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CASTELLO HANSEN

Castello Hansen was born in Denmark in 1965, and lives and works in Sweden. He was trained as a goldsmith at Ole Lynggaard in Hellerup, Denmark and holds a MA from Royal College of Art, London, UK.
He was the 1994 Winner of Platinum Award, UK and received the first prize in the
Jewellery and Hollowware competition during the Copenhagen-Cultural Capital of Europe in 1996.
Castello Hansen has shown his work in numerous international exhibitions and is represented in private and public collections: Dallas Museum of Art, USA; Victoria & Albert Museum, UK; Design Museum, Danmark. The Danish Arts Foundation’s Jewellery Collection; Copenhagen Goldsmiths’ Guild, The National Museum, Sweden; The Röhsska Museum, Sweden.

PHILOSOPHIE

Castello Hansen creates jewellery with simple, minimalist forms yet very expressive , and jewelry as a phenomenon in its own right is his favorite subject matter: « I regard jewellery to be purely visual and tactile media defined by its own phenomenology and as such only capable of communicating symbolically'. (...) There are no limits to what we can know about jewelry, about this phenomenon and its culture, and it is impossible to predict the nature of the creative possibilities waiting to be discovered if we search for them with an open mind". My work " is an investigation into the latent creative potentials that emerge when crossing the boundaries between the different techniques and media used in jewelry making".

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