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29/10/2016

EXCHANGE-BIJOU 1 – Jonathan Hens – the HIGHWAY of success !

Jonathan Hens

I discovered his works at fall 2013 during PARIS – CIRCUITS BIJOUX , at the exhibition ‘Precieux Passages’ at Bibliothèque Forney. A first « face to face » with a (very) STRONG creation !

Strong creation that encountered SUCCESS : in 2012 the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp presents his works, together with some other students, at SIERAAD 2012 Amsterdam, we saw his works at Marzee Graduate show 2012 AND 2013, an exhibition during SCHMUCK 2014 (« Lights ON/Lights OFF » 3 stations Galerie, Munich), an exhibition during SCHMUCK 2015 (« Oscure sacrifices« , together with Jorge Manilla, at 3STATIONS,  Munich), an exhibition during SCHMUCK 2016 (« Trans-it » – 3STATIONS,  Munich), has been selected  for TALENTE 2016, Munich, he is presented at AUTOR 2016 (the International Contemporary Jewelry Fair in Bucarest, Romania) ……
This is not the « Route of Success », it’s an HIGHWAY !!!

 Jonathan Hens Page aimée · 1 mars · Modifié ·   X10IONS OF THE TRIBE #7 necklace 2015 pewter/ sutures/ leather/ rubber/ diamond dust ® Hanne Nieberding Jonathan Hens   ·   X10IONS OF THE TRIBE #7 necklace 2015 pewter/ sutures/ leather/ rubber/ diamond dust ® Hanne Nieberding

« After having researched different kinds of sub-and material-cultures, Jonathan Hens constructs with his own culture of tin while exploring the different qualities of the metal, making himself a master of his practice. By engraving, pouncing and printing, he develops a new dimension to the material. This results in graphic surfaces combined with archaic shapes and volumes. Hen’s pieces, beautiful as they are, are not indented as mere objects, but as points of recognition in a world of Tribal Ravers. They cross time and cultures. They are an ode to the pleasures of the now. »
– Jonas Belde, Fashion Designer, at Marzee graduation show 2012 Jonathan Hens (MA) - Belgium, Antwerp, Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten - #8, 2012, necklace, pewter, sutures - 430 x 260 x 99 mm - After having researched different kinds of sub-and material-cultures, Jonathan Hens constructs with his own culture of tin while exploring the different qualities of the metal, making himself a master of his practice. By engraving, pouncing and printing, he develops a new dimension to the material. This results in graphic surfaces combined with archaic shapes and volumes. Hen's pieces, beautiful as they are, are not indented as mere objects, but as points of recognition in a world of Tribal Ravers. They cross time and cultures. They are an ode to the pleasures of the now. - Jonas Belde, Fashion DesignerJonathan Hens (MA) – at Marzee graduation show 2012 - Belgium, Antwerp, Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten – #8, 2012, necklace, pewter, sutures – 430 x 260 x 99 mm –

Autor 2016.  Jonathan Hens. Alliages Choice.: Jonathan Hens works presented at Autor 2016  

« Jonathan Hens’ striking work speaks of recent developments in today’s world, which has seen a fusion between the banal and the subcultures and becomes a place where men and women have merged into androgynous beings.
His designs are the result of an intense search for an alternative identity. Rather than a classic example of beauty, the viewer gets to see Hens’ interpretation of it. He chose the material pewter to launch his fetishism line.
His dark look mirrors (or reflects) ‘the now’, a place where there is scope for experiment and self expression. His atypical aesthetic has no truck with traditional techniques. Jonathan Hens creates a visual game between austere forms and a rough edge finish. He heightens the geometry and black textures by using suture thread to bind the various elements.
His work raises many questions, such as what beauty means today and whether or not there is still a difference betweens the sexes.
Jonathan Hens’ work gives us greater insight into the diversity of our world. » / Jorge ManillaJonathan Hens -   THE CITY IS MY CHURCH - 2014 - #1 Necklace  -Pewter/ Sutures/ LatexTHE CITY IS MY CHURCH – 2014 – #1 Necklace  -Pewter/ Sutures/ Latex

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HUMAN 2.0 by Jonathan Hens 2016HUMAN 2.0 by Jonathan Hens
BEYOND FASHION 3m2 PROJECT ROOM  PRESENTS
HUMAN 2.0 BY JONATHAN HENS
Oct 13- Nov 10, 2016
24/24 window display
beyondfashion 3m2 project room
Pourbusstraat 7
2000 Antwerpen
www.beyondfashion.be
+32 472 420 683
Jonathan Hens - HUMAN 2.0 #6  necklace 2016 pewter/ sutures/ latexJonathan Hens - HUMAN 2.0 #6  necklace 2016 pewter/ sutures/ latex

Jonathan Hens – Human 2.0 #1, #4 and #5, necklaces made of pewter, suture and latex: Jonathan Hens – Human 2.0 #1, #4 and #5, necklaces made of pewter, suture and latex

Jonathan Hens – Human 2.0  Performance By Vincent van Reusel on the nocturnal opening night of our new project with work of Jonathan Hens!: Jonathan Hens – Human 2.0  Performance By Vincent van Reusel on the nocturnal opening night of our new project with work of Jonathan Hens

Jonathan Hens work is also featrured by the gallery’s permanend collection in there new gallery space: Galerie beyond, Sint Jorispoort 27, 2000 Antwerp
www.galeriebeyond.be

 

 

 

Education
2011-2012 Master Jewellery design & Silversmithing – Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp (Belgium)
2008-2011 Bachelor Jewellery design and Silversmithing -Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp (Belgium)
2007-2008 Bachelor Fashion design – Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp (Belgium)

