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Explorer by Martin Spreng

Exhibition  /  24 May 2019  -  20 Jul 2019
Published: 21.05.2019
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Intro
An exhibition showcasing the artist journey as an artist and as a craftsman.
 

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Martin Spreng
The exhibition will include his creations from back at a time when he was a cabinetmaker and before he devoted himself to jewellery. At that time, he designed and created contemporary encrustations within the Xylos team.

The exhibition will also showcase some jewellery creations which were created during his first 12 years in the jewellery making. But the highlight of the exhibition will be his very new creations in titanium, gold and stones...

Explore... Materials, trades, coutnries...
Through his life, Martin Spreng has been a true explorer. Born in Munich, in a family that truly appreciated creativity, Martin realised the significance of art at a very young age. He came to France to refine his comprehension of the cabinetmaking field. Here, he explored, absorbed and mastered the skill of working with wood, while performing marquetry as a part of the Xylos group for 30 years. Later, intrigued by the art of jewellery, he trained and mastered himself in this domain.
The freedom to explore different materials and the ability to use his creativity without any restraints attracted him towards this path. He finally took a decision to pursue and dedicate himself to jewellery creation.
Martin has been a part of the gallery for 12 years. His work has been appreciated by all for its distinctiveness and uniqueness. In his work, he interacts with matter, creating invaluable surface effects and oxidations. He endorses the contrast between the rough and the precious, unhesitatingly mixing materials like patinated steel with platinum, titanium with gold, thus displaying his fine craftsmanship by making any material more precious and valuable.
In 2018, when he first started working with titanium, he was amazed by the vast resourcefulness it offered: colours within the range of flame, patinas, oxidations with startling surface effects. It was thrilling for him to work with titanium’s hardness and lightness to create bolder volumes! 
Martin Spreng composes, opposes and unites elements in his own language, punctuating the surfaces with round or square patterns, thus exhibiting the cosmic world in his work. The juxtaposition of these materials creates an unusual and poetic universe, abstract compositions where figurative elements are discretely coming out.

Opening

23rd of May, Thursday, 3 pm.
Martin Spreng. Bracelet: Les Roseaux, 2018. Titanium, gold, tourmaline cabochons.. Photo by: Martin Spreng. Martin Spreng
Bracelet: Les Roseaux, 2018
Titanium, gold, tourmaline cabochons.
Photo by: Martin Spreng
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Martin Spreng. Piece: Untitled, 2010 - 2019. Yellow and grey gold, gemstones, diamonds.. Photo by: Galerie Elsa Vanier. Martin Spreng
Piece: Untitled, 2010 - 2019
Yellow and grey gold, gemstones, diamonds.
Photo by: Galerie Elsa Vanier
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Martin Spreng. Ring: Voie lactée, 2013. Grey gold, agate, diamonds.. Photo by: Galerie Elsa Vanier. Martin Spreng
Ring: Voie lactée, 2013
Grey gold, agate, diamonds.
Photo by: Galerie Elsa Vanier
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Martin Spreng. Pendant: Winterreise, 2015. Steel, platinum, aquamarine.. Photo by: Martin Spreng. Martin Spreng
Pendant: Winterreise, 2015
Steel, platinum, aquamarine.
Photo by: Martin Spreng
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Martin Spreng. Ring: Les Roseaux, 2019. Titanium, gold, tourmaline.. Photo by: Martin Spreng. Martin Spreng
Ring: Les Roseaux, 2019
Titanium, gold, tourmaline.
Photo by: Martin Spreng
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