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Culture and Identity by Elwy Schutten

Exhibition  /  03 Feb 2018  -  17 Mar 2018
Published: 24.01.2018
Elwy Schutten. Necklace: Cracks, 2017. Gold plated silver, soapstone.. 7 x 3 x 12 cm. Photo by: Benedikt Adler. From series: Culture and Identity. Elwy Schutten
Necklace: Cracks, 2017
Gold plated silver, soapstone.
7 x 3 x 12 cm
Photo by: Benedikt Adler
From series: Culture and Identity
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Intro
The new series of work created during the residency in Pforzheim, using the drop hammer and the stamps to print figures in different combinations in thin silver sheets, which evoke stories, associations and atmospheres from different cultures.

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Elwy Schutten
Elwy Schutten graduated in 2016 at the Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts and Design with a powerful collection of jewellery pieces cut from soapstone and alabaster. The collection, which had personal identity as a main theme, was shown at Ra Gallery afterwards. In 2017, Elwy developed a new collection during a working stint in Pforzheim, Germany, where she was allowed to make free use of an old industrial machine, called drophammer, and old stamps with all kinds of designs that in former times were used to make jewellery. Using the drophammer and the stamps to print figures in different combinations in thin sheets of silver, Elwy created patterns that evoke stories, associations and atmospheres from different cultures. In several pendants, she gave this silver ‘cultural identity’ a ‘personal identity’ with a layer of soapstone, thus questioning the relation and interaction between both identities. 

Opening

 Saturday, February 3, from 4 to 6 p.m.
Elwy Schutten. Necklace: History, 2017. Silver, Stone. 5 x 2.5 x 7 cm. Photo by: Benedikt Adler. From series: Culture and Identity. Elwy Schutten
Necklace: History, 2017
Silver, Stone
5 x 2.5 x 7 cm
Photo by: Benedikt Adler
From series: Culture and Identity
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Elwy Schutten. Necklace: Hide & Show, 2017. Gold plated silver, soapstone.. 5 x 2 x 10 cm. Photo by: Benedikt Adler. From series: Culture and Identity. Elwy Schutten
Necklace: Hide & Show, 2017
Gold plated silver, soapstone.
5 x 2 x 10 cm
Photo by: Benedikt Adler
From series: Culture and Identity
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Elwy Schutten. Necklace: Symobls, 2017. Silver, soapstone.. 5 x 3 x 10 cm. Photo by: Benedikt Adler. From series: Culture and Identity. Elwy Schutten
Necklace: Symobls, 2017
Silver, soapstone.
5 x 3 x 10 cm
Photo by: Benedikt Adler
From series: Culture and Identity
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
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