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Karen Vanmol

Jeweller
Published: 26.06.2014

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Karen Vanmol is currently participating in the 2014 European Triennial for Contemporary Jewellery in Belgium. From 13 December until 17 January 2015, Vanmol's work will also be featured in the exhibition, The Parallel Worlds, in France. 
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Brooch: Cultivate, 2014
Wood, fiber reinforced plastics, brass, paint, steel
13 x 5 x 2.5 cm
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Brooch: Cultivate, 2013
Wood, fiber reinforced plastics, brass, paint, steel
4.5 x 7.5 x 5 cm
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Brooch: Cultivate, 2013
Wood, fiber reinforced plastics, brass, paint, steel
7 x 6 x 2.5 cm
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Necklace: Cultivate, 2013
Wood, fiber reinforced plastics, vintage plastic beads, brass, paint, steel
45 x 8.5 x 4 cm
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Brooch: Cultivate, 2013
Wood, fiber reinforced plastics, brass, paint, steel
4 x 6.5 x 4 cm
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Brooch: Evolving Habitat, 2012
Wood, fiber reinforced plastics, acrylate, paint, stone, steel pin
5 x 5.5 x 2 cm
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Earrings: Evolving Habitat, 2012
Wood, fiber reinforced plastics, oxidized silver
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Bracelet: Evolving Habitat, 2012
Wood, fiber reinforced plastics, veneer
10 x 10 x 6.5 cm
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Brooch: Evolving Habitat, 2012
Wood, fiber reinforced plastics, acrylate, paint, zinc, steel pin
5 x 4 x 1.5 cm
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Brooches: Evolving Habitat, 2012
Wood, fiber reinforced plastics, veneer, acrylate, paint, vintage plastic beads, steel pin
3 x 3.5 x 1 cm
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Brooch: Untitled, 2012
Wood, formica, veneer, silver, steel pin
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Necklace: Untitled, 2012
Wood, formica, veneer, silver, old plastic beads
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Necklace: Untitled, 2012
Wood, formica, roofing, silver, old plastic beads
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Necklace: Untitled, 2012
Wood, formica, veneer, old plastic beads
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Necklace: Untitled, 2012
Wood, formica, veneer, old plastic beads
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Brooch: Untitled, 2012
Wood, formica, veneer, old plastic beads, acrylate, steel pin
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Brooch: Fading Landscape, 2011
Wood paint brass
4 x 10 x 2 cm
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Brooch: Fading Landscape, 2011
Wood paint brass
10 x 10 x 2 cm
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Necklace: Fading Landscape, 2011
Wood paint brass cotton
8 x 35 x 1 cm
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Necklace: Fading Landscape, 2011
Wood paint gold leaf brass silver cotton
18 x 38 x 3 cm
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Necklace: Fading Landscape, 2011
Wood paint gold leaf zinc brass cotton
13 x 35 x 1 cm
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Necklace: Fading Landscape, 2011
Wood zinc paint cotton
19 x 32 x 1 cm
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Necklace: Fading Landscape, 2011
Wood zinc paint cotton glass acrylate brass cotton
8 x 45 x 3 cm
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Necklace: Fading Landscape, 2011
Wood zinc paint gold leaf brass
10 x 7 x 15 cm
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Brooch: Fading Landscape, 2011
Wood zinc paint gold leaf cotton
13 x 38 x 1 cm
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Necklace: Fading Landscape, 2011
Wood zinc rubber gold leaf brass cotton
7 x 46 x 1 cm
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Necklace: Fading Landscape, 2011
Wood zinc paint brass polymer gold leaf cotton
8 x 40 x 1 cm
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Brooch: Fading Landscape, 2010
Wood, zinc, paint, silver
10 cm x 6.5 cm x 15 cm
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Necklace: Fading Landscape, 2010
Wood, zinc, roofing, goldleaf, paint, silver, cotton, brass
6.5 cm x 40 cm x 1.4 cm
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Brooch: Fading Landscape, 2010
Wood, zinc, paint, goldleaf, brass, silver
8.5 cm x 5.5 cm x 2 cm
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Necklace: Fading Landscape, 2010
Wood, zinc, paint, brass, cotton
6.5 cm x 46 cm x 2 cm
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Necklace: Under construction, 2010
Wood, silver, paint, cotton
11 cm x 42 cm x 3 cm
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Necklace: Under construction, 2010
Concrete, silver, paint, cotton
5.8 cm x 45 cm x 1.2 cm
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Necklace: Under construction, 2010
Concrete, silver, paint, cotton
5.8 cm x 45 cm x 1.2 cm
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Necklace: Under construction, 2010
Wood, silver, paint, cotton
2 cm x 35 cm x 1 cm
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Necklace: Under construction, 2010
Wood, silver, paint, cotton
2.1 cm x 38 cm x 1.8 cm
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Necklace: Under construction, 2010
Wood, silver, cotton, paint
20 cm x 38 cm x 1 cm
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Rings: Under construction, 2010
Wood, concrete, paint, cotton, silver
2.5 cm x 4 cm x 3.5 cm
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Rings: Under construction, 2010
Wood, concrete, cotton, paint
2.8 cm x 3.5 cm x 2 cm
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Rings: Under construction, 2010
Wood, paint, cotton
5 cm x 3.5 cm x 2 cm
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Rings: Under construction, 2010
Wood, paint, cotton
2.2 cm x 3 cm x 1.8 cm
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Brooch: Under construction, 2010
Wood, concrete, paint, cotton, silver
5 cm x 17 cm x 1 cm
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Brooch: Under construction, 2010
Wood, paint, cotton, silver
6.5 cm x 3.5 cm x 2.5 cm
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Brooch: Under construction, 2010
Wood, concrete, paint, cotton, silver
6.5 cm x 5 cm x 2 cm
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Ring: Twofingerring, 2009
Gold
4 cm x 2 cm x 0.5 cm
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Rings: Twofingerring, 2008
Silver
4 cm x 2.8 cm x 0.7 cm
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Statement

