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Bastard Collection: Velvet Dreams

Exhibition  /  30 Apr 2013  -  09 Jun 2013
Published: 09.05.2013
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Ingrid Römmich and Veronika Schmidt, winners of the prize of The Gallery of Art in Legnica in the 21st Legnica International Jewellery Competition RITUAL, 2012. The inspiration for the artists is connecting opposites - like opulence and modesty, modern minimalism and decadence - to establish brand new standards.

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Bastard Collection
Exhibition of two German goldsmith artists - Ingrid Römmich and Veronika Schmidt, winners of the prize of The Gallery of Art in Legnica in the 21st Legnica International Jewellery Competition RITUAL, 2012. The group has been working together since 2010. They create exquisite jewellery, an unorthodox combination of the past and present. The inspiration for the artists is connecting opposites - like opulence and modesty, modern minimalism and decadence - to establish brand new standards. 

Bastard Collection is a collaboration between Ingrid Römmich & Veronika Schmidt.
In 2011 they won the Grand Prix of Legnica International Jewellery Competition SEXY, followed by the Award of the Gallery in 2012 (RITUAL).
After designing for many fashion brands like Wunderkind, Hugo Boss, Schumacher, Marc O'Polo and Escada, they founded their fine jewelry label in 2010.
The essence of this exquisite jewelry line is an unorthodox combination of the past and the present, with a provocative coolness in the end. The inspiration for the artists is connecting sides, and things, which apparently do not fit together, like wealthy and cheap, old and new, to generate new pieces and standards. 


Ingrid Römmich 
B. in 1978 in Thälmann (Kirgisien). Lives and works in Germany. Education: University of Applied Sciences, specialization: Jewellery and Daily Life Objects, Pforzheim, 2001–05. In years 2005-09 jewellery designer Wacker Kollektionsmanagement.
Selected exhibitions: Soloexhibtion at Gallery Schmuckfritz 2012, Scenography &Craft Depot Basel 2012, 20th International Jewellery Competition SEXY, Gallery of Art in Legnica, Poland, 2011; 19th lJC MINIMUM; Gallery of Art, Legnica, Poland, 2010; 17th IJC EXCLUSIVE, Gallery of Art, Legnica; Kultur–Station–9, Zeiβholz, Germany, 2006; Graduation Show, Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 2005; Im Chor Gallery, Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany, 2005; Exhibition of the graduation work, Villa de Bondt Gallery, Gent, Belgium, 2005; Schmuckmuseum, Pforzheim, 2004; Ra Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2004; Sophie Lachert Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium, 2004.

Veronika Schmidt 
B. in 1982 in Munich (Germany). University of Applied Sciences, Jewellery and Daily Life Objects, Pforzheim, Germany, 2005–09; Artist Phyllida Barlow, internship, London, Great Britain, 2006; Ecole Boulle, exchange semester, Paris, France, 2007.
Selected exhibitions: Soloexhibtion at Gallery Schmuckfritz 2012, Scenography & Craft at Depot Basel 2012, 20th International Jewellery Competition SEXY, Gallery of Art in Legnica, Poland, 2011; 19th International Jewellery Competition MINIMUM, Gallery of Art, Legnica, 2010; Schmuck 2010, Schlegelschmuck Gallery, Munich, Germany, 2010.

Works of artists are available in selected galleries in Berlin, Regensburg and Hong Kong.
Bastard Collection. Neckpiece: Noah's Ark. Mixed media. Bastard Collection
Neckpiece: Noah's Ark
Mixed media
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Bastard Collection. Necklace: Crystal skin. Crystal skin, Rhinestones collier, nude velvet. , Bastard CollectionNecklace: Crystal skinCrystal skin, Rhinestones collier, nude velvetCrystal skin is a grandiose bastard of a human being and a collier. The sophisticated rhinestone collier takes on an appearance of a crystal collar on the body. Skin, which grows into crystals. Some stones are completely covered with velvet, devoid of any sparkle and transparency. The classic shape of the piece is distorted by the massive mutation on its surface, only its outline still recalls what it was originally. Bastard Collection
Necklace: Crystal skin
Crystal skin, Rhinestones collier, nude velvet