 

 

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EXCHANGE-BIJOU 1 – Yiota VOGLI – Thoughts like birds will always hover high in the sky …

Classé dans : COUP DE COEUR,EXCHANGE-BIJOU,Grece (GR),SOFA Chicago (US),VIDEO,Yiota VOGLI (GR) — bijoucontemporain @ 0:50

Yiota Vogli  is not new on my blog, you know her !
She is not a new « discovery », une « DECOUVERTE », but she is still, and always!, a « COUP de COEUR »  :-) , as you can see on my last post where we could discover her « SUMMER WHITES » she did for the Athens Jewellery week, during summer 2016, « COUP de COEUR : Yiota Vogli, layers of paper, layers of MEMORY ….«  , but she is a little like Lucky Luke, doing new jewels faster than her shadow !!! ;-)
So here are her last creations we had the pleasure to discover at last JOYA Barcelona 2016 : the SHADOWS collection

« SHADOWS , 
We are aware of a tiny fraction of the thinking process that goes on in our minds, and we can control only a tiny part of our conscious thoughts. The vast majority of our thinking efforts go on subconsciously. »

 Yiota Vogli -  Shadows collection at JOYA 2016Yiota Vogli Shadows collection at JOYA 2016 – birds ….

« Shadows’ 2016, this body of works is the embodiment of a fantasy world populated with shadows, exotic birds, grotesque demons and fairies, an exploration of the aesthetic and literary values of such creatures and the real and symbolic nature of the shadow as an image and a figure. Thoughts like birds will always hover high in the sky but it is our responsibility to prevent the ‘birds’ from landing in our minds. Those creatures become symbolic statements and represent obsessions, our ideas and fears or projections of our subconscious. Based on this approach, they are merely symbolic representations of human psychological states. »

Yiota Vogli    "Shadows"  Yiota Vogli -  Shadows collection at JOYA 2016

Yiota Vogli Shadows collection 2016: Yiota Vogli -  Shadows collection  2016 Necklace/Brooch - paper, wood, oxidized and rhodium plated alpaca/ brass ,plastic, acrylic paint 

Yiota Vogli -  Shadows collection  2016 Necklace/Brooch - paper, wood, oxidized and rhodium plated alpaca/ brass ,plastic, acrylic paint - wornYiota Vogli -  Shadows collection  2016 Necklace/Brooch – paper, wood, oxidized and rhodium plated alpaca/ brass ,plastic, acrylic paint – worn Yiota Vogli Shadows collection 2016: Yiota Vogli -  Shadows collection 2016

Yiota Vogli -  Shadows collection 2016 - Marita Amanatidou PhotographyYiota Vogli -  Shadows collection 2016 – Marita Amanatidou Photography

Yiota Vogli -  Shadows collection 2016 - Marita Amanatidou PhotographyYiota Vogli -  Shadows collection 2016 – Marita Amanatidou Photography

Yiota Vogli -  Shadows collection  2016 Necklace - bird in a cage.... Yiota Vogli -  Shadows collection  2016 Necklace – bird in a cage…. this one makes me sad …..

Yiota Vogli -  Shadows collection 2016 - Ring/Pendant Yiota Vogli -  Shadows collection 2016 – Ring/Pendant

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PISTACHIOS gallery presents Yiota Vogli at SOFA Chicago 2016: PISTACHIOS gallery presents Yiota Vogli at SOFA Chicago 2016 – 4-6 NOV. 2016

SOFA 2016 – PARTICIPATING ARTISTS : Pat Flynn — Biba Schutz — Emanuela Duca — Elizabeth Garvin –Karen Gilbert — Christy Klug –Melissa Finelli — Hee Jin Hwang — Tara Locklear — Myung Urso — Pin Lu — Yiota Vogli — Norbert Muerrle — Violaine Ulmer

exhibitions (ONLY !) in 2016 
2016        SOFA CHICAGO, USA , Nov. 2016
2016       JOYA BARCELONA, Spain, 29Sept.- 1 Oct. 2016
2016       ‘The After Joya Effect III’, Popeye Loves Olive Gallery, Athens
2016       ‘Intersecting Spaces’, Athens Jewelry Week, Melanithros Art Space
2016       ‘I Speak Jewellery’ org by As Gallery, Kanakis kosmima, Athens
2016       The Permanent, ALLIAGES Gallery, Lille, France

« Yiota Vogli is a visual artist born in Piraeus Greece. She received her PhD & Master of Fine Arts Degrees from Belgrade University of Arts and her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Fine Arts, Athens Greece.
She is the author of ‘Jewelry Design’, 2002 and ‘Jewelry & Object Design’, 2004, books for the Greek Ministry of Education.
Her works are to be found in private and public collections i
n Greece and abroad. «  

Vogli-Jewelry on Facebook

 

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28/10/2016

EXCHANGE-BIJOU 1 – Ute van der Plaats – white & peaceful

Classé dans : Belgique (BE),ceramique,COUP DE COEUR,EXCHANGE-BIJOU,Ute van de PLAATS (DE/BE) — bijoucontemporain @ 20:00
Ute van der Plaats

in-between days collection 2016  …. déjà rien que ce titre, « in-between days » me touche, il est doux comme une écharpe de brume sur un paysage automnal, comme une légère nostalgie, une douceur évanescente …. douceurs et blancheurs parfaitement traduites par la porcelaine, par la rondeur des formes …. URGENT besoin de PAIX ……

ADORE these « secret » inner gardens !!!

