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20/02/2016

Selected 4 SCHMUCK 2016 : Jelizaveta SUSKA

Jelizaveta Suska

…… a Frozen moment  (2015) ….

Congrats to all the artists who made the SCHMUCK 2016 list, on show at the Handwerksmesse  during #munichjewelleryweek  24/02–1/03/2016

« 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. »

Jelizaveta Suska  -Brooch, Made out of original material that combines polymer and hand crushed marble. Metal support details are crafted in titanium, 14K gold and sterling silver that are plated with 24K gold. Jelizaveta Suska  -Brooch, Made out of original material that combines polymer and hand crushed marble. Metal support details are crafted in titanium, 14K gold and sterling silver that are plated with 24K gold.

FROZEN MOMENTS« In this project, I am aiming to create pieces that would express solitude and moments of happiness.
I used, as a starting point, 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 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 theminto jewelry. »

« 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. Frozen Moment. Polymer material, crumbled marble, gold 14K, titanium. Brooch: Jelizaveta Suska - Brooch – Frozen Moment. Polymer material, crumbled marble, gold 14K, titanium. 

Jelizaveta Suska. Frozen Moment.Polymer material, crumbled marble, gold plated silver, titanium. Brooch: Jelizaveta Suska -  Brooch – Frozen Moment.Polymer material, crumbled marble, gold plated silver, titanium.

Jelizaveta Suska. Frozen Moment. Polymer material, crumbled marble, 14K gold, plated with 24K gold. Brooch.: Jelizaveta Suska. Frozen Moment. Polymer material, crumbled marble, 14K gold, plated with 24K gold. Brooch

Jelizaveta Suska. Polymer material, magma, gold plated silver, crumbled black marble. Brooch: Jelizaveta Suska. Polymer material, magma, gold plated silver, crumbled black marble. Brooch

Jelizaveta Suska. Frozen Moment.  Brooch:Jelizaveta Suska. Frozen Moment.  Brooch (back)

 

Interview with Jelizaveta Suska" Frozen moments "  Jelizaveta Suskaja - Master degree exhibition in HDK, Gothenburg, Sweden« Frozen moments »  Jelizaveta Suskaja – Master degree exhibition in HDK, Gothenburg, Sweden

Jelizaveta Suska  was born in Latvia, where she completed her Bachelor degree education in Art Academy of Latvia as a metal designer. At the age of 24 she moved to Gothenburg in Sweden for studying and permanent living. In 2015 she graduated from Academy of Design and Crafts (HDK) at University of Gothenburg.

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17/02/2015

EXPO ‘The Seven Deadly Sins’ – Putti Art Gallery (LV) – 25 Fevr.-11 Avril 2015

The Seven Deadly Sins (les 7 péchés capitaux) by Emmanuel Lacoste Exhibition  /  Putti Art Gallery

The project The Seven Deadly Sins, by French conceptual jewellery artist, Emmanuel Lacoste will be displayed at the Latvian gallery.  This exhibition was inspired the list of the Seven Deadly Sins as defined by Thomas Aquinas during the 13th century – wrath, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy, gluttony.

The Seven Deadly Sins by Emmanuel Lacoste Exhibition  /  25 Feb 2015  -  11 Apr 2015 Putti Art Gallery  .Photograph: 7 Deadly Sins - Photo by: Alexandre Keller, Michael Mohr

La liste, toujours actuelle, des Sept Péchés Capitaux a été définie par Thomas D’Aquin au XIIIe siècle. Elle devait servir de repère aux ecclésiastiques afin d’observer une conduite spirituelle parfaite. On les appelle capitaux car c’est d’eux que découlent tous les péchés envisageables.
En mars 2008, l’Église Catholique a annoncé vouloir ajouter à cette liste « sept péchés modernes » d’ordre social, mentionnant le trafic de drogues, les manipulations génétiques, la pollution, etc.
Il m’a donc semblé intéressant de revenir avec ironie sur cette liste primordiale et surannée qui, à mon sens, trace assez bien le cadre de la fragilité humaine. Car sans ces péchés nous ne serions pas ce que nous sommes.

