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Eva Van Kempen

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Published: 15.07.2016

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For Hong Kong based AME Gallery's group exhibition "Scents of Life", Eva designed three new LifeLines necklaces, containing hospital scents. These jewels are part of her jewellery line made out of safe hospital waste. It is being exhibited in hospitals, medical centres and galleries in Holland, Spain and the UK since 2015.  From March 2017 it will be on show in Hong Kong and Hannover, Germany.
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Eva Van Kempen. Neckpiece: Neolus, 2015. Syringe needles, intravenous lines, fresh water pearls. Photo by: Hugo Rompa. From series: LifeLines. Eva Van Kempen
Neckpiece: Neolus, 2015
Syringe needles, intravenous lines, fresh water pearls
Photo by: Hugo Rompa
From series: LifeLines
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Eva Van Kempen. Piece: Medication Port, 2015. Medication ports, fresh water pearls and imitation blood coral, traditionally handtied with silk, silver. Photo by: Hugo Rompa. From series: LifeLines. Necklace, back- and shoulder jewel. Eva Van Kempen
Piece: Medication Port, 2015
Medication ports, fresh water pearls and imitation blood coral, traditionally handtied with silk, silver
Photo by: Hugo Rompa
From series: LifeLines
Necklace, back- and shoulder jewel
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Eva Van Kempen. Piece: Tranches, 2016. Intravenous line, moving fresh water pearls, magnets. Photo by: Hugo Rompa. From series: LifeLines. Necklace and Bracelet. Eva Van Kempen
Piece: Tranches, 2016
Intravenous line, moving fresh water pearls, magnets
Photo by: Hugo Rompa
From series: LifeLines
Necklace and Bracelet
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Eva Van Kempen. Bracelet: String of pearls, 2015. Intravenous line, moving fresh water pearls, magnets. Photo by: Barbara Boots. From series: LifeLines. Connecting 4 or more pieces makes a necklace. Eva Van Kempen
Bracelet: String of pearls, 2015
Intravenous line, moving fresh water pearls, magnets
Photo by: Barbara Boots
From series: LifeLines
Connecting 4 or more pieces makes a necklace
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Eva Van Kempen. Neckpiece: String of pearls, 2015. Intravenous line, moving fresh water pearls, magnets. Photo by: Hugo Rompa. From series: LifeLines. Disconnecting makes seperate bracelets
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Neckpiece: String of pearls, 2015
Intravenous line, moving fresh water pearls, magnets
Photo by: Hugo Rompa
From series: LifeLines
Disconnecting makes seperate bracelets
 
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Eva Van Kempen. Ring: String of pearls, 2016. Intravenous line, fresh water pearls. Photo by: Hugo Rompa. From series: LifeLines. Eva Van Kempen
Ring: String of pearls, 2016
Intravenous line, fresh water pearls
Photo by: Hugo Rompa
From series: LifeLines
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Eva Van Kempen. Piece: Open/close clamp, 2015. Intravenous line, imitation blood coral, fresh water pearls, polyurethane, silver. Photo by: Hugo Rompa. From series: LifeLines. Necklace, shoulder and back jewel, cast silver cap engraved with Eva's patient number and barcode. Eva Van Kempen
Piece: Open/close clamp, 2015
Intravenous line, imitation blood coral, fresh water pearls, polyurethane, silver
Photo by: Hugo Rompa
From series: LifeLines
Necklace, shoulder and back jewel, cast silver cap engraved with Eva's patient number and barcode
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Eva Van Kempen. Piece: Open/close clamp, 2015. Intravenous line, imitation blood coral, fresh water pearls, polyurethane, silver. Photo by: Hugo Rompa. From series: LifeLines. Necklace, shoulder and back jewel, cast silver cap engraved with Eva's patient number and barcode. Eva Van Kempen
Piece: Open/close clamp, 2015
Intravenous line, imitation blood coral, fresh water pearls, polyurethane, silver
Photo by: Hugo Rompa
From series: LifeLines
Necklace, shoulder and back jewel, cast silver cap engraved with Eva's patient number and barcode
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Eva Van Kempen. Necklace: String of pearls long, 2015. Intravenous line, partly filled with fresh water pearls. Photo by: Hugo Rompa. From series: LifeLines. Eva Van Kempen
Necklace: String of pearls long, 2015
Intravenous line, partly filled with fresh water pearls
Photo by: Hugo Rompa
From series: LifeLines
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Eva Van Kempen. Necklace: String of pearls large, 2015. Tube, moving fresh water pearls. Photo by: Hugo Rompa. From series: LifeLines. Eva Van Kempen
Necklace: String of pearls large, 2015
Tube, moving fresh water pearls
Photo by: Hugo Rompa
From series: LifeLines
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Eva Van Kempen. Neckpiece: Smartslip technology, 2015. Syringe needles, plastic, silver, fresh water pearls. Photo by: Hugo Rompa. From series: LifeLines. Eva Van Kempen
Neckpiece: Smartslip technology, 2015
Syringe needles, plastic, silver, fresh water pearls
Photo by: Hugo Rompa
From series: LifeLines
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Eva Van Kempen. Piece: Combination of lines, 2015. Intravenous line, drain line, oxygen line, fresh water pearls. Photo by: Hugo Rompa. From series: LifeLines. Necklace and shoulder jewel. Eva Van Kempen
Piece: Combination of lines, 2015
Intravenous line, drain line, oxygen line, fresh water pearls
Photo by: Hugo Rompa
From series: LifeLines
Necklace and shoulder jewel
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Eva Van Kempen. Piece: CO + O2, 2015. Oxygen line, loose diamonds,magnets. Photo by: Hugo Rompa. From series: LifeLines. Necklace combined with 3 bracelets. Eva Van Kempen
Piece: CO + O2, 2015
Oxygen line, loose diamonds,magnets
Photo by: Hugo Rompa
From series: LifeLines
Necklace combined with 3 bracelets
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Eva Van Kempen. Earrings: Neolus-Eclipse, 2015. Plastic, Pearls. Photo by: Hugo Rompa. From series: LifeLines. Eva Van Kempen
Earrings: Neolus-Eclipse, 2015
Plastic, Pearls
Photo by: Hugo Rompa
From series: LifeLines
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Eva Van Kempen. Necklace: Cotton Roll, 2015. Cotton rolls, polyurethane, spaghetti fresh water pearls, silk. Photo by: Hugo Rompa. From series: LifeLines. Eva Van Kempen
Necklace: Cotton Roll, 2015
Cotton rolls, polyurethane, spaghetti fresh water pearls, silk
Photo by: Hugo Rompa
From series: LifeLines
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Intro
Eva van Kempen (Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 1976) is an Amsterdam based jewellery designer. She studied at the vocational school of Goldsmiths in Schoonhoven and Amsterdam and studied under artists/teachers of the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam and Alchimia school of contemporary jewellery in Florence. Her work evolved drastically when she was confronted with hospital tools in 2011. In 2015 she had a solo-exhibition in the hospital where she used to be a patient.

