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Malene Kastalje

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Published: 13.05.2016
Malene Kastalje. Ring: No one knew, when it would happen #4, 2015. Silicone Pigments. 7 x 6 x 10.2 cm. Malene Kastalje
Ring: No one knew, when it would happen #4, 2015
Silicone Pigments
7 x 6 x 10.2 cm
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Malene Kastalje. Ring: No one knew, when it would happen #1, 2015. Silicone, pigments. 6 x 5.5 x 9.5 cm. Malene Kastalje
Ring: No one knew, when it would happen #1, 2015
Silicone, pigments
6 x 5.5 x 9.5 cm
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Malene Kastalje. Ring: No one knew, when it would happen #3, 2015. Silicone, pigments. 6.5 x 6.2 x 9.5 cm. Malene Kastalje
Ring: No one knew, when it would happen #3, 2015
Silicone, pigments
6.5 x 6.2 x 9.5 cm
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Malene Kastalje. Ring: No one knew, when it would happen #5, 2015. Silicone, pigments. 7.3 x 6.3 x 11.3 cm. Malene Kastalje
Ring: No one knew, when it would happen #5, 2015
Silicone, pigments
7.3 x 6.3 x 11.3 cm
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Malene Kastalje. Ring: No one knew, when it would happen #2, 2015. Silicone, pigments. 6.7 x 5.8 x 7.3 cm. Malene Kastalje
Ring: No one knew, when it would happen #2, 2015
Silicone, pigments
6.7 x 5.8 x 7.3 cm
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Malene Kastalje. Ring: No one knew, when it would happen #12, 2016. Silicone, pigments. 6.3 x 9.4 x8.7 cm. Malene Kastalje
Ring: No one knew, when it would happen #12, 2016
Silicone, pigments
6.3 x 9.4 x8.7 cm
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Malene Kastalje. Ring: No one knew, when it would happen #13, 2016. Silicone, pigments. 9 x 6.6 x 10.4 cm. Malene Kastalje
Ring: No one knew, when it would happen #13, 2016
Silicone, pigments
9 x 6.6 x 10.4 cm
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Malene Kastalje. Ring: No one knew, when it would happen #9, 2015. Silicone, pigments. 8 x 6 x 8.4 cm. Malene Kastalje
Ring: No one knew, when it would happen #9, 2015
Silicone, pigments
8 x 6 x 8.4 cm
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Malene Kastalje. Ring: No one knew, when it would happen #6, 2015. Silicone, pigments. 7.8 x 6.2 x 8.5 cm. Malene Kastalje
Ring: No one knew, when it would happen #6, 2015
Silicone, pigments
7.8 x 6.2 x 8.5 cm
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Malene Kastalje. Ring: No one knew, when it would happen #10, 2015. Silicone, pigments. 3 x 6.2 x 8.3 cm. Malene Kastalje
Ring: No one knew, when it would happen #10, 2015
Silicone, pigments
3 x 6.2 x 8.3 cm
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Malene Kastalje. Ring: No one knew, when it would happen #7, 2015. Silicone, pigments. 7 x 6.2 x 7.6 cm. Malene Kastalje
Ring: No one knew, when it would happen #7, 2015
Silicone, pigments
7 x 6.2 x 7.6 cm
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Malene Kastalje. Ring: No one knew, when it would happen #8, 2015. Silicone, pigments. 7.4 x 5.8 x 9.4 cm. Malene Kastalje
Ring: No one knew, when it would happen #8, 2015
Silicone, pigments
7.4 x 5.8 x 9.4 cm
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Malene Kastalje. Ring: They quietly moved in #1, 2014. Silicone, pigments, 24kt gold leaf. 4.9 x 4.1 x 5.9 cm. Malene Kastalje
Ring: They quietly moved in #1, 2014
Silicone, pigments, 24kt gold leaf
4.9 x 4.1 x 5.9 cm
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Malene Kastalje. Ring: They quietly moved in #2, 2014. Silicone, pigments. 6.2 x 3.4 x 5.9 cm. Malene Kastalje
Ring: They quietly moved in #2, 2014
Silicone, pigments
6.2 x 3.4 x 5.9 cm
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Malene Kastalje. Ring: They quietly moved in #3, 2014. Silicone, pigments. 5.1 x 4 x 6 cm. Malene Kastalje
Ring: They quietly moved in #3, 2014
Silicone, pigments
5.1 x 4 x 6 cm
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Malene Kastalje. Necklace: Once they broke through, it was left behind, 2013. Silicone, pigments. 20 x 3 x 44 cm. Malene Kastalje
Necklace: Once they broke through, it was left behind, 2013
Silicone, pigments
20 x 3 x 44 cm
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Malene Kastalje. Ring: And there were only tiny sounds, 2011. Silicone, pigments, 925 silver. 8 x 4.5 x 4.5 cm each. Malene Kastalje
Ring: And there were only tiny sounds, 2011
Silicone, pigments, 925 silver
8 x 4.5 x 4.5 cm each
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Intro
Malene Kastalje is a jewellery artist, based in Copenhagen, Denmark. She studied at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts - School of Design completing an MA in experimental furniture and sculpture. The artist is represented at The Danish State Art Foundation Jewellery Collection, Trapholt Museum of Fine Art and has received several fundings. Malene is a sensible explorer investigating her surroundings, letting the silicone absorb whatever she goes through.