During the 4th century, the monk Evagrius Ponticus published a collection of books, one for each moral transgression that anyone should avoid doing not to offend God. The final and still commonly accepted list of the Seven Deadly Sins has been defined by Thomas Aquinas during the 13th century – wrath, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy, gluttony. It was supposed to be a frame of reference for the ecclesiastics in order to keep a perfect spiritual behavior.
In March 2008, the Catholic Church announced its will to renew this list and add some social sins, like genetic manipulation, use of drugs, environmental pollution, poverty, etc. At this time, Emmanuel Lacoste found an interest in looking back to the original, primary and outdated list with a kind of soft irony. In his opinion, these seven sins shaped the frame of human weakness, because we wouldn`t be what we are without them.                        
These sins are not really forbidden acts, but more what Thomas Aquinas used to call passions that submit us to temptation. What underlies these sins is desire. And what kind of object could be a better medium for desire than a jewelry piece? The exhibition “The Seven Deadly Sins” represents humoristic point of view about these temptations. Each piece of jewelry comes with a sculpture that represents a part of a woman’s body. In these pieces the relation between the object and the body is more than just aesthetic, because every piece causes a physical punishment if the person who wears it surrenders to the related sin.
Human body is one of the last sanctuaries for individual creativity. These seven pieces are in line with a research for an accepted egocentric eccentricity.
 
“The perfection of the righteous is formed from the right composition of the seven deadly sins – just as white light is from the composition of the seven traditional colors.” Paul Valéry

  Emmanuel Lacoste. Object: Gourmandise (Gluttony), 2008 Citrin, white gold Photo by: Fassih Belmokhtar On display  Emmanuel Lacoste. Object: Gourmandise (Gluttony), 2008 Citrin, white gold Photo by: Fassih Belmokhtar On display

Los siete pecados capitales de Emmanuel LacosteEmmanuel Lacoste - Necklace: Avarice (Greed), 2008Gold-plated silver, semi-precious stones and crystal, mink fur -Photo by: Fassih Belmokhtar On display

  Emmanuel Lacoste Ring: Orgueil (Pride), 2008 Silver, mirror Photo by: Fassih Belmokhtar On displayEmmanuel Lacoste Ring: Orgueil (Pride), 2008 Silver, mirror Photo by: Fassih Belmokhtar On display

 

 

Putti Art Gallery
16 Mārstaļu iela
1050 -  Rīga
LATVIAgallery@putti.lv
Phone:+371 67214229 / +371 67214230

 

 

 

11/12/2014

EXPO ‘Endless Closeness’ – Putti Art Gallery, Rīga (Latvia/Lettonie) – 8 Dec.2014-14 Fevr. 2015

Endless Closeness

Art Gallery PUTTI

http://putti.lv/ Endless Closeness(brooch Rallou Katsari)

This show represents the end of a cycle and the beginning of a new period, offering a moment to reflect and look back to the past. In this exhibition maybe the viewer will be able to identify one piece that represents this metaphor for him

A contemporary jewellery exhibition “Endless closeness” will take place in Art Gallery PUTTI from December 8, 2014 until February 14, 2015. Different Latvian and international jewellery artists will present their works, expressing their winter feeling.

Endless Closeness. - Putti Art Gallery , Riga (Latvia)  - 08 Dec 2014  -  14 Feb 2015

 

Artist list :  Andris LaudersGuntis Lauders Liisa HashimotoHeng LeeIsabelle BusnelJulia Maria KunnapRallou KatsariRéka LörinczGigi Mariani — Māris Auniņš — Māris Šustiņš — Nikolai BalabinValdis Brože

Nikolai Balabin Brooch: Fallen Gold silver, patina, leaf gold - Endless Closeness.Nikolai Balabin Brooch: Fallen Gold silver, patina, leaf gold

Gigi MarianiGigi Mariani - ring Parallel Worlds, 2014 – Silver, 18kt yellow gold, niello, patina – Photo by: Paolo Terzi

Rallou Katsari.Rallou Katsari. ring Eavesdrop, 2014 – Silver, rhodium plated, gold plated

Valdis Brože Pin: Untitled Silver 925 oxidized, Gold 750, Opal - Endless Closeness.Valdis Brože Pin: Untitled Silver 925 oxidized, Gold 750, Opal