As in my earlier work, I find my inspiration in architecture and nature. Except that everything continues to evolve and change. A city without a little nature works claustrophobic for me, but a nature landscape with no sign of humanity is too quiet for me. Protecting or imitating nature, the use of natural materials in architecture, the restoring of a road surface, accidental strong shapes on a construction site, these things I find very interesting. 

On my way through town, I hunt and collect. I always encounter interesting images that I use as an inspiration. In addition, there is a certain choice of materials and colors, these are strongly influenced by memories. For example the necklaces, furniture in different colors, certain constructions. I make my story and the viewer projects its own story on top of mine.
 
I always start from my sources of inspiration, with these eyes I look around me. I show viewers how I look at things around me. Next to that I make jewellery and I like to use my tools and try out how materials reacts to them. Eventually I work with materials, and that provides an additional factor. I find out the properties they possess and how I can edit them and this will count in the final result. Some techniques I use are common and you can find them in your house. 

Naturally I tend to work clean and delineated, here I try against it by for example damaging materials. It gets me out of my comfort zone and it bothers me, but at the same time I want to do it.

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Karen Vanmol, 1983, Belgium.

Education:
2010-2012 Teachercourse Fine Arts, Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp
2009-2010 MA Jewellerydesign, Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp
2008-2009 Engraving , TN Antwerp
2008-2009 Cross-over Etching , Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp
2006-2009 BA Jewellerydesign, Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp
2004-2006 Jewellerydesign, HA St-Truiden

Workshops:
2010
Jivan Astfalck and MA students Birmingham City University, Tablemanners
2009 Gisbert Stach
2008 Ulrich Reithofer
2008 Philip Sajet
2007 Christophe Zellweger

