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06/03/2018

EXCHANGE-BIJOU 1 – Jonathan HENS – EXPO ‘‎Transformation’ during the MJW 2018 – Lothar Goetter Atelier, Munich (DE) – 8-11 Mars 2018

Transformation

with Jonathan HENS

Contemporary jewelry exhibition inside   Munich Jewellery Week  (7–10 March 2018)
at Lothar Goetter Atelier (Munich)
# 93 on the Schmuck Map
opening 8 March from 3pm to 8pm
Five individuals come together  in a one transformation: Alchemy of colors/Rituals/ Instantaneus/ Metamorphosis/ Identity.

Transformation EXHIBITION  /  MJW-SchmuckTalente2018  /  08- 11 MAR 2018 - Lothar Goetter Atelier - Westendstr. 76A 80339 -  Munich  GERMANY - Nevin Arig, Sara Gackowska, Celina Gram, Jonathan Hen, Dimitar Stankov

Artist list  :   Nevin Arig – Sara Gackowska –  Celina Gram — Jonathan Hens – Dimitar Stankov

  from Jonathan Hens :    LONG LIVE THE KINK  part 2 collection

« The new work from the serie LONG LIVE THE KINK of   Jonathan Hens  reflects with stunning ability the diversity and unity of our realities. The individual designs, consisting of distinct structures and leather materials, refers to the structures that make human beings versatile. The notion that each individual is an individual in his or her own right that differs from others through superficial and hypodermic characteristics becomes apparent. However, subtly Hens’ work forces us to look beyond. Touching upon the underlying notions in his previous collection where he made us question the differences between sexes, this collection makes us question the importance of dissimilarities. Hens’ most recent collection compells to focus on the unity rather than the diversity of individuals. In designing LONG LIVE THE KINK he started out with one geometrical shape and slightly tweaked and bended the particular form. The sublime interpretation of reality cunningly brings perspective into the dualistic worlds of the other and the self. Leaning towards the tabula rasa concept, he shows the oneness of human beings together in one nation.Becoming typical of Hens’ work is the insights he leaves us with regarding our world and how we choose to perceive it. «   – by Agnes Sabitova

Jonathan HENS -  LONG LIVE THE KINK   collection

Jonathan HENS -  LONG LIVE THE KINK   collection

Jonathan HENS -  LONG LIVE THE KINK   collectionJonathan HENS -  LONG LIVE THE KINK   collection

Jonathan HENS -  LONG LIVE THE KINK   collectionJonathan HENS -  LONG LIVE THE KINK   collection

Jonathan HENS -  LONG LIVE THE KINK   collectionJonathan HENS -  LONG LIVE THE KINK   collection

Jonathan HENS -  LONG LIVE THE KINK   collectionJonathan HENS -  LONG LIVE THE KINK   collection

 

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Dimitar Stankov -   #93onthemap#dimitarstankov#TRANSFORMATION #contemporaryjewelry #schmuck #electroforming #munichjewelleryweek2018 #neckpiece #ritualsDimitar STANKOV  

Nevin Arig - ‎TransformationNevin Arig 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Lothar Goetter Atelier
Westendstr. 76A
80339 -  Munich
GERMANY
Opening 08/03/2018 Thursday – 3 pm – 8 pm
Friday 09/03/2018 – 10 am – 6 pm
Saturday 10/03/2018 – 10 am – 2 pm
Sunday 11/03/2018 – 10 am – 2 pm

28/09/2017

JOYA 2017 – Barcelona (SP) – ENJOIA’T – 27 Sept.-5 Oct/6 Oct. 2017

It’s time for JOYA 2017 !! Barcelona (SP) – 5-6-7 Oct 2017

  JOYA_2017 - 5-6-7 Oct 2017

During JOYA, some AWARDS I particularly appreciate, organised by the  A-FAD :

ENJOIAT 2017

ENJOIA'T 2017 http://www.joyabarcelona.com/ 2017/

AWARDS

Enjoia’t, Contemporary Jewelry Awards
The ENJOIA´T Contemporary Jewelry Awards have taken place annually over the past 23 years, acknowledging the most outstanding contemporary creations in the jewellery industry. The awards have therefore become an important meeting point for professional and student jewellers from all over the world, as part of Barcelona Jewellery Week. The ENJOIA´T awards acknowledge designs that question and transgress the limits of contemporary jewellery creation through originality, technical quality and conceptual richness. With international jewellers taking part in the awards, ENJOIA´T has become a showcase for the industry’s latest trends from a range of cultural perspectives.

 

ENJOIA’T empezara el 27 de setembre con la exposición en el edificio Disseny Hub Barcelona. La muestra se podrà ver del 27 de septiembre al 5 de octubre al vestíbulo de la planta 0. Se podran ver las piezas finalistas de los seleccionados de ENJOIA’T 2017, un històrico de todas las coronas que han servido a galardonar los ganadores de cada edición, y las coronas hechas por los alumnos de la Escola Massana para coronar el ganador del Premio de Opinión de ENJOIA’T 2017.

La entrega de los premios se hara el 6 de octubre a la Virreina – Un ganador en premio categoria Professional, y dos finalistas, igual para la categoria Estudiantes, y solo un premio para el Premio de opinion del publico.