 

Putti Art Gallery
16 Mārstaļu iela
1050 – Rīga
Latvia
Telephone: +371 67214229
Fax: +371 67214230

website: www.putti.lv
mail: gallery@putti.lv

20/10/2014

EXPO ‘Tanel Veenre: Simply Too Naturesque’ – Putti Art Gallery, Rīga (Latvia/lettonie) – 30 Oct-15 Nov 2014

Tanel Veenre: Simply Too Naturesque

Art Gallery PUTTI presents Tanel Veenre’s personal exhibition “Simply Too Naturesque* » as a part of Riga Fashion Week Estonian contemporary artists.

Tanel_ veenre too naturesque

« I am against nature. I don’t dig nature at all. I think nature is very unnatural. I think the truly natural things are dreams, which nature can’t touch with decay.Bob Dylan
« I am not sure where to draw the line. The only thing I know is what I feel. And it`s urge, it`s call of creating. So all the forms are gowing out of my fingers like grass from the ground. Until my art becomes nature, human nature.
I am not copying, neither denying or defeating nature. It`s more like echoing it, filtering it through my inner soils. So it becaomes couture – but as Goethe has put: « The unnatural, that too is natural ».
Let it be then burlesque, arabesque and baroque – nature full of itself. Naturesque* « .
Tanel Veenre

*Urban Dictionary: An adjective that describes something very attractive in nature, something that has striking natural beauty and is acellent in the world.

 Tanel Veenre

 

Tanel Veenre (1977) has graduated from Estonian Academy of Arts, Metal Art Department (2001). As an guest-student he has studied at at Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Jewellery Design department (1997 – 1998) under professor Ruudt Peter. Since 2005 the artist has worked as a lecturer at Estonian Academy of Arts, Metal Art Department and since 2012 he also gives lectures at the Design faculty. Since 1994 Tanel Veenre has been surprisingly on a European scale very active in exhibiting his works not only in fashon weeks and performances but also in the field of contemporary jewellery. His art is exhibited at Estonian History Museum and Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design, as well as in gallery Espace Solidor, (Cagnes-sur-Mer, France) and foundation Rotasa Collection Trust (California, USA) collections.
 

Putti Art Gallery
16 Mārstaļu iela
1050 – Rīga
Latvia
Telephone: +371 67214229
Fax: +371 67214230

website: www.putti.lv
mail: gallery@putti.lv

 

10/09/2014

EXPO ‘Ted Noten: Gold, Sweat and Pearls/Retro – 25 years Ted Noten’ – Putti Art Gallery, Rīga (Latvia/lettonie) – 19 Sept.-11 Oct. 2014

Classé dans : Exposition/Exhibition,Gal. Putti (LV),Lettonie (LV),Ted NOTEN (NL),www Klimt02 — bijoucontemporain @ 0:06

Ted Noten: Gold, Sweat and Pearls/Retro – 25 years Ted Noten

Ted Noten - Gal. Putti(7 Necessities For Every Woman by Atelier Ted Noten)

Dutch jewellery designer Ted Noten started his career in the early nineties when he worked as a soloist. Since 2005 he has been going by the name of Atelier Ted Noten. His pieces vary from handmade jewellery and sculptural objects bordering on jewellery design, to installations, videos and projects for museums or public spaces.

« Jewellery holds so many opportunities to communicate. It forms a direct link to being human, to small things, to the absurd nature of fate, and the psychology behind traditions, cutting right across the times and nationalities« , according to jewellery designer Ted Noten.

In the nineteen sixties a number of jewellery designers started studying the possibilities of using other, cheaper materials as well in their designs. And they studied the question if jewellery could express ideas that reached beyond beauty. Ted Noten followed in the footsteps of this first generation of ‘conceptual designers’. But right from the start he also distinguished himself from them, for instance for his ability to reconcile widely differing worlds. Although he comments on the traditional world of jewellery, making clear statements, he celebrates it at the same time. He will never shrink from using unconventional materials, but he will just as easily work precious materials into his pieces if their story demands it. Noten enjoys nothing so much as operating on the fringes of his profession, or even going slightly over the edge. Like a relative outsider he has taken in both the conventional world of jewellery and its target group, and the conceptual avant-garde.

