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Divine

Exhibition  /  21 Jun 2008  -  26 Jul 2008
Published: 14.06.2008
Galerie Rob Koudijs
Management:
Rob Koudijs
Masao Takahashi. Ring: Land, sea and air, 2008. Gold, emerald, pearl, meteorite. Masao Takahashi
Ring: Land, sea and air, 2008
Gold, emerald, pearl, meteorite
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(..) His ideas in his new pieces go in quite a different direction. Fragile eggshell is carefully cultivated in delicate brooches: refinement as a remedy for mortality.(...)

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Masao Takahashi
The classic Japanese culture did not know jewellery as it exists in Europe. Instead small, beautifully worked implements and subtly decorated hair ornaments served to underscore the status and good taste of their wearer. Over time, Japan developed a high level of craftsmanship with a great sensitivity to workmanship, decoration and emblems. The work of contemporary artists – who nowadays do make rings, brooches and necklaces – combines this traditional idiom with an innovative, border-crossing mentality.

The work of Masao Takahashi still shows the time-honoured fascination with the combination of beauty and violence. In the past, his jewellery was sometimes literally razor-sharp, or it contained mercury or poisonous pigments. His ideas in his new pieces go in quite a different direction. Fragile eggshell is carefully cultivated in delicate brooches: refinement as a remedy for mortality.

Masao Takahashi. Brooch: Cranium 3, 2008. Gold, diamond, ostrich's egg. Masao Takahashi
Brooch: Cranium 3, 2008
Gold, diamond, ostrich's egg
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Masao Takahashi. Ring: Treasure, 2008. Gold, saphire, ruby, emerald, diamond. Masao Takahashi
Ring: Treasure, 2008
Gold, saphire, ruby, emerald, diamond
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Masao Takahashi. Brooch: new born 9, 2008. Gold, garnet, ostrich's egg. Masao Takahashi
Brooch: new born 9, 2008
Gold, garnet, ostrich's egg
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Masao Takahashi. Brooch: New born 3, 2008. Gold, emerald, quartz, coral, osterich's egg. Masao Takahashi
Brooch: New born 3, 2008
Gold, emerald, quartz, coral, osterich's egg
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Masao Takahashi. Ring: The divine, 2008. Gold, frankincense, myrrh. Masao Takahashi
Ring: The divine, 2008
Gold, frankincense, myrrh
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