MARI ISHIKAWA & FUMIKI TAGUCHI
12TH OF NOVEMBER – 3D OF DECEMBER 2021
In the exhibition Ephemeral the artists have captured invisible emotions. They focus to express the elusive ephemeral itself, such as a momentary scene and an indescribable sensation. Both their work contains material and empty space. The Japanese term ma refers to negative space and the artistic interpretation of empty space, holding as much importance as the rest of the piece. The surroundings, the wearer and the context are important for the works. The term is also used for describing time.
Mari Ishikawa says that we can’t see anything unless we try. Discovery begins with the sense of sight. Jewellery could be expressed with the person who wears it as a borrowing scenery, (SHAKKEI in Japanese) alternatively, the jewellery could be the borrowing scenery of the person. The pattern of a KIMONO is likened to “Borrowed Scenery”, and new landscapes are drawn in various neckpieces.
Fumiki Taguchi’s work shown in the exhibition, expresses the artist perceptions of time, the sensations and emotions hidden in ephemeral memories. Fading moments are visualized by layers of silver and coloured silver powder. The jewellery is skilfully made with ornaments framing figures and the surfaces fragmented as if they were dissolved.
Mari Ishikawa was born in 1964 in Kyoto, Japan. She lives and works in Munich, Germany. From 2020 she is Visiting Professor at Kobe Design University in Japan. Her work can be seen in exhibitions and collections around the world. The artist has received several prizes as for example Hebert Hofmann Prize in Munich, Germany.
Fumiki Taguchi was born in 1977 in Ibaraki-ken, Japan and lives and works in Kobe as Associate Professor at Kobe Design University. He is exhibiting worldwide and has received several prizes as for example also the prestigious Hebert Hofmann Prize in Munich, Germany.
LINES OF LATITUDE AND LONGITUDE - MATERIALS
SEPTEMBER 30 - OCTOBER 14, 2021
LINES OF LATITUDE AND LONGITUDE – MATERIALS
HELENA LEHTINEN, PERNILLE MOURITZEN, METTE SAABYE SOFIA BJÖRKMAN
Lines of Latitude and Longitude - MATERIALS is the title of an exhibition with four Nordic jewellery artists. We will see a selection of artworks, jewellery and interpretations from their collaborative project where they examine contemporary and traditional craft expressions, the use of materials and techniques in the Nordic countries, especially where they share stories or differ historically and culturally.
The four artists come from a background with art jewellery as the main focus. Art jewellery is a vibrant practice with unique qualities and narratives, a multitude of materials, techniques and methods. The practice relates to human movement, more than specific sites, and its meaning is thus affected by environments and social contexts. These aspects played a large role when the artists from Sweden, Denmark and Finland started working together on the project.
Klara Brynge is a jewellery artist from Gothenburg. She uses silversmithing as a method to explore the material. It can appear as both hard and raw, yet pliable, soft, organic and moving. By hammering, she makes translations of the quick lines from drawings into the silver sheet to create surface and to give shape to physical qualities of the material.
With the hammer I make drawings, three-dimensional fragments of places to wear. Shapes and movements that continue outside the form. A landscape has a time depth from different forms of use and change over time, human use interplay with natural impact to shape it. I investigate the visual and physical experience of landscape and places in the shaping of metal sheets, a clear boarder between untouched and manipulated nature is not present but in my mind, it creates an in-between space when they meet. In the work with the material, I see parallels between how the landscape has been shaped and how my investigation shapes the material.
PLATINA has shown the work of Klara Brynge in group exhibitions and the exhibition Detours is her first solo exhibition in the gallery. Besides the making, Klara Brynge is junior lecturer at HDK-Valand Academy of Art and Design, Gothenburg University.
MAY 8 - JUNE 12, 2021
BEYOND THE DARK HORIZON
MARCH 11 - 27, 2021
BEYOND THE DARK HORIZON
Beyond what is cancelled, there is much else to experience. What we do not see, we can imagine.
Instead of going to Munich for the annual jewelry week, we now show a horizon of thoughts and emotional expressions by a number of jewelry artists. In the exhibition there are works by:
Hilde De Decker
Julia Maria Künnap
Maria Ignacia Walker
On image to the left: Brooch in obsidian by Julia Maria Künnap
FREAKS, SKULLS AND A MAD FAMILY
JANUARY 27 - FEBRUARY 20, 2021
FREAKS, SKULLS AND A MAD FAMILY
DORIS BETZ, ERIK BLOMQVIST AND RÉKA LŐRINCZ
Doris Betz splashes ink on white paper. A few seconds of hectic, wild, and simultaneously calm movements allow an image to arise. The Pareidolia process begins, people recognize faces and figures in abstract forms. Doris Betz transfers the drawings to plastic and behind the eyes of these figures are brooch pins, which enable one to wear a Freak!
Erik Blomqvist also works intuitively. Using blacksmithing as a technique, he lets the powerful material steel take the form of well-known but still unique skullrings. The silver skeletons are like memento mori, they crawl over hands and remind us of our mortality.
Réka Lőrincz's portrait series depicts personal characters and individuals in different emotional states. The figures are unique and similar as family members, made of wildly mixed recognizable materials. They can make us highlight hidden qualities, be a part of the family and perhaps they help us on the way to making the invisible visible, the false to become reality and the strangers to become familiar.
ZOOM JEWELLERY EXHIBITION
During the 2020, we have had many virtual meetings and used the power of art jewelry to get people react. Some people work with backgrounds and lipsticks to get a more fun and attractive web image, but what works better than a cool piece of jewelry?
We all know that jewellery can make a difference in meetings between people, which has not least become clear in 2020 with strong personalities wearing statements such as "VOTE". But not only that, jewellery makes people talk and a well-chosen piece can lead to magical discussions
PARTICIPING ARTISTS: Ammeli Engström, Andrea Wagner, Anna Talbot, Annika Pettersson, Carina Shoshtary, Caroline Lindholm, Catarina Hällzon, Hanna Liljenberg, Helena Johansson Lindell, Helena Lehtinen, Helena Sandström, Jelizaveta Suska, Julia Maria Künnap, Julia Walter, Karin Roy Andersson, Liana Pattihis, Lisa Walker, Luzia Vogt, Manon van Kouswijk, Pernille Mouritzen, Sanna Svedestedt Carboo, Sondra Sherman, Tanel Veenre, Volker Atrops On picture: Julia Walter with soapstone brooch
ZOOM JEWELLERY EXHIBITION - @PLATINA 2.0
DECEMBER 5 – 23
ELIN FLOGNMAN & SARA ERKERS
OCTOBER 17 – NOVEMBER 7, 2020
The exhibition Solanum is a collaboration between jewellery artist Elin Flognman and textile artist Sara Erkers. The artists have been intrigued by a familiarity in their mutual artistic practices. Recently we could see the artists collaborate in an exhibition at Not Quite in Fengersfors, a former factory turned into an art space and center for cultural expressions. In the exhibition at PLATINA in Stockholm we will see the artists appreciation of everyday objects and love for the humble potato.
- We have discovered a kinship in our mutual artistic practices; jewellery and textile art. We are now letting our pieces have a conversation about everyday life and things. In our work we salute the banality and greatness of everyday life, cheap or found materials and the not so exotic and perhaps plain potato