Contemporary Jewellery Exhibition
“Building Jewellery ," the contemporary jewellery exhibition will be showing works of 6 artists from Taiwan, Costa Rica, USA, Australia, Germany and Netherlands. This exhibition explores how the concept of architecture and built environment embedded in contemporary jewellery.
Architecture is a discipline beyond buildings, physical space and structure. Today its idea crosses boundaries, to fashion, kitchenware and even jewellery. Architecture is a way to see and perceive the world. It lays out the foundation on how human relate to nature, man-made environment and to each other.
The jewellery pieces presented are related to architecture from different perspectives. Not only are the architectural forms being translated into a wearable object, but the concept of these exhibits is about relationship of architecture and human being. The contrast of scale between jewellery and building, and their impact on the human body are some of the ideas that audience would think about.
Amira Jalet (Costa Rica)
Jessamy Pollock (Australia)
Joshua Demonte (USA)
Nicole Schuster (Germany)
Robean Visschers (Netherlands)
Yung-Huei Chao 趙永惠 (Taiwan)
Jessamy Pollock- Balance Bangle Red Anodised Aluminium, Anodised Aluminium
In Jessamy Pollock’s “Wearable Maquettes” , she explores the design concept of architects Daniel Libeskind, Peter Davidson and Donald Bates, interpreting their philosophies through her own practice as a contemporary jeweller. Inspired by architecture, this series of wearable maquettes will provoke you to shrink with in your imagination and explore their internal spaces at an architectural scale.
Amira Jalet- The Essence of the Other Ring Cement, Metal and Aluminium
an artists from Costa Rica ,is always fascinated by the architecture such as Taj Mahal, which used gemstones to accentuate its preciousness, just like jewellery. In her collection “Essence of the Other”, in contrast she brings the entire process of architectural construction in proportions adjusted to jewelry. Showing the beauty of conventional construction materials,texture, intention and application into raw materials for this wonderful world of jewellery .
Nicole Schuster- The Spring Ring Oxidized Silver, Resin and Pigment
Nicole Schuster works about the relation of nature and architecture, as an opposite, as an addition, as a process. She examines the existing outside world and reflects our attitude. She sees architecture as a piece of jewellery in the landscape, nature as a piece of jewellery in the human environment. Her work is to review the dilemma of architecture with nature and that of nature with architecture; their mutual inspiration and influence, balance and instability.
Robean Visschers- Red Ring Silver, Spraypaint and Piece from Berlin Wall
Robean Visschers is a well-trained goldsmith in Netherland, with the skills of making traditional jewellery. While he opens up to the possibilities of contemporary jewellery, he adapts his skills by using repeated connections and created a rhythm in his works. He is fascinated by precision of structure and its beauty.
Yung-Huei Chao 趙永惠- Rooftop IV Copper, Nickle Silver, Stainless Steel Wire and Toner
Jewellery is the building block put on to the surface of the body, and so are the constructional elements on housings and architectures. Yung-Huei Chao 趙永惠uses the symbols of Taiwanese housing elements that people rely on to create space within the compact city lives and frame themselves into a secure and comfort environment. The unintentional action divides people into distinctive characters throughout the years.
Joshua DeMonte- Wrought Iron Bangle 33% Glass-filled Polyamide
Architecture has always surrounded the body. Manmade structures not only alter our perception of the space they enclose but also alter our perception of the qualities of its owner. Joshua Demonte’s jewellery objects mimic ancient architectural elements activating the space surrounding the body and altering the viewer’s perception of the wearer. Being that the objects are large scale for jewelry but small scale for architecture, the wearer becomes a landscape in which his work has been positioned