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Karen Vanmol

Jeweller
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Published: 26.06.2014
Karen Vanmol Karen Vanmol
Brooch: Cultivate, 2014
Wood, fiber reinforced plastics, brass, paint, steel
13 x 5 x 2.5 cm
Karen Vanmol Karen Vanmol
Brooch: Cultivate, 2013
Wood, fiber reinforced plastics, brass, paint, steel
4.5 x 7.5 x 5 cm
Karen Vanmol Karen Vanmol
Brooch: Cultivate, 2013
Wood, fiber reinforced plastics, brass, paint, steel
7 x 6 x 2.5 cm
Karen Vanmol Karen Vanmol
Necklace: Cultivate, 2013
Wood, fiber reinforced plastics, vintage plastic beads, brass, paint, steel
45 x 8.5 x 4 cm
Karen Vanmol Karen Vanmol
Brooch: Cultivate, 2013
Wood, fiber reinforced plastics, brass, paint, steel
4 x 6.5 x 4 cm
Karen Vanmol Presentation Evolving Habitat at Beyond Fashion 2013
Karen Vanmol Karen Vanmol
Brooch: Evolving Habitat, 2012
Wood, fiber reinforced plastics, acrylate, paint, stone, steel pin
5 x 5.5 x 2 cm
Karen Vanmol Karen Vanmol
Earrings: Evolving Habitat, 2012
Wood, fiber reinforced plastics, oxidized silver
Karen Vanmol Karen Vanmol
Bracelet: Evolving Habitat, 2012
Wood, fiber reinforced plastics, veneer
10 x 10 x 6.5 cm
Karen Vanmol Karen Vanmol
Brooch: Evolving Habitat, 2012
Wood, fiber reinforced plastics, acrylate, paint, zinc, steel pin
5 x 4 x 1.5 cm
Karen Vanmol Karen Vanmol
Brooches: Evolving Habitat, 2012
Wood, fiber reinforced plastics, veneer, acrylate, paint, vintage plastic beads, steel pin
3 x 3.5 x 1 cm
Karen Vanmol Karen Vanmol
Brooch: Untitled, 2012
Wood, formica, veneer, silver, steel pin
Karen Vanmol Karen Vanmol
Necklace: Untitled, 2012
Wood, formica, veneer, silver, old plastic beads
Karen Vanmol Karen Vanmol
Necklace: Untitled, 2012
Wood, formica, roofing, silver, old plastic beads
Karen Vanmol Karen Vanmol
Necklace: Untitled, 2012
Wood, formica, veneer, old plastic beads
Karen Vanmol Karen Vanmol
Necklace: Untitled, 2012
Wood, formica, veneer, old plastic beads
Karen Vanmol Karen Vanmol
Brooch: Untitled, 2012
Wood, formica, veneer, old plastic beads, acrylate, steel pin
Karen Vanmol Karen Vanmol
Brooch: Fading Landscape, 2011
Wood paint brass
4 x 10 x 2 cm
Karen Vanmol Karen Vanmol
Brooch: Fading Landscape, 2011
Wood paint brass
10 x 10 x 2 cm
Karen Vanmol Karen Vanmol
Necklace: Fading Landscape, 2011
Wood paint brass cotton
8 x 35 x 1 cm
Karen Vanmol Karen Vanmol
Necklace: Fading Landscape, 2011
Wood paint gold leaf brass silver cotton
18 x 38 x 3 cm
Karen Vanmol Karen Vanmol
Necklace: Fading Landscape, 2011
Wood paint gold leaf zinc brass cotton
13 x 35 x 1 cm
Karen Vanmol Karen Vanmol
Necklace: Fading Landscape, 2011
Wood zinc paint cotton
19 x 32 x 1 cm
Karen Vanmol Karen Vanmol
Necklace: Fading Landscape, 2011
Wood zinc paint cotton glass acrylate brass cotton
8 x 45 x 3 cm
Karen Vanmol Karen Vanmol
Necklace: Fading Landscape, 2011
Wood zinc paint gold leaf brass
10 x 7 x 15 cm
Karen Vanmol Karen Vanmol
Brooch: Fading Landscape, 2011
