Friday, March 8th, 2013

“Plateaus Jewellery Project” by Patricia Domingues, Katharina Dettar, Edu Tarin and Barbora Dzurakova in Munich.



“Forgetting abandoned, keep walking right to the place.

Will find a spot what will recharge you.

The place where all is ripe.

Colors and bold shapes.

What a life in here..!”

Barbora Dzurakova


Plateaus arises from the need of a new generation to define their position in an always changing world. Plateaus is a motor that generates energy: it is an initia­tive. It means growing together and it manifests the wish of doing, exhibiting and sharing. The beauty of freedom brings us close to cultivate the shape of future. By making jewelry we feel part of a continuous process; We are here to grow.

October 2012, Plateaus Group

Patricia Domingues

Duality 2. 2013. Brooch: Recon and Steel. 75x50x15mm. Photo by Manu Ocaña


Katharina Dettar

Summer is gone. 2013. Necklace: Agate, golplated silver, 18kt gold and pink ivory wood. 265x205x7 mm. Photo by Manu Ocaña


Edu Tarin

Revival 9. 2012. Brooch: Cooper, enamel, sodalite. Electroforming. 73 x 95 x 38 mm


Barbora Dzurakova

Ha(u)nting Truth. 2011. Brooch: Silverplated Copper, enamel, paint, remanium. 124x67x55mm


The exhibition project Plateaus is the instant shot of a multiplicity, which linked to one another, is growing continuously. The links between the individual within the multiplicity go beyond each of the other individuals and the very moment, are inspired by the past, transgress borders and offer numerous connecting possibilities of building further plateaus – into all directions and forms.

At the moment four jewelry artist are connected in this project. What they have in common are their academic years at the Hochschule für Edelstein und Schmuck of Idar-Oberstein (University of Trier). Here they have known each other and have worked together. Although they do belong to different academic years, in their pieces of jewelry one can recognize interconnection and mutual inspiration. This is their nexus, which is intensified and not only expressed by the heterogeneity of their origin, manner of approaching and individual shaping.

In this way Barbora Dzuráková’s works are inspired by her Slovak home country and the colors and shapes of traditional craft. It is a confrontation with the longing for reminiscences of her childhood, however they cannot outlast beyond folkloristics. She investigated her closeness, tried to find an own, new approach to the traditional craft by working with glass, and failed until she has found a new way to connect herself, the past and the future by making jewelry.

Not the paths between tradition and future, but the as unlinked lived worlds of art and contemporary jewelry are reflected in the objects and jewelry pieces of Katharina Dettar. To move on the inextricable plateau of art means for her to find searching and expressing in something external, conceptional.The intimacy of her jewels however, corresponds with the very persona, inner worlds, which when put together, unconsciously find a way into the material and which do not want to be interpreted, but rest locked inside like in a treasure chest.

Is a line a border or a track, which, when followed, opens up a world? These are the questions that arise, when one contemplates the jewelry of Patricia Domingues. The stone is not structured in itself, but cut apart and put together again by the artist’s hand. Is the default destroyed or opened? The material looks like a map, that is no image of reality, but something constructed, existing in unconsciousness and so being able to open to the eye of the other one. They are intersections, which built plateaus inside themselves, like crossroads with uncertain directions, but inviting into other worlds, into other levels. The section, the border becomes a line that creates a spotless space, which is unbounded.

In Edu Tarin’s biomorphic pieces of jewelry not only the goldsmith’s eye recognizes the findings, which define the image of jewelry in their countless versions. Their roots lie in goldsmithing reduced to mass production. But instead of withering away they join and the mass, the exchangeable obtains space, color and shape in togetherness, becomes singular, for decorating the individual with a unique piece of jewelry.

Julia Wild


You can visit the exhibition ”Plateaus Jewellery Project” by Patricia Domingues, Katharina Dettar, Edu Tarin and Barbora Dzurakova at Rote Zelle in Munich until March 10th. Find the event on Facebook by clicking here.


Podeu visitar l’exposició “Plateaus Jewellery Project” de la Patricia Domingues, Katharina Dettar, Edu Tarin and Barbora Dzurakova a Rote Zelle a Munich fins el 10 de març. Podeu trobar aquest event al Facebook clicant aquí.



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