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Emmanuel Lacoste

Jeweller
Published: 18.06.2009
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Piece: AK 47, 2009
PTFE
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Ring: Chair (Flesh), 2009
22k gold, beef meat
The usual diamond is replaced with meat, as a metaphor of the human body preciousness
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Object: Recyclables, 2009
Bronze, rubber, tattoo ink
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Piece: Recyclables, 2009
Ink
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Piece: Recyclables, 2009
Ink
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Piece: Recycling, 2009
Ink
During the opening of the exhibition Non Reliques (march 2009 - Atelier le 42 - Paris, France), the visitors were marked with the logo used for recyclable materials.
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Ring: Sine qua non, 2009
Linen, human bone
The wedding ring has been made with human bone in order to ask : "Do you accept to be a mortal?".
(Sine qua non is the latin expression for "can't be without")
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Ring: Ring Inverted Implant, 2005
Resin, meat
3 x 3 x 2.5 cm
I turned the concept of implants (a jewel inside the flesh) upside down and put meat in a ring, in order to reveal what is the most precious material to me : flesh.
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Piece: Langue (Tongue), 2006
Fine gold
5 x 4 cm
Tongue jewels
Photo by: Andreas Licht & Annabelle Petit
The only inner organ that is directly accessible, and which is the organ of taste and speech.
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Necklace: Pouls (Pulse), 2006
Leather, leather crust, silver, cotton thread
Feel as if you could enter into the carotid and feel the blood flow.
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Brooch: Cœur (Heart), 2006
Silver, enamel, stainless steel, stethoscope
10 x 11 cm
Listen to your heart : for whom does it beat?
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Necklace: Intestin (Intestine), 2006
Silicone, liquids, pictures, books pages, CDs, food
600 x 6 cm
What feeds me?
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Ring: Articulation (Osteoarthritis), 2006
Steel
7 x 2 cm
Feel the aging of our joints.
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Piece: Fœtus, 2006
PTFE
5 x 2 cm
Implant
A body in the body…
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Object: Un Cœur en Or (A Heart made of Gold), 2008
Gold
10 x 8 x 3.5 cm
I made this object with pieces of jewellery given by my grandmother. It is based upon an expression that tells about generosity and bequest : « un cœur en or » means « a heart made of gold ».
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Ring: Orgueil (Pride), 2008
Silver, mirror
Photo by: Fassih Belmokhtar
On display
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Ring: Luxure (Lust), 2008
Blown glass, gold, lace
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On display
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Bracelet: Paresse (Sloth), 2008
Goose feathers, satin, black gold, stainless steel
Photo by: Fassih Belmokhtar
On display
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Bracelet: Paresse (Sloth), 2008
Goose feathers, satin, black gold, stainless steel
Photo by: Fassih Belmokhtar
Detail view
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Earrings: Colère (Wrath), 2008
Titanium, PVD, caiman leather, white gold, rubies
Photo by: Fassih Belmokhtar
On display
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Earrings: Colère (Wrath), 2008
Titanium, PVD, caiman leather, white gold, rubies
Detail view
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Object: Gourmandise (Gluttony), 2008
Citrin, white gold
Photo by: Fassih Belmokhtar
On display
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Object: Gourmandise (Gluttony), 2008
Citrin, white gold
Photo by: Fassih Belmokhtar
On display
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Brooch: Envie (Envy), 2008
Mahogany, gold, white gold, stainless steel
Photo by: Fassih Belmokhtar
On display
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Brooch: Envie (Envy), 2008
Mahogany, gold, white gold, stainless steel
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Necklace: Avarice (Greed), 2008
Gold-plated silver, semi-precious stones and crystal, mink fur
Photo by: Fassih Belmokhtar
On display
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Necklace: Avarice (Greed), 2008
Gold-plated silver, semi-precious stones and crystal, fur
Detail view
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Ring: Fusion (Blend), 2008
Silicone, cornelian
2.5 cm
Photo by: Fassih Belmokhtar
Ring-prosthesis
What if the body could be the only setting for gems? What if we could, as jewelers, avoid any type of materials? This is a first proposal for a prospective jewellery.
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Statement

Among all types of artistic creation, there is one essential thing that sets jewellery apart: its direct physical contact with the body.
We wear it on and sometimes within our skin. This proximity creates a very intimate and personal relationship between ourselves and the piece.
My approach follows this line of research: the relationship existing between the body and the piece, the piece and the body.

The Body is a pet.
Dressed up, hair-styled, tattooed, adorned.
The Body is one of the last havens of individual creativity remaining to us.
A landscape expressing an egocentric eccentricity we accept.

“After the pleasure of being surprised, there is none greater than that of causing surprise.” 
Charles Baudelaire
 

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Emmanuel Lacoste, 1975, Saint-Louis, France.

Education
Contemporary Jewellery degree – ‘Creation’ Section 2006 AFEDAP - Paris (France).

Exhibitions & Performances
2010
AKA Jewellery- group exhibition, Villa Bengel- Idar-Oberstein, Germany
2009 AKA Jewellery- group exhibition, Gallery Velvet Da Vinci, San Francisco | Gallery Alternatives - Roma (Italy) : AKA Jewellery- group exhibition | Gallery Flow - London (UK) : AKA Jewellery- group exhibition | Gallery Atelier le 42 - Paris (France) :Non Reliques - group exhibition, with Claire Artemyz (photographer) and Rodolphe Cintorino (performer) | Gallery Atelier le 42 - Paris (France) : Lux - performance with Rodolphe Cintorino
2008 Tribal Act - Paris (France) : "Avoir le coeur sur la main" – performance | Marquis - Lyon (France) : "SACER FACERE" – performance | Angel's Hole - Payerne (Switzerland) : "SACER FACERE" – performance | Gallery D-ROOM - Paris (France) : "Les 7 Péchés Capitaux" – individual exhibition | RISE Gallery - Berlin (Germany) : "Poetic Madness" – group exhibition, with Jon (Un Autre Corps)
2007 Espace Solidor - Cagnes sur Mer (France) : "Jeunesse dorée" – group exhibition | Gallery Nord / Kunstverein Tiergarten - Berlin (Germany) : "Clips" – video | Gallery Kennory Kim - Paris (France) : "Greffes" – performance | Gallery Histoire de l'Œil - Marseille (France): "Clips" – video.
2006 Weird Factory - Avignon (France) : "Mon Sacrifice" – performance | Glaz'Art - Paris (France) : "IDEES NOIRES" – performance | Weird Factory - Avignon (France) : "Le Sacrifice" – video and exhibition | Gallery Marzee - Nijmegen (The Netherlands) : "International Graduate Show 2006" – group exhibition.

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Remarks

Ex-carne: Body Consciousness - a sensorial experience
I propose pieces that are body experiences by stimulating senses - sight, touch, hearing - in order to make people conscious of their inner organs, of parts they usually don’t think or are afraid of.

The 7 Deadly Sins: A humoristic point of view of our temptations
Here, the relation between the object and the body is more than just aesthetic, because every jewel causes a physical punishment if the person who wears it surrender to the related sin.
Each piece of jewellery comes with a sculpture (resin and industrial paint) that represents a part of a woman's body.
(all pictures by Fassih Belmokhtar)
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