AWARDS on October 6th

Here are the finalists :

Students finalists :

 Enjoia't 2017 - Students finalists

1. Through, Mansuo Zhu
2. Contrast, Yi-Jhu Huang (www.yjhjewellery.com)
3. Erosión, Leticia Rayo (www.instagram.com/leticia_rayo)
4. Holes, Ching Su Metal Studio (www.chingsumetalstudio.com)
5. Horizon 3, Dongyi Wu
6. Sin Digerir, Elena Moreno Ribas (www.instagram.com/elenamorib)
7. in my skin; on your skin, Olivia Marsha (www.oliviamarsha.com)
8. Delicia, Olga Koungourova Koungourova
 
Professional finalists :
Enjoia't 2017 - Professional finalists
1. Air Capsules neck piece, Eva Fernandez Martos (www.evafernandezmartos.co.uk)
2. Duality, Nassin Vesslian (www.nassrin-vessalian.com)
3. Reflections, Agustina Ros (www.agustinaros.com)
4. Metanoia, Darja Popolitova (www.popolitova.com)
5. Dogma, Jounghye Park
6. Cariñoro, Sapi Szilágyi (www.facebook.com/sapi.jewelry)
7. Portrait n.1, Federica Sala (www.salafederica.it)
8. Fuckyeah!, Cedric Chevalley (www.cedrichevalley.com)
9. Hollow, Angela Ciobanu, (www.angelaciobanu.ro)
10. Its motion, Ryungjae Jung
11. Heart Square Series, Wu Ching Chih (www.wuchingchih.com)
 

Edificio Disseny Hub de Barcelona
Pl. de les Glòries Catalanes, 37-38
08018 Barcelona
Tel. (34) 932 566 776
/(34) 932 566 777
info@a-fad.org
www.fad.cat

17/09/2017

EXCHANGE-BIJOU 1 – Snem Yildirim at CONTREPOINTS – ICKX Contemporary Jewelry (BE) 7 Sept.-2 dec.2017

Snem Yildirim  at

ICKX Contemporary Jewelry‎ : Contrepoints exhibition -  7 Sept – 2 Dec. 2017

Inauguration dimanche 10 septembre à 15:00 – 18:00

Come to discover creations about fifteen creators Belgian and Turkish, on Sunday September 10, around a glass.
Contemporary Jewelry and a selection of objects (porcelain, wood,…) will be expose.
Art has no boundaries…..

Le début de l’exposition « Contrepoints », c’est aussi le début du parcours de Design September Brussels (07 septembre) // The beginning of the exhibition « Contrepoints », it’s also the beginning of the journey of Design September Brussels (September 07).

ICKX Contemporary Jewelry‎Contrepoints - ICKX Jewelry - Broches/brooches: Nevin Arig(Broches/brooches: Nevin Arig)

CONTREPOINTS 
07/09 – 02/12/2017

Venez découvrir les créations d’une quinzaine de créateurs belges et turcs, ce dimanche 10 septembre, autour d’un verre.
Des bijoux contemporains et une sélection d’objets (porcelaine, bois…) seront exposés.
Dans le thème de cet événement, une surprise musicale vous attend…
« L’art n’a pas de frontière.
A partir de septembre, ICKX Contemporary Jewelry proposera une exposition: “Contrepoints”: métissage de cultures, et de formes d’expression belge et turcque.
C’est sous la proposition de la créatrice Belgo-Turque Nevin Arig que pour cet événement, ICKX Contemporary Jewelry a souhaité rassembler symboliquement des créateurs de bijoux contemporains et/ou des designers belges et turcs, tous à la recherche de liberté et d’harmonie.
Exposer ensemble à Bruxelles est une manière de revendiquer le droit à l’expression, un rassemblement modeste tout en légèreté et en simplicité pour un moment de partage et de solidarité. Une ouverture positive« .

with (Bijoux contemporains – contemporary jewelry) :
Senay Akin (Turkey) — Nevin Arig (Belgium-Turkey) — Isabelle Bianchi Marchesseau (Belgium) — Burcu Buyukunal (Turkey) — Ela Cindoruk (Turkey) –  Ann Cox (Belgium) — Anne Goy (Belgium) — Sophie Heymans (Belgium) — Audrey Ickx (Belgium) — Christine Keyeux-Schnöller (Belgium) — Nazan Pak (Turkey) –  Alain Roggeman (Belgium) — Burcu Sulek (Turkey) — Aisegul Telli (Turkey) — Ubustine (Belgium) — Snem Yildirim (Turkey)

 Snem Yildirim & Didem Yildirim / studiozigzag - "Surrounded" Brooch, powder coated copper, re-cycled plastic bottles (nylon wire), steelSnem Yildirim & Didem Yildirim / studiozigzag – « Surrounded » Brooch, powder coated copper, re-cycled plastic bottles (nylon wire), steel

Snem Yildirim & Didem Yildirim / studiozigzag - "Complicated" , brooch Surrounded SeriesSnem Yildirim & Didem Yildirim / studiozigzag – « Complicated » , brooch Surrounded Series

Snem yildirim / studiozigzag - "Up Hill and Down Dale", broochSnem Yildirim / studiozigzag – « Up Hill and Down Dale », brooch

Snem Yildirim Earrings: Yildrim_Snem_Jan_2017_18, 2016 Powder coated brass, re-cycled plastic bottles (nylon wire) Photo by: Snem Yildirim From series: Kanavice SeriesSnem Yildirim Earrings: Yildrim_Snem_Jan_2017_18, 2016 Powder coated brass, re-cycled plastic bottles (nylon wire) Photo by: Snem Yildirim From series: Kanavice Series

expo ICKX 'CONTREPOINT'  BE-TRles exposants à CONTREPOINTS

 
ICKX Contemporary Jewelry

Avenue Georges Henri 435
1200 Bruxelles
+32 494 64 93 36
www.ickxjewelry.com
ickxjewelry@gmail.com

 

31/03/2017

EXCHANGE-BIJOU 2 – Anne DINAN at LOOT 2017

Classé dans : Anne DINAN (US),COUP DE COEUR,email / enamel,EXCHANGE-BIJOU,Salon,USA — bijoucontemporain @ 0:05

Anne DINAN

have been selected to participate in the 2017 spring edition of LOOT: Mad About Jewelry at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York. From April 4 through 8, 2017

‘LOOT: Mad About Jewelry’ Returns this Spring with 54 Artists from 21 Countries

LOOT spring 2017

From April 4 through 8, 2017, the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) presents LOOT: MAD About Jewelry, the annual exhibition and sale of contemporary art jewelry. Now in its 17th edition, LOOT presents a cross-section of the most exciting cutting-edge art jewelry designs, while offering the public a rare opportunity to meet and acquire pieces directly from some of the most skilled creators in the field. A striking example of the evolving possibilities of jewelry as an art form, LOOT: MAD About Jewelry champions the vision and craftsmanship of outstanding art jewelers—most of whom have never before shown work in the United States.

