Contemporary Jewellery by Bettina Speckner, Dominique Labordery and Paintings by Robi Gottlieb-Cahen

Exhibition  /  16 Oct 2015  -  15 Nov 2015
Published: 22.10.2015
Dominique Labordery. Ring: Bohemian Ruby, 2015. Silver, ruby.. Dominique Labordery
Ring: Bohemian Ruby, 2015
Silver, ruby.
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Robi Gottlieb-Cahen, Dominique Labordery, Bettina Speckner
Dominique Labordery’s work bridges the gap between sculpture and jewelry. Her one-of-a-kind pieces are self-contained and foster an intimate relationship with their owners. 
Her work is characterized by an artistic tension created from the interplay of perfect craftsmanship and her love for imperfection. Dominique Labordery lives and works in Düsseldorf. Her work has been exhibited all over the world and she has won several awards.

Bettina Speckner says, all is material, all has the same function. Stones, gold, shells, and the images I work with.
Every piece, picture, thing stands on it’s own at first. In the course of time they start to attract each other, constellations appear.
Not I arrange them, the things and materials find each other by themselves.

Robi Gottlieb-Cahen […] taught Economics, Sociology and Ethics before devoting himself entirely to art. He is an autodidact and creates installations, paintings and works of prose. In recent years his works have been exhibited in Luxembourg, Norway, Spain, Italy and Germany.
The dramatic effects created by Robi Gottlieb-Cahen and the exceptional aesthetics of his work radiate a mysterious charm. Over here, violence continues its slumber; over there, it threatens to explode. Faces have an enigmatic quality reminiscent of Leonardo da Vinci and, at the same time, emanate a torment à la Grünewald or Dürer. Many of these impressions emerge out of his technique: ‘I apply acrylic paint, inks, and even disinfectants on photographic paper…’, he confides us, ‘then I attack the layers of paint with acids, apply more paint, and repeat the process…’ …the results are breath-taking.

Opening: 16 October 2015 - 18pm, the Artists are present
Bettina Speckner. Brooch: Untitled, 2015. Silver, ferrotype, garnets.. Bettina Speckner
Brooch: Untitled, 2015
Silver, ferrotype, garnets.
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Bettina Speckner. Necklace: Untitled, 2015. Silver, ferrotype, opal.. Bettina Speckner
Necklace: Untitled, 2015
Silver, ferrotype, opal.
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Bettina Speckner. Brooch: Untitled, 2015. Enamel Image, silver, shell, onyx, tahitipearl. Bettina Speckner
Brooch: Untitled, 2015
Enamel Image, silver, shell, onyx, tahitipearl
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Robi Gottlieb - Cahen. Painting: Untitled, 2015. Mixed media. Robi Gottlieb - Cahen
Painting: Untitled, 2015
Mixed media
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