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Frozen

Exhibition  /  15 Mar 2008  -  05 Apr 2008
Published: 14.03.2008
Beatrice Lang Galerie für Schmuck
Susanne Klemm. Necklace: Frozen, 2007. 38 x 38 x 10 cm. Susanne Klemm
Necklace: Frozen, 2007
38 x 38 x 10 cm
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A great deal of focus and experimentation has brought this collection to a well-rounded whole, in which nature is packaged, imitated, stylised and ‘frozen’ as a memory.
Susanne Klemm creates collections based on a premise or theme. In 2001 she exhibited ‘Tango’ in Ra, a collection of rings based on interpersonal relationships. In 2004 the collection was entitled ‘Seasons’ in which
she approached the refining of nature in an objective and ironic manner. In ‘Frozen’ this attitude has been replaced by an ‘ode to nature’, based especially on admiration for the exquisite form of detail. In the same way Blossfeldt captures this micro world photographically, Klemm translates it into three-dimensional jewellery designs – rings, brooches and necklaces, sometimes restrained, sometimes in a more voluptuous manner. The distorted result of heating stiff plastic also gives her a great degree of freedom. Chance plays a role, but the form can also be guided by a (temporary) content or manual shaping.
A great deal of focus and experimentation has brought this collection to a well-rounded whole, in which nature is packaged, imitated, stylised and ‘frozen’ as a memory. 

text by Paul Derrez

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