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Amir Sheikhvand

Jeweller
Published: 07.11.2016

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Networking is the name of the new series of work by Amir, exploring and experimenting with culturally inherited ethnic styles of jewellery and new forms of contemporary art jewellery.
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Amir Sheikhvand. Brooch: Sorkho Siah, 2016. Steel, brass, copper, nickel silver, wood, powder coated.. 14.61 x 17.78 x 7.62 cm. From series: Networking. Amir Sheikhvand
Brooch: Sorkho Siah, 2016
Steel, brass, copper, nickel silver, wood, powder coated.
14.61 x 17.78 x 7.62 cm
From series: Networking
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Amir Sheikhvand. Brooch: Ghahve Sabz, 2016. Steel, Brass, copper, Nickel silver, Black Rhodium plated, powder coated.. 10.16 x 7.62 x 7.62 cm. From series: Networking. Amir Sheikhvand
Brooch: Ghahve Sabz, 2016
Steel, Brass, copper, Nickel silver, Black Rhodium plated, powder coated.
10.16 x 7.62 x 7.62 cm
From series: Networking
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Amir Sheikhvand. Brooch: Sourati, 2016. Steel, Aluminum, Brass, copper, Nickel silver, Enamel, powder coated.. 10.16 x 4.45 x 3.81 cm. From series: Networking. Amir Sheikhvand
Brooch: Sourati, 2016
Steel, Aluminum, Brass, copper, Nickel silver, Enamel, powder coated.
10.16 x 4.45 x 3.81 cm
From series: Networking
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Amir Sheikhvand. Brooch: Sefid Khakestar, 2016. Copper, Brass, Steel, Powder, coated.. 12.7 x 10.16 x 7.62 cm. From series: Networking. Amir Sheikhvand
Brooch: Sefid Khakestar, 2016
Copper, Brass, Steel, Powder, coated.
12.7 x 10.16 x 7.62 cm
From series: Networking
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Amir Sheikhvand. Brooch: Narenj Sabz, 2016. Copper, Brass, Steel, Powder coated.. 20.32 x 12.7 x 7.62 cm. From series: Networking. Amir Sheikhvand
Brooch: Narenj Sabz, 2016
Copper, Brass, Steel, Powder coated.
20.32 x 12.7 x 7.62 cm
From series: Networking
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Amir Sheikhvand. Brooch: Sabzo Khakestar, 2016. Copper, Steel, Paint, Powder coated.. 17.78 x 15.24 x 8.89 cm. From series: Networking. Amir Sheikhvand
Brooch: Sabzo Khakestar, 2016
Copper, Steel, Paint, Powder coated.
17.78 x 15.24 x 8.89 cm
From series: Networking
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Amir Sheikhvand. Brooch: Sabz, 2016. Steel, brass, copper, nickel sliver, black rhodium plating, powder coated. 7.6 x 5.1 x 3.8 cm. From series: GMO. Amir Sheikhvand
Brooch: Sabz, 2016
Steel, brass, copper, nickel sliver, black rhodium plating, powder coated
7.6 x 5.1 x 3.8 cm
From series: GMO
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Amir Sheikhvand. Brooch: Sabz, 2016. Steel, brass, copper, nickel sliver, black rhodium plating, powder coated. 7.6 x 5.1 x 3.8 cm. From series: GMO. Alternative view. Amir Sheikhvand
Brooch: Sabz, 2016
Steel, brass, copper, nickel sliver, black rhodium plating, powder coated
7.6 x 5.1 x 3.8 cm
From series: GMO

Alternative view

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Amir Sheikhvand. Brooch: Siah, 2016. Steel, Brass, copper, Nickel sliver, Wood, 24k gold plating, powder coated. 9.4 x 7.6 x 5.1 cm. From series: GMO. Amir Sheikhvand
Brooch: Siah, 2016
Steel, Brass, copper, Nickel sliver, Wood, 24k gold plating, powder coated
9.4 x 7.6 x 5.1 cm
From series: GMO
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Amir Sheikhvand. Brooch: Siah, 2016. Steel, Brass, copper, Nickel sliver, Wood, 24k gold plating, powder coated. 9.4 x 7.6 x 5.1 cm. From series: GMO. Alternative view. Amir Sheikhvand
Brooch: Siah, 2016
Steel, Brass, copper, Nickel sliver, Wood, 24k gold plating, powder coated
9.4 x 7.6 x 5.1 cm
From series: GMO