in-between days collection 2016 - Ute van der Paast - bone china porcelain, paper clay porcelain, digital designed decals, 3d printed resin, sterling silver, 14 ct yellow gold, cotton, linen ribbons Ute van der Paast - in-between days collection 2016 – necklace – bone china porcelain, paper clay porcelain, 14 ct yellow gold, cotton, linen ribbon

Ute van der Plaats - detail: Ute van der Paast in-between days collection 2016 – bone china porcelain – detail of little porcelain flowers (all handmade) inside

Ute van der Plaats - collection "In-between days". (2016) ring with little porcelain flowers (all handmade) inside - The width of the balls is either 2,5 cm or 3 cm:Ute van der Plaats - collection « In-between days ». (2016) ring with little porcelain flowers (all handmade) inside - The width of the balls is either 2,5 cm or 3 cm

in-between days collection 2016 Ute van der Plaats  - rings with a 3d print (a skeleton of a diamond) in silver: Ute van der Plaats  – in-between days collection 2016 – rings with a 3d print (a skeleton of a diamond) in silver

Ute van der Plaats - In-between days - bone china porcelain, paper clay porcelain, digital designed decals, cotton, linen ribbonsUte van der Plaats - In-between days – bone china porcelain, paper clay porcelain, digital designed decals, cotton, linen ribbons

«  I’m a jewellery designer born in Germany (1963), living and working in Brussels for the last 20 years. I have a Master of arts degree in History and a diploma of art jewellery design. Over the past years. I have been working as a teacher and as an independent jewellery designer. In 2015, I co – founded  “s t u d i o  F16 ”, a multidisciplinary art collective.
Designing and creating jewellery has been my passion since childhood, but life took me in other directions and it was only after having a child that I found my way back to jewellery design. Next to contemporary jewellery, it is graphic design and ceramics that make my heart beat faster. In my latest collection I have combined these three disciplines – a challenging but fascinating adventure. I like to experiment and to explore new materials and techniques.
A few years ago, I discovered porcelain – the white gold – and fell in love with it. Since then, this pure material has become the starting point in the creation process of my jewellery collections.

I am attracted by the translucent white colour, the fragile appearance with a surprisingly solid character and the almost sensual texture of unglazed porcelain. By integrating different materials such as 3D printed ornaments and digital designed images into handcrafted porcelain creations, I translate traditional jewellery concepts into contemporary pieces.
To me, every collection is a new journey and I love to get lost in a jungle of untrodden paths on the way to creating something new. »   Ute van der Plaats

Ute van der Plaats -  my two first works in porcelain - "Promises" 2015 - Mont blanc porcelain, handmade glass, sterling silverUte van der Plaats -  my two first works in porcelain – « Promises » collection 2015 – Mont blanc porcelain, handmade glass, sterling silver

Ute van der Plaats - ring of my collection “silent whiteness”. The ring is made of porcelain, latex and sterling silver. Ute van der Plaats - ring of my collection “silent whiteness”. The ring is made of porcelain, latex and sterling silver.

 

Education
2013 – 2016   graphic design,  BKO Academie Beeldende Kunsten, Overijse, Belgium
2005 – 2009   edelsmeedkunst – contemporary jewelry design,  RHoK Academie Beeldende Kunsten, Brussels, Belgium                                     
1991 – 1995,  Master of arts degree in History  Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, Netherlands
 

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27/10/2016

EXCHANGE-BIJOU 1 – Lidia PUICA, an organic world of colours & shapes

Lidia Puica , un jour de « red envies« , comme on grapillerait une poignée de fruits rouges, de « red berries » …..

« Lidia Puica: ‘I like to have no limits in what I do« 

In 2009 Lidia Puica graduated from the Univestity of Decorative Arts and Design in Iasi (Romania) with specialization in Environmental Design, then she completed a Master at the University of Art and Design in Cluj-Napoca (Romania), exploring the contemporary jewelry. After graduation in 2011, she was devoted to jewelry made of unconventional meterials, especially those crocheted. Lidia creates statement pieces with organic inspiration using free technique in crochet exploring shapes and volumes. In this way, the jewelry gets the value of an art object, being associated with some crocheted sculptures.
Lidia Puica - Necklace: Lidia Puica - Necklace – crochet & beads

«  ​I’ve​ ​discovered​ ​textiles​ ​in​ ​my​ ​childhood​ ​and​ ​I’ve​ ​been​ ​fascinated​ ​by​ ​the​ ​combination​ ​of colors​ ​and​ ​shapes​ ​ever​ ​since.​ ​Through​ ​textiles,​ ​I’ve​ ​found​ ​that​ ​I​ ​can​ ​express​ ​my​ ​ideas and​ ​feelings.​ ​They​ ​allow​ ​me​ ​to​ ​create​ ​different​ ​shapes​ ​and​ ​textures,​ ​while​ ​offering​ ​the opportunity​ ​to​ ​discover​ ​and​ ​experiment​ ​with​ ​colors.​ ​I​ ​use​ ​crochet​ ​as​ ​my​ ​main​ ​technique and​ ​I​ ​play​ ​with​ ​it​ ​in​ ​absolute​ ​freedom​ ​without​ ​boundaries.​ ​The​ ​inspiration​ ​comes​ ​from nature.​When​ ​I​ ​say​ ​nature,​ ​I​ ​mean​ ​the​ ​shapes,​ ​colors,​ ​textures,​ ​rhythms,​ ​events,​ ​etc.
The​ ​natural​ ​world​ ​is​ ​an​ ​inexhaustible​ ​and​ ​unlimited​ ​inspiration,​ ​I​ ​think​ ​that’s​ ​the​ ​main reason​ ​I​ ​chose​ ​it.​ ​I​ ​also​ ​try​ ​to​ ​use​ ​natural​ ​materials​ ​as​ ​much​ ​as​ ​possible.​ ​I​ ​love​ ​wood, cotton,​ ​wool,​ ​stones​ ​and​ ​shells.​ ​Natural​ ​materials​ ​definitely​ ​give​ ​special​ ​value​ ​to​ ​jewelry. »

 Lidia Puica - Necklace (detail): Lidia Puica - Necklace (detail) crochet & beads embroidery – 2014

 Lidia Puica.  Collier crochet et broderie de perles  Lidia Puica.   Crochet and beads embroidery.

