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The Alchemist

Exhibition  /  13 Sep 2008  -  18 Oct 2008
Published: 10.09.2008
Galerie Rob Koudijs
Management:
Rob Koudijs
Sebastian Buescher. Brooch: The Forgotten Land, 2008. Rubber, coral, seeds, sapphires, safety pin. Sebastian Buescher
Brooch: The Forgotten Land, 2008
Rubber, coral, seeds, sapphires, safety pin
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(...) Buescher replaces the Philosopher’s Stone, so indispensable to alchemists, by a tube of glue. He radically limits his tools to an absolute minimum, thus making it possible for him to work anywhere in the world. (...)

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Sebastian Buescher
For many centuries alchemists tried in vain to turn base metals into gold. In a contemporary sequel to this quest, Sebastian Buescher succeeds where his predecessors failed: without using costly materials, he makes valuable jewellery. Buescher replaces the Philosopher’s Stone, so indispensable to alchemists, by a tube of glue. He radically limits his tools to an absolute minimum, thus making it possible for him to work anywhere in the world.

This alchemist works magic with form and composition and recognises beauty in the lowliest of objects. Although he may not discover gold, he does find new artistic expression. Several trips made in the past year – travels through Germany, Thailand and India – gave every piece of jewellery a unique quality of its own without the tedium of a souvenir. The result is open to the personal associations of one and all: a point of departure to unsuspected worlds.


Ward Schrijver 

Sebastian Buescher. Brooch: Pure Gold, 2007. Crystal, wool, stone, fossil, lead, safety pin. Sebastian Buescher
Brooch: Pure Gold, 2007
Crystal, wool, stone, fossil, lead, safety pin
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Sebastian Buescher. Brooch: Oracle II, 2008. Coral, shell, wool, glass. Sebastian Buescher
Brooch: Oracle II, 2008
Coral, shell, wool, glass
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Sebastian Buescher. Button: Rolling Stone, 2007. Stone, fossils, fimo, shell, leather, lead, safety pin, wool. Sebastian Buescher
Button: Rolling Stone, 2007
Stone, fossils, fimo, shell, leather, lead, safety pin, wool
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Sebastian Buescher. Brooch: Enlightenment, 2008. Fabric, seeds, sapphires, gold, safety pin. Sebastian Buescher
Brooch: Enlightenment, 2008
Fabric, seeds, sapphires, gold, safety pin
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Sebastian Buescher. Brooch: Monkey’s Death, 2007. Coral, shell, string, wool, safety pin. Sebastian Buescher
Brooch: Monkey’s Death, 2007
Coral, shell, string, wool, safety pin
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