ROBIN KRANITZKY & KIM OVERSTREET

ROBIN KRANITZKY & KIM OVERSTREET

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Jun
21

EVERYTHING BEGINS WITH A KILN Robin Kranitzky and Kim Overstreet started their artistic collaboration in 1985 when a mutual interest in ceramics prompted them to create mixed-media jewelry to raise funds for a kiln. The unexpected success of this project launched their collaborative venture known then as Lost & Found. Today, the Kranitzky & Overstreet studio is located in Richmond, Virginia, USA.   TIMELESS Deeply influenced by their beginnings as creatives in advertisement and by the art of assemblage developed by artists like Joseph Cornell, the duo has an absolutely inimitable style, composing with found objects, times, and different interpretation levels, to create complex, captivating and thougth-provoking narrative works. SEE THEIR WORKS ? Their works are in the permanent collections of many museums: Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the Museum of Art in Philadelphia, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Smithsonian Collection, the National Museum of Contemporary American Craft and the design Museum of Helsinki in Finland.  The gallery is proud to show one of their original works at the occasion of Parcours Bijoux 2017, as part of the exhibition entitled "Triptych: Life, Love, Death". FOLLOW KRANITZKY & OVERSTREETWebsiteInstagramFacebookArt Jewelry Forum - […]

ZOE ARNOLD

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Jun
21

ABOUT Born in 1981, Zoe Arnold is a British artist. She studied jewellery design at Central Saint Martins in London, graduating with a first class Honours degree in 2013, and has gone on to establish herself as an independent artist jeweller. OVERCOMING THE CATEGORIES Often referred to as "The Jeweller’s Jeweller"; Zoe Arnold’s evocative jewels are as much individual works of art as they are wearable sculpture, exploring the poetic and the macabre in the form of both illustrative and sometimes obscure treasures. Known for their individuality and wit, her works are made with a varied use of materials and techniques, a love of fine craftsmanship and traditional hand skills, combined with storytelling and poetic imagery.   SEE HER WORKS ? Her pieces are in many prestigious collections, including the Crafts Council, the V&A, the National Museums of Northern Ireland and the Alice & Louis Koch collection, among others. The gallery will show a selection of her original works at the occasion of Parcours Bijoux 2017, as part of the exhibition entitled "Triptych: Life, Love, Death". I work in all sorts of different ways and I use a range of materials – silver, gold, wood, old prints and engravings, old […]

JO POND

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Jun
21

ABOUT Born in Chiswick, London, Jo Pond is a British art jeweller. After discovering jewellery making at the Berkshire and Loughborough Colleges of Art & Design, she established her design process some years later during her Masters at the School of Jewellery, Birmingham. Today she lives and works in Staffordshire, where, alongside her practice as a studio jeweller, she is employed as a lecturer at the School of Jewellery. REPURPOSING AS A RE-CREATION Jo Pond perceives among the most prosaic objects unsuspected aesthetic and narrative potentialities that most of us would not even notice. By collecting them first, then by recycling and modifying them, especially through laser welding, she creates jewels / artifacts that deconstruct our a priori with an obvious tenderness and a consummate talent for understatements. SEE HER WORKS ? Her works have been exhibited in many galleries internationally, showcased at selected exhibitions such as Schmuck in Munich, the V&A Museum London, Price Tower Arts Centre Oklahoma, and Contemporary Applied Arts in London. The gallery will show a selection of her works at the occasion of edition 2017 of the Paris Design Week. FOLLOW JO PONDWebsiteInstagramFacebook

GABI VEIT

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Jun
21

ABOUT Born in 1968 in Bolzano, Italy, Gabi Veit is a spoon maker, art-jeweller and graphic designer based in South Tyrol and Switzerland. After studying graphic design in Innsbruck and Venice, she founded her own studio in 1994. She then graduated in jewellery design from the Alchimia School in Florence, in 2011. THE HIDDEN POETRY OF THE SPOON While pursuing the creation of jewellery, Gabi Veit has mostly focused her attention on the exploration of the spoon's design lately. Herself a great collector of this everyday object whose functional and elementary forms fascinate her, Gabi Veit considers the spoon as a subject of experimentation and a means of interaction. Her one-off spoons present organic forms, whose rough and falsely archaic surfaces reveal a genuine taste for the Japanese aesthetics of wabi sabi. SEE HER WORKS ? The works of Gabi Veit are regularly shown in exhibitions and galleries of international renown. Her collection of spoons inspired by the Seven Deadly Sins is now part of the collection of the Grassimuseum in Leipzig. In 2017, her work was exhibited in Meister der Moderne, HMI, Munich, in FuoriSalone Milan and in the Vogue Salon, during Berlin Fashion Week. The gallery will present […]