« Les bijoux que vous créez sont des pièces magnifiques et parfois imposantes qui transforment en un clin d’oeil une robe neutre en tenue somptueuse. …. Est-ce que le volume est un élément clé pour vous ?
Oui, le volume est clé dans mes créations. Leur volume donne à mes pièces l’aspect de sculptures à porter. Leur taille n’est pas trop imposante, j’essaye de les rendre facile à porter. Le but n’est pas de choquer mais d’impressionner les gens dans la rue tout en étant confortable. » (interview sur tricotine.com)

Lidia Puica - Coral Breath Necklace, 2015: Lidia Puica – Coral Breath Necklace, 2015 - Fabric on Soft (Yarn, Cotton, Fabric) polyester thread, silk, wadding, coral, glass beads – (buy it at SAATCHI)

"Coral Breath" Contemporary Jewelry Necklace, a Fabric on Soft (Yarn, Cotton, Fabric) by Lidia Puica from . It portrays: Fashion, relevant to: red, sculptural, textile, breath, coral, neckalce, crochet, contemporary jewelry, embroidery, art, jewelry, knitting An imaginative game - what would it be like if a coral would breathe air and turn into a terrestrial organism. This necklace was born from these kinds of abstract ideas. A coral with two lungs and many endings that would breathe and ...: « Coral Breath » Contemporary Jewelry Necklace, a Fabric on Soft (Yarn, Cotton, Fabric) by Lidia Puica (detail)

Red Coral Crochet Necklace by LidaAccessories on Etsy (Lidia Puica): Red Coral Crochet Necklace by LidaAccessories/Lidia Puica

lidia Puica - Collier - Crochet et broderie de perles.  Necklace by Lidia Puica. Crochet and beads embroidery.: Lidia Puica. Crochet and beads embroidery necklace (detail)

LIDIA PUICA - ROMANIA, -Necklace by Lidia Puica. Another very original mix of materials and techniques. Wood, embroidery, beads and crochet. - participant at #Autor11. She creates statement pieces with organic inspiration using free technique in crochet exploring shapes and volumes. Necklace by Lidia Puica  at  AUTOR11 (2014)

lidia puica -  Lidia Puica - earrings  -
« I find it a wonderful thing to use traditional techniques or ‘grandmother hobbies’ to materialize new ideas. It seems the trend for handmade products is global, and Romania is no exception. In Cluj, I have made many friends who are passionate about crafting and managed to make beautiful collaborations with some of them. I have noticed that in Transylvania, the focus is on traditional techniques and materials, and that people are quite open to crafting. »

 

 

 

Etsy shop : Etsy shop LidaAccessories
Facebook : facebook.com/Lidaaccessories
Instagram : instagram.com/lidaaccessories

 

26/10/2016

EXCHANGE-BIJOU 1 – Marion Lebouteiller – Beauté de l’éphémère, de l’incomplet, de l’imparfait

I « got the blues » with Marion Lebouteiller ……

« I am a French contemporary art jeweller who now lives and works in England. The pieces I make are born out of my fascination for materials and colours. My background as a chaser and patinateur on bronze sculptures influences deeply my approach to contemporary art jewellery.
Whilst combining silver and bronze I allude to the natural and the cultural worlds and highlight contrasts of colours, textures, concept of full and void… I am inspired by my surroundings and by the Japanese culture and the «Wabi-Sabi» philosophy: the beauty of things imperfect, impermanent and incomplete.
I like leaving space to the unexpected and tend to let the materials express by themselves, hoping to get the pure essence from them. Experimenting with lost wax casting and patinations processes allows me to materialise my sensitive perception of the world. » (ACJ Org.)

 Marion Lebouteiller – Towards the light – brooch – Sterling silver, copper crystals, handmade felt, gold leaf, steel wire.: Marion Lebouteiller - Symbiosis collection – Towards the light brooch – sterling silver, copper crystals, felt, gold leaf, steel wire.
Marion Lebouteiller - Symbiosis collection - Towards the light brooch - BACK - sterling silver, copper crystals, felt, gold leaf, steel wire.Marion Lebouteiller - Symbiosis collection – Towards the light brooch – BACK – sterling silver, copper crystals, felt, gold leaf, steel wire.
Marion Lebouteiller - Gravity brooch Bronze, sterling silver. Patinated, 24k gold leaf, steel wire, lacquered.: Marion Lebouteiller - Gravity brooch Bronze, sterling silver. Patinated, 24k gold leaf, steel wire, lacquered.
Marion Lebouteiller - Gravity torque Bronze, sterling silver. Hammered, patinated,  lacquered.: Marion Lebouteiller – Gravity torque Bronze, sterling silver. Hammered, patinated,  lacquered
Marion Lebouteiller - oct 2016 - · Wearing my new Sepiola neckpiece at madelondon: Marion Lebouteiller – oct 2016 – · Wearing my new Sepiola neckpiece
« Je suis une créatrice de bijoux française installée dans le sud de l’Angleterre. Mes créations sont impregnées de mon attrait pour la matière et les couleurs. Mon passé en tant que ciseleuse et patineur sur sculptures en bronze influence considérablement mon approche de la bijouterie contemporaine.
Je suggère les oppositions entre nature et culture, naturel et artificiel, sauvage et domestique et j’accentue les contrastes de couleurs, textures, matières…
Mon inspiration s’enrichit de mon environnement quotidien immédiat mais aussi de la culture japonaise et du “Wabi-Sabi”: soit la beauté de ce qui est éphémère, imparfait et incomplet.
Je laisse une place au hasard et aux imprévus, et je tends à laisser la matière s’exprimer par elle-même. J’utilise la technique de la fonte à la cire perdue mais aussi je cisèle, martèle, soude et patine le métal afin de concrétiser mes idées.

