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Francis Willemstijn: Miami Blue Revisited

Exhibition  /  28 Feb 2009  -  04 Apr 2009
Published: 27.02.2009
Galerie Rob Koudijs
Management:
Rob Koudijs
Francis Willemstijn. Brooch: Palomino Dashboard, 2008. Silver, bakelite, plastic, wood. 6,5 x 8 x 2 cm. Francis Willemstijn
Brooch: Palomino Dashboard, 2008
Silver, bakelite, plastic, wood
6,5 x 8 x 2 cm
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Intro
(...) For her new jewellery Willemstijn developed an imagery with cutting lines and variations on the Ford logo. The fluid letters contrast with the straight patterns that might be associated with repetitive rhythms and the moving perspective of the landscape. The steel she uses originates from cars; Miami Blue is the original colour of the lacquer.(...)

Artist list

Francis Willemstijn
Deep down we all cherish the memories of early childhood when life still seemed uncomplicated. Inevitably that sense of security slips through our fingers. For Francis Willemstijn her care free childhood was embodied in a car, a spacious Ford Granada Coupé was her safe haven.

For her new jewellery Willemstijn developed an imagery with cutting lines and variations on the Ford logo. The fluid letters contrast with the straight patterns that might be associated with repetitive rhythms and the moving perspective of the landscape. The steel she uses originates from cars; Miami Blue is the original colour of the lacquer.

Earlier work by Francis Willemstijn was related to her past as well, but this collection cuts close to the bone. Lovingly, and meticulously, she regains her youth, captures it from the clutches of time, and gives it a new status in jewellery that, in its turn, can be cherished over time.

Ward Schrijver

Remarks

Opening: Saturday the 28th of February 2009 at 17.00 hours. Both artists will be present at the opening.

A catalogue accompanies the exhibition.

Francis Willemstijn. Brooch: Ford Lovers Only, 2008. Silver, copper, plastic, wood. 5 x 7 x 2 cm. Francis Willemstijn
Brooch: Ford Lovers Only, 2008
Silver, copper, plastic, wood
5 x 7 x 2 cm
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Francis Willemstijn. Brooch: Thunder Road, 2008. Silver, iron. 6,5 x 8 x 2,5 cm. Francis Willemstijn
Brooch: Thunder Road, 2008
Silver, iron
6,5 x 8 x 2,5 cm
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