Alternative view

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Amir Sheikhvand. Necklace: Soorati, 2016. Steel, brass, nickel sliver, powder coated, rubber coated. 9.4 x 7.6 x 5.1 cm. From series: GMO. Amir Sheikhvand
Necklace: Soorati, 2016
Steel, brass, nickel sliver, powder coated, rubber coated
9.4 x 7.6 x 5.1 cm
From series: GMO
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Amir Sheikhvand. Brooch: GOl, 2016. Steel, Brass, Nickel, Silver. 7.6 x 7.6 x 3.8 cm. From series: GMO. Amir Sheikhvand
Brooch: GOl, 2016
Steel, Brass, Nickel, Silver
7.6 x 7.6 x 3.8 cm
From series: GMO
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Amir Sheikhvand. Brooch: GOl, 2016. Steel, Brass, Nickel sliver, Powder coated. 7.6 x 7.6 x 3.8 cm. From series: GMO. Side view. Amir Sheikhvand
Brooch: GOl, 2016
Steel, Brass, Nickel sliver, Powder coated
7.6 x 7.6 x 3.8 cm
From series: GMO

Side view

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Amir Sheikhvand. Brooch: Narenj, 2016. Steel, aluminum, brass, copper, nickel sliver, enamel, wood, 24k gold plating, powder coated. 8.9 x 4.5 x 3.8 cm. From series: GMO. Amir Sheikhvand
Brooch: Narenj, 2016
Steel, aluminum, brass, copper, nickel sliver, enamel, wood, 24k gold plating, powder coated
8.9 x 4.5 x 3.8 cm
From series: GMO
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Amir Sheikhvand. Brooch: Seeder, 2015. Copper, Steel, Paint, 24K gold plated. 5.7 X 4 X 2.2 cm. From series: Genetically Modified Objects. Amir Sheikhvand
Brooch: Seeder, 2015
Copper, Steel, Paint, 24K gold plated
5.7 X 4 X 2.2 cm
From series: Genetically Modified Objects
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Amir Sheikhvand. Brooch: Untitled, 2015. copper, brass, enamel, paint. 5.7 X 4 X 2.2 cm. Amir Sheikhvand
Brooch: Untitled, 2015
copper, brass, enamel, paint
5.7 X 4 X 2.2 cm
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Amir Sheikhvand. Brooch: Pom, 2015. copper, steel, paint, 24K gold plated. 5.7 X 4 X 2.2 cm. From series: Genetically Modified Objects. Amir Sheikhvand
Brooch: Pom, 2015
copper, steel, paint, 24K gold plated
5.7 X 4 X 2.2 cm
From series: Genetically Modified Objects
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Amir Sheikhvand. Brooch: Ripened, 2015. copper, steel, paint, 24K gold plated. 5.7 X 4 X 2.2 cm. From series: Genetically Modified Objects. Amir Sheikhvand
Brooch: Ripened, 2015
copper, steel, paint, 24K gold plated
5.7 X 4 X 2.2 cm
From series: Genetically Modified Objects
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Amir Sheikhvand. Brooch: Neighborhood, 2015. silver, copper, steel, black rhodium plated, enamel, wood, bone, brass. 6.0 X 3.2 X 3.5 cm. From series: Organic city. Amir Sheikhvand
Brooch: Neighborhood, 2015
silver, copper, steel, black rhodium plated, enamel, wood, bone, brass
6.0 X 3.2 X 3.5 cm
From series: Organic city
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Amir Sheikhvand. Ring: Pomegranate, 2015. silver, copper, black rhodium plated, enamel. 5.7 X 4 X 2.2 cm. From series: Genetically Modified Objects. Amir Sheikhvand
Ring: Pomegranate, 2015
silver, copper, black rhodium plated, enamel
5.7 X 4 X 2.2 cm
From series: Genetically Modified Objects
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Amir Sheikhvand. Brooch: Neighborhood 1, 2015. silver, Copper, Steel, black rhodium plated, Enamel, wood, Bone, brass. 5.7 X 3.2 X 2.7 cm. From series: Organic city. Amir Sheikhvand
Brooch: Neighborhood 1, 2015
silver, Copper, Steel, black rhodium plated, Enamel, wood, Bone, brass
5.7 X 3.2 X 2.7 cm
From series: Organic city
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Amir Sheikhvand. Necklace: Early spring, 2015. Brass, Bone, Wood, Copper, Enamel, 24k gold plated. 4.3 X 3.5 X 1.7 cm. From series: Garden. Amir Sheikhvand
Necklace: Early spring, 2015
Brass, Bone, Wood, Copper, Enamel, 24k gold plated
4.3 X 3.5 X 1.7 cm
From series: Garden
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Amir Sheikhvand. Brooch: 4Toranj 2, 2014. Silver, copper, enamel. 6 x 12 x 3 cm. From series: Garden series. Amir Sheikhvand
Brooch: 4Toranj 2, 2014
Silver, copper, enamel
6 x 12 x 3 cm
From series: Garden series
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Amir Sheikhvand. Brooch: Brooch, 2015. Silver, copper, steel, enamel, 24 gold plating. 6 x 10 x 4 cm. From series: Garden series. Amir Sheikhvand
Brooch: Brooch, 2015
Silver, copper, steel, enamel, 24 gold plating
6 x 10 x 4 cm
From series: Garden series
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Amir Sheikhvand. Brooch: Harmony, 2014. Silver, Copper, Enamel, Resin. 6 x 12 x 3 cm. Garden Series. Amir Sheikhvand
Brooch: Harmony, 2014
