Fritz Maierhofer: 70 rings

Exhibition  /  24 Feb 2011  -  23 Apr 2011
Published: 22.02.2011
Galerie Caroline van Hoek
Caroline van Hoek

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On the ocassion of his 70 anniversary, the artist presents 70 rings from 1970 until today: Happy Birthday Fritz!

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Fritz Maierhofer
(...) What is relevant and most important to me is the inner, really true value of the material I am using. It should show its true characteristics: a clear, provocative statement without any compromises. Tin is pliable, plastic colourful and gold as strong as steel. (...)

Fritz Maierhofer’s work exists in a world that is vibrant and diverse. He is not the kind of artist who, having come across a successful idea, contentedly replicates it ad infinitum. He is constantly discovering new materials, absorbing new inspiration into his work.
One of the pioneers of contemporary jewellery in the German speaking world –is an explorer in his field, refusing to follow the beaten track, wanting always to conquer new territory.