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Alexander Blank

Exhibition  /  30 Oct 2010  -  21 Nov 2010
Published: 29.10.2010
Hnoss
Management:
Maria Ylander
Alexander Blank. Brooch: Ed's friend Snail, 2010. Silver, plexiglass, rigid foam and lacquer. Alexander Blank
Brooch: Ed's friend Snail, 2010
Silver, plexiglass, rigid foam and lacquer
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The German jewellery artist Alexander Blank duplicitous jewellery is humorous with a serious undertone, and highlights various phenomena of our times.

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Alexander Blank
The German jewellery artist Alexander Blank duplicitous jewellery is humorous with a serious undertone, and highlights various phenomena of our times. On Gallery Hnoss we have the honor to show three series of brooches: Evil Ed & Friends, Shields, and Tank.

Evil Ed & Friends consists of 13 personal fantasies in the form of animal heads carved out of rigid foam. These animals that to their nature is considered to be relatively harmless have an hidden agenda that is anything but pleasant. They are all individuals and exude different emotions, but the frog Evil Ed is the only one who has eyes to see. He is the obvious protagonist of this collection of mischievous trophies.

Shields is a commentary on the relationship between lifestyles and brands. The brooches are formed as transparent shields, and alludes to a common type of family arms, dating back to medieval times. Based on these emblems Alexander Blank wants to highlight the problems behind the commercialization of the modern human identity. The lifestyle you can buy and the brands you can hide behind.

Tank series consists of tanks in miniature, dressed in a floral cotton fabric. The fabric is typical for a certain type of bed linen and symbolizes the security of home in contrast to the obvious symbol of war that is the tank. The brooches illustrate the ambiguity in the fact that the privileged world today primarily experiences war in a sofa in front of the TV.
Alexander Blank. Pendant: Tank, 2007. Bed linen, silver, plastic. Alexander Blank
Pendant: Tank, 2007
Bed linen, silver, plastic
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Alexander Blank. Brooch: Shield, 2007. Acrylic, steel. Alexander Blank
Brooch: Shield, 2007
Acrylic, steel
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Alexander Blank. Brooch: Ed's friend Marten, 2009. Silver, plexiglass, rigid foam and lacquer. Alexander Blank
Brooch: Ed's friend Marten, 2009
Silver, plexiglass, rigid foam and lacquer
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Alexander Blank. Brooch: Evil Ed Frog, 2009. Silver, plexiglass, rigid foam and lacquer. Alexander Blank
Brooch: Evil Ed Frog, 2009
Silver, plexiglass, rigid foam and lacquer
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