Silver, Copper, Enamel, Resin
6 x 12 x 3 cm
Garden Series
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Amir Sheikhvand. Brooch: Eaden, 2013. Silver, 14k Gold, black rhodium. 10 x 12 x 5 cm. Garden Series. Amir Sheikhvand
Brooch: Eaden, 2013
Silver, 14k Gold, black rhodium
10 x 12 x 5 cm
Garden Series
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Amir Sheikhvand. Brooch: Untitled, 2013. Silver, black rhodium. 12 x 5 x 3 cm. Garden Series. Amir Sheikhvand
Brooch: Untitled, 2013
Silver, black rhodium
12 x 5 x 3 cm
Garden Series
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Amir Sheikhvand. Brooch: Untitled, 2013. Silver, black rhodium. 12 x 5 x 3 cm. Garden Series. Amir Sheikhvand
Brooch: Untitled, 2013
Silver, black rhodium
12 x 5 x 3 cm
Garden Series
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Amir Sheikhvand. Ring: Alilehbox, 2012. Silver, wood, paint, black rhodium plated. 3 x 6 x 4.5 cm. Garden series. Amir Sheikhvand
Ring: Alilehbox, 2012
Silver, wood, paint, black rhodium plated
3 x 6 x 4.5 cm
Garden series
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Amir Sheikhvand. Brooch: Spring, 2014. gold, Brass, bone, wood, Copper, Enamel. 15 x 18 x 2.5 cm. Garden series. Amir Sheikhvand
Brooch: Spring, 2014
gold, Brass, bone, wood, Copper, Enamel
15 x 18 x 2.5 cm
Garden series
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Amir Sheikhvand. Brooch: Nowhereland, 2011. Silver, acrylic paint, Copper. 7 x 10 x 4 cm. Flag series. Amir Sheikhvand
Brooch: Nowhereland, 2011
Silver, acrylic paint, Copper
7 x 10 x 4 cm
Flag series
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Amir Sheikhvand. Brooch: Iran, 2011. Silver, acrylic paint, paint, Copper. 5 x 15 x 2 cm. Flag series. Amir Sheikhvand
Brooch: Iran, 2011
Silver, acrylic paint, paint, Copper
5 x 15 x 2 cm
Flag series
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Amir Sheikhvand. Necklace: Social Networking, 2011. Silver, Steel, rubber coating, paint, Fresh water pearl. 20 x 25 x 10 cm. Net-working series. Amir Sheikhvand
Necklace: Social Networking, 2011
Silver, Steel, rubber coating, paint, Fresh water pearl
20 x 25 x 10 cm
Net-working series
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Amir Sheikhvand. Brooch: Life, 2013. Silver, 14k Gold, black rhodium gold plated. 15 x 18 x 4 cm. Garden series. Amir Sheikhvand
Brooch: Life, 2013
Silver, 14k Gold, black rhodium gold plated
15 x 18 x 4 cm
Garden series
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Amir Sheikhvand. Brooch: Eslimi, 2013. Silver, Copper, Steel, Enamel, rubber coating. 6 x 12 x 3 cm. Garden series. Amir Sheikhvand
Brooch: Eslimi, 2013
Silver, Copper, Steel, Enamel, rubber coating
6 x 12 x 3 cm
Garden series
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Intro
Amir Sheikhvand is a contemporary jeweller born in Teheran and based in Toronto. Sheikhvand's body of work reflects his practice with Malileh-kary-Filigree's work and Minakary-miniature enameling. The artist is known for his achievements relating to women's education in jewellery making in Iran.  His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally.

Statement

My work involves exploring and experimenting to make a connection between culturally inherited ethnic styles of jewellery and new forms of contemporary art jewellery. Specifically, I use graphic renderings of Persian calligraphy, Gilding and Architectural Motifs. I literally “break up and connect”, transforming a portion of text, alphabetic characters or motif into a painter’s abstract composition. This sculptural jewellery comes from a sense of cultural nostalgia and contemporary ideas; these art forms cherish the past and adorn the present. The result connects Eastern adornment with western ideas, for western audiences, thus bridging a cultural gap. Features of my work include – geometric, often cubic forms, organic and industrial shapes, repetition, solid colors and neutral surfaces. These features, along with expressions of tradition, values, immigration, and harmonious living have been at the foundation of my work, telling a partial visual story thus allowing viewers to assemble meaning. I incorporate Malile-kary, and Mina-kary techniques resulting from my previous research in Iranian handicraft in contemporary craft. By incorporating non-conventional materials, I redefine the notion of beauty, worth and adornment. At the time of past showings I have utilized video installations to illustrate concepts.
 

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2016:
Fair  03 Nov 2016 - 06 Nov 2016  SOFA Chicago 2016.
2015:
Exhibition  24 Jan 2015 - 14 Jun 2015  Lasting Effect.
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