Dots by Paul Derrez

Exhibition  /  07 Apr 2016  -  21 May 2016
Published: 08.04.2016
Galerie Biró
Olga Biró

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Paul Derrez designed his first jewellery in 1975 during his apprenticeship, which was part of his training as a goldsmith at the Vakschool Schoonhoven.

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Paul Derrez
As a young designer he made functional jewels that tied in with the aesthetics of the 1970s and 1980s. He came into touch with the Dutch jewellery avant-garde while working as an apprentice at Galerie Sieraad in Amsterdam. The minimalist designs and the use of semifinished materials such as tube, cork and Perspex dovetailed perfectly with his own way of working. Derrez says using non-precious metals offered him more creative freedom, yielding a purer result. He also developed a distinct style through theuse of string for graphic solutions, Perspex for colour, aluminium for shine and glamour, and cork for solid shapes.
The Wisselring from 1975 marks the powerful schuster-nicole-schuster-nicole-beginning-2016-2016 of his professional career. The curved metal line only becomes wearable when combined with colourful Perspex. The perfection of the brightness and the excellent choice of materials for this jewel typify Paul Derrez' way of working.

Long before Paul Derrez was recognized internationally as an artist, he had made name for himself within his Galerie Ra, which opened in 1976 in Amsterdam as one of the world’s first avant-garde jewelers galleries.

Paul Derrez was awarded the Herbert Hofmann Prize in Munich 2015. Within the same year he was honored with an exhibition accompanied by a publication at the CODA Museum in Appeldoorn.


7 April at 18:30h