Toutes mes créations sont des pièces uniques ou des petites séries entièrement faites à la main et fabriquées en utilisant, autant que possible, des métaux recyclés ou Fairtrade, reflétant ainsi mes convictions de vivre sur cette planète en ayant un impact minimum sur l’environnement mais aussi sur la vie des mineurs.« 
Marion Lebouteiller -  my new "Infinite" brooch -  Infinite&Twist Collections 2015: Marion Lebouteiller -  my new « Infinite » brooch -  Infinite&Twist Collections 2015
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UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS
ACJ EXHIBITION CHOICE!  New Ashgate Gallery - Farnham 17 September / 5 November 2016ACJ EXHIBITION « CHOICE! « New Ashgate Gallery – Farnham (UK) – 17 Sept./5 Nov. 2016
I am thrilled to have been selected for this year’s Association for Contemporary Jewellery (ACJ) exhibition Choice! at the fantastic New Ashgate Gallery in Farnham. The exhibition showcases the work of 26 UK jewellers until the 5th of November. The gallery also exhibits a great selection of paintings, wooden objects, photography and contemporary ceramics.
  MARION LEBOUTEILLER  French marion.lebouteiller@gmail.com www.marion-lebouteiller.com  stand 65
New Ashgate Gallery
Waggon Yard
Farnham
Surrey GU9 7PS
United Kingdom
tel 01252 713208
gallery@newashgate.org.uk

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24/10/2016

EXCHANGE-BIJOU 1 – Snem Yildirim – coup de coeur

Classé dans : COUP DE COEUR,EXCHANGE-BIJOU,Snem YILDIRIM (TR),Turquie (TR) — bijoucontemporain @ 18:16

Il n’y a pas si longtemps, en préparant ma visite à JOYA Barcelona 2016, je vous présentais mon COUP de COEUR pour les bijoux de Snem Yildirim (DECOUVERTE/COUP de COEUR : Snem Yildirim) …. Que dire de plus, sinon qu’après « vérification » sur place le coup de coeur persiste !!! :-)

« I create by taking inspiration from the cultural texture and geography in which I live. The diversities and the contrasts of this geography are the colours of my universe and works. I experience materials and production techniques by blending contrasts such as east and west, local and global, traditional and modern, geometric and organic… » (JOYA 2016)

 Snem Yildirim brooch at JOYA 2016: Snem Yildirim whitebrooch from Kanavice 2 series at JOYA 2016 - Kanavice 2 Series , In the Same Way, Brooch, 2016
powder coated brass, re-cycled plastic (nylon wire), nickel silver

« Snem Yildirim & Didem Yildirim sont deux soeurs, originaires de Turquie et créatrices du Studio Zigzag, installé à Istanbul et à Ankara depuis 2013.
Leur particularité ? Tester les matériaux et créer des ponts entre art contemporain et bijouterie, entre tradition et modernité. » (« lenvers-du-decor« )
Studio Zigzag is an Istanbul based contemporary jewelry studio, founded by Snem Yıldırım & Didem Yıldırım in 2013.

 Snem Yildirim brooches at JOYA 2016: Snem Yildirim brooches from Kanavice 2 series at JOYA 2016 –  » Three in One », Brooches, 2016
oxidized brass, powder coat, nylon

 

« Which materials do you often use ? Why ? How do you choose raw materials ?
Everywhere have the potential to be a material library and as if we live in a megastore of the materials. To question the precious and non-precious concepts in the jewelry field makes us to experience wide range of materials. So we are working with the materials ranging from cotton to stone.  But nowaday I use often re-cycled plastic for Kanavice Series. The materials can not be thought apart from the idea for us. Sometimes the idea makes us to select the materials and sometimes the materials give us the idea. » (interview at EuropeanLife Magazine oct. 2016)

 

« What are your projects ?
I want to combine my art projects with jewelry and nowadays I am working on 2 series: Mein lieber Diktator and 1 Euro Shop. I am questioning authority, obedience, implicit violence and pressure for Mein lieber Diktator Series. And I am questioning precious and non-precious concepts for 1 Euro shop Series. » (Studio Zigzag interview on « lenvers-du-decor » – juill. 2016)

studio zigzag work in progress... working for Mein lieber Diktator Series / Self Portrait- Self Censorship, Brooch  snem yildirim  Snem Yildirim  / studio zigzag work in progress… working for Mein lieber Diktator Series / Self Portrait – Self Censorship, Brooch

 studio zigzag / snem yildirim - Work in Progress / No-precious Series  - brooches studio zigzag / snem yildirim - Work in Progress / No-precious Series  – brooches

 

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23/10/2016

EXCHANGE-BIJOU 1 – Rafael Luis Alvarez – DECOUVERTE, COUP de COEUR !

