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David Bielander: Make it big, make it red, make it shiny

Exhibition  /  15 Sep 2012  -  27 Oct 2012
Published: 17.09.2012
Galerie Rob Koudijs
Management:
Rob Koudijs
David Bielander. Pendant: Strawberry, 2012. Gold, leather. David Bielander
Pendant: Strawberry, 2012
Gold, leather
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Intro
It is David Bielander’s gift to see the extraordinary in the ordinary. He is capable of capturing the visual characteristics of everyday things like fruits or animals in unusual materials. Even though it’s unlikely that you’ll take a bite from his new 'Strawberry' pendants, they are as seductive as the real thing.

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David Bielander
Concepts, introspection and profound thinking are common phenomena in contemporary jewellery. Fortunately David Bielander enriched his profession with humour and playfulness. It did not go unnoticed: after the Förderpreis für Kunsthandwerk of the city of Munich in 2009, the prestigious Herbert Hofmann preis 2010 in Germany and the Swiss Federal Design Award 2012, Bielander’s capabilities also earned him this year the Dutch Françoise van den Bosch Prijs. He also finds recognition as a teacher: at first at the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design in the German city of Halle and nowadays he is connected to the jewellery-class of the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam.

It is David Bielander’s gift to see the extraordinary in the ordinary. He is capable of capturing the visual characteristics of everyday things like fruits or animals in unusual materials. Even though it’s unlikely that you’ll take a bite from his new 'Strawberry' pendants, they are as seductive as the real thing. With Bielander it is the object that counts. Every meaning or association should stem from the work itself; shape, colour, flexibility, weight and finish should all contribute to its eloquence. He would never miniaturize anything to make it suitable for jewellery, for the power of his pieces comes from blending the familiar with the unexpected. It is exactly that quality that always brings a smile to everyone’s face.

Ward Schrijver
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David Bielander. Pendant: Strawberry, 2012. Gold, leather. David Bielander
Pendant: Strawberry, 2012
Gold, leather
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David Bielander. Bracelet: Koi, 2012. Thumb tracks, leather, silver. David Bielander
Bracelet: Koi, 2012
Thumb tracks, leather, silver
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David Bielander. Bracelet: Koi, 2012. Thumb tracks, leather, silver. David Bielander
Bracelet: Koi, 2012
Thumb tracks, leather, silver
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David Bielander. Bracelet: Blackberries, 2012. Titanium, leather. David Bielander
Bracelet: Blackberries, 2012
Titanium, leather
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David Bielander. Necklace: mamba, 2012. Titanium, gold. David Bielander
Necklace: mamba, 2012
Titanium, gold
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Simon Bielander. Photograph: David's Octopus, 2012. Color print. 100 x 140 cm. Simon Bielander
Photograph: David's Octopus, 2012
Color print
100 x 140 cm
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