This year’s edition welcomes 54 artists from 21 countries, the majority of whom have never been shown in New York. All were selected by Bryna Pomp following a full year of travel and research.

THE LOOT ACQUISITION PRIZE
Awarded by a jury, the LOOT Acquisition Prize seeks to recognize a LOOT jewelry artist whose work reflects a maturity in artistry and concept; exhibits both a superior and experimental understanding of materials and form; and demonstrates expertise in technique and execution. The 2017 jury is chaired by William and Mildred Lasdon Chief Curator Shannon R. Stratton, Assistant Curator Barbara Paris Gifford, and LOOT Curator Bryna Pomp. The 2017 LOOT Acquisition Prize will be awarded on April 3 at the Opening Benefit dinner.

2017 LOOT ARTISTS (click to see more pictures)  

Anne Dinan« Anne Dinan’s enameled jewelry designs are the result of inspired experimentation and appreciation for an ever-expanding artistic process. Fascinated by the mixing of natural and industrial influences, she incorporates metals, glass, photo decals, assemblage, and metalsmithing to create stunning enamel works. She attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and has taught hundreds of students in person and globally through her online classes. Dinan also founded the Trade Handmade Facebook page, which has connected thousands of artists across the world. Her enameled photo decal wall piece Unknown Relatives, based on old photos found at a family farm in Michigan, is part of the permanent collection of Enamel Arts Foundation in Los Angeles. »

Anne Dinan - 2017   vitreous enamels   Anne Dinan - 2017   vitreous enamels

Anne DinanAnne Dinan

Anne Dinan - 2017    vitreous enamels   Anne Dinan - 2017    vitreous enamels 

Anne Dinan -  vitreous enamel pendant  Anne Dinan -  vitreous enamel pendant 

 

 

Museum of Arts and Design (MAD Museum)
Jerome and Simona Chazen Building / 2 Columbus Circle /
New York, NY 10019
(212) 299-7777

EXHIBITION AND SALE HOURS
Tuesday, April 4: 10 am to 7 pm
Wednesday, April 5: 10 am to 8 pm
Thursday, April 6: 10 am to 9 pm
Friday, April 7: 10 am to 6 pm
Saturday, April 8: 10 am to 6 pm
Entrance is free with Museum admission.
For questions regarding LOOT 2017, please call Rebekka Grossman at 212.299.7712 or email rebekka.grossman@madmuseum.org.

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28/02/2017

EXCHANGE-BIJOU 1 – Ute van der PLAATS at LOOT spring 2017

Ute van der PLAATS

have been selected to participate in the 2017 spring edition of LOOT: Mad About Jewelry at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York. From April 4 through 8, 2017

‘LOOT: Mad About Jewelry’ Returns this Spring with 54 Artists from 21 Countries

LOOT spring 2017

From April 4 through 8, 2017, the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) presents LOOT: MAD About Jewelry, the annual exhibition and sale of contemporary art jewelry. Now in its 17th edition, LOOT presents a cross-section of the most exciting cutting-edge art jewelry designs, while offering the public a rare opportunity to meet and acquire pieces directly from some of the most skilled creators in the field. A striking example of the evolving possibilities of jewelry as an art form, LOOT: MAD About Jewelry champions the vision and craftsmanship of outstanding art jewelers—most of whom have never before shown work in the United States.

This year’s edition welcomes 54 artists from 21 countries, the majority of whom have never been shown in New York. All were selected by Bryna Pomp following a full year of travel and research. For the first time, LOOT will feature three artists from Iceland and one from Romania. There will also be artists from Argentina (1), Austria (2), Belgium (1), Canada (1), Denmark (3), Finland (2), France (5), Germany (4), Greece (2), Holland (1), Israel (1), Italy (5), Korea (2), Norway (1), Portugal (1), Spain (2), United Kingdom (10), and United States (6). [.....]

The 2017 presentation includes driftwood, neoprene, marble, sheer plywood, textiles, ceramic, aluminum, beading, and acrylic. A significant trend this year is the use of recycled materials, including china tableware, plastic bottles and shopping bags, and even skateboards.”
This year, over two dozen artists have designed jewelry using natural forms as their subjects. Artists showcasing their nature-inspired designs include Hebe Argentieri (Argentina); Katharina Eder (Austria); Ute van der Plaats (Belgium); Aino Favén (Finland); Silke Lazarević (Germany); Guðbjörg Ingvarsdóttir (Iceland); Mario Salvucci (Italy); Sowon Joo (Korea); Sunyoung Kim (Korea); Åse-Marit Thorbjørnsrud (Norway); Raluca Buzura (Romania); Ana Hagopian (Spain); Jane Adam (UK); Jacqueline Clarke (UK); Olivia Creber (UK); and Iradj Moini (USA). Visitors will meet Finnish artist Inni Pärnänen, who makes floral designs using sheer plywood, and English artist Rie Taniguchi, whose jewelry depicts animals and birds. Fellow English jewelry artist Olivia Creber uses molten metal with minerals, while French artist Delphine Nardin uses sea glass, gold, and silver to design jewelry inspired by the ocean. And Icelandic artist Helga Mogensen uses driftwood and visible threads to create unique statement necklaces. »

 

THE LOOT ACQUISITION PRIZE
Awarded by a jury, the LOOT Acquisition Prize seeks to recognize a LOOT jewelry artist whose work reflects a maturity in artistry and concept; exhibits both a superior and experimental understanding of materials and form; and demonstrates expertise in technique and execution. The 2017 jury is chaired by William and Mildred Lasdon Chief Curator Shannon R. Stratton, Assistant Curator Barbara Paris Gifford, and LOOT Curator Bryna Pomp. The 2017 LOOT Acquisition Prize will be awarded on April 3 at the Opening Benefit dinner.

