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Bas Bouman

Exhibition  /  13 Mar 2010  -  04 Apr 2010
Published: 17.03.2010
Galleri hnoss
Management:
Maria Ylander
Bas Bouman. Necklace: Touch Wood, 2007. Oak, iron. ø 29 cm. From the collection 'Matter of Belief' 
. (photo by Francis Willemstijn). Bas Bouman
Necklace: Touch Wood, 2007
Oak, iron
ø 29 cm
From the collection 'Matter of Belief'
(photo by Francis Willemstijn)
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.

Intro
Bas Bouman investigate the meaning of the word value in relation to jewellery, especially the value of a material. Instead of the obvious financial value he takes an interest in the cultural, religious or mythological meanings of a material.

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Bas Bouman
Galleri Hnoss is proud to present the Dutch jewellery artist Bas Bouman.
In the exhibition at Hnoss we show pieces from three different collections. One of them - Treasures from a Today´s Huntingspot refer to the hunting grounds of the modern man - the local supermarket. These neckpieces is made of leftovers from the artists dinners. Meat bones, cherrystones and clamshells are examples of material that´s been promoted to trophies or relics - a possible tribute to the animals and the nature that feeds us.

The second collection - Matter of Belief is based on a blend of religious traditions and superstition. The neckpiece Nothing Remains, Nothing Parishes for example resemble on one side of the Muslim prayer beads Subha while the other half consist of symbols of eternity from various belief systems.

In spite of some differences in theme there is an obvious homogeneity in Boumans work. The coherent use of nature materials combined with the rhythmical and almost mathematical structures makes his jewellery unmistakable.
Bas Bouman. Necklace: Relics of Future Memories, 2005. Cherry stones, calf bone, sisal.. ? 23,5 cm. From the collection 'Treasures from a Today's Huntingspot' 
. (photo by Bas Bouman). Bas Bouman
Necklace: Relics of Future Memories, 2005
Cherry stones, calf bone, sisal.
? 23,5 cm
From the collection 'Treasures from a Today's Huntingspot' 
(photo by Bas Bouman)
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Bas Bouman. Necklace: Protector, 2007. Oak, nails. ø 23 cm. From the collection 'Matter of Belief' 
. (photo by Francis Willemstijn). Bas Bouman
Necklace: Protector, 2007
Oak, nails
ø 23 cm
From the collection 'Matter of Belief'
(photo by Francis Willemstijn)
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
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