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A Couple of Things by Beate Klockmann and Philip Sajet

Exhibition  /  30 May 2018  -  30 Jun 2018
Published: 09.06.2018
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Intro
Fascinated by each other’s perspectives on various subjects surrounding their lives, this exhibition ‘A Couple of Things’ is a collection of contemporary jewellery by German artist, Beate Klockmann and Dutch artist Philip Sajet. “A Couple of Things” heralds their obvious fascination of the same subject matters, yet their inspirations for creating jewellery driven somewhat from being absorbed by alternative perspectives.

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Beate Klockmann, Philip Sajet
A contemporary jewellery exhibition presenting the dynamic artist couple: Beate Klockmann and Philip Sajet.

Journey of spirit and energy. Balance of elements. Harmony in collaboration. Reflection of the beauty of the world and the cultures that inhabit it.  These are all tenets of belief.
/ Philip Sajet


Beate and Philip, both of whom are prominent artists in the contemporary jewellery world, met in 2000. They fell in love with each other as well as each other’s creations and thus began working together. What became apparent was their differing points of reflection, they would select to work on the same subject, but each taking on a very individual approach. In the necklace set Landscape and Mountains, they both are depicting nature through the colour and texture of their chosen materials. Beate expresses the visual of mountains with sparse vegetation, whereas Philip has made 4 trees with fruits in the foliage, 4 clouds and a small sun. Beate’s sensual approach verses Philip’s playfulness on the subject has given the audience a glimpse of the dynamic energy that flows between this couple. Their own points of view, culminating into a togetherness and balance.

Creating a jewel is like a painting…and like a painting, it possesses a surface which reveals various textures. The artist’s task is to allow the soul of the material to emerge.
/  Beate Klockmann 


Beate and Philip both works with the precious material such as gold and gemstones, as well as other materials that manifest their ideas. In the ring set Rings Red, both artists are expressing form and the colour red, through the use of their chosen materials. Beate’s signet ring is an inverted pyramid by folding an iron sheet, with enamel applied on the surface, to give a hand-painted effect. The lightness of this ring is in contrast with Philip’s ring, which is made of an inverted–point coloured glass on a chunky shank ring, comparable to a flame of red fire. These rings are a perfect example of the artist’s signature styles.

In this exhibition, 11 sets of exhibits are paired based on a theme, design and choice of materials. These are the results of the shared tales of heritage, travel, music, nature and the elemental universe amongst the couple. Whether in conflict or compliment, there is a story in every piece of jewellery that forms the set, that the audience would certainly find balance and equality within them. Beate and Philip delight the visual, with their dramatic collection of contemporary jewellery.

This desire to make jewellery from the soul conveying feelings through the wearable art form has been presented in this carefully curated exhibition. Both Beate and Philip’s works are great examples of contemporary jewellery that express their individual attitudes, methods and materials. Which in turn represents the very meaning of art itself. 
Philip Sajet. Beate Klockmann. Earrings: Nail and Apple, 2014 and 2006. Left: niello on silver, nails, gold. 
. Right: enamel on copper, gold, niello on silver.. Two geometric forms have been modified, the cubes have nails and the bolls have indentations, same proportions and opposing forms and color.. Philip Sajet
Beate Klockmann
Earrings: Nail and Apple, 2014 and 2006
Left: niello on silver, nails, gold. 
Right: enamel on copper, gold, niello on silver.
Two geometric forms have been modified, the cubes have nails and the bolls have indentations, same proportions and opposing forms and color.

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Philip Sajet. Beate Klockmann. Ring: Smoke Quartz Glue Ring and Purple Fire, 2016 and 2014. Left: smoke quartz, enamel on silver gold.
. Right: glass paint, gold, silver.. Here the two rings compete in size and both depict coloured transparency.
. Philip his ring is as usual for him has straight rectangular forms, Beate her form is completely random.. Philip Sajet
Beate Klockmann
Ring: Smoke Quartz Glue Ring and Purple Fire, 2016 and 2014
Left: smoke quartz, enamel on silver gold.
Right: glass paint, gold, silver.
Here the two rings compete in size and both depict coloured transparency.
Philip his ring is as usual for him has straight rectangular forms, Beate her form is completely random.

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Beate Klockmann. Philip Sajet. Ring: Das grüne Tier and Cold Spring, 2007 and 2013. Left: enamel on steel.
. Right: pearls, jade, silver, gold.. In these 2 solitaire rings, the colours are the same, and the decorating green element stands almost detached from its base, the ring.
. The “Stones”  are happy.. Beate Klockmann
Philip Sajet
Ring: Das grüne Tier and Cold Spring, 2007 and 2013
Left: enamel on steel.
Right: pearls, jade, silver, gold.
In these 2 solitaire rings, the colours are the same, and the decorating green element stands almost detached from its base, the ring.
The “Stones”  are happy.

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Beate Klockmann. Philip Sajet. Ring: Title and Black Byzantine, 2011 and 2016. Left: gold.
. Right: niello on silver, gold.
.  . In this encounter we have a harmony of oppositions, of the same proportions and size.
. Philip’s ring is dark and shows a competing “batlle” between 2 forms. The pointed top and the round bottom. Beate’s ring is an in itself resting container.
. Both seen from the top have “Cross” decoration.. Beate Klockmann
Philip Sajet
Ring: Title and Black Byzantine, 2011 and 2016
Left: gold.
Right: niello on silver, gold.
 
In this encounter we have a harmony of oppositions, of the same proportions and size.
Philip’s ring is dark and shows a competing “
batlle” between 2 forms. The pointed top and the round bottom. Beate’s ring is an in itself resting container.
Both seen from the top have “Cross” decoration.

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Beate Klockmann. Bracelet: Nishijinbracelet 2, 2010. Silk on silver.. Beate Klockmann
Bracelet: Nishijinbracelet 2, 2010
Silk on silver.
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