Le plus excitant !! DECOUVRIR un « nouveau » créateur de bijoux ! :-)

Bienvenue à Rafael Luis Alvarez qui fait partie des Joyeros Argentinos -  et c’est un MONDE qui s’ouvre à nous, que dis-je, un « KOSMOS » !

c’est pur, délicat, aérien …. comme des éclaboussures de lait …. lumineux …..

« Comienzo a estudiar en el Taller “La Nave” del orfebre Jorge Castañon en el año 1992.
Entre los años 1996 y 2000 estudio en la Escuela Municipal de Joyería de Buenos Aires “Sergio Lukez” en las especialidades de grabado, engarce, joyería y cincelado.
Continúo luego del año 2000 realizando estudios en Esmalte sobre Metales, con la Prof Beatriz Cabrera, aplicación de Laca Japonesa con Francine Schloeth, y actualmente desde el año 2012, con la diseñadora Irina Fiszelew. »

2013 IBERJOYA. Con el Anuario YEARBOOK. Madrid Septiembre
2012 JOYA BARCELONA. Con el Anuario Yearbook  Septiembre

Rafael Alvarez - KOSMOS - PIN DE LA COLECCION GEA: Rafael Alvarez - KOSMOS – pin   GEA 4

KOSMOS
« “La seducción del espacio
La colección Kosmos, representa para mí algo más que un trabajo de joyería contemporánea, generar espacio, abrirlo, interpelarlo y producir un cambio.
“Separar las palmas, encontrar el sol,
Abrir las manos, ver caer la luz,  y retroceder  la oscuridad”
Gracias a Joyeros Argentinos, a Laura en particular, es que puedo contar la historia del proceso y transformación.
Comencé buscando un concepto que me permitiera, transformar un tipo de joyería (como la que venía realizando) en otra (nueva , inesperada), buscando cualidades que me acercaran hacia lo femenino.
Lo sutil, etéreo, contenedor, fueron luego de seis meses de búsqueda, con el apoyo y seguimiento de Irina Fiszelew, las imágenes que me condujeron al espacio como poseedor de las mismas.
Definido el comienzo del camino, me sumergí plenamente en la búsqueda del material adecuado que representara la propuesta inicial. Dicho proceso fue más largo, ya que estuvo lleno de idas y vueltas,  luego de un año y medio, concluí  sin un resultado favorable,  fue en ese momento que comencé(con los materiales que había construido) a realizar cuadros, objetos espaciales, esculturas, que resultaron en formas generadoras de espacio ideales para fotografiar y pintar.
Así que sin  tener todavía una pieza de joyería lista, disponía de gran cantidad de fotos representativas de la idea, mas cuadros al oleo con técnicas mixtas,  grafitos, pasteles, que me permitieron seguir desarrollando Kosmos desde un lugar inesperado.
Tomando registro con una pequeña máquina fotográfica con video, es que agregue este formato para continuar el proceso.
Fue cuando finalmente había terminado esta etapa, que sin saber bien porque o tal vez por haber seguido la búsqueda, y no resignar la construcción de joyería, encontré el caucho (caoutchouc) como el material adecuado para aportar elasticidad y flexibilidad a las futuras piezas.
Quedaba todavía un tiempo, de aproximadamente un año para construir la colección o parte de ella, (las series GEA y CERES que vieron recientemente la luz),  ya disponía de material en fotos, video, pinturas y también no quiero olvidarme Escritos que fueron decisivos en la búsqueda de la imagen del conjunto. Cada paso no estuvo libre de avances y vueltas atrás, problemas que parecían no tener solución, hasta que  la encontraba luego de un tiempo de trabajo y experimentación.
No quiero seguir extendiéndome,  valía la pena contarlo ya que arribé al resultado por un camino poco habitual, y cuando finalmente llegue, el final era inesperado, había arribado a KOSMOS algo más que una colección de joyería, un conjunto de materialidades y formatos que conducían a la misma idea.
La seducción por recorrer espacios nuevos inexplorados, misteriosos e intrincados.
La búsqueda, la experimentación y finalmente todo el aprendizaje implicado, fueron un camino de cambio.
Ya no trabajo igual en joyería ni en ningún proyecto después de todo este proceso.
Logré finalmente abrir el KOSMOS. »  Rafael Álvarez

la colección KOSMOS, por ahora, esta compuesta de dos subcolecciones CERES (Diosa de la agricultura) y GEA (GAIA para los franceses …) la diosa madre origen del todo. Estan construidas en hilo y fibras con Caucho siliconado

Rafael Álvarez -  KOSMOS -  ANILLO, COLECCION GEA: Rafael Alvarez – KOSMOS – anillo /ring  GEA 7  Rafael Álvarez -   KOSMOS  - GEA Collar -  fibras y caucho siliconado Rafael Álvarez -   KOSMOS  – Collar GEA  4 -  fibras y caucho siliconado

Rafael Álvarez -  KOSMOS - pulsera / bracelet - coleccion GEARafael Álvarez -  KOSMOS – pulsera / bracelet – coleccion GEA 3

Rafael Álvarez - KOSMOS  - pulsera/bracelet GEA 3 -  fibras y caucho siliconadoRafael Álvarez - KOSMOS  – pulsera/bracelet GEA 3 -  fibras y caucho siliconado

Rafael Alvarez - KOSMOS -: Rafael Alvarez - KOSMOS – collar GEA 3 

 

« Pensé ….. en lo sutil y contenedor, lo liviano y etéreo, la intuición, lo fantástico y la imaginación.
Surgió “El espacio” como poseedor de todas esas categorías.
El cosmos, un gran hueco que se crea a cada instante, nuestro espacio cercano que a cada minuto aparece y desaparece interpelado por sus límites.
El tiempo que demandó esta colección, me llevo a la creación de un material adecuado que genera espacio e invita a transitarlo.
Kosmos” un universo femenino, Gea, Ceres, Maya, Venus, Diana, Metis, Io y Hera, son las mujeres que como colecciones, habitan este espacio.
Representantes de una estirpe mitológica que al mirar el infinito no nombramos aunque estén presentes. » KOSMOS

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Talleres de electroformado en Cordoba, Buenos Aires y Rosario (Argentina)

por Rafael Alvarez – octubre 2016

 joyeros-argentinos. ELECTROFORMADO-POR-TRES.

