"things that exist but you can´t see" sind Collagen aus einer Welt zwischen Unterbewusstsein, Traum und Wirklichkeit.
Die präsentierten Collagen von 2017 bis 2019 aus gefundenen Materialien aus Büchern und Zeitungen zeigen, welche Technik Bettina Mechtersheimer am längsten benutzt. Mit 23 Jahren zeigte sie erstmals in einer Ausstellung ihre Collagen. Die Einfachheit, die Leichtigkeit und die Geschwindigkeit neue Bildwelten entstehen zu lassen sind faszinierend: „Basteln und Kleben ist das schönste im Leben!“. Die fotografischen Schnipsel der sichtbaren Wirklichkeit erzeugen immer neue Sinnzusammenhänge. Die Wirklichkeit wird zur surrealen Welt, die sich rational nicht denken lässt. Im Blick eröffnen hier sich dem Betrachter irrationale Welten. Und das ist ja gerade das Schöne!
Die fotografischen Arbeiten präsentieren die Ergebnisse des dem Wahnsinn verfallenen Kochs Jacqués Paulm-Fête, der in Zeiten von Food porn, Super food und einer völlig überkandidelte Haute Cuisin seine eigene Vorstellung von Kochkunst lebt.
Selektive Prozesse in der Herde verunsichern ein Schaf und motivieren es dazu, sein Glück in der Ferne zu suchen.
Als kleiner Junge zeichnete er für Freunde und Familie, später für die Jugendseite des Weilheimer Tagblattes und noch später im Bereich Industriedesign und Designmethoden. Auf einer langen Wanderung von Sylt nach Emden machten die Schafe in der endlosen Weide eines klar: eigentlich ist jeder von uns ein Schaf.
(Der Künstler ist Spezialist für Schafe, Popcorn und Wolken.)
Jeder Zettel zeugt von einer persönlichen Bedürfnisnotiz. Nach den Erledigungen und Besorgungen werden sie fallen gelassen und landen auf der Straße. Dort finde ich sie.
Ein Hauch Melancholie prägt seine intuitiven, stimmungsvollen Momentaufnahmen ebenso wie pure Lebensfreude. Er spannt einen Bogen zwischen Romantik und Urbanität.
Christian Blumensaths besonderes Interesse gilt den "Lost Places"-vergessenen, einsamen Orten. Dieses Thema impliziert eine narrative Komponente. Der Betrachter wird angeregt, die lichtdurchfluteten Räume, abgeschiedenen Naturschauplätze oder detailreichen Materialstrukturen mit der eigenen Vorstellungskraft zu seiner eigenen Interpretation einer Geschichte zu formen.
Marta translates ideas and memories that are beyond her in images or phrases, sounds and actions but mostly forms that attract and move her.
Ana Carolina is a Colombian Paris based jewellery artist who is curious about the relationships between people and the objects that surround them, the objects that can tell their stories, the objects that have a bond with the body, becoming sometimes jewellery.
"While exploring the disposition of sculpture-object-mechanism and jewelry, I whirl within the interconnections of these different realms. Fragments, such as basic metal fasteners, glass beads, cast forms and other connecting parts are my vocabulary for molding varied jewelry objects. Based on artistic language methods as shape, composition, line and color, parts fit each other, objects lead to one another, as if they were cogwheels of one operating machine with an implanted narrative. I strive is to orchestrate assorted worlds to settle."
Apart from being a jeweller, Ronit has curated the Resident Exhibition in Midland and the Nothing/Something Exhibition in the Forum Gallery of the Cranbrook Academy of Art.
Her work is inspired by natural structures and processes, in particular rampant growing, ephemeral ramifying or repetitive organised ones.
Born in Essen, Germany, Gabriele completed her goldsmith’s apprenticeship and worked as a goldsmith until 1990. After her studies at the Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences in 1995 she co-founded the Jewellery Gallery SchmuckProdukt in Essen and worked there until 2003. From 2005 until 2008 she was a temporary lecturer at Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences. Since 2008 Gabriele works as a freelance jewellery artist in Berlin, where she recently has her workspace at SCHMUCKE Gallery.
