Galerie Platina at Frame 2018

Exhibition  /  MunichJewelleryWeek2018  /  07 Mar 2018  -  13 Mar 2018
Published: 28.02.2018
Galerie Platina at Frame 2018.
Internationale Handwerkmesse Munich
Wolfgang Lösche

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The special display entitled FRAME is where renowned international galleries present themselves with works in the fields of jewellery, ceramics and textiles. Located in the direct vicinity of the special exhibitions, the presence of the special display areas further enhances the profile of the Handwerk & Design.
As every year PLATINA will be there and you find us in our stand at the International Crafts Fair Munich next to the Schmuck exhibition.
Come and visit us at B1.763 FRAME
This year we will show works from artists that have exhibited in our last year’s exhibitions, such as Helena Johansson Lindell, Mallory Weston, Iris Eichenberg, Bettina Speckner, Kadri Mälk, Ketli Tiitsar, Julia Maria Künnap and more.
We will also show works from the five finalists of AJF-Art Jewelry Forum Artist Award 2018: Karin Roy Andersson, Bifei Cao, Corrina Goutos, Aurélie Guillaume, and Jelizaveta Suska. 
The winner will be announced during the fair.

AJF Announces Finalists for the 2018 Artist Award
Five Finalists Shortlisted For International Prize
By Art Jewelry Forum

San Francisco, California, USA--Art Jewelry Forum (AJF) is pleased to announce the five finalists for its 2018 Artist Award. The finalists will exhibit their work with Sofia Björkman, from PLATINA, during the international art jewelry fair Schmuck, in Munich, Germany, from March 6 to March 13, 2018. The five finalists for AJF's 2018 Artist Award are: Karin Roy Andersson (Sweden), Bifei Cao (China), Corrina Goutos (US/Germany), Aurélie Guillaume (Canada), and Jelizaveta Suska (Sweden).

Finalists were chosen from 121 artists representing 33 countries and judged on originality, depth of concept, continuity of design, and quality of craftsmanship. This year's jurors were Su san Cohn (Australia), Inger Wästberg (Sweden), and Lynn Batchelder (US).
The unrestricted cash prize of $7,500, generously funded by Barbara Waldman, Linda Peshkin, Marion Fulk, Edie Nadler, and Susan Kempin, will be awarded to one of these five finalists. AJF would like to thank Sofia Björkman and PLATINA for providing a showcase for the winner and finalist during Schmuck and donating the gallery's profits to AJF. The winner will be announced in March 2018. 
Each finalist will be interviewed on AJF over the next few months, and we look forward to sharing more about these talented artists with you through AJF.

Karin Roy Andersson (Sweden)

2009 Master of Applied Art, University of Arts and Crafts and Design, Gothenburg, Sweden.
The urge to repeat movements is significant for my personality and work; multiplicity attracts me. Variations between details become important, creating patterns and rhythms. My aim is to make jewelry where dynamic patterns form balance. To me, jewelry is communication. The intimate connection to the body opens for a special relation to the receiver and the wearer's impact on the object is inevitable and intriguing.
/ Karin Roy Andersson

Karin Roy Andersson, Skinny Love IV, 2017, recycled plastics (shampoo bottles), thread, steel, 125 x 95 x 25 mm, photo: Artist.

Bifei CaoI (China)
2017 PhD, Gold and Silversmithing, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.
My artistic practice has been characterized by hollowware and making jewelry-based objects. I employ techniques and strategies to present a series of narrative art pieces that explore how the negotiation with different cultures can be reinterpreted in a visual form through object making. Through practice and research, I have drawn from my childhood memories of traditional Chinese visual culture and the exploration of personal identity through a shifting life experience of living in a variety of multicultural environments.
/ Bifei Cao

Bifei Cao, Melting Together, 2017, baby milk powder, fine silver, wood glue, 54 x 146 x 606 mm, photo: Zijian Chen.