I enjoy creating work that will set people on the wrong track. Your story can only get through to people if you rob them of their prejudices about jewellery. Inspiration can be found anywhere: in the street, around the corner, in an extraordinary picture, or by contrast in an unpretentious little story someone will tell me. »

The exhibition includes and interactive and provocative installation ”Wanna Swap Your Ring” with 500 Miss Piggy rings, made of 3D-printed nylon in shocking pink, on the wall of the exhibition space, all placed within the imaginary contours of a handgun. Spectators can obtain a ring made by the master by replacing it with an old one of theirs. What counts is not the value. Noten is equally happy to receive precious rings or cheap ones. What counts is the exchange of old stories and new ones. All the stories together will gradually fill the pistol-shape, changing the symbol of aggression into a charming and multi-faceted scene.

So far the project has been created in three cities; Tokyo (Japan), Stockholm (Sweden) and Wellington (New Zealand). Other cities will follow, including London, Paris, Milan, Sydney, São Paulo, New York and Moscow. When he has been to 15 cities, Noten intends to display all the original presentations alongside each other.

The exhibition includes a documentary „Ted Noten: Gold, Sweat & Pearls”.

Jewellery designer Ted Noten (1956) is well-known for his cheeky pieces of jewellery. Are they wearable? Not necessarily. Are they provocative? Absolutely. A series of see-through purses containing a gun, a chameleon or a line of coke with a pearl necklace…

Noten: “I make jewellery that takes some time getting used to. When you wear it, you make yourself vulnerable as it makes such a striking statement. I speak out through my jewellery and objects. I comment upon jewellery as a phenomenon, upon the industry or – like any artist – upon humanity.

Atelier Ted Noten: Wanna swap your ring?  Atelier Ted Noten: Wanna swap your ring?

Wanna swap your ring? Ted NotenWanna swap your ring? Ted Noten

 

Putti Art Gallery
(Rīga, Latvia)
30-Oct-2014 – 15-Nov-2014Putti Art Gallery
16 Mārstaļu iela
1050 – Rīga
Latvia
Telephone: +371 67214229
Fax: +371 67214230

website: www.putti.lv
mail: gallery@putti.lv

09/09/2014

EXPO ‘Retrospective Ted Noten’ – Putti Art Gallery, Rīga (Latvia/lettonie) – 19 Sept.-11 Oct. 2014

Classé dans : Exposition/Exhibition,Gal. Putti (LV),Lettonie (LV),Ted NOTEN (NL) — bijoucontemporain @ 0:07

Retrospective – 25 Years of Ted Noten / Gold, Sweat & Pearls

 Art Gallery PUTTI

"Retrospective Ted Noten - 25 years" 19sept-11Oct 2014 - Gallery Putti - LV -  http://putti.lv/

From September 19 until October 11, 2014 Art Gallery PUTTI is proud to present a personal exhibition by the famous Dutch jewellery designer Ted Noten – Retrospective – 25 Years / Gold, Sweat & Pearls.

Dutch jewellery designer Ted Noten started his career in the early nineties when he worked as a soloist. Since 2005 he has been going by the name of Atelier Ted Noten. His pieces vary from handmade jewellery and sculptural objects bordering on jewellery design, to installations, videos and projects for museums or public spaces.

“Jewellery holds so many opportunities to communicate. It forms a direct link to being human, to small things, to the absurd nature of fate, and the psychology behind traditions, cutting right across the times and nationalities”, according to jewellery designer Ted Noten.

 Wanne swap your ring? Ted NotenWanne swap your ring?

