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Karin Roy Andersson

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Published: 29.11.2016

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 Repeating movements, methodically and resolutely is something that is significant for her work. She creates structures and rhythms using small elements to build dynamic patterns.
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Karin Roy Andersson. Necklace: Swan, 2016. Recycled plastics (food trays), steel, silver, paint, thread. 24 x 21 x 3.5 cm. Karin Roy Andersson
Necklace: Swan, 2016
Recycled plastics (food trays), steel, silver, paint, thread
24 x 21 x 3.5 cm
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Karin Roy Andersson. Necklace: Dove, 2016. Recycled plastics (from snuff boxes and soap bottles) thread, steel, silver. 18 x 23 x 5 cm. Karin Roy Andersson
Necklace: Dove, 2016
Recycled plastics (from snuff boxes and soap bottles) thread, steel, silver
18 x 23 x 5 cm
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Karin Roy Andersson. Brooch: Dove, 2016. Recycled plastics (from snuff boxes and soap bottles), thread, steel. 13.5 x 11.5 x 4 cm. Karin Roy Andersson
Brooch: Dove, 2016
Recycled plastics (from snuff boxes and soap bottles), thread, steel
13.5 x 11.5 x 4 cm
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Karin Roy Andersson. Brooch: Honeycreeper, 2016. Recycled plastics (lunch boxes), steel, thread. 11 x 8 x 3 cm. Karin Roy Andersson
Brooch: Honeycreeper, 2016
Recycled plastics (lunch boxes), steel, thread
11 x 8 x 3 cm
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Karin Roy Andersson. Necklace: The Carats ’round my Neck I, 2014. Corn, thread, paint. 30 x 25 x 3.5 cm. Karin Roy Andersson
Necklace: The Carats ’round my Neck I, 2014
Corn, thread, paint
30 x 25 x 3.5 cm
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Karin Roy Andersson. Bracelet: The Carats ’round my Neck II, 2014. Corn, thread, paint, titanium. 9.5 x 10 x 5 cm. Karin Roy Andersson
Bracelet: The Carats ’round my Neck II, 2014
Corn, thread, paint, titanium
9.5 x 10 x 5 cm
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Karin Roy Andersson. Bracelet: Catching Big Fish, 2014. Recycled plastics; shampoo and water bottles, textile. Karin Roy Andersson
Bracelet: Catching Big Fish, 2014
Recycled plastics; shampoo and water bottles, textile
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Karin Roy Andersson. Bracelet: Catching Big Fish, 2013. Recycled plastics; motor oil bottle and soap bottle, textile. Karin Roy Andersson
Bracelet: Catching Big Fish, 2013
Recycled plastics; motor oil bottle and soap bottle, textile
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Karin Roy Andersson. Bracelet: Catching Big Fish, 2013. Recycled plastics; icecream boxes, flower pots, textile. Karin Roy Andersson
Bracelet: Catching Big Fish, 2013
Recycled plastics; icecream boxes, flower pots, textile
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Karin Roy Andersson. Brooch: Catching Big Fish, 2013. Recycled plastics; icecream boxes, fast food containers, textile, steel. Karin Roy Andersson
Brooch: Catching Big Fish, 2013
Recycled plastics; icecream boxes, fast food containers, textile, steel
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Karin Roy Andersson. Bracelet: Catching Big Fish, 2013. Recycled plastics, textile. 7 x 6.5 x 4.5 cm. Karin Roy Andersson
Bracelet: Catching Big Fish, 2013
Recycled plastics, textile
7 x 6.5 x 4.5 cm
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Karin Roy Andersson. Bracelet: Catching Big Fish, 2013. Recycled plastic, silver, textile. Karin Roy Andersson
Bracelet: Catching Big Fish, 2013
Recycled plastic, silver, textile
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Karin Roy Andersson. Earrings: Catching Big Fish, 2013. Recycled plastic, silver, textile. Karin Roy Andersson
Earrings: Catching Big Fish, 2013
Recycled plastic, silver, textile
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Karin Roy Andersson. Necklace: A Constant Grinding, 2012. Galia melon seeds, textile, brass. Karin Roy Andersson
Necklace: A Constant Grinding, 2012
Galia melon seeds, textile, brass
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Karin Roy Andersson. Brooch: A Constant Grinding, 2012. Galia melon seeds, titanium, aluminium steel, silver. Karin Roy Andersson
Brooch: A Constant Grinding, 2012
Galia melon seeds, titanium, aluminium steel, silver
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Karin Roy Andersson. Brooch: A Constant Grinding, 2012. Apple seeds, titanium, steel, silver. 11 x 7 x 2.5 cm. Karin Roy Andersson
Brooch: A Constant Grinding, 2012
Apple seeds, titanium, steel, silver
11 x 7 x 2.5 cm
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Karin Roy Andersson. Brooch: A Constant Grinding, 2011. Water melon seeds, birch wood, aluminium, silver, steel. Karin Roy Andersson
Brooch: A Constant Grinding, 2011
Water melon seeds, birch wood, aluminium, silver, steel
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Karin Roy Andersson. Brooch: A Constant Grinding, 2011. Galia melon seeds, rowan wood, aluminium, silver, steel. Karin Roy Andersson
Brooch: A Constant Grinding, 2011
Galia melon seeds, rowan wood, aluminium, silver, steel
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Karin Roy Andersson. Pendant: Catching Fish, 2013. Silver, aluminum, titanium, steel. Karin Roy Andersson
Pendant: Catching Fish, 2013
Silver, aluminum, titanium, steel
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Karin Roy Andersson. Brooch: The Fishnet, 2012. Silver, aluminium, titanium, steel. Karin Roy Andersson
Brooch: The Fishnet, 2012
Silver, aluminium, titanium, steel
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Karin Roy Andersson. Earrings: Cerdà, 2012. Silver. 5 x 2.5x 1 cm. Karin Roy Andersson
Earrings: Cerdà, 2012
Silver
5 x 2.5x 1 cm
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Karin Roy Andersson. Necklace: The Clownfish, 2009. Silver, enamel. What is your opinion of the Act of Succession?