2017 LOOT ARTISTS (click to see more pictures):

Jane Adam
Hebe Argentieri
Kate Bajic
Giulia Barela
Ferràn Iglesias Barón
Marianne Batlle
Abigail Brown
Ilka Bruse
Raluca Buzura
Michelle Cangiano
Jacqueline Clarke
Cor Sine Labe Doli
Olivia Creber
Julie Decubber
Anne Dinan
Katharina Eder
Gaëtan Essayie
Aino Favén
Liliana Guerreiro
Aurélie Guillaume
Ana Hagopian
Guðbjörg Ingvarsdóttir
Sowon Joo
Jeong Ju Lee
Kaori Juzu
Sunyoung Kim
Saerom Kong
Konrad Laimer
Silke Lazarević
Tara Locklear
Lucy Martin
Jo McAllister
Rhona McCallum
Helga Mogensen
Iradj Moini
Gerda and Nikolai Monies
Delphine Nardin
Iris Nijenhuis
Semeli Androulidaki and Labros Papageorgiou
Inni Pärnänen
Amalia Petsali
Anna Porcu
Hélène Prime
Hlín Reykdal
Andrea Rosales-Balcarcel
Mario Salvucci
Louise Seijen ten Hoorn
Inbar Shahak
Rie Taniguchi
Åse-Marit Thorbjørnsrud
Karola Torkos
Kristin Urup
Ute van der Plaats
Katrin Zimmermann

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Ute van der PlaatsUte van der Plaats

« Born in Germany and based in Brussels, Belgium, Ute van der Plaats has worked as a jewelry designer since 2009. In addition to contemporary jewelry, she has a passion for graphic design and ceramics, and her latest collection combines these three disciplines. A few years ago, she 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 her jewelry collections. She is attracted by its translucent white color, the fragile appearance that belies a surprisingly solid character, and the almost sensual texture of unglazed porcelain. By integrating different materials, such as 3D-printed ornaments and digitally designed images, into handcrafted porcelain creations, she translates traditional jewelry concepts into contemporary pieces. « 

Ute van der PlaatsUte van der Plaats

Ute van der Plaats - add a little of blue ..... fevr 2017Ute van der Plaats - add a little of blue ….. fevr 2017

Ute van der Plaats - add a little of blue ..... fevr 2017Ute van der Plaats – add a little of blue ….. fevr 2017

 

ARTIST HIGHLIGHTS :

  • Ferràn Iglesias Barón (Spain) has over 20 years of experience in goldsmithing, encompassing academic studies and written publications, teaching, and exhibitions. He is the recipient of numerous awards. Essence and meaning are two driving forces of his growth and creative process. Barón uses the interaction of different mediums and chromas to express emotion, transcending aesthetics to create a new form of beauty and appeal.
  • Ute van der Plaats (Belgium) integrates different materials, such as 3D-printed ornaments and digitally designed images, into handcrafted porcelain creations, thus translating traditional jewelry concepts into contemporary pieces.
  • Michelle Cangiano (Australia) produces limited-edition handmade contemporary jewelry and one-off pieces for private commissions. For her “Paper Cuts” collection, Cangiano draws on her painting background and employs the simple yet time-consuming technique of threading and knotting paper discs to create pieces that seem to shift and change color as they move with the wearer.
  • Julie Decubber (France) specializes in antique porcelain and earthenware plates, turning ordinary objects into unique jewels that explore the theme of memory. Decubber cuts and reassembles pieces in order to highlight what is precious in the ordinary, applying techniques of the jeweler, stonecutter, and potter to generate elegant and unexpected combinations.
  • Aino Favén (Finland) moves between art and design to explore the achievements of nature and man. Her pieces made of translucent plastic bags are subtle comments on the large trash islands floating in oceans and endangering nature and wildlife. They also serve as memorial garlands for birds and other animals who have died from eating plastic waste.
  • Aurélie Guillaume (Canada) is reviving the idea of narrative in enameling through a contemporary context fueled by street art, comics, pop art, and counterculture. A jeweler, enamelist, and illustrator, she begins her designs with illustrations, which through the process of enameling are given new life in the physical world as wearable objects.
  • Guðbjörg Ingvarsdóttir (Iceland) takes inspiration from the Icelandic wilderness. She allows her collections to continually evolve, underlining the organic process of translating concept into finished article.
  • Sunyoung Kim (Korea) finds inspiration in the world of plants, which though frail have a strong hold on life. She focuses on representing this strength with thin metal plates, which she processes through hammering and injection using various chasing tools.
  • Konrad Laimer (Italy) has defined his works through themed workshops ranging from jewelry to objects and graphics. Through installations, international workshops, and multimedia works, he transfers his concepts to various artistic mediums and locations. The Alps have become Laimer’s main source of inspiration in regard to both themes and materials.
  • Silke Lazarević (Germany) focuses on natural materials, with the aim of expressing their inherent qualities and various potentialities. She finds inspiration in the coincidence involved in the process of working with parchment, which as a natural product follows its own logic.
  • Helga Mogensen (Iceland) creates neckpieces of all sorts, as well as smaller-scale works such as earrings, using driftwood in combination with thread and sterling silver. Mogensen considers the thread to represent human connection.
  • Iradj Moini (United States), a jewelry designer with a background in architecture, specializes in the usage of bold stones. In 2006, his jewelry was on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art as part of Iris Apfel’s collection, in addition to being featured at the Louvre, where he has three pieces in the permanent collection.
  • Delphine Nardin (France) designs jewelry around pieces of found sea glass, rough stones formed billions of years ago, and other collected relics. She combines these found eroded treasures with 18-karat gold or silver to create completely unique, delicate, and understated pieces of wearable history, which forge new links between archaeology and modernity.
  • Hélène Prime (France) creates unique pieces made of horn and of leather, each adorned with semiprecious stones. All of her creations are handmade with the greatest care in Paris and produced in limited series, using metal gilded with fine gold and natural stones.