 Taller Escuela de Rafael Alvarez

22/10/2016

EXCHANGE-BIJOU 1 – Juan HARNIE – des bijoux qui ont du PIQUANT !

Juan HARNIE

« Juan Harnie is a 23-year old jewellery designer/maker from Hasselt, Belgium. He studied architectural and interior arts in Brussels but the scale of the things he had to design troubled him. He liked to work on a small scale and where the smallest detail had a big influence on the piece. This is why he studied jewellery design at the MAD-faculty in Hasselt, Belgium where he could do his bachelors and masters degree. The use of materials, which aren’t normally associated with jewellery, is what fascinates him most. »

One of the Juan Harnie brooches from 2016 begins with this title ‘Still Scar(r)ed? – Forget Me Not‘ : Oooh NO ! will not forget ! I discovered the work of Juan Harnie with these spiky pins, from the Scar(r)ed serie, and immediatly loved it !

« In his project Scar(r)ed’ (2015), Juan Harnie investigates how medical materials, deformities and scar tissue can be used in jewellery even though many people associate them with negative experiences and fear. As an outcome of this research he created a collection of brooches and necklaces made of latex and a variety of medical materials such as syringes, gauze and stainless steel basins. This unusual choice of materials and the technique of surgical stitching creates very decorative, yet uncanny pieces »

 Juan Harnie - Scar(r)ed - 2015 - Brooches - Latex, stainless steel, resin, syringes, yarn  Juan Harnie - Scar(r)ed – 2015 – Brooches – Latex, stainless steel, resin, syringes, yarn  'Still Scar(r)ed?' - 'Forget Me Not' - Brooch - 2016 - Polyurethane, silver, syringes, brass - Juan Harnie: Juan Harnie Jewellery  Still Scar(r)ed?’ – ‘Forget Me Not’ – Brooch – 2016 – Polyurethane, silver, syringes, brass 

Juan Harnie - Sca(r)red - 'Scarlet' - Brooch - 2015 - : Juan Harnie - Sca(r)red – ‘Scarlet’ – Brooch – 2015

Juan Harnie. - 'Scar(r)ed' Brooches - Syringes, steel, latex, thread - 2015 -: Juan Harnie. – ‘Scar(r)ed’ Brooches – Syringes, steel, latex, thread – 2015

Now, 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.« 
(Syringes, polyurethane, zirconia, brass, silver, gauze, resin)

Juan Harnie - Still Scar(r)ed?' Brooch - Polyurethane, silver, brass, zirconia, syringes, medical gauze.Juan Harnie ‘ – Still Scar(r)ed?’ Brooch (detail)- Polyurethane, silver, brass, zirconia, syringes, medical gauze.

 Juan Harnie - Still Scar(r)ed?' Brooch   Juan Harnie - Still Scar(r)ed?’ Brooch 2016

 

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​Juan harnie participates to a Current exhibition
« 12th Jewelry Award Expo » :
* DiamondLand, 21/09-10/10/2016, Antwerp (BE)
* Tour & Taxis, 17/10-13/11/2016, Brussels (BE)
* ​Diamond Museum, 18/11/2016-05/01/2017, Bruges (BE)

12th Jewelry Award Expo: DiamondLand, 21/09-10/10/2016, Antwerp (BE) Tour & Taxis, 17/10-13/11/2016, Brussels (BE) ​Diamond Museum, 18/11/2016-05/01/2017, Bruges (BE)

 AND THEN, the Upcoming Exhibition will be  :

« Triple Parade Exhibitions »  10/11/2016-16/01/2017, at Tianjin (China) - SHENGXI Art Museum, Gauguin Gallery

Triple ParadeThe 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.

but we will see this in time, … and in details ! later ;-)

keep connected !!!!!!!

 

 

21/10/2016

EXCHANGE-BIJOU 1 – Jelizaveta Suska – FROZEN MOMENTS

Jelizaveta Suska FROZEN MOMENTS

« My name is Jelizaveta but everybody calls me Liza.
I am a jewelry artist currently located in Gothenburg, Sweden. I made my bachelors in Art Academy of Latvia where I learned classical techniques and fine art disciplines.
In 2015 I graduated from HDK, Gothenburg with my Master project.
I have also held my education in HAWK, Hildesheim, Germany and Hiko Mizuno College of jewelry, Tokyo, Japan. »

Suska / Collections / Frozen Moment (2015) " Frozen moments "  Jelizaveta Suskaja - Master degree exhibition in HDK, Gothenburg, Sweden: Jelizaveta Suskaja - 2015 « Frozen moments » – Master degree exhibition in HDK, Gothenburg, Sweden

and some awards :
*Herbert Hofmann Prize at special exhibition show Schmuck 2016
*Amberif Award 2016: Amber Prize

WOW ! THAT is a LADY jeweller !

FROZEN MOMENTS began in 2015, the moment when I discovered Jelizaveta SUSKA (yes, should say « Liza » but « Jelizaveta » sounds so musical and « exotic » for me ……..) !