. The clownfish is nowadays common in aquariums in Sweden. They have become known and popular a lot because of the film “Finding Nemo”. What most people do not know about them is their remarkable hierarchy system. The shoal consists of one reproducing couple where the female is the largest one and the one with the highest precedence. The other fish are no fertile males. But what happens if for example he female dies? Well, among the clownfish the second largest fish, the fertile male, gets bigger, changes sex and take the role as the new matriarch. At the same time one of the smaller fish becomes sexually mature and grows a bit to place himself in the position as responsible for the growth of the colony.. Karin Roy Andersson
Necklace: The Clownfish, 2009
Silver, enamel
What is your opinion of the Act of Succession?

The clownfish is nowadays common in aquariums in Sweden. They have become known and popular a lot because of the film “Finding Nemo”. What most people do not know about them is their remarkable hierarchy system. The shoal consists of one reproducing couple where the female is the largest one and the one with the highest precedence. The other fish are no fertile males. But what happens if for example he female dies? Well, among the clownfish the second largest fish, the fertile male, gets bigger, changes sex and take the role as the new matriarch. At the same time one of the smaller fish becomes sexually mature and grows a bit to place himself in the position as responsible for the growth of the colony.

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Karin Roy Andersson. Bracelet: The Clownfish, 2011. Silver. Karin Roy Andersson
Bracelet: The Clownfish, 2011
Silver
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Karin Roy Andersson. Necklace: The Water Bear, 2009. Juniper wood, silver, nylon, diamond.. Burnt, frozen, radiated, raised from the dead – the water bear an evolutionary masterpiece.

. The water bear is a 0,5 – 1 mm animal. A bit chubby, segmented with eight legs and an amazing survivor. In experiments it has been exposed to 340 degrees of heat, hypothermia, radiation and drought. But in situations where all other creatures give in, the water bear endure. This little animal can go into a state of cryptobiosis, where all the things we normally define as life are shut down. Encapsulated in this state it can slumber waiting for things to get better. It can lie like this for decades until one day when times has changed, the conditions has become better, the spark of life is lit and the water bear wakes up.. Karin Roy Andersson
Necklace: The Water Bear, 2009
Juniper wood, silver, nylon, diamond.
Burnt, frozen, radiated, raised from the dead – the water bear an evolutionary masterpiece.

