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Exhibition by Jutta Klingebiel

Exhibition  /  12 Nov 2021  -  11 Dec 2021
Published: 04.11.2021
Jutta Klingebiel. Brooch: Sammlung, 2020. Stainless steel, enamel. Photo by: Jutta Klingebiel. Jutta Klingebiel
Brooch: Sammlung, 2020
Stainless steel, enamel
Photo by: Jutta Klingebiel
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Intro
The solo exhibition by artist Jutta Klingebiel showcases her recent work at Four Gallery. The artist found the inspiration for this body of work when her cat one night brought a beautiful, large and strange moth into her studio. Jutta Klingebiel works with hard, long-lasting materials, but the details and the carefully added colours make her pieces light and vivid.

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Jutta Klingebiel
When you see a butterfly landing on a flower or maybe even on your arm, you can easily picture it as a piece of jewellery. But the fragile wings that flutter away at the slightest movement are not easy to capture. Jutta Klingebiel works with hard, long-lasting materials such as gold, silver, stainless steel, and enamel, but the details and the carefully added colours make her pieces light and vivid. 

I found the inspiration for this work when my cat brought a beautiful, large and strange moth into my studio one night. To see this lovely creature not as a mere motif, but as an independent and multi-layered image of meaning and feeling, appealed to me the longer I occupied myself with it. The main motivation, initially seeking only biological interest, turned into amazement at the seemingly very topical references, metaphors, and art-historical references that can be found about this animal across cultures from antiquity to modern times. Themes such as death, resurrection, beauty and finiteness, transformation and rebirth, metamorphosis are associated with the butterfly. In ancient Greek, butterfly means 'psyche', the term combines meanings such as breath, soul, and butterfly. Hypnos, the Greek god of sleep is depicted with butterfly wings at his temples.

The fragility, delicacy, and strangeness of these creatures never cease to enchant me. The unbelievably sad fact that these insects are becoming rarer and rarer reinforces my fascination and the feeling that I want to occupy myself with them.

Without wanting to resolve these representations purely iconographically, for me longing resonates here. For something enigmatic, mysterious, timeless, not really to be put into words.

My studio is in an old house that unfortunately has been sold. Our surroundings are changing quickly. Since more and more houses are being demolished to build new ones and beautiful big gardens are giving way, the insects and other small animals come to us and also right into my workshop. They fly to me, so to speak.

/ Jutta Klingebiel

Opening
Friday, 12 November, 5 - 8 pm

We warmly welcome you to visit the gallery but please take care and keep your distance. If you would like to visit us digitally, send a mail to karin@fourgallery.com and we will be happy to book a video meeting.
 
Jutta Klingebiel. Brooch: Stachelbeerspanner (Magpie moth), Abraxas grossularita, 2021. Stainless steel, enamel. 7 x 3 cm. Photo by: Jutta Klingebiel. Jutta Klingebiel
Brooch: Stachelbeerspanner (Magpie moth), Abraxas grossularita, 2021
Stainless steel, enamel
7 x 3 cm
Photo by: Jutta Klingebiel
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Jutta Klingebiel. Brooch: Mohrenfalter (Arran Brown Butterfly), Erebia ligea, 2021. Stainless steel, enamel. 7 x 4 cm. Photo by: Jutta Klingebiel. Jutta Klingebiel
Brooch: Mohrenfalter (Arran Brown Butterfly), Erebia ligea, 2021
Stainless steel, enamel
7 x 4 cm
Photo by: Jutta Klingebiel
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Jutta Klingebiel. Brooch: Grünes Blatt (Large Emerald), Geometra papilionara, 2021. Stainless steel, enamel. 8.5 x 3 cm. Photo by: Jutta Klingebiel. Jutta Klingebiel
Brooch: Grünes Blatt (Large Emerald), Geometra papilionara, 2021
Stainless steel, enamel
8.5 x 3 cm
Photo by: Jutta Klingebiel
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Jutta Klingebiel. Brooch: Trauermantel (Mourning Cloak Butterfly), Nymphalis antiopa, 2021. Stainless steel, enamel. 7.5 x 4 cm. Photo by: Jutta Klingebiel. Jutta Klingebiel
Brooch: Trauermantel (Mourning Cloak Butterfly), Nymphalis antiopa, 2021
Stainless steel, enamel
7.5 x 4 cm
Photo by: Jutta Klingebiel
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Jutta Klingebiel. Pendant: Left Eye, 2020. Enamel, copper, gold. ø1.9 cm. Photo by: Jutta Klingebiel. Jutta Klingebiel
Pendant: Left Eye, 2020
Enamel, copper, gold
ø1.9 cm
Photo by: Jutta Klingebiel
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Jutta Klingebiel. Ring: Moth, 2018. Copper, silver, enamel. ø2.5 cm. Photo by: Jutta Klingebiel. Jutta Klingebiel
Ring: Moth, 2018
Copper, silver, enamel
ø2.5 cm
Photo by: Jutta Klingebiel
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