We welcomed back our yearly Art Jewelry Exhibition ‘LET THE JEWELRY BE HEARD’ and explored the dreamy imagination of the selected artists. RVNHUS likes to communicate to people through art – in any form. And we choose to have this yearly exhibition because Art Jewelry is a way of expressing ourselves through tactility, form, and beauty. We admire the chosen artists for their craftsmanship, strong expression and the way they are able to portray emotion in their art pieces. Leaving the main stage for the Art Jewelry pieces to be ‘heard’. And ‘heard’ because we believe a better world needs honest craftsmanship and strong statements. We hope you will enjoy ‘hearing’ them as much as we do.
Imagine all the jewelry to desire…
9 ARTISTS – 79 DAYS
AMALIE GRAUENGAARD (DK)
ESTHER HEITE (DE)
Like a sculptor I am searching for a way to translate my thoughts and observations into material. I make
material sketches and collages, apply or remove material and try to bring forth something that touches the soul. Breaking the rules and limits of the familiar I develop my own techniques and tools to generate a new aesthetic. The explorative approach of technique and material activates in my process a never-ending experimental field of discoveries and innovations. Since my graduation project I work mainly with stainless steel and fine welding. Rather than trying to disguise the welding dots, they have become a central element of my jewellery making.
SURI JEWELRY by GIULIA VECCHIATO (IT)
With my jewelry I want to bring the magic of small objects, slender treasures, the preciousness of imperfections. Each piece is elegant and raw, fragile and monumental, visual and literary, ancient and contemporary. Venice, my city, is a big part in my work in terms of inspiration, point of view, the rhythm is slow, light is watery and statery, memory trapped in every crack, tradition and transgression, melancholy and reiteration. SURI Jewelry is a research project that also wants to be an hymn to nostalgia, to its humid perfume, its drama, its strength and contradictions. Each piece is a tool to reveal anyone’s strength, preciousness, memory and power.
HONGXIA WANG (DK)
Hongxia Wang’s wearable forms carry a poetic approach to material.Using both conventional goldsmithing materials and found elements, Hongxia redefines traditional processes by allowing intuition to reshape the hand’s craft. Hongxia’s pieces are a narration of personal experience and storytelling , ultimately exuding a sense of harmony and balance in both their form and composition. The work is a reflection upon the materials, their function, their manipulated appearance, and metaphoric representations. Her work also allows one to go deeper beyond the physical structures into abstracted textures that speak a new language of jewellery.
KALKIDAN HOEX (NL)
TheNEWtribe / Kalkidan Hoex
Kalkidan Hoex was adopted from Ethiopia and brought up in the Netherlands. In her multi-disciplinary work Hoex examines the pervasive feeling of living between two worlds that has followed her for most of her life. The work speaks directly to those she considers a part of her own identity: youth of mixed descent, who were adopted out of their country or origin or had to flee with their families from their birthplace.
Despite the differences in backgrounds and upbringing, she feels that they share common interests and viewpoints. Through her practice she is exploring the intricacies of her own identity while simultaneously connecting with this group that she identifies as The New Tribe. This series, TheNEWtribe is rooted in the representational practice of black culture, exploring the meaning of identity as posited through current trends and style. Hoex uses hand drawn comics and stand- alone illustration to further reinforce the symbolical and educational meaning of her jewelry pieces. The collection plays with a range of techniques, materials and aesthetics, attempting to find connections and relations between Western and African cultures.
I like real people
With Real stories
LYDIA MARTIN (USA)
My jewelry is a record of intentions and consequences, a history of decisions made during the physical act of making. Each piece becomes a quiet investigation into time, material and belief; a tangible catalogue of actions bearing the marks of their making, seams highlighted or hidden in turn by their color and finish. Distortion reveals the limits of materiality, while skillful reconstruction seeks to make whole what was once fragmented. This methodical approach allows for new forms to be considered, a systematic approach to capture altered perspectives. Forms become suspended in motion creating new orientations bothon and off the body. My jewelry is in a constant state of flux, shifting boundaries physically from my studio to the body. This shift creates a change in the emphasis; the form that was once only suspended in motion is now suspended in wearing.
METTE RAVN (DK)
METTE T. JENSEN (DK)
My designs use 3-d forms in sculptural pieces that can be worn, but also has an existence on their own. The aim is to make viewers wonder, smile, dream or see new possibilities. I work with a mixture of precious and non-precious materials; exploring and using the special characteristics each material holds. The inspiration in some cases being the material itself or the way it is normally used, in others coming from sculptures, architecture, mathematics or other areas where interesting forms ask to be translated into jewellery. In my main collection I use wood and silver; both materials are bent into forms inspired by furniture and ships. The flexibility and lightness of the wood makes it possible to create rather large pieces as well as unusual fittings and forms that challenge the imagination.
YUKI SUMIYA (JPN)
My work explores the balance and relationship between two different things through the materials and forms. I express the artificial and the natural world, or man and nature, with fusing the two materials synthetic fiber stockings and natural lacquer. Using the traditional hollow dry lacquer technique, I try to enjoy the combination of materials and make faithfully with my hands according to what comes from within.For me, jewellery is a communication tool, and it has the power to affect my daily life.