 

 

Museum of Arts and Design (MAD Museum)
Jerome and Simona Chazen Building / 2 Columbus Circle /
New York, NY 10019
(212) 299-7777

EXHIBITION AND SALE HOURS
Tuesday, April 4: 10 am to 7 pm
Wednesday, April 5: 10 am to 8 pm
Thursday, April 6: 10 am to 9 pm
Friday, April 7: 10 am to 6 pm
Saturday, April 8: 10 am to 6 pm
Entrance is free with Museum admission.
For questions regarding LOOT 2017, please call Rebekka Grossman at 212.299.7712 or email rebekka.grossman@madmuseum.org.

 

 

 

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25/02/2017

#MunichJewelleryWeek2017 – EXPO (66) – AAD Schmuckstücke Gioielli – Galerie Carl Weishaupt P13, Munich 9-24 Mars 2017

Classé dans : Barbara PAGANIN (IT),EXCHANGE-BIJOU,Exposition/Exhibition,SCHMUCK / MJW (DE) — bijoucontemporain @ 1:54

(66) Adria Alpen Donau/aad Schmuckstücke Gioielli  2017

Adria-Alps-Danube Schmuckstücke Gioielli Jewellery 2017 – 09.03-24.03

EXCHANGE-BIJOU 2 – Barbara PAGANIN

 „Adria Alpen Donau Schmuckstücke Gioielli 2017“:

Fifty goldsmiths currently living and working in the European region between the Adriatic Sea and the River Danube (AAD) will come together to exhibit their latest hand-crafted jewellery designs.The individual aesthetic of the designs combined with the artistic implementation of each goldsmith’s craftsmanship will initiate an intercultural dialog about contemporary jewellery design. Visitors are invited to join the extremely active and thrilling scene of these European goldsmiths, where ideas, feelings, dreams are realized into breath-taking and impressive jewellery.

AAD Catalog 2017

(66) Alpen Adria Donau Schmuckstücke Gioielli aad 2017 - Susanne Elster ringsAlpen Adria Donau Schmuckstücke Gioielli aad 2017 – Susanne Elster rings

 

From Germany:  Coralie Arntz — Alexandra Bahlmann — M. Becker — M. Beer — Susanne Elstner — Bernhard Grassl — E. Jocher — Stephan Kaddick — Leinfelder — Kerstin Lind — Michael Mann — Christian Mühlbauer — Nicolodi — H. Niggl — Sebastian Baron v.d. Recke — Imogen Rizkova — G. Schmelmer — Juliane Schölss — Michael Seubert — Gisbert Stach — Christoph Straube — Satoko Takeichi-Däntl — R. Wilhelm — Ulla Zierer

From Austria:  Petr Dvorak — Elisabeth Habig — Angelina Kafka– Gerti Machacek — Aija Neuner –  Seitner — Florian Wagner

from Italy:  Gian Luca Bartellone — Giorgio Cecchetto — G.Chiarcos — Marcus Frühauf — Doris Gabrielli — Konrad Laimer — Stefania Lucchetta — Martin Messavilla –  Barbara Paganin – Federica Pallaver — Jurgen Pollo — P.Reveane — Alessia Semeraro — Giovanni Sicuro — Silvia Valenti — Janos Gabor Varga — Michele Zanin — Stefano Zanin

SCHMUCK 2017 - Barbara Paganin -  - at AAD exhibition - Open Memory n°22 brooch: Barbara Paganin Open Memory n°22 brooch

SCHMUCK 2017 - Barbara Paganin -   at AAD exhibition - Open Memory n°26 brooch: Barbara Paganin  Open Memory n°26 brooch « biology lesson »

SCHMUCK 2017 - Barbara Paganin - at AAD exhibition   - Open Memory n°19 brooch: Barbara Paganin -  Open Memory n°19 brooch

« in the brooches « Memoria Aperta«  ………..  the artist effectively tests the value of the memories that bind everything and everyone. In this collection, ceramic animals, porcelain dolls, sculpted ivory shapes, woods, glass, miniatures of old photos—unearthed, inherited, and collected relics—are mixed in with incredible reproductions in lost wax of shoes, dresses, tiny tools of daily use, mini-bestiary, and gems. Paganin weaves her thick net of information on a sort of genetic algorithm in which everyone can find their reflection. Each brooch, every necklace starts a story. It’s up to us to choose the plots. »  (By Silvia Valenti on  AJF)

 

 

 

 

Galerie Carl Weishaupt P13
Promenadeplatz 13
Munich – DE
Tue-Sat 11:00–18:00
www.goldschmiedeinnung.de

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26/11/2016

EXCHANGE-BIJOU 2 – Barbara Paganin – THE Venetian goldsmith ….

Classé dans : Barbara PAGANIN (IT),COUP DE COEUR,EXCHANGE-BIJOU,Italie (IT) — bijoucontemporain @ 1:40

Barbara Paganin

me ????!!! doing  an « EXCHANGE » with Barbara Paganin ???!!! for me she is a STAR, far away in the sky, a place where only « Gods » have place !!! a MASTER !! THE jeweller !! and she accepted to do an exchange with me ???!!! I can’t believe it !! it paralyzes me !!! It leaves me breathless !!! and when you read this (in which public collections her works are, I feel really …… OUT !! (« Her works are in the permanent collections of museums including the V & A in London, Musée des Art Décoratif of Paris, Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Museum of Modern Art in Ca ‘Pesaro in Venice, Museum of Fine Art of Montreal, LACMA in Los Angeles….. »)