Ted Noten - Necklace: Ice Ball, 2007 - Inspired by Siberian Necklace 2006 - From the series Global Tactile PieTed Noten – Necklace: Ice Ball, 2007 – Inspired by Siberian Necklace 2006From the series Global Tactile Pieces Vol.II

In the nineteen sixties a number of jewellery designers started studying the possibilities of using other, cheaper materials as well in their designs. And they studied the question if jewellery could express ideas that reached beyond beauty. Ted Noten followed in the footsteps of this first generation of ‘conceptual designers’. But right from the start he also distinguished himself from them, for instance for his ability to reconcile widely differing worlds. Although he comments on the traditional world of jewellery, making clear statements, he celebrates it at the same time. He will never shrink from using unconventional materials, but he will just as easily work precious materials into his pieces if their story demands it. Noten enjoys nothing so much as operating on the fringes of his profession, or even going slightly over the edge. Like a relative outsider he has taken in both the conventional world of jewellery and its target group, and the conceptual avant-garde.

“I enjoy creating work that will set people on the wrong track. Your story can only get through to people if you rob them of their prejudices about jewellery. Inspiration can be found anywhere: in the street, around the corner, in an extraordinary picture, or by contrast in an unpretentious little story someone will tell me.”

The exhibition includes and interactive and provocative installation ”Wanna Swap Your Ring” with 500 Miss Piggy rings, made of 3D-printed nylon in shocking pink, on the wall of the exhibition space, all placed within the imaginary contours of a handgun. Spectators can obtain a ring made by the master by replacing it with an old one of theirs. What counts is not the value. Noten is equally happy to receive precious rings or cheap ones. What counts is the exchange of old stories and new ones. All the stories together will gradually fill the pistol-shape, changing the symbol of aggression into a charming and multi-faceted scene.

Ted Noten  Necklace: After 21 cups of coffee-chain 2003  18 kt gold, porcelain  27 x 12 x 5 cmTed Noten  Necklace: After 21 cups of coffee-chain 2003  18 kt gold, porcelain  27 x 12 x 5 cm

Fashionista Golden Girl by Ted Noten - - Computer rendering: Glass-filled Nylon- 3D printed via Rapid Prototype technology.  Edition of 10 unique pieces, each with different gold element. Fashionista Golden Girl by Ted Noten - Computer rendering: Glass-filled Nylon- 3D printed via Rapid Prototype technology.  Edition of 10 unique pieces, each with different gold element.

 

Putti Art Gallery
(Rīga, Latvia)
30-Oct-2014 – 15-Nov-2014Putti Art Gallery
16 Mārstaļu iela
1050 – Rīga
Latvia
Telephone: +371 67214229
Fax: +371 67214230

website: www.putti.lv
mail: gallery@putti.lv

01/05/2014

EXPO ‘Amber in Contemporary Art Jewellery ‘ – Putti Art Gallery, Riga (Latvia/Lettonie) – 23 Mai-2 Aout 2014

Amber in Contemporary Art Jewellery -

Putti Art Gallery (Rīga, Latvia)

Amber - Riga - Putti gal.

Amber in Contemporary Art Jewellery -  Putti Art Gallery (Rīga, Latvia) 23-May-2014 -
Nikolai Balabin (brooch ?)

The core idea of the exhibition is to demonstrate the possible range of application of amber in the contemporary art jewellery created by professional jewellers.  This area of interest is largely based on the specific materiality of amber – and its historical significance. The choice of exhibition organizers to choose „Amber Road” as the thematic background is not accidental; it played a significant role between 1st and 5th centuries AD as an exchange route of goods between the Baltic Sea region and Roman Empire. The route started in the eastern coastal area of the Baltic Sea, which at that time was inhabited by the Prussians and Curonians. It continued down the Visla up to the city of Karnunta (currently in Hungary) and further to the coast of the Adriatic Sea and the Apennine peninsula, providing Rome with the precious and exclusive material. Many Roman coins and antiquities found in the graveyards in the Baltic countries is perceived as the evidence of this trade route together with testimonies in the writings of Roman Empire era. Thus not only will Latvian and Italian jewellers participate in the exhibition but also artists from countries that Amber Road passed through (Russia, Estonia, Lithuania, Poland, Austria, Slovenia, and Hungary). This exhibition will not only link the Amber Road geographically, but also historically by connecting the ancient times with the present, the past with the future and demonstrating the spectacular miracle of amber jewellery creation.

