Everyone and Everywhere is an Island at Galería WALKA

Exhibition  /  05 Oct 2017  -  11 Oct 2017
Published: 26.09.2017
Galería WALKA
Nano Pulgar

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No man is an Island, entire of it self; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main’. This expression is a quotation from a poem by John Donne from the seventeenth century. It is an expression emphasizing a person’s connections to his or her surroundings and/or other persons.

Artist list

Klara Brynge, Märta Mattsson, Walka
Two Chilean artists specialized in carving horns and two Swedish artists specialized in metalsmithing and the preservation of organic materials set out to explore the enigma of the Easter Island together. On one of the most isolated islands in the world, located 2,000 miles off the Chilean coast they began their journey into unknown territories.

Nowadays in the twenty-first-century humans have the possibility of accessing the most remote places on the earth. We can encounter and make unlikely constellations and connections so, therefore, everyone and everywhere is an island. Nothing is carved in stone or permanent. We are free to make voyages into both physical and physiological islands.

Four artists with a diversity of cultural and artistic backgrounds united and explored familiar and unfamiliar grounds. What connects them is their passion and curiosity for the transformation of traditional crafts and materials.
Klara Brynge. Necklace: Waves, 2016. Silver, rope wire. Klara Brynge
Necklace: Waves, 2016
Silver, rope wire
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Walka. Object: WALL series 1, 2017. Silver, copper and oxidation.. Photo by: Carlos Damanee. From series: Wall. Walka
Object: WALL series 1, 2017
Silver, copper and oxidation.
Photo by: Carlos Damanee
From series: Wall
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Märta Mattsson. Necklace: Mange, 2016. Calfskin, leather. Märta Mattsson
Necklace: Mange, 2016
Calfskin, leather
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