Statement

Eva van Kempen (November 30, 1976) is a Dutch goldsmith - designer, whose earlier work consists of merely traditional goldsmithing techniques, such as filigree, wax carving and embossing. Nature, indigenous jewellery and Art Nouveau clearly influence her elegant and refined designs.
Her recent work and source of inspiration, however, is anything but traditional. The content finds its origin in a chemotherapy she had to undergo. That was when she discovered the immense value and beauty of medical tools such as hypodermic needles and intravenous lines.
She started experimenting with safe hospital waste, like out of date systems or materials otherwise no longer suitable for patients. By adding classical materials such as fresh water pearls, precious stones and metals, valuable jewels appeared.

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2017:
Exhibition  20 May 2017 - 19 Aug 2017  LifeLines, an ode to hospital materials.
duo-exhibition with photos of Hugo Rompa, Reade, Amsterdam, Holland.
Exhibition  25 Mar 2017 - 29 Apr 2017  Zu zweit und nicht allein.
Handwerkskammer Hannover, Germany
Exhibition  09 Mar 2017 - 09 Apr 2017  Scents of Life.
AME Gallery, Central Hong Kong, Hong Kong
2016:
Exhibition  06 May 2016 - 05 Jun 2016  Plastic is Forever.
Exhibition  22 Apr 2016 - 27 May 2016  Más que Zuecos y Tulipanes.
Exhibition  07 Mar 2016 - 29 May 2016  LifeLines, an ode to hospital materials.
Antonius Pharmacy, St. Antonius Hospital, Nieuwegein, Holland
 
Exhibition  18 Feb 2016 - 31 Mar 2016  Més que esclops i tulipes.
Curator Luis Acosta

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Book:  Sieraden van ziekenhuismaterialen. R. Keja, Utrecht.  Olijfschrift:  2016
April, p.11
Magazine:  Levensreddende schoonheid. R. Keja.  2016
Utrecht, Olijfschrift: December, p.14-15.
 
Catalogue:  Torenkamer Festival, 70 talentvolle kunstenaars. 2015
F. de Boeck, Amsterdam, p. 30
Magazine:  Juweel van een Infuus. 2015
PS Het Parool, L. Hekman, Amsterdam, May 19
Catalogue:  LifeLines, De Vitrines AMC. E. van Kempen.  2015
Amsterdam
Magazine:  Ode aan ziekenhuismaterialen. J. Sants.  2015
Edelmetaal: Voorburg, July-Aug, p.28, 29
Magazine:  Infuusslangen krijgen tweede leven. S. Smets.  2015
Amsterdam, July p.3
Catalogue:  Torenkamer Festival, 70 talentvolle kunstenaars. F. de Boeck.  2015
Amsterdam, June, p. 30
 
Newspaper:  Juweel van een Infuus. L. Hekman.  2015
PS Het Parool, Amsterdam, May 19
 
Magazine:  Goudsmid Eva van Kempen na tegenslag weer aan de slag. J. Sants.  2014
Voorburg, Edelmetaal: November, p. 47-49
Magazine:  Vijftig jaar dans gesmeed tot een uniek halssieraad. S. van Vugt.  2011
Dansen met de blik naar binnen, 50 jaar Internationaal Danstheater: December, Amsterdam, p. 82,83
Book:  Alchemie van de liefde. L.Thooft.  2008
Scriptum, Schiedam p.143
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