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The Garden of Heavenly and Earthly Delights by Tanel Veenre

Exhibition  /  Exhibiting   Jewels   Galleries  /  13 Oct 2018  -  14 Nov 2018
Published: 02.10.2018
Tanel Veenre. Neckpiece: The Garden XII, 2018. Reconstructed coral, wood, silver.. 30 x 20 x 4cm. Tanel Veenre
Neckpiece: The Garden XII, 2018
Reconstructed coral, wood, silver.
30 x 20 x 4cm
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Intro

In this jewellery collection, Tanel Veenre (Estonia) focuses on the concept of the ‘primal scream’, through expressing his feeling that human beings cannot exist without that scream. The work does not look rough or primitive, but one should not be misled by the beauty of the forms, inspired by the smooth aesthetics of automotive design. According to Veenre, religion and carnality are linked; depth can’t exist without carnality. Thus, the image of the cross serves as a central motif in the collection. 
 

Artist list

Tanel Veenre
The ambivalent title of the exhibition denotes the apparent opposites in Veenre’s newest work: the engraved dark blossoms, simple and mournful, contrasting with shiny baroque erotic forms. The artist attempts to make sense of the opposites within himself, and says: In my work I don’t hold back, I let as many things emerge to the surface as possible, I try to be impulsively honest. Come what may, this is my protest against the project-based life.

The brighter part of the exhibition, the erotic jewellery series, started about five years ago. While synthesizing stereotypical masculinity and femininity in his jewellery, Veenre does not hide the characteristics of both sexes in androgyny, but rather emphasizes their extremities. Through this he addresses superhumanity in an unnaturally stylized way, in order to create alienation from corporeality and make the forms end in themselves. He brings the flagrant aesthetics of the field of design into the context of art through using sensual materials such as silicones, that imitate human skin.
Veenre: I have no idea what masculinity means in the 21st century; yet I can play with the related cliches, with or without irony.
The blossoms of sadness were created for practical reasons. After all, when we’re walking towards the sunset, something has to decorate our lapels. 

Opening

Saturday October 13, from 4 till 6 p.m. 
Tanel Veenre. Neckpiece: The Garden XIII, 2018. Reconstructed coral, stabilized wood, silver.. 22 x 28 x 3cm. Tanel Veenre
Neckpiece: The Garden XIII, 2018
Reconstructed coral, stabilized wood, silver.
22 x 28 x 3cm
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Tanel Veenre. Neckpiece: Phallus V, 2018. Silicone, reconstructed onyx, ebony, silver.. 30 x 20 x 4cm. Tanel Veenre
Neckpiece: Phallus V, 2018
Silicone, reconstructed onyx, ebony, silver.
30 x 20 x 4cm
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Tanel Veenre. Neckpiece: The Bomber, 2018. Wood, cosmic dust, silver.. 25 x 25 x 3cm. Tanel Veenre
Neckpiece: The Bomber, 2018
Wood, cosmic dust, silver.
25 x 25 x 3cm
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Tanel Veenre. Pendant: The Garden XV, 2018. Reconstructed coral, pink coral, silver.. 15 x 7 x 3cm. Tanel Veenre
Pendant: The Garden XV, 2018
Reconstructed coral, pink coral, silver.
15 x 7 x 3cm
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