ASAGI MAEDA

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Jun
21

ABOUT Asagi Maeda is a Japanese artist. After completing a BFA in sculpting at Tokyo Zokei University, she studied gemology at GIA, NY and jewellery design at Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.  Today she lives and works in Tokyo, where she makes jewellery and lectures on jewellery making at Jyoshibi University of Art and Design. LIFE IN BOXES Since her childhood, she is fascinated by boxes and puppet theater. Memories that today fuel her work which aims to explore the theme of the urban space. She translates the city life into the form of imbricated boxes, unveiling a tiny world inhabited by miniature silhouettes made of thin gold wires. Each spectator then becomes the witness of poetic scenes of the ordinary life. SEE HER WORKS ? Her pieces are in numerous private collections throughout the United States and internationally and in prestigious collections, including the Museum of Arts and Design, New York City and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, among others. The gallery will show a selection of her original works at the occasion of Parcours Bijoux 2017, as part of the exhibition entitled "Triptych: Life, Love, Death". I grew up in Tokyo. It's a big city. I used to like […]

LISA & SCOTT CYLINDER

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Jun
21

SOULMATES Lisa and Scott Cylinder first met while they were students in jewellery and goldsmithing at the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. Since 1988, they have been successfully co-directing their art jewellery studio while pursuing a teaching career. Their work is regularly featured in publications such as METALSMITH magazine, the Lapidary Journal, American Craft, the Lark Jewelry Books (500 Brooches, 500 Necklaces, 500 Plastic Jewelry Designs, 500 Gemstone Jewels). They live and work in Oley, Pennsylvania. REENCHANTING THE REALITY The artistic approach of Lisa and Scott Cylinder is guided by their unconditional respect of materials, by the work of the hand but also by their fascination for objects of all kinds (found objects, tools, musical instruments) that they deconstruct and take out of their original context to reinterpret them in post-modern compositions. SEE THEIR WORKS ? Their works are in numerous museums and private collections: the Racine Art Museum, Racine (WI), the Museum of Contemporary Arts & Design (NY), The Gregg Museum at North Caroline State University, (NC), and the Craft Emergency Relief Fund (CERF) “Bird in Hand” Miniature Collection (MD). The gallery will show a selection of their original works at the occasion of Paris Design Week and of Parcours […]

KATJA PRINS

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Jun
21

ABOUT Born in Haarlem in 1970, Katja Prins is a Dutch artist. After her training in traditional techniques of jewellery at the Vakschool of Schoonhoven, she studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam (1993-1997). Today she lives and works in Amsterdam. HUMAN/MACHINE Since her beginnings as an art jeweller, Katja Prins has been continuously reflecting on the ambiguous relationship between human and machine. By questioning our relationship to technologies, by exploring the question of hybridity, she has gradually developed a repertoire of forms whose  rigor and sharp beauty gives her works the evocative force of signals. SEE HER WORKS ? Her works are in numerous private collections and permanent museums collections : MAD Museum in New York, Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, Museum of Modern Art in Arnhem, CODA Museumin Apeldoorn, Schmuck Museum in Pforzheim, among others. The gallery will show a selection of her original works at the occasion of the 2017 edition of Paris Design Week.     For quite some time, my work has been about the relationship between us, as human beings (our human bodies), and technology. When you think of it, this relationship is really intimate. Just look around you. It’s everywhere. We sleep, sit, eat, drink, move, and […]

XAVIER MONCLÚS

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Jun
21

ABOUT Born in Barcelona in 1966, Xavier Monclús is an art jeweller. Soon after his studies at the Massana School in Barcelona, his work has been presented in galleries and museums in Europe, United States, Canada and Japan. Since 2013, he lives and works in Maó, Menorca island, Spain. IMAGE & NARRATION For more than 25 years, Xavier Monclús has developed a very personal style, both narrative and figurative, inspired by everyday life. Animals, architecture or objects inhabit his works thus creating a tender, humorous universe with surrealist accents. In recent years, probably influenced by the popular architecture of Menorca, the island where he now lives, his work evolved towards more refined, minimalist compositions gradually abandoning the narrative complexity of his previous production to concentrate on the essence of geometric forms. SEE HIS WORKS ? His work is represented in numerous catalogs and books on jewellery. His works can be seen in the Françoise van den Bosch Foundation, the Netherlands and the Museu del Disseny in Barcelona, Spain. The gallery will show a selection of his works at the occasion of the "Holy Tools !" exhibition, during edition 2017 of the Paris Design Week. FOLLOW XAVIER MONCLÚSKLIMT02.netNARRATIVE JEWELLERY - LE […]

BARBARA PAGANIN

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Jun
21

ABOUT Born in Venice in 1961, Barbara Paganin is an Italian artist. She was trained as a goldsmith studying metals and jewellery at the Istituto Statale d’Arte in Venice and sculpture at the Accademia di Belle Arti of Venice. Since 1988, she teaches professional design for the art of metals and jewellery at the Istituto Statale d’Arte in Venice, now the Liceo Artistico Michelangelo Guggenheim. EXPLORATION & EXPERIMENTATION Since her beginnings as a jeweller, Barbara Paganin has been working with valuable materials such as gold, silver and precious stones, but her love of experimentation gradually pushed her to diversify her approach by adopting the techniques of glass, resin and porcelain. An exploration of the techniques that echoes the exploration of these memories that she reconstructs with found objects or collectibles. SEE HER WORKS ? Internationaly acclaimed, Barbara Paganin' works are in the permanent collections of many museums: the V&A in London, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Museo d’Arte Moderna di Ca’ Pesaro in Venice, the Musée des Beaux Arts in Montreal, the LACMA in Los Angeles, among others. The gallery will show a […]