Corrina Goutos (US/Germany)
2013 BFA, Jewelry and Objects, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Georgia, United States
Self-Made is the remnants of Generation Z's search for permanence in an attention deficit disorder society. Also known as the Selfie Generation, Zs have mastered the catered image of self. They design the face they will present to the world and build a platform on which to receive praise and deflect criticism. As they make viral their every move, their physical trace grows ironically in sync. Self-Made is an archetype of a souvenir; it turns rather insignificant human experiences into tangible objects. Unlike the fragile digital façade, this version is #nofilter. The pieces reference cheap modern mass production, but are constructed with the luxury of yesterday. Aluminum car rims, bronze chandeliers, and old silver jewelry melted in a foundry are accented with found objects--making the works almost entirely manufactured from 21st-century human waste.
/ Corrina Goutos

Corrina Goutos, Beer Can Brooch: Split, 2017,aluminum (recycled car rims), steel, paint, 90 x 90 x 5 mm, photo: artist.

Aurélie Guillaume (Canada) 
NSCAD University in Canada
Through cartooning, I am able to translate deeply intimate moments of sorrow, joy, love, frustration, and other emotions into an image that viewers can identify with, and laugh at. My characters function as entry points into worlds that are more dreamlike and fantastic than our own, but which are also grounded in very real experiences and emotions that we all feel in our everyday lives. My cartoons use hyperbole to exaggerate the whimsical, the grotesque and even macabre nature of the world around me. I believe in the importance of finding humor in tragedy, just as I feel that we can find beauty in ugliness. My work exists in these rich contradictions that are so much a part of life.
/ Aurélie Guillaume

Aurélie Guillaume, Puff Puff, 2017, brooch, 110 x 122 x 14 mm, photo: artist .

Jelizaveta Suska (Sweden)
2015 MA, Jewelry Art, Academy of Design and Crafts, Gothenburg, Sweden
The Frozen in Amber pieces are a lot about the feeling of a moment in time. I was looking for materialization of this abstract matter. After a period of research, I came up with my own material, which has two main compounds: polymer, which is light and transparent, just like “a moment,” and crushed amber, which creates an illusion of a solid stone. In the beginning of crafting each piece, the material is hot and dynamic, but in a while it turns still. Like a metaphor of a moment becoming a memory.
I used Baltic amber as I associate it with my homeland--Latvia--and
with the past. Amber is a fossil from around 44 million years ago but was also widely used during the rule of the Soviet Union. I believe that amber could even be considered as a stereotype of this period. I aim to destroy this perception by crushing the stone and its accepted value, by using it in another context and stepping away from what I have seen so many times before.
/ Jelizaveta Suska

Jelizaveta Suska, Frozen in Amber 5, 2017, brooch, 70 x 50 x 30 mm, photo: Artist.

Helena Johansson Lindell. Pendant: Re-handle, 2017. Plastic, aluminum, wood.. Photo by: Helena Johansson Lindell. Helena Johansson Lindell
Pendant: Re-handle, 2017
Plastic, aluminum, wood.
Photo by: Helena Johansson Lindell
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Iris Eichenberg. Object: Untitled, 2017. Copper, coal, graphite, iron filings.. 14 x 8.5 x 12 cm. Photo by: Tim Thayer. From series: I Do Not Wish. Iris Eichenberg
Object: Untitled, 2017
Copper, coal, graphite, iron filings.
14 x 8.5 x 12 cm
Photo by: Tim Thayer
From series: I Do Not Wish
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Mallory Weston. Pendant: Rose, 2017. Carved Calcite/Willemite, leather.. 25 x 12 x 2.5 cm. Photo by: Ian Shiver. Mallory Weston
Pendant: Rose, 2017
Carved Calcite/Willemite, leather.
25 x 12 x 2.5 cm
Photo by: Ian Shiver
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Bettina Speckner. Brooch: The Vase, 2014. Ferrotype, silver, diamonds.. 4.5 x 7.5 cm. Photo by: Bettina Speckner. Bettina Speckner
Brooch: The Vase, 2014
Ferrotype, silver, diamonds.
4.5 x 7.5 cm
Photo by: Bettina Speckner
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Ketli Tiitsar. Brooch: Posture X, 2017. Walnut wood, silver, steel, paint.. Photo by: Dénes Farkas. Ketli Tiitsar
Brooch: Posture X, 2017
Walnut wood, silver, steel, paint.
Photo by: Dénes Farkas
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Christer Jonsson. Necklace: Frida, 2018. Silver, titanium, enamel, och details in pate du verre.. Christer Jonsson
Necklace: Frida, 2018
Silver, titanium, enamel, och details in pate du verre.
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