Klimt02 presents the first pieces of the ongoing collection Designed for Klimt02. Based on the creative concept of each artist we wanted to contribute to make exclusive pieces with a high technical level and emphasizing its portability.
Designed for Klimt02 is an ongoing project, in which pieces will be added, inviting the artists to participate with this vision and provided their work process allows.
The collection will consist of unique pieces, numbered and multiple series. Artists with whom we start this collection are Annelies Planteydt, Karin Johansson, Sari Liimatta and Simon Cottrell. The pieces are 6 necklaces, 2 pins and 3 pendants.
As gallerists this project allows us to be a part of the work process and definition of the pieces, sharing our experience as mediators between artists, clients and collectors looking as well complicity with the end result. Moreover, it allows us to have and present to our customers exclusive pieces, fruit of a closer relationship when working together the jeweller and gallery. This new line allows us to understand and promote the work of the artists we work with.
Title: Beautiful City-Mineral Moment and Beautiful City-Mineral Moment 2
Pieces: 2 Necklaces
Our passion and affinity for Annelies’ work made us ask her to have a piece designed for Klimt02. Her work is very well defined in the sense of the materials as well as typology of piece. Any small variation becomes very interesting as the work is very subtle.
Annelies suggested us to work on a necklace. From some specific sketches of the artist we chose one of the models on which pieces can later have variations in form and colour. So the necklaces are every time unique and at the same time part of a series of work. Annelies introduces in this necklace the geometrical element of the arc which makes the difference with her previous works.
I made some ground plans of a series of new 'moments'. My idea is to bring colour on the arches. The straight strips will be only metal. The material will be titanium and silver alloy, maybe tantalum, I have to decide later, also the colours will come when I will be making them. The pigments are minerals, various ones at both sides.
Title: Clan and Unity
Pieces: 2 Necklaces
Klimt02 Gallery has been committed since its beginning to Sari’s work. Her work starts from an apparent decorative preciousness yet always has a disturbing component. Sari has to work on a type of pieces she defines jewelry objects and in this case we ask her to make pieces that could be worn. We decided for a necklace as a typology, as it is a piece in which the preciousness and Sari’s detailed work shows all its power.
Clan: Something to do with the power of group. The color of this piece is mainly gold (value) and dark green (nature) . I came to think of green, for it would kind of bring an equal background to lions, as a generalization of environment. The necklace is a quite solid form in front of the wearer, meant to show off. Hunting together for life. The protection of a group.
Unity: Working as one; only one character in a piece. The nature represented as green malachite beads in the inner parts of the animal. Inner power. Hidden force. It has something to do with the power of one. The background colors in the necklace are from earth and life (tile jasper). To describe inner part with showing it. Hunting solo for life. The protection of being as one.
Pieces: 2 pendants, 2 pins
Title: From Above and Monday April
Pieces: 2 Necklaces (series New Places- Abstractions of a City)
On the two new necklaces of the series New Places - Abstractions of a City (presented on a solo show at the gallery in February 2012) by Karin Johansson, we suggested to the artist introducing new materials and colors in combination with the gold as a main metal.
In the beginning, a variety of many-coloured images of a city: meeting points, streets, people, blue skies, night and day. Picking out colours, choosing materials, thinking about my purpose, reflecting on meanings and limitations. Having it all transform into a necklace seemed only most obvious to me: no up, no down, wrapped around me, playing, constantly detouring in new directions.
The series of pins and pendants Heart come from another point, the idea of a subtle and wearable piece where the technical skills and surface treatment are the most important elements. The works are at the same time unique pieces but can be produced as a multiple. By connecting lines or shapes together, man has for ever made and used signs and words to communicate / speak out a message. My two metal parts meet in one point and create the shape of an everlasting sign– the heart.
Title: Capsule down bud
Fascinated by the clean metal looking surface, the volume and the technical skills of Simon works, we proposed him to have a solo show at the gallery where he was exhibition recent and new works under a very illustrative title: Surface Depths.
The volume and structures of Simon’s pieces grow in a organically way while looking very much as high tech devices or objects, show this contrast, that can seem conceptually contradictory, was very interesting for us.
For many years I have explained my work as being both 'of' and 'about' my specific creative process. With the new work I am taking it further again. Reflection is a central process that draws on previous aesthetic outcomes to inform the conception of new work.