Well …… trying to keep calm ……………..
What makes me really mouth-watering is her coliflor & other vegetables series ….. and the « more » necklace leaves you really breathless & mouth watering ……… a part the BEAUTY of forms, of colors, of composition ….
« In a 2011 study of cabbage, Paganin cast romanesco broccoli (a Roman variety of cauliflower) in dental acrylic, which she embellished with oxidized silver, ultimately producing a brooch that evoked the logarithmic, spiraled texture of the vegetable. »

Barbara Paganin - "cavolo" arancione brooch Italy 2011 - oxidised silver and acrylic (methacrylate) cast from broccoli romanesco,  orange and yellow, faded slightly but still bright, looks like a type of cacti, connected to a back piece of metal using wire.: Barbara Paganin - « cavolo » arancione brooch Italy 2011 – oxidised silver and acrylic (methacrylate) cast from broccoli romanesco,  orange and yellow, faded slightly but still bright, looks like a type of cacti, connected to a back piece of metal using wire

Barbara Paganin - "More" necklace, 2013Barbara Paganin – « More » necklace, 2013 – oxidised silver, gold and polymethylmethacrylate

« With her works she creates a plant and animal life and landscape where geometric knowledge alternates in processing natural and informal, where the color will find its space and where the story will become the main theme. Each work tells a story chapter by chapter linked to the experience of Barbara Paganin, but that each one can imagine different, adapting it to his own memory, to their own experiences, so bringing out from the seas of memories the images, flash, life paths that converge in unison in a single center or in the work itself. » (Elena Segato Virtualkiosk)

Barbara Paganin - "More" necklace, 2013 at Milan 2016  Miart & Triennale « More » necklace, 2013 – oxidised silver, gold and polymethylmethacrylate

« Il lavoro di Barbara Paganin condensa la coerenza concettuale di un percorso artistico articolato, supportato da conoscenze e capacità tecniche eccelse. Pur padroneggiando a fondo l’arte della lavorazione dei metalli, l’artista va oltre, desiderosa di sperimentare sempre nuove esperienze con materiali altri, quali il vetro, la porcellana, il polimetacrilato, il titanio raggiungendo costantemente un successo qualitativo di massimo livello. Il risultato sono dei pezzi « parlanti », delle opere che sempre hanno racchiusa una storia che ogni volta si racconta in modo diverso ad ogni diverso osservatore.
Non certo una mostra celebrativa quindi, forse anche quello, ma la reale opportunità di conoscere ed emozionarsi avendo l’incentivo per avvicinare e apprendere un percorso artistico esemplare che il catalogo con il testo di Mirella Cisotto, curatrice della mostra, e gli ingigantimenti fotografici dei singoli pezzi aiutano ancor più a svelare. » (archimagazine - EXPO « Barbara Paganin -Dall’orto alla soffitta » Oratorio di San Rocco, Padova 16 ott.- 22 nov. 2015)
« la « sequenza simultanea » di oltre 120 pezzi messi insieme in occasione di questa esposizione, toglie davvero il fiato« 

 

Barbara Paganin - cavolo arancione necklace -: Barbara Paganin – cavolo arancione necklace

« inspired by the vivid colors and organic shapes of her natural surroundings, Barbara Paganin channels the textures and forms of landscapes and fruit in her imaginative, contemporary jewelry. Paganin lives in Venice, Italy, where she is a graduate of sculpture from the Academy of Fine Arts and now teaches jewelry design at the Art Institute of Venice along with maintaining her studio. In her designs, Paganin replicates patterns and forms derived from nature in intricate detail. »

Collana More, 2013, Mostra Barbara Paganin a San Rocco, Padova - © Photo Roberto Zanon: Collana More, 2013, Mostra Barbara Paganin a San Rocco, Padova – © Photo Roberto Zanon

« Barbara Paganin, the Venetian goldsmith, from the first creations of the ’80s to the most recent completed during this year 2015. For over 25 years, exhibited in Europe (London, Vienna, Monaco, Gothenburg, Paris, Antwerp …) and the US (New York, Chicago, Miami …) ; known internationally, has won several national and international awards. The artist inherits from goldsmith school of Padua, within which is inserted the critically intense structuralism that it then turns into an original form of naturalistic figuration. » (Virtualkiosk)

Barbara Paganin: Broche CESPUGLIO VERDE - Galerie Orfèo -: Barbara Paganin: Broche CESPUGLIO VERDE – Galerie Orfèo

« Dall’orto alla Soffita is the first retrospective dedicated to Paganin’s work in Italy, and we should be thankful to the city of Padua for paying homage to a great maker, and aligning itself with recognition she has already received abroad.
The question is, why did we have to wait so many years?
One possible interpretation is that her work is too innovative and especially too “divergent” from that of the Gold School of Padua to have been widely promoted or simply given its proper due in Italy. Being so stylistically detached sent her on a different, international career course. » (AJF)

Barbara Paganin  2010 ·   Concrescenza , metacrilato e argentoBarbara Paganin  2010 ·   Concrescenza , metacrilato e argento

« the jewels owned by private collectors stood out: They delivered a peculiar emotional energy because they live, as should be the case, their life as brooches, rings, necklaces. And soon, they will be back with their owners. » (AJF)Enregistrer

20/11/2016

EXCHANGE-BIJOU 2 – Yafit Ben Meshulam – fil rouge à suivre …..