« In this project, I am aiming to create pieces that would express solitude and moments of happiness.
I used, as a starting point, the idea of a silent moment. What is a moment?
For me it is incarnated in a stone, landscapes and blur. I use a polymer material and cover it with crushed marble. Silence is light and transparent like the material I use.
The unique combination of these two components creates the illusion of a solid stone.
I question traditional approaches and instead of valuable jewels I celebrate the idea behind the material.  For the rear of the brooches and other supporting details of the jewellery I use valuable metals like gold, gold plated silver and titanium.
My idea is to show the beauty of a moment in a landscape or stone-like abstract figures crafted in to brooches.
To make this project I crafted more than 200 hundred pieces. I selected 21 and made them into jewelry. »

 Frozen Moment. The Night. 2016. Jelizaveta Suska: Jelizaveta Suska  Frozen Moment. The Night. 2016PLATINA‎ Jelizaveta SuskaJelizaveta Suska – brooch – Frozen Moment. The Night. 2016 – Made out of original material that combines polymer and magma sand. Metal support details are crafted in sterling silver gold plated with 24K gold.

Jelizaveta Suska. Frozen Moment. Polymer material, crumbled marble, gold 14K, titanium. Brooch: Jelizaveta SuskaFrozen Moment. Polymer material, crumbled marble, gold 14K, titanium. Brooch. 2016.
Jelizaveta Suska Brooch: Frozen Moment 1, 2016 Polymer, crushed marble, gold-plated silver, titanium 5 x 4 x 3 cm Photo by: Jelizaveta Suska From series: Frozen Moment:
Jelizaveta SuskaFrozen Moment 1, 2016 Polymer, crushed marble, gold-plated silver, titanium 5 x 4 x 3 cm Photo by: Jelizaveta Suska From series: Frozen Moment

 

« You have probably heard of the fairytale Thumbelina written by Hans Christian Andersen. When I was a child I imagined myself being as tiny as her; the gigantic world seemed to me to be more beautiful and full of tempting adventures. I still think that, sometimes.
It’s striking where our imagination can take us. When I work on my jewelry I aim to be a demiurge, to create my own new world. At times, I craft my works so that if I were to become tiny and drop onto my jewelry, I would see a marvelous landscape. Such associations, are for me a vessel that transfer ideas to the material. »

Jelizaveta Suska interviewed by Klimt02 

 

And make a travel to the  Thumbelina’s world by going to the next solo exhibition of
Jelizaveta Suska at PLATINA :
 EXPO ’2 solos Linnéa Eriksson & Jelizaveta Suska’ – PLATINA, Stockholm (SE) – 27 Oct.-19 Nov. 20162 solos Linnéa Eriksson & Jelizaveta Suska

« For several years we have seen many great jewellery artists graduating from HDK School of Design and Crafts in Gothenburg and both Linnéa Eriksson and Jelizaveta Suska are among them
Linnéa Eriksson and Jelizaveta Suska’s work are urban and human, they are dealing with time and materiality in different ways and their working processes are updating jewellery traditions. » (PLATINA)

Connect by Linnéa Eriksson & Frozen Moment by Jelizaveta Suska Exhibition  /  27 Oct 2016  -  19 Nov 2016 - 2 solos:

Jelizaveta Suska will present works from «Frozen Moment» and «Frozen Moment the Night» Collections

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20/10/2016

EXCHANGE-BIJOU 1 – Roxy LENTZ – re-purposed metal

Classé dans : EXCHANGE-BIJOU,Exposition/Exhibition,Roxy LENTZ (US),Salon,USA — bijoucontemporain @ 23:16

« I fabricate contemporary art jewelry from re-purposed silver plate metal » she says.
Not « I CREATE », but I « fabricate » ….  In another place she tolds us « y jewelry is made from base metal, metal found at the thrift store. It has no real value, …. in « scrap »value it is about 10 dollars …. »WHAAAAT ????!!!!!!

But in another place,  I finally find this : « Uncommon jewelry for independent women » !
YES, it is THIS : jewelry with a character , jewelry with strength !

Yes, « wild », savage jewelry, rough, « rude », with suddenly a delicate detail, something to point out, where eyes focuses …. look at this bangle … it has a « savage » look, it is not perfectly squared, the round piece is not « perfectly » closed, the patina is irregular, and suddenly, a little detail that shows that, YES, someone brought attention to it :this little « goldy bouquet » on the left … do you see it ? this little detail brings EMOTION …. it is what we call in french « un supplément d’âme » (an « extra touch of soul« ), and it is why I LOVE so much the Roxy Lentz jewelry ! Each of her jewels has its little dosis of emotion !

« My work is inspired from what others often overlook. Man makes a street, a wall to control his environment, and then life – elements – slowly decompose this to bring it back to nothing. In the interim, I see beauty.  »

Roxy Lentz bracelet of re purposed materials: Roxy Lentz bracelet of re purposed materials

Roxy Lentz cuff of re purposed metals.: Roxy Lentz cuff of re purposed metals …. & EMOTION detail – re purposed silver plate with fire patina, riveted to found pexi-glass. Copper with melted silver riveted for added grunge and a bit of danger.

Roxy Lentz One of a Kind Show: Roxy Lentz One of a Kind « Show » brooch

These « irregular details » make her jewelry alive, unique, not two bangles can be the same !

 

Come to see her jewelry  at the Parallax art fair in London
​     Gallery 5
     October 22-23, 2016 Chelsea Town Hall, KIngs Road

Parallax Art Fair London oct 2016

ParallaxAf

 


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