, Bastard Collection
Necklace: Crystal skin
Crystal skin, Rhinestones collier, nude velvet
Crystal skin is a grandiose bastard of a human being and a collier. The sophisticated rhinestone collier takes on an appearance of a crystal collar on the body. Skin, which grows into crystals. Some stones are completely covered with velvet, devoid of any sparkle and transparency. The classic shape of the piece is distorted by the massive mutation on its surface, only its outline still recalls what it was originally
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Bastard Collection. Necklace: Fading. Pearl necklace, black velvet, etui. , Bastard CollectionNecklace: FadingPearl necklace, black velvet, etuiThe antique-looking pearl necklace is completely black in one part at the first glance, it seems like a hole, but a closer look reveals that the pearls are covered with black velvet - as if the black velvet of the necklace box tainted the pearls inside, left there for a long time. The black pearls nearly disappear on the black surface, leaving a secret space in the natural movement of the necklace.. Bastard Collection
Necklace: Fading
Pearl necklace, black velvet, etui


, Bastard Collection
Necklace: Fading
Pearl necklace, black velvet, etui
The antique-looking pearl necklace is completely black in one part at the first glance, it seems like a hole, but a closer look reveals that the pearls are covered with black velvet - as if the black velvet of the necklace box tainted the pearls inside, left there for a long time. The black pearls nearly disappear on the black surface, leaving a secret space in the natural movement of the necklace.
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Bastard Collection. Piece: Red carpet shoes. Nude colored shoes size 38, red velvet, carpet. , Bastard CollectionPiece: Red carpet shoesNude colored shoes size 38, red velvet, carpetNude colored high heels on a piece of the very desired red carpet! The boundaries between the carpet and the heels disappear. Even if you are a stranger to the publicity and flashlights you can taste fame whilst wearing these heels.. Bastard Collection
Piece: Red carpet shoes
Nude colored shoes size 38, red velvet, carpet


, Bastard Collection
Piece: Red carpet shoes
Nude colored shoes size 38, red velvet, carpet
Nude colored high heels on a piece of the very desired red carpet! The boundaries between the carpet and the heels disappear. Even if you are a stranger to the publicity and flashlights you can taste fame whilst wearing these heels.
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Bastard Collection. Piece: Cuddly toy velvet. Silver, nude velvet, or rose gold plating. , Bastard CollectionPiece: Cuddly toy velvetSilver, nude velvet, or rose gold platingCuddly toy - a skull ring with the special meaning. The motive of a human head appears deterrent. The smooth surface of the nude velvet stands in vivid contrast to this symbol of danger. The covered skull metamorphosed into a hand charmer and a cuddly toy.. Bastard Collection
Piece: Cuddly toy velvet
Silver, nude velvet, or rose gold plating


, Bastard Collection
Piece: Cuddly toy velvet
Silver, nude velvet, or rose gold plating
Cuddly toy - a skull ring with the special meaning. The motive of a human head appears deterrent. The smooth surface of the nude velvet stands in vivid contrast to this symbol of danger. The covered skull metamorphosed into a hand charmer and a cuddly toy.
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Bastard Collection. Piece: Velvet Insignien. Mixed media. , Bastard CollectionPiece: Velvet InsignienMixed mediaThese are the typical tools of a goldsmith. To create the special velvet collection, particular tools were needed, suitable for our „fine” working class. Bastard Collection
Piece: Velvet Insignien
Mixed media


, Bastard Collection
Piece: Velvet Insignien
Mixed media
These are the typical tools of a goldsmith. To create the special velvet collection, particular tools were needed, suitable for our „fine” working class
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