The stage of the exhibition is set by an internationally renowned fashion designer brand “MAREUNROL’S”. The fashion designers – Mārīte Mastiņa and Rolands Pēterkops created their first joint collection in 2002 while still being students at Riga Applied Art College. Since then, they have participated and received awards in various international fashion and arts festivals, including the International Fashion and Photography Festival in Hyeres (France). (www.mareunrols.com and http://putti.lv/en/mareunrols )

Exhibition catalogue is designed by Kirils Kirasirovs and the text authors are Una Meistere and Daiga Rudzāte. The catalogue is issued by the arts and culture portal “Arterritory” (www.arterritory.com).

The catalogue publishing is supported by “Rīga 2014″.

Twenty artists take part in the exhibition: Andris Lauders (Latvia), Claudia Steiner (Austria), Eva Tesarik (Austria), Eve Margus-Villems (Estonia), Fanni Vékony (Hungary), Gigi Mariani (Italy), Guntis Lauders (Latvia), Heidemarie Herb (Italy), Helfried Kodré (Austria), Jānis Vilks (Latvia), Jurgita Erminaitė-Šimkuvienė (Lithuania), Maria Cristina Bellucci (Italy), Māris Auniņš (Latvia), Māris Šustiņš (Latvia), Nataša Grandovec (Slovenia), Nikolai Balabin (Russia), Pawel Kaczynski (Poland), Sara Gackowska (Poland), Valdis Brože (Latvia) and Viktoria Münzker (Austria).

Gigi Mariani, Brooch, 2013Gigi MarianiBrooch: Alone in my Thoughts, 2013Silver, 18kt yellow gold, Amber, Niello, patina12,5 X 6,5 X 1,6 Photo: Paolo Terzi
gigi mariani - will remain a sign...- ring- silver, 18kt yellow gold,Amber, niello,patinaGigi Mariani - « will remain a sign… »  ring- silver, 18kt yellow gold,Amber, niello,patina
Heidemarie Herb, Brooch, 2013
Heidemarie HerbBrooch: Untitled, 2013925 Silver, raw amber, steel, pigment4 x 5,5 x 1,5 cm -Photo: Silvana Tili
Andris Lauders, Ring, 2013
Andris LaudersRing: Seal’s Dream, 2013Amber, Mammoth bone, 925 Silver, 750 Gold7,5 x 5 cmPhoto: Normunds Brasliņš
Fanni Vékony, Brooch, 2013
Fanni VékonyBrooch: Names of Amber II, 2013Plastic coated paper, copper, silver and Matrix boardPhoto: Mária Pecsics
claudia steiner, ring -highlighted distance- amber
Claudia SteinerRing: Highlighted Distance, 2013Copper, 925 Silver oxidized, Resin, Baltic Amber7 x 5 cmPhoto: Claudia Steiner
Helfried Kodre  - ring - amberHelfried Kodre  Ring: Vienna, 2013Amber, silver, gold, copper1,9 x 2 x 3,8 cm
Victoria Munzker - white electron - brooch with amberVictoria Munzker – white electron – brooch 
Eva Tesarik - brooch with amber
Eva Tesarik - brooch
Valdis BrozeValdis Brože – pendant (« The big one, the talkative one », 2013 -Carved amber, Silver 925, enamel
140 x 50 x 30 cm)  & ring (?)
Maria Cristina Bellucci, Necklace, 2013Maria Cristina Bellucci, Schon 2, necklace, 2013 – Silver, marble, amber, coloured pencils, rubber, epoxy resin
88 cm –
Photo: Giulia Lupi
Putti Art Gallery
16 Mārstaļu iela
1050 – Rīga
Latvia
Telephone: +371 67214229
Fax: +371 67214230

18/03/2014

EXPO ‘ZOO is life’ – Art Gallery Putti – 28 Mars- 19 Avril 2014

« ZOO is life » by Felieke van der Leest

From March 28 until April 19, 2014 Art Gallery PUTTI will host solo exhibition of Norvegian contemporary jewellery artist Felieke van der Leest – „ZOO is life”.