The water bear is a 0,5 – 1 mm animal. A bit chubby, segmented with eight legs and an amazing survivor. In experiments it has been exposed to 340 degrees of heat, hypothermia, radiation and drought. But in situations where all other creatures give in, the water bear endure. This little animal can go into a state of cryptobiosis, where all the things we normally define as life are shut down. Encapsulated in this state it can slumber waiting for things to get better. It can lie like this for decades until one day when times has changed, the conditions has become better, the spark of life is lit and the water bear wakes up.

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Karin Roy Andersson. Necklace: Kaptenskroppen, 2009. Silver, porcelain, iron, gold. Karin Roy Andersson
Necklace: Kaptenskroppen, 2009
Silver, porcelain, iron, gold
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Karin Roy Andersson. Bracelet: Kotor, 2008. Corian, pearl silk, silver. Karin Roy Andersson
Bracelet: Kotor, 2008
Corian, pearl silk, silver
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Karin Roy Michelle Andersson. Ring: You  Want a Piece of Me?. Ingredients: glue, diary notes, crosswords, chilli, salt, coffee.
. Net weight 54000g.
. Nutritional value per 100g: energy 1680KJ/404kcal, protein 83g, carbonhydrate 03g, fat 22g.
. Packed 2008-05-26. Karin Roy Michelle Andersson
Ring: You Want a Piece of Me?
Ingredients: glue, diary notes, crosswords, chilli, salt, coffee.
Net weight 54000g.
Nutritional value per 100g: energy 1680KJ/404kcal, protein 83g, carbonhydrate 03g, fat 22g.
Packed 2008-05-26
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Statement

The urge to repeat movements over and over again, methodically and resolutely is something that is significant for both my personality and my work. Multiplicity and recurrence attract me. In a large scale the variations between the details are very important. I create structures and rhythms using small elements to build dynamic patterns. My aim is that the result in a small scale should express harmony and balance. 

Since I was a kid I have had a strong interest in animals, especially fish and birds. I love their shape, their movements and the pattern of the feathers and scales, their bodies, faces and exceptional behaviour. There’s something magnetic with the world of the oceans; frightening, exciting and with a beauty that comes with the tension between these feelings. In a society where the view on what is normal is still quite conservative, the way some fish species change sex, size and identity gives a new perspective.

My latest pieces are made of plastics collected from garbage containers and ditch-banks. I keep my eyes open when I go to the hairdresser; I search in my friends’ bathrooms and fridges – you have to be observant if you are going to find that perfect jewellery material. The plastics still has traces from the consumer society, but in the finished pieces the industrial image has gained a more organic impression.

Lately the backsides have become more important. The stitches and the steel construction reveal the craft behind the work - a naked explanation that could be shown, or hidden only accessible to the wearer.


The Carats ‘round my Neck
I grew up in Västerbotten in the north of Sweden. One of the things I proudly speak about when I tell about my birthplace is a red berry called “åkebär”. It is extremely tasty but very rare. In the project “the Carats ‘round my Neck I have been thinking about how people react when finding treasures. Whether it is when discovering a hidden spot with åkebär, an oilfield or a gold deposit the pure happiness of finding something valuable and the pride of showing it to the rest of the world easily can change into gluttony, greed and irrational behaviour trying to keep it all to yourself.

I wanted the pieces to have a sense of beauty but also create a notion of something else, an uncertainty that there might be another side to discover.
 

