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Tobias Alm

Jeweller
Published: 08.01.2016

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The Châtelaine is Tobias Alm’s most recent body of work, the project initiated in 2015 will be on show at Gallery Rob Koudijs from January 9th to February 20th 2016.
 
Tobias Alm.
Tobias Alm. Chatelaine: The Châtelaine no. 3, 2015. Gilded sterling silver, velvet, leather, steel. Tobias Alm
Chatelaine: The Châtelaine no. 3, 2015
Gilded sterling silver, velvet, leather, steel
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Tobias Alm. Brooch: The Châtelaine no. 11, 2015. Gilded sterling silver, leather, steel. Front view. Tobias Alm
Brooch: The Châtelaine no. 11, 2015
Gilded sterling silver, leather, steel

Front view

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Tobias Alm. Brooch: The Châtelaine no. 11, 2015. Gilded sterling silver, leather, steel. Back view. Tobias Alm
Brooch: The Châtelaine no. 11, 2015
Gilded sterling silver, leather, steel

Back view

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Tobias Alm. Brooch: The Châtelaine no. 6, 2015. Sterling silver, leather, steel. Tobias Alm
Brooch: The Châtelaine no. 6, 2015
Sterling silver, leather, steel
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Tobias Alm. Brooch: The Châtelaine no. 9, 2016. Gilded sterling silver, leather, steel. Tobias Alm
Brooch: The Châtelaine no. 9, 2016
Gilded sterling silver, leather, steel
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Tobias Alm. Brooch: The Châtelaine no. 12, 2015. Sterling silver, steel. Tobias Alm
Brooch: The Châtelaine no. 12, 2015
Sterling silver, steel
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Tobias Alm. Piece: The Hammers, 2015. Tobias Alm
Piece: The Hammers, 2015
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Tobias Alm. Piece: The Tool Belt: The Belt, 2014. Photo by: Tobias Alm. Vitrine view. Tobias Alm
Piece: The Tool Belt: The Belt, 2014
Photo by: Tobias Alm
Vitrine view
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Tobias Alm. Piece: The Tool Belt: The Tools, 2014. Vitrine view. Tobias Alm
Piece: The Tool Belt: The Tools, 2014
Vitrine view
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Tobias Alm. Piece: The Tool Belt, 2014. Photo by: Tobias Alm. Installation view. Tobias Alm
Piece: The Tool Belt, 2014
Photo by: Tobias Alm
Installation view
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Tobias Alm. Piece: The Tool Belt: The Belt, 2014. Silicone, polyurethane rubber. Buckle closeup. Tobias Alm
Piece: The Tool Belt: The Belt, 2014
Silicone, polyurethane rubber
Buckle closeup
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Tobias Alm. Piece: The Tool Belt: The Hammer, 2014. Silicone, cotton, steel. Closeup. Tobias Alm
Piece: The Tool Belt: The Hammer, 2014
Silicone, cotton, steel
Closeup
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Tobias Alm. Brooch: Traces of Function no. 25, 2012. Wood, fiber board, cotton steel. Tobias Alm
Brooch: Traces of Function no. 25, 2012
Wood, fiber board, cotton steel
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Tobias Alm. Necklace: Traces of Function no. 10, 2011. Wood, wood fiber board, cotton. Tobias Alm
Necklace: Traces of Function no. 10, 2011
Wood, wood fiber board, cotton
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Tobias Alm. Necklace: 11th series no. 11, 2011. Wood, cotton. Tobias Alm
Necklace: 11th series no. 11, 2011
Wood, cotton
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Tobias Alm. Brooch: 7.1, 2010. Cotton, wood, magnetite powder, wood glue, shellac, steel. 16 x 12cm. Tobias Alm
Brooch: 7.1, 2010
Cotton, wood, magnetite powder, wood glue, shellac, steel
16 x 12cm
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Tobias Alm. Brooch: Summer series, 2009. Cotton, leather, wood, paint, steel. 17 x 15cm. Tobias Alm
Brooch: Summer series, 2009
Cotton, leather, wood, paint, steel
17 x 15cm
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Tobias Alm. Neckpiece: Traces of Function no. 27, 2012. Wood, fiber board, cotton. Tobias Alm
Neckpiece: Traces of Function no. 27, 2012
Wood, fiber board, cotton
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Tobias Alm. Brooch: Traces of Function no.26. Fiber board, Wood, Cotton, Steel. 12 x 7 x 4 cm. Tobias Alm
Brooch: Traces of Function no.26
Fiber board, Wood, Cotton, Steel
12 x 7 x 4 cm
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Tobias Alm. Necklace: Traces of Function no.28, 2012. Wood, Fiber board, Cotton. 17 x 10 x 8 cm. Tobias Alm
Necklace: Traces of Function no.28, 2012
Wood, Fiber board, Cotton
17 x 10 x 8 cm
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Tobias Alm. Neckpiece: Traces of Function no.35, 2012. Fiber board, Wood, Cotton. 13 x 8 x 3 cm. 100 gram.. Tobias Alm
Neckpiece: Traces of Function no.35, 2012
Fiber board, Wood, Cotton
13 x 8 x 3 cm
100 gram.
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Tobias Alm. Neckpiece: Traces of Function no.33, 2012. Fiber board, Cotton. 14 x 5 x 3 cm. 100 gram.. Tobias Alm
Neckpiece: Traces of Function no.33, 2012
Fiber board, Cotton
14 x 5 x 3 cm
100 gram.
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Intro
Tobias Alm, 1985 born in Stockholm, Sweden. Artist that lives and works in Stockholm. Studied at Ädellab/Metallformgivning, Master program, Konstfack, Stockholm, Sweden. Has been granted several times by Estrid Ericsons stiftelse, Fabrikör J.L. Eklund, Konstnärsnämnden and IASPIS.

