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Achromatic pieces

Exhibition  /  21 Jun 2008  -  26 Jul 2008
Published: 14.06.2008
Galerie Rob Koudijs
Management:
Rob Koudijs
Hiroki Masuzaki. Ring: Untitled, 2007. Gold, iron. Hiroki Masuzaki
Ring: Untitled, 2007
Gold, iron
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(..) Because his pieces are so highly labour-intensive, his work remains embedded in the tradition of his country. The addition of photographic and drawing techniques yields an intriguing blend of Eastern and Western ideas. (...)

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Hiroki Masuzaki
The classic Japanese culture did not know jewellery as it exists in Europe. Instead small, beautifully worked implements and subtly decorated hair ornaments served to underscore the status and good taste of their wearer. Over time, Japan developed a high level of craftsmanship with a great sensitivity to workmanship, decoration and emblems. The work of contemporary artists – who nowadays do make rings, brooches and necklaces – combines this traditional idiom with an innovative, border-crossing mentality.

Hiroki Masuzaki plays with Western imagery and symbols: a good example is his series of crucifixes entitled ‘Missing’, where the Jesus figure has been sawed out. In his new jewellery, Christian iconography continues to give rise to explorations of meaning and eloquence. Because his pieces are so highly labour-intensive, his work remains embedded in the tradition of his country. The addition of photographic and drawing techniques yields an intriguing blend of Eastern and Western ideas.

Hiroki Masuzaki. Brooch: Neighbor lands 3, 2008. Silver, photo, ink, paint. Hiroki Masuzaki
Brooch: Neighbor lands 3, 2008
Silver, photo, ink, paint
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Hiroki Masuzaki. Brooch: Neighbor Lands 2, 2008. Silver, photo, ink, paint. Hiroki Masuzaki
Brooch: Neighbor Lands 2, 2008
Silver, photo, ink, paint
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Hiroki Masuzaki. Ring: Untitled, 2007. Gold, iron. Hiroki Masuzaki
Ring: Untitled, 2007
Gold, iron
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Hiroki Masuzaki. Brooch: Neighbor Lands 5, 2008. Silver, photo, ink, paint. Hiroki Masuzaki
Brooch: Neighbor Lands 5, 2008
Silver, photo, ink, paint
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Hiroki Masuzaki. Brooch: Neighbor Lands 4, 2008. Silver, photo, ink, paint. Hiroki Masuzaki
Brooch: Neighbor Lands 4, 2008
Silver, photo, ink, paint
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