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Bite Me by Bartosz Maria Chmielewski

Exhibition  /  09 Jan 2014  -  04 Feb 2014
Published: 08.01.2014
La Basílica Galería Temporary Exhibitions
Management:
Piotr Rybaczek
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Intro
This exhibition is called “Bite me” as a small joke as the works are actual beetles. However, it is also an expression used out of a subtle willingness to defy art criticism, which in recent years has strongly intensified and artists became entitled to impose "standards of good taste."

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Bartosz Maria Chmielewski
Trying to find a niche for my work and materials other than the strictly jewellery ones, I came up with the idea of using insect chitin, a white type of insoluble cellulose present in the shell of arthropods.
The first time I used it, even as an undergraduate at the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts, I became so pleased with the result that I decided to do a degree in entomology, the study of insects. 10 years have passed and I'm still mesmerized with the cooperation of the beetles.

Beetles have always intrigued me, their colors and shapes that project plasticity, their fascinating "design" by nature simply begs to use their beauty to create.

This exhibition is called “Bite me” as a small joke as the works are actual beetles. However, it is also an expression used out of a subtle willingness to defy art criticism, which in recent years has strongly intensified and artists became entitled to impose "standards of good taste."

Moreover, the name describes, just as the pieces try to portray, my character of aggressiveness mixed with mockery and the fight against defiance.
Bartosz Maria Chmielewski. Brooch: Untitled, 2013. Chrome plated bronze, neodymium, beetled parts, resin. Bartosz Maria Chmielewski
Brooch: Untitled, 2013
Chrome plated bronze, neodymium, beetled parts, resin
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Bartosz Maria Chmielewski. Brooch: Untitled, 2013. Beetle parts, silver, plated bronze. Bartosz Maria Chmielewski
Brooch: Untitled, 2013
Beetle parts, silver, plated bronze
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Bartosz Maria Chmielewski. Brooch: Untitled, 2013. Beetle, oxidized silver, gold plated silver enamel, resin. Bartosz Maria Chmielewski
Brooch: Untitled, 2013
Beetle, oxidized silver, gold plated silver enamel, resin
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Bartosz Maria Chmielewski. Brooch: Untitled, 2013. Beetle, silver, zircon, resin. Bartosz Maria Chmielewski
Brooch: Untitled, 2013
Beetle, silver, zircon, resin
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Bartosz Maria Chmielewski. Brooch: Untitled, 2013. Beetle, silver, brass, enamel, polyester resin, beetle wings. Bartosz Maria Chmielewski
Brooch: Untitled, 2013
Beetle, silver, brass, enamel, polyester resin, beetle wings
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Bartosz Maria Chmielewski. Brooch: Untitled, 2013. Beetle, silver, birch wood, resin. Bartosz Maria Chmielewski
Brooch: Untitled, 2013
Beetle, silver, birch wood, resin
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Bartosz Maria Chmielewski. Brooch: Untitled, 2013. Beetle head, silver, plated silver, beetle wing. Bartosz Maria Chmielewski
Brooch: Untitled, 2013
Beetle head, silver, plated silver, beetle wing
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Bartosz Maria Chmielewski. Earrings: Untitled, 2013. Beetles, silver, resin. Bartosz Maria Chmielewski
Earrings: Untitled, 2013
Beetles, silver, resin
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Bartosz Maria Chmielewski. Necklace: Untitled, 2013. Beetles, oxidized silver, onyx and resin. Bartosz Maria Chmielewski
Necklace: Untitled, 2013
Beetles, oxidized silver, onyx and resin
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Bartosz Maria Chmielewski. Necklace: Untitled, 2013. Silver, beetle, beetle wings, polyester resin. Bartosz Maria Chmielewski
Necklace: Untitled, 2013
Silver, beetle, beetle wings, polyester resin
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Bartosz Maria Chmielewski. Pendant: Untitled, 2013. Gold plated silver, beetle, freshwater pearls. Bartosz Maria Chmielewski
Pendant: Untitled, 2013
Gold plated silver, beetle, freshwater pearls
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Bartosz Maria Chmielewski. Bracelet: Untitled, 2013. Beetles, silver, zircon, resin. Bartosz Maria Chmielewski
Bracelet: Untitled, 2013
Beetles, silver, zircon, resin
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Bartosz Maria Chmielewski. Brooch: Untitled, 2013. Beetle, gold plated silver, zircon. Bartosz Maria Chmielewski
Brooch: Untitled, 2013
Beetle, gold plated silver, zircon
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Bartosz Maria Chmielewski. Earrings: Untitled, 2013. Gold plated silver, beetle parts, blue zircon. Bartosz Maria Chmielewski
Earrings: Untitled, 2013
Gold plated silver, beetle parts, blue zircon
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Bartosz Maria Chmielewski. Earrings: Untitled, 2013. Cast oxidized and plated silver, zircons, beetles. Bartosz Maria Chmielewski
Earrings: Untitled, 2013
Cast oxidized and plated silver, zircons, beetles
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