Statement

Tobias Alm is an artist working with Stockholm as his base. He has a Master of Fine Arts from Ädellab, Konstfack, Stockholm.

Tobias is known for his colourful jewellery made out of wood and textiles. Work from these series has been shown in many different countries these last years, at for instance Schmuck 2014 in München, and in From the Coolest Corner.

After Tobias received his Master Degree in 2014 his work has evolved radically. Tobias has adopted a research approach to jewellery as a subject, and challenged himself to step away from his habits and develop new working methods.
 
About The Châtelaine:
The Châtelaine is Tobias Alm’s most recent body of work. The project was initiated in 2015.
The Châtelaine is a continuation of Tobias’ investigation in the culture of the tool belt from a jewellery perspective.  The pieces of jewellery in this project are a kind of hybrids between the tool belt of today and a historical piece of jewellery called thechâtelaine. They are composed out of fragments of used leather tool belts, combined with gilded silver elements made with repoussé and chasing techniques in a rococostyle.

About The Tool Belt, a Master's Degree Project:
This project is rooted in the insight that the tool belt is a piece of jewellery, that has strong connections to the 18th century Chatelaine.
It explores the relationship between practical functionalities and adornment in body related objects.
The work cocerns jewellery as a status- and affiliation marker, and how jewellery is used within gender- and power structures within society. By bringing the toolbelt into the sphere of jewellery I approch the issues of jewellery and masculinities from a new perspective.
The objects that I present work as instruments of self-analysis, that that can help me develop and redefine my practice as a jewellery maker.
 

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2016:
Exhibition  11 Mar 2016 - 15 May 2016  Open Space, Mind Maps. Positions in Contemporary Jewellery.
Exhibition  09 Jan 2016 - 20 Feb 2016  The Châtelaine by Tobias Alm.
2015:
Exhibition  06 Dec 2015 - 20 Feb 2016  End of Year Exhibition.
Exhibition  11 Mar 2015 - 17 Mar 2015  The Grass Is Always Greener Overseas.
Exhibition  05 Mar 2015 - 18 Apr 2015  From the Coolest Corner: Nordic Jewellery.
Exhibition  27 Feb 2015 - 24 Mar 2015  The Tool Belt by Tobias Alm.
2014:
Exhibition  11 Sep 2014 - 14 Aug 2014  Platina: 15 Years Of Jewellery Art.
Exhibition  03 Jun 2014 - 21 Sep 2014  From the Coolest Corner: Nordic Jewellery.
Exhibition  16 May 2014 - 30 Jun 2014  Remarkable Contemporary Jewellery.
Exhibition  15 May 2014 - 25 May 2014  Ädellab, Konstfack: Degree Exhibition 2014.
Fair  12 Mar 2014 - 18 Mar 2014  Schmuck 2014.
Exhibition  08 Mar 2014 - 11 May 2014  From the Coolest Corner: Nordic Jewellery.
2013:
Exhibition  14 Dec 2013 - 15 Dec 2013  Steinbeisser Jewellery Show.
Exhibition  01 Dec 2013 - 01 Feb 2014  Galerie Noel Guyomarc'h 18th annual exhibition.
Exhibition  28 Jun 2013 - 15 Sep 2013  From the Coolest Corner.
Exhibition  12 Jun 2013 - 12 Jul 2013  Tobias Alm: Traces of Function.
Meeting  14 Jan 2013 - 18 Jan 2013  From the Coolest Corner.
2012:
Exhibition  02 Oct 2012 - 09 Dec 2012  ALLA.
Exhibition  18 May 2012 - 16 Sep 2012  A Sense of Place: New Jewellery from Northern Lands.
Exhibition  11 May 2012 - 14 May 2012  Galerie Rob Koudijs at Collect.
Exhibition  20 Apr 2012 - 23 Apr 2012  Gallery Loupe at SOFA NY 2012.
Exhibition  17 Mar 2012 - 29 Apr 2012  Ädellab Stockholm - The State of Things.
Exhibition  21 Jan 2012 - 26 Feb 2012  Tobias Alm: Traces of function.
2011:
Exhibition  06 May 2011 - 09 May 2011  Galerie Rob Koudijs at Collect.
Exhibition  10 Feb 2011 - 13 Feb 2011  Galerie Rob Koudijs at Object Rotterdam.
2010:
Exhibition  14 May 2010 - 17 May 2010  Galerie Rob Koudijs at Collect.
Fair  14 May 2010 - 17 May 2010  Collect 2010.
Fair  04 Feb 2010 - 07 Feb 2010  Object Rotterdam 2010.
2009:
Exhibition  17 Oct 2009 - 21 Nov 2009  Tobias Alm: Summer Series.
Meeting  12 Sep 2009 - 12 Sep 2009  B+S: Blood and sperm.
Exhibition  16 Aug 2009 - 07 Oct 2009  Graduation show and Graduation Award 09.
2007:
Exhibition  08 Mar 2007 - 13 Mar 2007  Excursions.
Workshop  09 Feb 2007 - 14 Feb 2007  Flags.
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