SIGNS OF LIFE
THE YEARS. THE TEARS. THE RAINBOW. THE ENDLESS SEA
SATURDAY 15TH OF SEPTEMBER, 15.00-17.00
ARTIST TALK BETWEEN THE ARTISTS 14.00
MODERATOR ROBERTA BURCHARDT
RUNS UNTIL 6TH OF OCTOBER
In the exhibition
Signs of life, Beppe Kessler shows jewellery, drawings and paintings.
There is a strong interaction between the drawings/paintings and the jewellery.
A painting or drawing can be the starting point of a brooch and vice versa.
In paint on aluminium, she draws lines with an etching needle. Scratching
deep into the metal, the needle leaves traces and causes the surface to
shimmer and shine. The painted image becomes spatial, making it float
as if it is three dimensional.
Materials carry a wealth of meanings, but Beppe Kessler is looking for
a more universal kind of poetry. The mixed materials she uses for the
compositions are often plain and of no value. She gives them new meaning
to enter a rhythmic line play together. On the one hand, it is a constant
searching for the most minimal form, and on the other, a feast of bringing
different materials together that call out for the viewer to touch them.
Beppe Kessler is an artist living and working in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
She graduated from Gerrit Rietveld, the Textile Department, 1979. Since
then she has been exhibited worldwide, awarded for her excellent work
and purchased to a number of collections.
In the exhibition The Years. The Tears. The Rainbow. The Endless Sea.
Célio Braga transforms personal and fragile materials into pieces
that together deliver a landscape over our transient bodies and the passing
of time, a landscape of love and sorrow.
A dialogue between Braga's artistic practice and contemporary jewelry
has always been present, a body-related art-form where both the physical
properties of the materials and the techniques employed, shape embodied,
intimate and personal meanings.
The pieces´ crafted forms come through in a process of transformation,
transgression and care. The inscription of hours, days and years in our
lives, the essential aspect in Célio Braga´s work, is done
through techniques that demand time, concentration, repetition, constantly
adding meaning to the material, to the work.
Braga is an artist living and working both in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
and São Paulo, Brazil. He graduated from Gerrit Rietveld, 2000
and before that he studied at The Boston Museum School of Fine Arts, USA.
August - October 2018 he is an artist in Residence at Iaspis studios in
This exhibition is his second at Platina in Stockholm.