Felieke van der Leest - 2009 Billy Bang - Kay Berg(2009 « Billy Bang » brooch)

Contemporary jewelry artist Felieke van der Leest in her artworks uses such techniques as knitting, crocheting, and beading – using special, extremely fine yarns and tailor-made needles and hooks. Connecting the precious metals with textiles and toy animals, the artist creates a witty, attractive and colorful jewelry that brings out a smile and leaves no spectator indifferent.
“When I work with colors, I feel like an artist when I am working with metal, I feel like a constructor , and when I am working with toys , I feel like a child, ” the artist comments on her creative process.
Plastic fish, seals, bears, giraffes, elephants, gorillas, dogs, birds and other animals live in the author’s works of art. Toys are dressed up, cut and assembled, decorated and adorned. Transforming then both visually and conceptually, the artist manages to get them incorporate in her surreal world, discovering a new life for them.

 

Felieke van der Leest   "crazy Horse" 2010Felieke van der Leest   « crazy Horse » 2010

“I think my work rather be called wearable sculptures rather than jewelry, ” the artist explains.
Despite the witty approach to the jewelry making, Felieke, with her work also touches upon such social and serious issues as animal rights and environmental protection.
“Often the carriers of my jewelry tell me stories about my artwork that I would not have been able to see in my jewelry, “explains Felieke.
Felieke van der Leest was born and raised in the Netherlands, but since 2008 lives in West Norway. She got her jewerer diploma in 1996 when she graduated from the Jewelry Department at Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. For several years, the international and conceptual professional contemporary jewelry artists’ society the work of Felieke van der Leest is very highly valued and appreciated; it can be found in museums and private collections around the world.

Felieke van der Leest - 2005 Black Crow with the Golden FeathersFelieke van der Leest – 2005 Black Crow with the Golden Feathers

Felieke van der Leest, Ring, 2012Felieke van der LeestRing: Skunky Skunk, 2012 - oxidized silver, textile (viscose), plastic animal, synth. Ruby, marcasite - - 7 x 4.5 x 4.5 cm - Technique: crochet work, metalwork | Edition: 6 | Signed: F and L engraved on backside of tail

Felieke van der Leest, Brooch, 2012 "The End 3", 2012 Glass beads, plastic animal, silver, leather 12 x 11 x 4 cmFelieke van der Leest - Brooch: The End 3, 2012Glass beads, plastic animal, silver, leather
12 x 11 x 4 cm

 

Putti Art Gallery
16 Mārstaļu iela
1050 – Rīga
Latvia
Telephone: +371 67214229
Fax: +371 67214230
website: www.putti.lv
mail: gallery@putti.lv

16/01/2014

EXPO ‘Dream as Morning’ – Art gallery Putti, Riga (Latvia) – 20 Janv.-22 Mars 2014

« SAPNIS KĀ RĪTS” -  »Dream as Morning »
Putti Art Gallery (Rīga, Latvia)

White mist
Kindly caressed
Dream as a morning
(J. Anmanis)20 janvier, à 10:00 – 22 mars 2014 - starptautiska laikmetīgo rotu izstāde “SAPNIS KĀ RĪTS” - -  with : Andris Lauders (Latvija), Catalina Brenes (Itālija), Catalina Gibert (Spānija), Gigi Mariani (Itālija), Guntis Lauders (Latvija), Jānis Vilks (Latvija), Laura Cadelo Bertrand (Itālija), Lisa Hashimoto ( Japāna), Māris Auniņš (Latvija), Māris Šustiņš (Latvija), Reka Lorincz (Ungārija), Valdis Brože (Latvija), Valentina Caprini (Itālija). Art gallery Putti Mārstaļu 16, Riga-LV-1050