Exhibitions:
2014
European Triënnale for Contemporary Jewellery Anciens Abattoirs, Mons, Belgium | Shanghai International Metalsmithing & Jewelry Art Exhibition, Shanghai Exhibition Center, China | Suspend.ed in pink, V&V gallery, Vienna, Austria | Cominelli Foundation Award, Cisano di San Felice del Benaco, Italy | Invited International Exhibition of KCDA 2014, Gallery Iang, Seoul, Korea | Home, Courtney Kemp & Karen Vanmol, Heidi Lowe Gallery, Delaware, USA | De nieuwe oogst (The new harvest), Design Vlaanderen Galerie, Brussels, Belgium | Earrings Galore, Heidi Lowe Gallery, Delaware, USA | Evolving Habitat, Solo exhibition, Lasso, Leuven, Belgium | Earrings Galore Pop-Up, Heidi Lowe Gallery, SNAG Minneapolis Conference, USA | Mineral Art14, Between Layers, State Collection of Antiques, Munich, Germany | Hout, het nieuwe goud (Wood, the new gold), Design Vlaanderen Galerie, Brussels, Belgium | Schmuck 2014, 66th Internationale Handwerkmesse, Munich, Germany | Invited International Exhibition 2014, Korea Craft Designer Association, Virginia, USA
2013 Embrasser/Ambras, Designcenter De Winkelhaak, Antwerp, Belgium | Jewelry- Identity, Beijing International Art Biennal, Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology, China | Play for display, Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art, Curated by Diagonal, Gallery Four, Gothenburg, Sweden | Evolving Habitat N°2, Solo exhibition, Curated by Beyond Fashion at Creme de la Crema, Roeselare, Belgium | Siamese Connection, Brooklyn Metal Works, New York, USA | 3 Koninklijke Masters van de Antwerpse Academie (3 Royal Masters of the Antwerp Academy) Wo-Men in Fine Art Gallery, Antwerp Belgium | Cominelli Foundation 2013 Award, Fondazione Cominelli, Cisano di San Felice del Benaco, Italy | Suspend.ed in pink, Circuit Bijou 2013 (The Route of Jewellery 2013), Viaduc des Arts, Paris, France | Sieraad Art Fair, Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam, Netherlands | Earrings Galore Pop-Up Gallery Heidi Lowe, SNAG, Toronto, USA | Design for Coexistence, Invited International Exhibition 2013, Korea Digital Design Council, Tongmyong University, Busan, Korea | Evolving Habitat, Solo exhibition, Beyond Fashion, Antwerp, Belgium | Chain, A CASA, Museum of Brazilian Object, Sao Paulo, Brazil | Suspend.ed in pink, The Atrium- The School of Jewellery, Birmingham, United Kingdom | Suspend.ed in pink (As part of Schmuck 13),Gabi Green Studio, Munich, Germany | Sex, Drugs & Rock'n Roll.....vices or lifestyle?, Goldschmiedehaus, Hanau, Germany | Suspend.ed in pink, Heidi Lowe Gallery, Delaware, USA | Launching Embrasser/ Ambras project, former Etnographic Museum, Antwerp, Belgium
2012 Chain, online exhibition, Crafthaus | Jewelbook 2012, Les Anciens Abbatoirs, Mons, Belgium | Sex, Drugs & Rock'n Roll.....vices or lifestyle? Galeria42 contemporanea di Marco Mango, Modena, Italy | Sex, Drugs & Rock'n Roll.....vices or lifestyle? Werkschau. Simone Winkler, Kempten, Germany | Hot Under the Collar, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Arizona, United States of America
2011 Fading Landscape, Designcentrum De Winkelhaak, Antwerp, Belgium | Staying long enough-leaving on time, Museum M, Leuven, Belgium | Mediterrean, Museum of Natural History of the Mediterranean, Livorno, Italy | True Colours, New Traditional Jewellery, Museum for Modern Art, Arnhem, Netherlands
2010 True Colours, New Traditional Jewellery, Sieraad, Amsterdam, Netherlands | Entree < exit, Antwerp, Belgium | True Colours, New Traditional Jewellery, Villa Bengel, Idar-Oberstein, Germany | Zilvertalenten, Silver museum Sterckshof, Antwerp, Belgium | Masterproject/'10, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp, Belgium | Landschap, FLACC, Genk, Belgium | Tablemanners, Silke & The Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
2009 Rings For The Lords, Designcentrum De Winkelhaak, Antwerp, Belgium

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Events

25-Oct-2014 - 28-Dec-2014 European Triennial for Contemporary Jewellery 2014Anciens Abattoirs, Mons, Belgium
13-Dec-2014-17-Jan-2015 The Parallel Worlds, Alliages, Lille, France
11-Mar-2015-17-Mar-2015 Schmuck 2015, 67th International Handwerkmesse, Munich, Germany
 
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