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Finnish bitches

Exhibition  /  19 Jul 2008  -  21 Aug 2008
Published: 18.07.2008
Galerie Louise Smit
Management:
Louise Smit
Eija Mustonen. Brooch: Untitled, 2006. Bioresin, silver, lead. Eija Mustonen
Brooch: Untitled, 2006
Bioresin, silver, lead
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Intro
Seven Finnish artists with seven different approachment to jewellery but the same sensibility exhibiting together at Louise Smit Gallery.
EIJA MUSTONEN:
"The connection to my own environment and space is the starting point in my working process; randomness and order as it is in nature. The theme is land-scape, not just physical space but also psychic state".

HELENA LEHTINEN:
"LA VIE EST DURE SANS CONFITURE."

TARJA LEHTINEN:
"I work with hard materials like stone and glass. These materials are strong and resistant and their variety of colours is endless. Transparency and glow of class and combination of matt and polished surface is captivating and beautiful.
I have explored the history of cameo. Those are very old forms of jewellery and they have changed during the years. They are historical portraits as well as they tell us the story of the time.
In my cameos I want to combine something old and traditional with new technique and my own design. Ready polished class, like recycled wine bottles, is material that I want to shape in new form and for different use. I use sandblasting and engraving to create the layers and portraits".

TARJA TUUPANEN:
"I'm interested in whiteness, pureness, silence and sulek-burcu-emptiness-2015. Can an image of landscape be white, can a portrait be blanco? Main material for these ideas is cacholong, white stone from quartz group. The stone offers wide range of white colours like warm creamy white to cold bluish snow white or almost grey shades. It gives me a material to create minimalistic forms, portraits without pictures, scenery without a view".

ANNA RIKKINEN:
"My fascinations lie in reflections from the past, nakedness and abundance of decoration. Image in a mirror, do you see yourself or do you want to be seen?"

TERHI TOLVANEN:
"Voor mijn sieradencollectie “La Folie des Fleurs” heb ik de “bloem” als uitgangspunt genomen. “La Folie des Fleurs” refereert aan de talrijke florale motieven uit de traditionele sieraadvormgeving zoals de sieraden van Rene Lalique of modesieraden. De serie gaat zoals mijn eerdere werk over de grens tussen het onnatuurlijke en natuurlijke. Ik heb mijn eigen takken, mossen, bloemen en fruit gecombineert met de natuurlijke wisseling van de seizoenen. Ik laat “La Folie des Fleurs” de vier seizoenen volgen; de serie zal uit vier delen bestaan, herfst, winter, lente en zomer".

JANNA SYVÄNOJA:
“The process of making my jewellery pieces out of recycled paper, involves a slow, “natural” technique. By curving each slice of paper around the steel wire, one by one, one after another, it is as if the piece grows into its shape by itself. This way the character of wood, paper's original material, is preserved in the piece - as is also the association to the whole organic world, the way it builds itself, being in constant change, travelling in time.
Printed paper has also an additional reality, the information it contains. Now, one can only see separate words and letters that have been transformed into graphical patterns on the surface of the piece. The previous content of the material referred to communication between people - message and expression. A piece of jewellery is worn for the same purpose.” 

Helena Lehtinen. Brooch: Untitled, 2008. Porcelain, textile, wood, silver. Helena, LehtinenBrooch: 2008Porcelain, textile, wood, silver. Helena Lehtinen
Brooch: Untitled, 2008
Porcelain, textile, wood, silver


Helena, Lehtinen
Brooch: 2008
Porcelain, textile, wood, silver

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Janna Syvänoja. Brooch: Untitled, 2007. Recycled paper, steel wire. 12 x 9 x 6 cm. Janna Syvänoja
Brooch: Untitled, 2007
Recycled paper, steel wire
12 x 9 x 6 cm
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Anna Rikkinen. Brooch: Untitled, 2008. Silver, sealing lacquer, cardboard. Anna Rikkinen
Brooch: Untitled, 2008
Silver, sealing lacquer, cardboard
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Tarja Tuupanen. Brooch: Untitled, 2008. Stone, silver. Tarja, TuupanenBrooch: 2008Stone, silver. Tarja Tuupanen
Brooch: Untitled, 2008
Stone, silver


Tarja, Tuupanen
Brooch: 2008
Stone, silver

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Tarja Lehtinen. Brooch: Cameo brooch, 2006. Recycled and sandblasted glass, silver, stainless steel. 8 x 4 cm. Tarja Lehtinen
Brooch: Cameo brooch, 2006
Recycled and sandblasted glass, silver, stainless steel
8 x 4 cm
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Terhi Tolvanen. Necklace: La Folie des Fleurs, 2008. Wood, silver, labradorite, textile, pigment. Terhi Tolvanen
Necklace: La Folie des Fleurs, 2008
Wood, silver, labradorite, textile, pigment
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