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Her works refer to the experience of an explosive, unpredictable and barely controllable internal life, which on occasion searches for a way out of the concretion, from the ‘depths’ of its primordial base, in order to leave traces of itself behind.
/ Dr. Ellen Maurer-Zilioli, Munich.
Artist listTherese Hilbert
Therese Hilbert (b. 1948 in Zurich/CH) was fascinated early on by very particular motifs that have informed her work from the very start, such as the vessel-like corpora, the unique characterisation of their surfaces, and the nature of every layer separating the external and internal from each other and embracing the enclosed space like a mantle, like a skin.
It’s no wonder then that in the volcano she finally found the perfect metaphor. She has held onto the image of the volcano for decades. She has sought out a number of them, climbed them, and stood in and on their craters, close to the glowing lava and its sharply conical organic spewing and deposits. She would often bring rocks – preferably obsidian – back home, or simply fragments from the shapeless masses of the volcanic mountains. Her works refer to the experience of an explosive, unpredictable and barely controllable internal life, which on occasion searches for a way out of the concretion, from the ‘depths’ of its primordial base, in order to leave traces of itself behind.
Her jewellery too articulates itself in this way. It allows insights, it opens itself up unawares like a cauldron, like a bowl, like a gorge, rips off its outer shell, and lets light flash through it. Red like fire, like embers, yellow like brimstone, and black like coal come to light. Where the colour is withheld, indentations and miniature craters bear witness to an imagined, inherent dynamic.
The casing of the jewellery tells of an implicit event that elicits the resulting form.
The public may merely take a guess at this, or leave it up to their imagination. For the stringent geometric stature of Hilbert’s objects always contrasts with the insinuated, the faint reference to process and evolution. She holds back. Only in moderation may the eruption be felt.
Her jewellery corpora – never fully abandoning the concept of enclosure – allude to the creative process, the inventive impulse and the production ofform itself. For in them the general concept of designing is reinforced; in them the artistic emotion itself gains a contour in tangible terms and transforms itself into an equally tangible and wearable work.
Moreover, in all the years of Hilbert’s practice, she has developed with her subject a very particular vocabulary that permeates and variegates it, circles over and again in numerous cycles, and affectionately ventures back and forth. It is a lifelong theme, the volcano and its affine phenomena. It builds a fundamental symbol for life as such, for the forces and energy that accompany, drive and stimulate us. In doing this Hilbert has created a potent, metaphoric imago that thrills and imbues by dint of its perfect and precise manifestation. There is nothing to add and nothing to regret. Hilbert’s jewellery works take respite, each of them representing a self-contained, small, emotive yet intense universe in its own right.
/ Dr . Ellen Maurer-Zilioli, Munich.
HoursWednesday to Friday: 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Special opening hours during the Schmuck Week:
Sunday, 4 March – Sunday, 11 March 2018, daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Aperitivo: Sunday, 4 March and Sunday, 11 March, each at 4 p.m.
OpeningThursday, 22 February 2018, 7 p.m.
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