Artists:  Andris LaudersCatalina BrenesCatalina GibertFlora VagiGigi MarianiGuntis Lauders — Jānis Vilks — Laura Cadelo BertrandLiisa Hashimoto — Māris Auniņš — Māris Šustiņš — Reka Lorincz Valdis BrožeValentina Caprini
Catalina Gibert, Brooch, 2013Catalina Gibert -  Brooch: M.A.R., 2013 – Linen canvas, acrylic paint, water colors, gold, steel
10,5 x 5,5 x 2 cm
Laura Cadelo Bertrand -  "le pettegole"  -Laura Cadelo Bertrand -  « le pettegole »
Flora Vagi (photo) Flora Vagi – Necklace
Guntis Lauders Ring: Old man’s wisdom, 2013 Silver, mammoth tusk, ebony, citrine 2,5 x 4,5 x 4,5 cm
Guntis Lauders - Ring: Old man’s wisdom – 2013 – Silver, mammoth tusk, ebony, citrine
2,5 x 4,5 x 4,5 cm
Gigi Mariani Ring: What will be?, 2013 Silver, 18ct yellow gold, niello, patina 6,5 x 2 x 2 cmGigi Mariani – Ring: What will be? – 2013 – Silver, 18ct yellow gold, niello, patina
6,5 x 2 x 2 cm
Liisa Hashimoto, Necklace, 2013
Liisa Hashimoto – Necklace: Untitled, 2013 – Silver 925
Réka Lörincz, Brooch, 2013
Réka Lörincz -  Brooch: Too much is not enough, 2013Plastic, Swarovski crystals, 24ct gold foil, gold plated copper, oil paint
4 x 7,5 x 7,5 cm
Valdis Brože, Necklace, 2013
Valdis Brože – Necklace: Indeterminate, 2013 – Pyrites, topaz, silver 925
Valentina Caprini earringsValentina Caprini earrings 2013
 
 
Art gallery Putti
16 Mārstaļu iela
1050 – Rīga
Latvia (Lettonie)
tel  +371 67 214 229
Fax: +371 67214230
website: www.putti.lv
mail: gallery@putti.lv

21/12/2013

EXPO ‘IT IS SNOWING A LITTLE’ – Art gallery Putti, Riga (Latvia) – 19 Dec. 2013 – 14 Janv. 2014

IT IS SNOWING A LITTLE

« Come Behind the window It is snowing a little »  From December 19, 2013 until January 14, 2014 international contemporary jewelry exhibition „IT IS SNOWING A LITTLE”.

The smell of winter  – ginger bread, cabbage, apples, fir needles…
The sound of winter – wood burning in the oven, carnival laughter, glass symphony, snow under your feet…
The color of winter – red and white candles, starry sky, Christmas tree, brown pasty, silvery lighting of snow…
The feeling of winter – forgiveness, happiness, understanding, songs, kind words, candles,  PRESENTS

Liisa Hashimoto "Come Behind the window It is snowing a little"  From December 19, 2013 until January 14, 2014 international contemporary jewelry exhibition „IT IS SNOWING A LITTLE”.  place: Art gallery Putti, Riga Latvia website: putti.lv/

Artists participating in the exhibition:  Andris Lauders (Latvia) –  Catalina Brenes (Italy) — Catalina Gibert (Spain) — Gigi Mariani (Italy) — Guntis Lauders (Latvia) –  Jānis Vilks ( Latvia) — Laura Cadelo Bertrand (Italy) — Liisa Hashimoto (Japan) — Māris Auniņš (Latvia) –  Māris Šustiņš (Latvia) — Reka Lorincz (Hungary) — Valdis Brože (Latvia) — Valentina Caprini (Italy).

Catalina Brenes - "it is snowing a little" Gallery Putti
Catalina BrenesThe feeling of winter – a coat, gloves, scarf..
Gigi Mariani - Track#1 brooch - silver, 18kt yellow gold, niello, glass, patina 2013
Gigi Mariani - The feeling of winter – calm, warmth, silence, the emotion and expectation of children…   
- Track#1 brooch – silver, 18kt yellow gold, niello, glass, patina
Liisa HashimotoLiisa Hashimoto
Māris AuniņšMāris Auniņš
Reka LorinczReka Lorincz

Valentina Caprini 2013 ring

Valentina Caprini – ring 2013 -
the color of winter – mostly white,  colorful lights of the Christmas Tree, illuminated all around cities…
Catalina Giberte - A-mare 3
Catalina Gibert – A-mare 3 necklace - 
The sound of winter – breaking waves, murmuration of the starling flocks, seagulls groan on a sea tempest, whistling wind, rain dropping over the roof tiles, fireplace crackling

 

 

Art gallery Putti
Riga – LV 1050
Latvia (Lettonie)
tel  +371 67 214 229
website: putti.lv/

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