"Alert: No street is safe - My reflections on cities scarred by bombs and terror."
Elsie-Ann is a Norwegian jewellery artist based in Oslo.
She received her Diploma at the National College of Arts and Design in Oslo and has been working as a visiting tutor in the Master Class at the Royal College of Arts in London.
She adopts these subtle insights into objects’ materiality, regarding human nature, into her jewellery design and fine art practice.
Angela Hou is a Taiwanese-born artist-maker and contemporary art jeweller. With training in jewellery and silversmithing design and contemporary arts at the Glasgow School of Art and the Royal College of Art. Angela has created a body of artworks and jewellery which convey her thoughts to audiences.
In her current artistic practice at the Royal College of Art, she is exploring sense and sensibility with a concern for the human nature.
"I move in a landscape where I balance on the thin line between the intimate and "normal" and the spectacular and unusual, which focuses on interpersonal relationships and social angles."
Camilla has accomplished her Master’s degree at the National Academy of Arts in Oslo.
"My current jewellery reflects on networks, pathways and connections, and the beauty and chaos of these systems."
Sharon has made her Master in Metal Design at the East Carolina University in Greenville. Since then she has been working as a jewellery artist.
You can see her permanent collections at the Victoria Albert Museum in London and in the Racine Art Museum in Racine, Wisconsin.
Sharon has been part of the SCHMUCK several times before.
"I explore the space and moment between the obvious and the ambiguous."
Susanne Matsché studied Design at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, Austria, Jewelry at the Stroganov Institute in Moscow, Russia and the Pforzheim University of Applied Sciences, Germany. She has lived and worked in Austria, the USA, the Netherlands and India. Since 2004 she lives and works in Berlin, Germany.
Susanne has taken part in numerous exhibitions throughout Europe, Japan and the USA, and has been traveling to teach workshops on Filigree in Europe, Egypt and the USA.
In 2017 she was winner of the First Prize of the Legnica International Jewellery Competition "Identity".
"My work manipulates, reproduces and highlights natural materials through traditional and technologically driven processes."
Tamar is a jeweler and metalsmith based in Dallas, Texas. She also is the co-owner and founder of Raise Gallery and Studio. Originally from Israel, Navama received her BA in Fashion and Jewelry from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem and earned her MFA in Metalsmithing and Jewelry at the University of North Texas (UNT).
Tamar has already been part of the Perfect_Strangers - exhibition in 2017.
Daria is a Berlin-based jewellery artist and lighting designer. She visited the Architectural Lighting Design Hochschule in Wismar for her Master and later on, for her Bachelor, the Alchimia Contemporary Jewellery School in Florence. In her working process she strives toward a flow experience; complete absorption in a single task. In her case it is primarily a repetitive, almost meditative work with small-scale objects, which are intuitively transformed through a long process of disassembly, reorganization and reconstruction.
"Jewellery can be a language and I communicate through the work of my hands, exploring different materials, expressing my chosen theme."
Helena is a Swedish jewellery artist based in Stockholm. Since 1998 she is member of Nutida Svenskt Silver. She visited the National College of Art, Craft and Design in Stockholm until 1997. She currently exhibits in The National Museum and the Nordiska Museet in Stockholm and the Röhss Museum in Gotheburg.
www.helenasandstrom.se (under reconstruction)
"How does culture influence your identity?"
Elwy is a jewellery designer from The Netherlands. In Maastricht she visited the Academy of Fine Arts & Design, which she passed with distinction. Much of her work revolves about the question of culture and how it influences the individual.
"Have you ever imagined seeing the earth from the moon? Perhaps it is only from this perspective that you can see the wonderful nature our planet has to offer."
Azure is a Chinese artist based in London. Until 2017 she visited the Master’s programme of the Royal College of Art for her Master’s degree in Jewellery and Metal Research.