 Yafit Ben Meshulam

Decouverte à Joya 2016,  de suite elle fut pour moi les «bijoux du Petit Poucet» …  avec son « Yoshi lapel pins set » …. ;-)

De la céramique, matte, blanche et douce et lisse, et des éléments textiles, comme de petits encarts moelleux, brodés de fils rouges aux motifs « ethniques », appartenant au folklore mondial, qui rappellent …. un « déjà-vu », un « déjà connu », vous savez, la « blouse roumaine », la « nappe de mamy », les serviettes brodées de « tante Ursule » ….. ces broderies faites au fil rouge, le fil rouge du souvenir …. Ce sont ces creux, remplis de « tendre » -ou pas-  qu’elle appelle ses « lacuna » (du nom de sa marque, « Lacuna jewellery« ) : un « creux », « a space between elements« , où s’engouffre le souvenir …. et elle re- »tisse » la mémoire, avec ses techniques à elle, re-coud, re-lie, re-crée … pour sa dernière collection, « Appear & Disappear collection »

Et, bien sûr, elle a « fait » Shenkar, la fameuse école ……

Yafit Ben Meshulam - "les bijoux du Petit Poucet" ...... (in fact "YOSHI lapel pin set"  lapel pins for men & women. Red embroidery inlaid in 3D printed Ceramic & Resin -  925 Sterling Silver, Ceramic, fabric -  Lapel pin size: 0.4 inch / 1 cm )   Yafit Ben Meshulam - « les bijoux du Petit Poucet » …… (in fact « YOSHI lapel pin set »  lapel pins for men & women. Red embroidery inlaid in 3D printed Ceramic & Resin -  925 Sterling Silver, Ceramic, fabric -  Lapel pin size: 0.4 inch / 1 cm )

 Yafit Ben Meshulam - YOSHI lapel pin set  -   925 Sterling Silver, Ceramic, fabric - Red embroidery inlaid in 3D printed Ceramic and Resin: Yafit Ben Meshulam – YOSHI lapel pin set  (worn) -   925 Sterling Silver, Ceramic, fabric – Red embroidery inlaid in 3D printed Ceramic and Resin

« Does technology affect the value of design, whether handcrafted or machine-made? And can we tell the difference now with the boundaries becoming blurred ? The collection started with very soft and organic jewellery that expresses birth and the creation of something new. To these emotional shapes I added a strong metal outline to symbolise the overpowering force of new technologies on crafts.« 

 Yafit Ben Meshulam/Lacuna jewellery - Bubbles Industrial memory / 2015 Plaster, fabric, Stainless Steel, Silver - white brooch  embroidery red thread, 3dprinting, laboratory  - cocoon organism: Yafit Ben Meshulam/Lacuna jewellery- Bubbles Industrial memory / 2015 – white brooch, embroidery, red thread, 3dprinting - Plaster, fabric, Stainless Steel, Silver

Yafit Ben Meshulam  Back & forward brooch  newcollection whitejewelry lacuna red  eramics: Yafit Ben Meshulam  - Back & forward brooch  new collection  red  eramics

 « LACUNA is a space between elementsA quiet elongation between one musical note to the next – A gap in the text that leaves room for imagination  –          I’d like to invite you into a world of intrigue and imagination. In this world, I see my jewels as unique 3D objects, each containing the shell of an element that once existed … and now in its place, the lacuna – just a memory of what once was.   The unique shapes of my designs were formed as if I removed a “frozen moment” froma step in the design process. Space remains between the material that originally was and the shape that came to be. With your imagination, this space allows a glimpse into the elements that were whisked away and hidden during this intriguing “frozen moment”.  In each collection I use a variety of techniques and technologies, which give expression to the concept of my designs.  I meticulously add textures, colors and finishes to the 3d prints and casted jewelry, so that the surface and interior spaces are decorated by the small details.   My name is Yafit Ben Meshulam. I’m a jewelry designer, maker and metal smith working and living in  Tel Aviv, Israel. I earned a B.DES degree in jewelry design from the distinguished Shenkar College of engineering and design in Tel Aviv.  Thanks for letting me share my passion with you « 

 Yafit Ben Meshulam - at JOYA 2016 -  RIKU NECKLACE  $195 - Contemporary pendant necklace, made of red embroidery inlaid in 3D printed Ceramic pendant that moves gently like scales.  * Materials /  Red rope chain, Ceramic ,fabric, Alpaka, Sterling Silver - Pendant size: 2.5x2.5 inch / 6x6 cm - Chain length 28 inch, no bracket: Yafit Ben Meshulam – at JOYA 2016 -  « Riku » necklace -  red embroidery inlaid in 3D printed Ceramic pendant that moves gently like scales -  Red rope chain, Ceramic ,fabric, Alpaka, Sterling Silver – Pendant size: 2.5×2.5 inch

 Yafit Ben Meshulam - brooch - at JOYA 2016: Yafit Ben Meshulam – brooch – at JOYA 2016

 Yafit Ben Meshulam -   necklace  - at JOYA 2016: Yafit Ben Meshulam -   necklace  – at JOYA 2016 - Ceramic, Coral, Fabric, silver, stainless steel ….

Yafit Ben Meshulam - Kotaro necklace - Ten ceramic links and tow ceramic pieces with red embroidery engraving and Coral beads.  * Materials /   Ceramic, Coral  * Chain length 28 inch, no bracket  * Finish / Matte ceramic, shiny red resin Kotaro necklace - detail - Matte ceramic, shiny red resin
Yafit Ben Meshulam – « Kotaro » necklace – Ten ceramic links and tow ceramic pieces with red embroidery engraving and Coral beads.  -  Ceramic, Coral  -Chain length 28 inch – Finish / Matte ceramic, shiny red resin
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Yafit Ben Meshulam  – from embroidery red ethnic pattern ….. to … working on new pattern… pattern embroidery  sketch  dots
« Does jewelry within a specific collection have to be similar to one another? Further, is it possible to create an eclectic collection b ased on the same fundamental principles, or in other words D.N.A., of the jewelry’s design elements?
In creating a collection, designers sometimes realize upon reviewing their work that his or her project has another connection that wasn’t consciously created. In this project I decided to make this unknown, secondary connection the leading topic of my collection.
Throughout my process, every item b egan as an intuitive idea which was formulated independently into its correct form b ased on the materials and technology used. The connection between the items is revealed in the end; when all the pieces appear together. In my case, the connection that was discovered was measurements. Each piece emphasizes measurement in different ways; and together they appear as eclectic collection.
However, the result of this semi-blind process brings to the forefront an age old question: What makes a collection cohesive; is it materials? technology? shape? or is it the hand of the designer which gives a collection unity? »