Wood zinc paint gold leaf cotton
13 x 38 x 1 cm
Karen Vanmol Karen Vanmol
Necklace: Fading Landscape, 2011
Wood zinc rubber gold leaf brass cotton
7 x 46 x 1 cm
Karen Vanmol Karen Vanmol
Necklace: Fading Landscape, 2011
Wood zinc paint brass polymer gold leaf cotton
8 x 40 x 1 cm
Karen Vanmol Karen Vanmol
Brooch: Fading Landscape, 2010
Wood, zinc, paint, silver
10 cm x 6.5 cm x 15 cm
Karen Vanmol Karen Vanmol
Necklace: Fading Landscape, 2010
Wood, zinc, roofing, goldleaf, paint, silver, cotton, brass
6.5 cm x 40 cm x 1.4 cm
Karen Vanmol Karen Vanmol
Brooch: Fading Landscape, 2010
Wood, zinc, paint, goldleaf, brass, silver
8.5 cm x 5.5 cm x 2 cm
Karen Vanmol Karen Vanmol
Necklace: Fading Landscape, 2010
Wood, zinc, paint, brass, cotton
6.5 cm x 46 cm x 2 cm
Karen Vanmol Karen Vanmol
Necklace: Under construction, 2010
Wood, silver, paint, cotton
11 cm x 42 cm x 3 cm
Karen Vanmol Karen Vanmol
Necklace: Under construction, 2010
Concrete, silver, paint, cotton
5.8 cm x 45 cm x 1.2 cm
Karen Vanmol Karen Vanmol
Necklace: Under construction, 2010
Concrete, silver, paint, cotton
5.8 cm x 45 cm x 1.2 cm
Karen Vanmol Karen Vanmol
Necklace: Under construction, 2010
Wood, silver, paint, cotton
2 cm x 35 cm x 1 cm
Karen Vanmol Karen Vanmol
Necklace: Under construction, 2010
Wood, silver, paint, cotton
2.1 cm x 38 cm x 1.8 cm
Karen Vanmol Karen Vanmol
Necklace: Under construction, 2010
Wood, silver, cotton, paint
20 cm x 38 cm x 1 cm
Karen Vanmol Karen Vanmol
Rings: Under construction, 2010
Wood, concrete, paint, cotton, silver
2.5 cm x 4 cm x 3.5 cm
Karen Vanmol Karen Vanmol
Rings: Under construction, 2010
Wood, concrete, cotton, paint
2.8 cm x 3.5 cm x 2 cm
Karen Vanmol Karen Vanmol
Rings: Under construction, 2010
Wood, paint, cotton
5 cm x 3.5 cm x 2 cm
Karen Vanmol Karen Vanmol
Rings: Under construction, 2010
Wood, paint, cotton
2.2 cm x 3 cm x 1.8 cm
Karen Vanmol Karen Vanmol
Brooch: Under construction, 2010
Wood, concrete, paint, cotton, silver
5 cm x 17 cm x 1 cm
Karen Vanmol Karen Vanmol
Brooch: Under construction, 2010
Wood, paint, cotton, silver
6.5 cm x 3.5 cm x 2.5 cm
Karen Vanmol Karen Vanmol
Brooch: Under construction, 2010
Wood, concrete, paint, cotton, silver
6.5 cm x 5 cm x 2 cm
Karen Vanmol Karen Vanmol
Ring: Twofingerring, 2009
Gold
4 cm x 2 cm x 0.5 cm
Karen Vanmol Karen Vanmol
Rings: Twofingerring, 2008
Silver
4 cm x 2.8 cm x 0.7 cm

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.

Exhibitions

May- october 2014
Mineral Art14, Between Layers
German Gemstone Museum,
Idar-Oberstein, Germany

9-12 October 2014
Shanghai International Metalsmithing & Jewelry Art Exhibition
Shanghai Exhibition Center, China

25 October-28 December 2014
2014 European Triënnale for Contemporary Jewellery
Anciens Abattoirs, Mons, Belgium

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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
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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