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Lars Joosten. Winner of the New Talent Audience Award 2021 by Klimt02

Award giving  /  NewTalentsByKlimt02  /  20 Dec 2021
Published: 17.12.2021
Lars Joosten. Bracelet: Tired?, 2021. Steel, rubber, aluminum, silver, gold, copper.. 6 x 2 x 6 cm. From series: Wear. Lars Joosten
Bracelet: Tired?, 2021
Steel, rubber, aluminum, silver, gold, copper.
6 x 2 x 6 cm
From series: Wear
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Intro
The New Talent Award by Klimt02 aims to recognize the work of graduate students by supporting their careers in the professional world. In this 7th edition, our school members submitted a total of 20 candidates to take part in the award.

This year's winners are Shuyao Hong graduate of Nanjing University of Art in China for the Main Award, and Lars Joosten graduate of PXL-MAD School of Arts in Belgium for the Audience Award.
This is the Seventh Edition of the New Talent Award by Klimt02. And it's the second year since we launched the Audience award and invite Klimt02 readers to vote for their favourite artists.

View all the works, schools and teachers of the New Talents of the 2021 edition

This year we received totally 2675 responses during this online voting from 14 - 17 December. The winner of the New Talent Audience Award 2021 is Lars Joosten, who received 1009 votes, being ranked No.1 among 20 participants (click here to view the voting result). He graduated from PXL-MAD School of Arts, where he has studied under Anneleen Swillen, Ellen Vrijsen, Audi Pauwels and Wim Debuck.

The Prize consists of a professional artist profile at klimt02.net.

Anneleen Swillen Guiding Teacher at the school states:
Lars’ work is honest, yet surprising. Materials are shown for what they are, often in their raw state, and assembled through all kinds of systems. Mechanisms aren’t covered, on the contrary. As in his previous works, also for this latest series he was inspired by machine parts and apparatus, which he turns into poetic pieces that play with the superficial to dig deeper. The personality of the pieces enriches with them being worn. They challenge the wearer as well as the viewer to, once again, question the value of jewellery and its inherent link with beautification. Moreover, they encourage us to re-think our relation to the objects that surround us and to re-value signs of wear. By collecting and showing traces of use and aging, these pieces offer an urgent response to the overproduction and overconsumption of stuff in today’s throwaway cultures. Through his work, Lars encourages us to appreciate the beauty of the inevitable passing of time by honoring the transient and altering it into something to be cherished. 

Lars Joosten states:
Does wear take away or does it add something?
Wear is the damaging, gradual removal or deformation of material surfaces.
It is often considered as something negative. We try to keep everything new and if there is a trace of wear, we try to replace or repair it as soon as possible. However, wear can offer added value. It can create a graceful pattern, carry a sense of awareness and tell stories. Wear has to do with acceptance and letting go. Usually, we can't control how and where an object will wear off, it often happens without us wanting it. But what if the wearing-off is consciously integrated into the object and becomes an important part of it?


More work and contact:
Instagram: lars.joosten
Email: larsjoosten98@gmail.com
Phone: 0032 478 17 93 32
Adress: Bosstraat 114, 3620 Lanaken, Belgium

We would like to thank all participating students, teachers, and staff members for your collaboration and the high level of the presented works and encourage all of you to apply for the 8th edition, 2022.

Very soon we will launch the 8th Edition of the New Talent Awardby Klimt02 with the guest jury, deadline, and detailed conditions.

 
Lars Joosten .
Lars Joosten

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Lars Joosten. Brooch: Plastic polish kit not included, 2021. Acrylic, silver, steel, brass.. 4.5 x 2 x 10 cm. From series: Wear. Lars Joosten
Brooch: Plastic polish kit not included, 2021
Acrylic, silver, steel, brass.
4.5 x 2 x 10 cm
From series: Wear
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Lars Joosten. Brooch: Warranty void if seal is broken, 2021. Copper, rubber.. 4.5 x 2 x 11 cm. From series: Wear. Lars Joosten
Brooch: Warranty void if seal is broken, 2021
Copper, rubber.
4.5 x 2 x 11 cm
From series: Wear
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Lars Joosten. Brooch: There is no escape… Don’t make me destroy you…, 2021. Silver, cardboard, aluminium, brass.. 6 x 3 x 9 cm. From series: Wear. Lars Joosten
Brooch: There is no escape… Don’t make me destroy you…, 2021
Silver, cardboard, aluminium, brass.
6 x 3 x 9 cm
From series: Wear
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Lars Joosten. Brooch: 10sec > 12hr, 2021. Steel, porcelain, brass.. 7 x 3 x 11 cm. From series: Wear. Lars Joosten
Brooch: 10sec > 12hr, 2021
Steel, porcelain, brass.
7 x 3 x 11 cm
From series: Wear
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