be hazardous, poisonous or possibly deadly, at first people will always attribute positive feelings towards seeing them. Contradictory, syringes that are designed to administer medicine and in fact heal people are met with fear, disgust and a general feeling of unease. Using these syringes in colourful, floral pieces of jewellery, mimicking the shape and colour of the ever-so-loved flower, might just make people reconsider their initial feelings towards syringes and see the beauty the designer saw in them.
In addition to the syringes, sterile medical gauze is used either to imprint the silver backs of the pieces or being drenched in coloured polyurethane and moulded into organic sculptured shapes sprouting silverwork and gemstones. This medical gauze once again fulfils its original purpose: being worn on the body and thus soothing an inner ache. »
Materials used for « Aesthetical Injection« series : syringes, polyurethane, zirconia, brass, silver, gauze, resin
Juan Harnie ‘Aesthetical Injection’ -
Juan Harnie - ‘Aesthetical Injection’ – Brooch/necklace – 2016 – Polyurethane, syringes, brass, medical gauze
Juan Harnie – Scar(r)ed (2015) brooch -’aesthetical injection’ collection. – jewels made with medical gauze, syringes, polyurethane and silver
Juan Harnie - -’aesthetical injection’ collection. – jewels made with medical gauze, syringes, polyurethane and silver
Juan Harnie - -’aesthetical injection’ collection. 2016 – jewels made with medical gauze, syringes, polyurethane and silver
Juan Harnie - ‘Still Scar(r)ed?’ – Brooch – 2016 – Polyurethane, silver, syringes, zirconia, medical gauze, brass
Juan harnie DECEMBER 2016 exhibitions :
‘Unlikely Beauty’ at galerie BEYOND (Antwerp) : Side expo by Juan Harnie (BE) and Ana Margarida Carvalho (PT)
Nov 6 – Dec 11 2016
Some new pieces of the ‘Aesthetical Injection’ collection exhibited. First tim they are shown in an expo. The expo is called ‘Unlikely Beauty’.
‘Unlikely Beauty’ at galerie BEYOND - Juan Harnie Tiepins – Silver/Syringe/Resin
Juan Harnie – Tiepin – 2015 – Silver/Syringe/Resin
Juan Harnie - Tiepin (worn) – 2015 – Silver/Syringe/Resin
Katelijnestraat 43 8000 Brugge Belgique
This 12th edition of the Jewelry Award exhibits the 23 best jewels of the graduation students of seven different Jeweler schools . Contest theme is “Geometrical imperfection”
«Triple Parade Exhibitions» 10/11/2016-16/01/2017,
at Gauguin Gallery, BEIJING
From 17th December to 16th January 2017
(at Shenxi Art Museum Tianjin was from 10th to 27th November 2016)
The main exhibition TRIPLE PARADE 2016 - Dialogue Across You and Me to Them: Creator, Wearer, Viewer represents 79 designers and artists
the artists and designers will be part of this year’s TRIPLE PARADE Central Exhibitions are:
Karin Johansson, Paul Derrez, Lin Cheung, Dinie Besems, Kim Buck, Lauren Kalman, Ezra Satok-Wolman, Katja Prins, Joo Hyung Park, Sofie Boons, Chiara Scarpitti, Trinidad Contreras Chaparro, Aisegul Telli, Ana Filipa Braganca, Gular Mustafa, Dukno Yoon, Hester Popma-Van De Kolk, Joson Thomson, Juan Harnie, Marie-Louise Kristensen, Marion Delarue, Minna Karhu, Ruta Naujalyte, Sangji Yun, Sara Gackowska, Lee Yojae, Lee Myungjoo, Hong Kyunghee, Zixuan Feng, Zheng Yu, Haiming Ren, Dingchen He, Zhicheng Zhou, Wei Zhou, Jingyao Sun, Ye Zhang, Yiping Zeng, Danyi Zhu, Yuxuan Zhu, Anqi Li, Heng Li, Wenqian Li, Muzi Li, Dongdong Zhuang, Jie Sun, Jing Li, Guangyao Yang, Xiao Liang, Yanli Duan, Hangchen Duan, Jinwei Chi, Zhaokun Wang, Jun Hu, Bai Xie, Yi Zhao, Xinan Yu, Hui Guo, Xiaodai Huang, Zhaodan Zhang, Kui Shu, Shijian Zhao. Peter Rust, Kirsi Manninen, Anne Bader, Shaofei Zhang & Qian Wang, Ying Jiang, Lin Ju, Yin Chang, Wenqi Xu, Hongyu Xu, Yan Li, Wenqian Li, Feiyu Lin, Liyin Wang, Weiming Lu, Ma Lu, Quanxia Chen.