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Helen Britton: Heterogene

Exhibition  /  29 Jun 2013  -  10 Aug 2013
Published: 21.06.2013
Galerie Rob Koudijs
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Rob Koudijs
Helen Britton. Brooch: 13B015, 2013. Silver rose gold plated, glass, plastic. Helen Britton
Brooch: 13B015, 2013
Silver rose gold plated, glass, plastic
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In Helen Britton’s jewellery hemispheres meet. I come from a land where the natural often looks artificial and I now live in an environment that has been artificially constructed for so long that it seems natural.

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Helen Britton

In Helen Britton’s jewellery hemispheres meet. Britton was born and raised in Australia, but decided to move to Germany in 1999 to finish her training at the Munich Academy of Fine Arts. She described her position five years later as follows: 'I come from a land where the natural often looks artificial and I now live in an environment that has been artificially constructed for so long that it seems natural'. This position gave her an autonomous vision on the world, independent from the usual oppositions between nature and technique, precious and plastic, polish and paint. She tries in a intuitive way to capture our visual environment into jewellery: it might be based on the alluring atmosphere of a summer garden, or the angular esthetics of the metropolis.

This year the Neues Museum in the German city of Nuremberg honoured Helen Britton with a big solo exhibition. One hall had a flock of showcases displaying work Aus dem Archiv (from the archive): jewellery made during a period of more then fifteen years. In the other room she only showed brand new pieces and these will now be in the show at Galerie Rob Koudijs. In Nuremberg a five meter long exhibition table displayed Der Industriellen Serie (the industrial series): brooches, rings and necklaces made up from abstract shapes decorated with hatchings and patterns, the surfaces finished in red-gold and subdued, greyish paint colors. One wall in the hall was dominated by an installation called Dekorationswut (decorative frenzy), it combined big drawings with spectacular jewellery pieces. The many parts of costume-jewellery the artist used in these - often decorated with banal imagery - acquired an intriguing new meaning. this group of work will also travel to Amsterdam. In addition, Britton will make a wall painting in the gallery on which a group of earrings will be exhibited and the FrontRoom is reserved for her T-shirt project Awkward Beauty, developed together with the Australian fashion- and textile designer Justine McNight. In short, a multi-faceted exhibition that will occupy the entire gallery space, celebrating Helen Britton’s ambition, skills and artistic talent.

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Helen Britton. Ring: Golden Dagger, 2013. Silver, diamond, gold leaf. Helen Britton
Ring: Golden Dagger, 2013
Silver, diamond, gold leaf
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Helen Britton. Necklace: 13N003, 2013. Silver rose gold plated, plastic, paint. Helen Britton
Necklace: 13N003, 2013
Silver rose gold plated, plastic, paint
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Helen Britton. Brooch: 13B008, 2013. Silver, glass, plastic, paint. Helen Britton
Brooch: 13B008, 2013
Silver, glass, plastic, paint
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Helen Britton. Brooch: 13B007, 2013. Silver, glass, plastic, paint. Helen Britton
Brooch: 13B007, 2013
Silver, glass, plastic, paint
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Helen Britton. Ring: Golden poodle, 2013. Silver, diamond, gold leaf. Helen Britton
Ring: Golden poodle, 2013
Silver, diamond, gold leaf
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Helen Britton. Necklace: 13N002, 2013. Silver gold plated, plastic, paint. Helen Britton
Necklace: 13N002, 2013
Silver gold plated, plastic, paint
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Helen Britton. Brooch: 13B009, 2013. Silver, glass, paint. Helen Britton
Brooch: 13B009, 2013
Silver, glass, paint
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Helen Britton. Necklace: 13N001, 2013. Silver, plastic paint. Helen Britton
Necklace: 13N001, 2013
Silver, plastic paint
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Helen Britton. Brooch: 13B006, 2013. Silver, swarovski, glass, paint. Helen Britton
Brooch: 13B006, 2013
Silver, swarovski, glass, paint
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The FrontRoom is reserved for Helen Britton's T-shirt project 'Awkward Beauty', developed together with the Australian fashion- and textile designer Justine McNight..
The FrontRoom is reserved for Helen Britton's T-shirt project 'Awkward Beauty', developed together with the Australian fashion- and textile designer Justine McNight.

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'Awkward Beauty', Helen Britton & Justine McNight..
'Awkward Beauty', Helen Britton & Justine McNight.

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