Posts by Rosa Nogués Freixas

In Black and White

By Rosa Nogués Freixas  Karin Seufert Beth Legg  Eija Mustonen  Katja Prins Nils Schmalenbach    Ramon Puig Cuyàs This research neglects color by using white and black in order to focus on what is essential, because these two colors are robust and unequivocal.  Their essences awaken positive and negative sides with all their contradictions since [...]


Jewels in Motion

By Rosa Nogués Freixas  Susie Ganch  Isabell Schaupp  Mari Funaki  Michael Berger Donna D’Aquino To talk about kinetics, means to talk about movement, speed, rhythm, time.  Motion involves changes: faster or slower, but nothing stops, moving all the time. To talk about it involves the notion of the future, the presence of a future that [...]


Primitivism

By Rosa Nogués Freixas  Judy McCaig Alicia Giráldez Angelio Batle Donna D’Aquino  Sebastian Buescher  Kay Sekimachi From the point of view of contemporary art, primitivism plays an important role.  It expresses condensed impulses through the artist’s language and sensibility that leads to creativity and free imagination. The jewel’s expressiveness makes it more than a small [...]


Once upon a time

By Rosa Nogués Freixas  Anna Talbot  Lisa Björke  Manfred Bischoff Elisa Pellacani  Silvia Walz  Tabea Reulecke  Xavier Ines Monclús The world of bedtime stories allows us to dream, to travel, to imagine and to sometimes make us feel more than think.  That’s because these tales are the product of feelings, desires and concerns. They allow [...]


Eating Art

By Rosa Nogués Freixas Historically, food has always been an inspiration in art. In recent years, a trend has emerged called “deconstructive cuisine” in which we identify the main player as the Catalan Ferran Adrià. This chef and artist considers food the object and subject of his work, which then becomes much more than food.  [...]


Made of Stone

By Rosa Nogués Freixas Catalina Brenes Lucia Massei Michael Becker Lucia Massei Tanel Veenre Tarja Tuupanen Deborah Rudolph Stones are considered inanimate “bodies” for not having their own life, but even so, they are a kind of matter that is modulated and transformed over the time. In fact, with or without life, this solid, rigid [...]


Poems of Paper

By Rosa Nogués Freixas Alexandra Deutsch Janna Syvänoja Flora Vagi Katharina Dettar  Walter Chen Luis Acosta This post is about artists who are faithful to nostalgia, cravings and desires by using accumulation, volume and depth; artists who take advantage of the game that this smooth, light and delicate material offers. Jewelry that, despite being composed [...]


Munich, the Big Showcase

 By Rosa Nogués Freixas Despite highlighting the great movement that generates the celebrations of Talente and Schmuck, Munich is also renowned for the attraction of numerous galleries, even diaphanous spaces used as “windows” for small art works. This year, such amazing areas were highlighted with unusual lighting like the LOOK exhibition, including the exhibition of [...]


Schmuck 2011 in München

By Rosa Nogués Freixas Deborah Rudolph Jasmin Matzakow Nadine Kuffner Following a tradition since 1979, Munich held the annual International Trade Fair for the Skilled Trades. Different events in the city dressed Munich with their best jewelry, with galleries and unlikely places exhibiting collections of the most innovative and outstanding pieces by renowned artists and [...]


Fragile

By Rosa Nogués Freixas Gesine Hackenberg Tarja Lehtinen Karl Fritsch Donald Friedlich Ruudt Peters  Jiro Kamata To speak about glass means to speak about light, clarity and sharpness.  Glass doesn’t hide, glass reveals.  With a consistent appearance but fragile structure, glass is present in many products and applications in our environment involving its attractive and [...]


The Return to Origins

By Rosa Nogués Freixas Tobias Alm Rut-Malin Barklund Beppe Kessler Anthony Roussel Lisette Colijn Tanel Veenre Working with a primitive material such as wood means working with something natural, to talk about its purity, to talk about what is elementary for us. Despite that, it is a way of pursuing a return to origins. The [...]


Enamel, the Paint of Fire

By Rosa Nogués Freixas  Julia Turner  Isabell Schaupp  Bettina Speckner Helen Carnac  Gemma Draper  Susanne Forsström  Mirjam Hiller In contemporary art, the research and development of new methods of work are ingredients that encourage creativity.  In this case, we see examples of different applications of enamel by free reinterpretation of this ancient craft. Despite its [...]


Between Science and Art

By Rosa Nogués Freixas Arthur Hash Hilary Pfeifer Jillian Moore   Annamaria Zanella Douglas J. Bucci There is an interesting connection between art and science.  Perhaps it is the desire to discover what lies beyond the human eye, a desire to know this “microworld” that surrounds us, so close but yet so far away. One [...]


Nature

By Rosa Nogués Freixas  Auba Pont  Helena Lehtinen  Emanuela Duca Silvia Walz Julie Blyfield Sebastian Buescher Mari Ishikawa Considering that artists are inspired by things around them, it is not surprising that nature is a recurrent and much loved theme. Mari Ishikawa, Emanuela Duca, Silvia Walz, Julie Blyfield, Auba Pont, Helena Lehtinen and Sebastian Buescher [...]


Spoons

By Rosa Nogués Freixas Simone ten Hompel Gesine Hackenberg Vanessa Dressen Gesine Hackenberg Tanja Friedrich David Clarke It is interesting to see how different artists have their peculiar ways of expressing or intervening with the same object. Here is an example, with artists who work in unique and suggestive ways with a common element, the spoon. They [...]