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Jiří Sibor interview with Martina Singerová

Interview  /  ArtistsBehind the Scenes
Published: 16.08.2015
Jiří Sibor interview with Martina Singerová.
Author:
Jiří Sibor
Edited by:
Klimt02
Edited at:
Barcelona
Edited on:
2015
Martina Singerová. Necklace: Untitled, 2015. Amber, Resin, Silver. Photo by: Štěpán Mamula. From series: Circle. Martina Singerová
Necklace: Untitled, 2015
Amber, Resin, Silver
Photo by: Štěpán Mamula
From series: Circle
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.

Intro
First we met on our exhibition in Munich 3 years before and just now you are participating on traveled exhibition WO ALLES ANFÄNGT  in Galerie für Angewandte Kunst in Munich on occasion of the 100 anniversary of the founding of Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule, Halle (University of Art and Design). Your teacher - artist Daniel Kruger is the professor of Jewelry and he has organized an exhibition that shows the work of students, graduates and teachers from his time there.
 
Tell me, are you satisfied with studying this school? And tell me your feelings from Halle?
I have to describe studying in Halle as very enriching, evolving. One has to be mentally ready to be able to fully exploit all it offers. Halle is a smaller town, nevertheless it is big enough to provide good studying environment. This then makes possible to find peace for creative work, find oneself, and ones expressive means. All this has a great value for me.
 
You are an active student, participating in exhibitions, with powerful interest in contemporary jewelry. What was reason you started to create jewelry?
My journey to jewelry was long. At the schuster-nicole-schuster-nicole-beginning-2016-2016, I perceived jewelry very differently than today and I am very happy, that I met Halle and Daniel Kruger and that enriched me in this area. What impresses me the most about jewelry is that it communicates on various levels. It can work as a small sculpture or an object which has its testimony and when worn, becomes the object, which communicates with its surroundings and its testimony can change then - a game with the audience. 
 
What was the last inspiration from other kind of art or maybe from some  life situation ?
Impulses are coming constantly. What fascinates me is to look inside objects, observe how they work, what determines their inner structure, order… Recently it was for example the petrol engine. I go back to the first grade biology classes, I search news from the science and technology, airplanes, I’ve been interested for a long time in painting. Lately I’ve been fascinated by Czech painters – Vaclav Bostik, sisters Kveta and Jitka Valova, Rudolf Nemec, Jiri Naceradsky… And I am looking forward to Venetian Biennale. 
 
Is some idea or a piece in your portfolio which  you prefer and are more satisfied with?
For me, it is important to ensure continuity in creative process. Nothing could exist without the other one. These are the connections I am looking for and am creating. Man is rarely hundred percent satisfied with anything.
 
What is local and universal in your artistic work? Do you have any motto?
My work is characterized by colour, spontaneity and expression. I like to let things flow as they need to. I alternate this feedom with controlled and managed work. Freedom at the schuster-nicole-schuster-nicole-beginning-2016-2016 of the process is big. Frequency of control over the course of work is growing and in the very end prevails. I am trying to also look at my jewelry complexly and thing about the relevance of the process. I observe, go through and watch common things around me. I think  is important to be able to absorb the impulses, transform an apply to the creative process.
 
Do you feel that contemporary jewelry has limitations or is it open space platform?
I can feel my freedom, I see limitations more in my surroundings which hasn’t been well introduced to the contemporary jewelry. Therefore current jewelry makers are not in an easy position and it is important to try to find ways how to present himself. And I feel it is more and more important to realize what I am, who I am, what am I doing and where do I see myself in the future. Only man creates limits for himself.
 
What is your source from where you take information - websites, magazines, Facebook or do you prefer real experience with other colleagues, their works / exhibitions?
There is nothing better than the personal contact. Vicarious thing remain vicarious. Internet and Facebook are vicarious media yet it is brilliant they are here and easily reachable. It is important to be able to find your way in all the information.
 
Plans for future - have you some ideas in closest time?  What do you expect for?
Now I am preparing my works for exhibition in Czech Center in Munich. That will happen in March during Schmuck week. I also moved to a new studio in Prague, it is a great space for working, there is still some work to do to adapt it. Hopefully see you in Prague!



About Martina Singerová
Born 1987 in Kladno, Czech Republic; since 2009 studying in Jewelry Class by prof. Daniel Kruger, Kunsthochschule Burg Giebichenstein, Halle-Saale, Germany.

Statement circle series
Circle series are thin disc necklaces. For their production I use amber, clearly natural material and resin, two different materials but still interconnected, which are used in contrast. I was searching for a different way of using amber as a material. Association of terrazzo gave the three dimensional stone new understanding. The stone that fills the entire area is scattered randomly, conserved into the surrounding surface and integrated to the new object. Cutting, the next step of the making process, finds the object as a new fossil and it functions as view to internal organization and structure. Cells, plants, cables or salami are found.
/ Martina Singerová,  2015


> Website Martina Singerová

Solo exhibitions:
2014: Happy End; Galerie Září; Prague, Czech Republic

Selected group exhibitions:
2014 - 2015: Am Um In; Halle-Saale, Düsseldorf, Wismar, Pforzheim, München.
2014:  Talente; Handwerksmesse München; Prsteny/Ringe; Galerie Září; Prague.
2013:  Ring Ausstellung; Galerie für Ringe und Schmuckkunst; Weimar;
            Geraten ist ihm der Ring; Großes Haus/Foyer; Dessau
            Säge, Papier, Stein; Burg Galerie in Volkspark; Halle-Saale
            Tsinghua University Beijing, Beijing, China

 

About the author

Jiří Šibor born 1966 in Brno, Czech Republic.
Jeweler, organizer the exhibitions, corespondent for kllimt02, frequently exhibited abroad.
> More details about the author of the interview
 
Martina Singerová. Necklace: Untitled, 2015. Amber, Resin, Silver. Photo by: Štěpán Mamula. From series: Circle. Martina Singerová
Necklace: Untitled, 2015
Amber, Resin, Silver
Photo by: Štěpán Mamula
From series: Circle
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Martina Singerová. Necklace: Untitled, 2015. Amber, Resin, Silver. Photo by: Štěpán Mamula. From series: Circle. Martina Singerová
Necklace: Untitled, 2015
Amber, Resin, Silver
Photo by: Štěpán Mamula
From series: Circle
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Martina Singerová. Necklace: Untitled, 2015. Amber, Resin, Silver. Photo by: Štěpán Mamula. From series: Circle. Martina Singerová
Necklace: Untitled, 2015
Amber, Resin, Silver
Photo by: Štěpán Mamula
From series: Circle
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
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