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2016:
Meeting  19 Oct 2016 - 19 Oct 2016  Gallery Four granted with the 2016 Dynamo Scholarship.
Meeting  29 Sep 2016 - 01 Oct 2016  Lectures at JOYA 2016.
Exhibition  02 Sep 2016 - 01 Oct 2016  Swedes and Belgian Blues.
Exhibition  25 Aug 2016 - 29 Aug 2016  Everyone and Everywhere is an Island.
Exhibition  13 May 2016 - 11 Jun 2016  True Lies by Federica Sala.
Exhibition  08 Apr 2016 - 07 May 2016  The Good Old Boys by Kevin Hughes.
Exhibition  12 Mar 2016 - 20 Mar 2016  21st century jewels at Hallwylska Palatset.
Exhibition  12 Mar 2016 - 03 Apr 2016  Art Jewellery at Svenskt Tenn.
2015:
Exhibition  03 Dec 2015 - 23 Jan 2016  Fifteen Years of Jewelry.
Exhibition  09 Nov 2015 - 27 Nov 2015  Junk: rubbish to gold.
2014:
Exhibition  13 Dec 2014 - 17 Dec 2014  The Parallel Worlds.
Exhibition  09 Oct 2014 - 12 Oct 2014  Shanghai Design Week: Metalsmithing & Jewelry Art Exhibition.
Exhibition  07 Oct 2014 - 29 Oct 2014  Distant Relations: Jewelry between East and West.
Exhibition  30 Aug 2014 - 05 Oct 2014  Cominelli Foundation Award for Contemporary Jewellery Exhibition.
Award  30 Aug 2014 - 05 Oct 2014  Cominelli Foundation Award 2014.
Exhibition  10 May 2014 - 09 Nov 2014  New Adventures in Jewellery.
2013:
Exhibition  04 Nov 2013 - 15 Nov 2013  Pushing Boundaries & Chasing Challenges.
Open call  28 Sep 2013 - 12 Oct 2013  Beijing International Jewelry Art Biennial.
Open call  06 Sep 2013 - 06 Oct 2013  Open Call: Play for Display.
Exhibition  03 Aug 2013 - 26 Aug 2013  Four: Shadows.
Meeting  30 May 2013 - 02 Jun 2013  Zimmerhof 2013 Jewellery Symposium: Mind Your Language.
Award  16 May 2013 - 16 Dec 2013  PREZIOSA Young Design Competition 2013.
Exhibition  30 Apr 2013 - 06 Jun 2013  Preziosa Young 2013 at Legnica Jewellery Festival SILVER.
Exhibition  25 Apr 2013 - 22 Jun 2013  Karin Roy Andersson: Catching Big Fish.
Exhibition  07 Mar 2013 - 11 Mar 2013  Suspend.ed in Pink.
Exhibition  07 Mar 2013 - 10 Mar 2013  ignoble.
Fair  06 Mar 2013 - 12 Mar 2013  Schmuck 2013.
Exhibition  07 Jan 2013 - 28 Jan 2013  Suspend.ed in Pink.
2012:
Exhibition  08 Dec 2012 - 09 Dec 2012  Corpus Container + Christmas Jewellery Fair.
Exhibition  02 Oct 2012 - 09 Dec 2012  ALLA.
Exhibition  05 Jun 2012 - 07 Jul 2012  Just Rings #1.
Exhibition  01 Jun 2012 - 03 Jun 2012  A Matter of Act - Sustainability in Contemporary Jewellery.
Exhibition  06 May 2012 - 30 Sep 2012  We Make Our Own in Sliperiet's Collection 2012.
Exhibition  15 Mar 2012 - 18 Mar 2012  In the Forest.
Exhibition  14 Mar 2012 - 20 Mar 2012  Suspended.
Fair  14 Mar 2012 - 20 Mar 2012  Schmuck 2012.
Exhibition  14 Jan 2012 - 14 Feb 2012  Four at Sintra.
2011:
Exhibition  27 Oct 2011 - 30 Oct 2011  A Pieceful Swedish Smörgåsbord, episode II.
Exhibition  03 Sep 2011 - 18 Sep 2011  Four: One of a Kind.
Exhibition  02 Jul 2011 - 03 Jul 2011  Four Escapes.
Exhibition  12 May 2011 - 21 May 2011  Sensibelt.
Exhibition  17 Mar 2011 - 20 Mar 2011  A Pieceful Swedish Smörgåsbord.
2010:
Award  12 Sep 2010 - 03 Oct 2010  Cominelli Foundation Award 2010.
Exhibition  04 Sep 2010 - 05 Sep 2010  Four Opening.
Exhibition  03 Mar 2010 - 09 Mar 2010  Sanna and Karin: Memories from Schmuck 2010.
Exhibition  12 Feb 2010 - 02 Mar 2010  4 jewellery artists from Sweden.
2009:
Exhibition  05 Dec 2009 - 16 Jan 2010  For Long And Faithful Duty - 10 Years Of Beauty.
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