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Agnes Larsson: Carbo

Exhibition  /  14 Apr 2011  -  14 May 2011
Published: 14.04.2011
Platina gallery
Sofia, BjörkmanBrooches: Blackened Brilliance, 2010-2011Plastic, silver.

Sofia, Björkman
Brooches: Blackened Brilliance, 2010-2011
Plastic, silver

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(...) Platina welcomes Agnes Larsson for her first solo exhibition in the gallery. In a short time, she has surprised her audience with unexpected large seductive jewellery made in blackest carbon. (...)

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Agnes Larsson
Platina welcomes Agnes Larsson for her first solo exhibition in the gallery. In a short time, she has surprised her audience with unexpected large seductive jewellery made in blackest carbon. With a deft hand Agnes Larsson has succeeded to transform carbon into a cohesive body of work Together with horsehair she creates basic forms as shields along the body. The result is a series of elegant necklaces with dominant expression.

Agnes Larsson's work often starts in abstract thoughts about great forces that surround us, thoughts which can be difficult to express in words, such as life, death, heaviness and lightness.

"With these words in mind I do a selection of material, in this case carbon, a basic material existing in all living things around but which we also consider to be dead, burned and charred.
Very often, I let the material in itself be the guideline. Thoughts in collaboration with my hands make the researching. Deep inside the core material I make the sketch work. Limitless, intuitively and fairly quickly I am looking for expressions that match, respond to and express something related to the theme. Often I use opposites to emphasize different characteristics of the material that I think are important for this work. A second material is added, horsehair, a natural material that has connections to a body and a life. "- Says Agnes Larsson

At first glance, these jewellery pieces seems heavy and impossible to wear but in fact they are light and shaped for the body. Opposites may seem typical of Agnes Larsson's work, life and death, light and darkness, surface and depth, fragility and strength. And, that's just the way life is - natural and mysterious.
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