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Floor Max

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Published: 08.07.2015
Floor Max. Pendant: Bulb, 2015. Cooper, felt. 10 x 10 x 50 cm. Photo by: Floor Max. From series: Hexagoon. Floor Max
Pendant: Bulb, 2015
Cooper, felt
10 x 10 x 50 cm
Photo by: Floor Max
From series: Hexagoon
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Floor Max. Pendant: Rijks, 2015. Copper, felt, silver. 20 x 1,5 x 60 cm. Photo by: Floor Max. From series: Hexagoon. Floor Max
Pendant: Rijks, 2015
Copper, felt, silver
20 x 1,5 x 60 cm
Photo by: Floor Max
From series: Hexagoon
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Floor Max. Brooch: Granada, 2015. Copper, felt. 9 x 3 x 9 cm. Photo by: Floor Max. From series: Hexagoon. Floor Max
Brooch: Granada, 2015
Copper, felt
9 x 3 x 9 cm
Photo by: Floor Max
From series: Hexagoon
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Floor Max. Ring: East, 2015. silver, leather. 2 x 2 x 5 cm. Photo by: Floor Max. From series: Hexagoon. Floor Max
Ring: East, 2015
silver, leather
2 x 2 x 5 cm
Photo by: Floor Max
From series: Hexagoon
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Floor Max. Necklace: Gildede Dome, 2015. Silver, gilded leather. 45 x 5 x 50 cm. Photo by: Floor Max. From series: Hexagoon. Floor Max
Necklace: Gildede Dome, 2015
Silver, gilded leather
45 x 5 x 50 cm
Photo by: Floor Max
From series: Hexagoon
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Floor Max. Ring: Land wash, 2010. Silver, hematite. 4 x 4 x 4 cm. Photo by: Floor Max. From series: On the beach. Floor Max
Ring: Land wash, 2010
Silver, hematite
4 x 4 x 4 cm
Photo by: Floor Max
From series: On the beach
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Floor Max. Pendant: Mussel, 2010. Silver, freshwater pearl. 12 x 6 x 12 cm. Photo by: Floor Max. From series: On the beach. Floor Max
Pendant: Mussel, 2010
Silver, freshwater pearl
12 x 6 x 12 cm
Photo by: Floor Max
From series: On the beach
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Floor Max. Brooch: Herbarium, 2008. Silver. Max. 4 x 0,5 x 50 cm. Photo by: Floor Max. From series: Herbarium. Floor Max
Brooch: Herbarium, 2008
Silver
Max. 4 x 0,5 x 50 cm
Photo by: Floor Max
From series: Herbarium
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Floor Max. Brooch: Herbarium, 2008. Silver. 4 x 0,5 x 30 cm. Photo by: Floor Max. From series: Herbarium. Detail. Floor Max
Brooch: Herbarium, 2008
Silver
4 x 0,5 x 30 cm
Photo by: Floor Max
From series: Herbarium
Detail
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Floor Max. Ring: Intens, 2007. Silver, crytal. 2 x 3,5 x 5 cm. Photo by: Floor Max. From series: Memories. Floor Max
Ring: Intens, 2007
Silver, crytal
2 x 3,5 x 5 cm
Photo by: Floor Max
From series: Memories
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Floor Max. Necklace: Collar for a portrait, 2006. Silver, plastic. 50 x 3 x 50 cm. Photo by: Helene de Bruijn. Floor Max
Necklace: Collar for a portrait, 2006
Silver, plastic
50 x 3 x 50 cm
Photo by: Helene de Bruijn
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Floor Max. Necklace: Poppies, 2005. Silver, plastic. 25 x 4 x 50 cm. Photo by: Floor Max. Floor Max
Necklace: Poppies, 2005
Silver, plastic
25 x 4 x 50 cm
Photo by: Floor Max
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Floor Max. Bracelet: Loop, 2002. Silver, Plastic. 10 x 5 x 10 cm. Photo by: Floor Max. Floor Max
Bracelet: Loop, 2002
Silver, Plastic
10 x 5 x 10 cm
Photo by: Floor Max
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Floor Max. Necklace: Water lily, 2001. Silver, freshwater pearl. 35 x 5 x 35 cm. Photo by: Floor Max. From series: Introvert elegancy. Floor Max
Necklace: Water lily, 2001
Silver, freshwater pearl
35 x 5 x 35 cm
Photo by: Floor Max
From series: Introvert elegancy
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Floor Max. Necklace: Red flowers, 2000. Silver, textile. 25 x 3 x 50 cm. Photo by: Floor Max. From series: Introvert elegancy. Floor Max
Necklace: Red flowers, 2000
Silver, textile
25 x 3 x 50 cm
Photo by: Floor Max
From series: Introvert elegancy
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Floor Max. Ring: Flower, 1992. silver. 2 x 0,5 x 5,5 cm. Photo by: Floor Max. From series: Threadrings. Floor Max
Ring: Flower, 1992
silver
2 x 0,5 x 5,5 cm
Photo by: Floor Max
From series: Threadrings
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Intro
Floor Max is a Dutch artist living and working in Enkhuizen, a small town in the north of Holland. Max graduated with a BA architectural design, specialisation jewellery, from the Hogeschool  voor de Kunsten Utrecht, The Netherlands.  For almost 25 years she is designing and constructing jewellery collections, which she presents in galleries and exhibitions. 

Statement

In my atelier I manufacture jewellery, either unique pieces or larger series. Every single piece has its own story.
Everything I make takes shape in a playful way originating from my great curiosity and with the help of countless experiments. Subsequently my work is a translation of my thoughts, impressions and experiences.  A poetic embrace of surprise and wonder.
My work is characterized by my love for (silver) wire and other flexible materials.  I continuously search for the boundary between strength and vulnerability. With these seemingly breakable compounds I create both literally and figuratively strong jewellery and accessories. Besides the use of the more commonly known goldsmith techniques I also use textile techniques while processing various kinds of metal. These techniques may include crochet, knitting, weaving and embroidery. I find this particular way of forming connections virtually challenging as they tend to form a logical structure and remain relatively transparent.  With the best of both worlds I am able to create clear and delicate pieces
My jewellery is made in a traditional way which makes it labour-intensive. This greatly increases the intrinsic value of my work and in addition creates a connection with the viewer, buyer and wearer of my jewellery.
Besides the designing and creating of jewellery and accessories I also make graphics and photographs. Other activities might include designing and making the concept for an exhibition.

Hexagoon
The hexagon is the primary building block in Floor Max’s work. Several years ago she found an abandoned wasps’ nest and was fascinated by its construction: I was struck by how strong and yet delicate it was, how sturdy and simultaneously fragile. It was the hexagonal honeycomb structure that was responsible for the strength of that nest, which was built of a wafer-thin natural material, like paper. Floor subsequently observed hexagons in all kinds of architecture: in the floorplans, decorations and windows of Christian, Jewish and Islamic buildings. So it is not hard to see Moorish tiled floors from Granada in her brooches, mosques in her rings or cathedral domes in her necklaces.
For me the hexagon represents the connection of different people and cultures, of different histories and narratives, Floor Max explains. She also connects a range of materials in her pieces, such as silver, copper, felt and leather.
 

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2016:
Exhibition  15 Oct 2016 - 10 Dec 2016  Ra Now.
2015:
Exhibition  20 Jun 2015 - 25 Jul 2015  Hexagoon by Floor Max.
2008:
Exhibition  04 Oct 2008 - 05 Nov 2008  Beaten, pressed, melted.
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