 

 

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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12/09/2016

EXPO ‘CrossPass’ – Gallery Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco (USA) – 8 Sept.-9 Oct. 2016

Demitra Thomloudis and Motoko Furuhashi: CrossPass

 
Artists’ Reception: Friday, September 9, 6-8pm

CrossPath  velvet da Vinci

CrossPass is a project featuring collaborative and solo works by artists Demitra Thomloudis and Motoko Furuhashi that examines place through expanded media and the intimate lens of jewelry and small objects. The project targets a distinctive stretch of the Interstate 10 corridor connecting the unique borderplex region of El Paso, Texas to Las Cruces, New Mexico. The objective of CrossPass is to allow site-specific locations and the artists’ shared personal inquiries along this route to initiate the collection of images, video and sound which directly influences the creation of jewelry and objects. The viewer is asked to join them in their investigation of this land awash with dramatic terrain, vernacular structures and a multitude of boundaries; and, to uniquely discover these sites through the body.

CrossPass Site #8 Mesa Crosspass: Demitra Ryan-Thomloudis "Over the Fence" installation of brooches

 CrossPass Site #8 Mesa – Students parking their cars at the University of Texas at El Paso have a direct view of the border of different a country: Mexico. Here the divide is physically reinforced with the expansive border highway fence  // Crosspass: Demitra Ryan-Thomloudis « Over the Fence » installation of broochesDemitra Thomloudis and Motoko Furuhashi, Site 7, 2016, Brass, powder coat, sand, found materials: Demitra Thomloudis and Motoko Furuhashi, Site 7, 2016, necklace Brass, powder coat, sand, found materials - Site #7 Mesa
El Paso is a city in constant flux. There you see the constant changing and rotating of businesses

 

Motoko Furuhashi was born in 1982 in Tokyo, Japan. While growing up in Tokyo, she received her introduction to art from her grandfather. Her recent works are inspired by her experiences traveling around the world and the road that takes her from one place to another. Motoko received her MFA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor at New Mexico State University. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, the Oakland Museum of California, and Nobana Art Works in Ginza in Tokyo. Publications include 500 Plastic Jewelry design by Lark Books, New Rings: 500+ Designs from Around the World by Nicolas Estrada, and Humor in Craft by Brigitte Martin.

Motoko Furuhashi, Anthony, 2016, Tape, road segments, brass, silver, powder coat, paint: Motoko Furuhashi, Anthony, 2016, Tape, road segments, brass, silver, powder coat, paint


 

Furuhashi Artist Statement:
“I am deeply fascinated with imperfection and the complexity of the natural cycle of growth, decay, and death as the processes that govern life. The overall intent with my work has been to slow the viewer down and make what goes unnoticed important. By highlighting what is viewed as imperfect my work can bring relevance to the object. My belief is that objects only gain importance when the artist draws attention to them. My work is a shift in the meaning of perfection, transforming our perception of reality to new perspectives.”

 Motoko Furuhashi, NMSU Parking Lot (New Mexico State University), 2016, Tape, road segments, brass, silver, powder coat, paint: Motoko Furuhashi, NMSU Parking Lot (New Mexico State University), brooch – 2016, Tape, road segments, brass, silver, powder coat, paintDemitra Thomloudis and Motoko Furuhashi, Site 9, 2016, Nickel silver, fabric, steel: Demitra Thomloudis and Motoko Furuhashi, Site 9, 2016, Nickel silver, fabric, steel

 

Thomloudis Artist Statement:
My jewelry is influenced by the ve­­rnacular architecture and landscapes of site-specific locations. This interest has led me to identify particular aesthetic characteristics and construction techniques that I employ to create works to be worn on the body. As an artist using jewelry and objects as an artistic format for self-expression, my work intends to challenge the construct of the medium as a means to examine value, material sign systems, and extensions of personal and place identity. By relating to the aesthetics of architecture, landscape, and place in this way, I see jewelry having the potential to connect us closer to the world we are surrounded by.”

Demitra Thomloudis and Motoko Furuhashi, Site 5, 2016, Steel, sand, dry grass, acrylic, paint, land segment, silver: Demitra Thomloudis and Motoko Furuhashi, Site 5, 2016, Steel, sand, dry grass, acrylic, paint, land segment, silver – Site #5 Anthony
The border town of Texas and New Mexico is Anthony. There Anthony, NM and Anthony, TX sit next to each other.

Demitra Thomloudis and Motoko Furuhashi, Site 2, 2016, Nickel silver, brass, silver, land segment, ink jet print, gesso: Demitra Thomloudis and Motoko Furuhashi, Site 2, 2016, Nickel silver, brass, silver, land segment, ink
jet print, gesso – - Site #2 Las Cruces (Near NMSU)  From land of Native Americans, the Spanish territory of New Mexico has been established over the time. These streets created here continue to develop and allows us access to the land.

Demitra Thomloudis and Motoko Furuhashi, Site 8, 2016, Steel, brass, cement, resin, pigment, fibers: Demitra Thomloudis and Motoko Furuhashi, Site 8, 2016, Steel, brass, cement, resin, pigment, fibers

Demitra Thomloudis and Motoko Furuhashi: Site #4, 2016 Steel, sand, dry grass, acrylic, paint, land segment, silver Site #4 Vado Demitra Thomloudis and Motoko Furuhashi: Site #4, 2016 Steel, sand, dry grass, acrylic, paint, land segment, s

ilver Site #4 Vado
New Mexico’s relaxing life style is highlighted by the vivid colors of the orange and beige sand, dry green grass, tumbleweeds, and its rectangular shaped farm lands.  

 

Velvet da Vinci
2015 Polk Street,
San Francisco, CA 94109
Phone: 415-441-0109
Email:  info@velvetdavincigallery.com
Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 11am – 6pm, Sunday, 11am – 4pm

 

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