Statement

As a child I used to go to the old villa next door, left there to crumble years before. I found mouldy newspapers behind the flowery wallpaper, big fungi were growing in the moist corners. The once so majestic staircase in the hallway, had fallen apart and the wooden floors had holes enabling me to climb down in the dark cellar. I often lost track of time in this quiet house full of lived lives.
 
The house is not there anymore. But the moods and impressions it left, have been kept inside me ever since. I am still exploring my surroundings. I swim through long seaweed and go to the nearby woods picking up growths. I am drawn to remote areas in which I like to get lost and find discarded items from the past. These sensible and contemplative explorations of nature, have become an important part of the way I work, and is reflected in the particular processes of making my pieces.
 
I use many different materials, including precious metals, but have been working mainly with silicone for a while now. For me the silicone functions as a raw plastically material, with organic abilities to absorb feelings and stories. I develop new techniques in order to manipulate the silicone to get a connection to my longings and desires, my repulsions and fears. I seek to work intuitively through the whole process to allow the pieces to astonish me, when finished.

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2016:
Exhibition  29 Sep 2016 - 01 Oct 2016  Selected Artists JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair 2016.
Exhibition  21 Apr 2016 - 24 Apr 2016  The Legacy Collection at The Melting Point 2016.
Exhibition  06 Feb 2016 - 31 Dec 2016  Impressions 2016. The Permanent.
2015:
Open call  08 Nov 2015 - 22 Nov 2015  Beijing International Jewelry Art Biennial 2015.
Exhibition  08 Oct 2015 - 10 Oct 2015  The Legacy Award by Alliages at Joya Barcelona.
2013:
Exhibition  20 Feb 2013 - 23 Mar 2013  Projeto Corrente/Chain Project.

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Book:  JOYA 2016 Catalogue. Le Departement.  Le Departement:  Barcelona,  2016
Book:  Showcase 500 Rings -New Directions in Art Jewelry. Marthe Le Van.  Lark Crafts:  USA,  2012
Book:  New Scandinavian Design. Raul Cabra and Katherine E. Nelson.  Chronicle Books:  USA,  2004
Book:  Ø design – en guide til form runt sundet. Ingrid Sommar and Åke Eson Lindman.  Wahlström & Widstrand:  Sweden,  2000
Book:  Dansk Kunst 1998. Torben Weirup.  Kunstbogklubben:  Denmark,  1999
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