Ich jagte den Diamanthai. (I hunted the diamond shark)

Exhibition  /  09 Nov 2004  -  13 Mar 2005
Published: 08.05.2006
Neues Museum. Staatliches Museum für Kunst und Des
Karl Fritsch. Ring: Untitled. Silber, Tomback, Glasseine, Epoxydharz. 75mm x 40mm x 40mm. Karl Fritsch
Ring: Untitled
Silber, Tomback, Glasseine, Epoxydharz
75mm x 40mm x 40mm
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Karl Fritsch
Pieces of jewellery of Karl Fritsch (geb. 1963 in Sonthofen) seem coined/shaped by eruptive forces: bulge and nodular elements on bulky rings from blackened or white-matte silver, squeezed, pulled and kneaded gold mass to brooches changed, tower-like things from glittering stones - diamonds, sapphires, rubies, in addition, glass.

Occasionally these form rampant growths are symbiotic, quasi connected with pieces of jewellery of conventional nature already existing, as if they would have out-grown from these. "I would like to once also deal gold in such a way as with modelling clay" - decoration of Karl Fritsch develops from free formative expression.
Its objects work unusually - of high plastic attraction, magnificent colours and baroque sense of joy - beyond from complaisance and pure decoration: Certifications of a subtle, recreating and unabashed new aesthetics.

Karl Fritsch ranks among the goldsmiths of the recent generation, which define the decoration work as artistic intervention and so that a position refer, which presents conventional allocations and definitions for discussion. Also it has 1982-85 begun with classical training at the gold forging school in Pforzheim, in order to continue afterwards its study at the academy of the forming arts in Munich with professor Hermann young and professor Otto Künzli. Its work is abroad the in and to be seen and it has numerous considerable honours to be received, among other things the Herbert Hofmann price of the international handicraft fair into Munich and the promotion price for applied art of the state capital Munich.

The works of Karl Fritsch are in important European museums, for example the Stedelijk museum in Amsterdam, the museum for art and trade in Hamburg and in the Pinakothek the modern trend in Munich (Danner-Rotunde).

With this presentation of the work of Karl Fritsch in the areas of the collection Design in the new museum in Nuernberg a further chapter of the avant-garde organization is opened, which is to be deepened in the future in different time intervals: Contemporary international author decoration.

On 2 December, 18 o'clock, in the exhibition a discussion with the artist will take place.
Karl Fritsch. Ring: Untitled. Silber oxydiert, Glassteine, Epoxydharz. 60mm x 80mm x 50mm. Karl Fritsch
Ring: Untitled
Silber oxydiert, Glassteine, Epoxydharz
60mm x 80mm x 50mm
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Karl Fritsch. Ring: Untitled. Silber, Glassteine, Epoxydharz. 45mm x 50mm x 45mm. Karl Fritsch
Ring: Untitled
Silber, Glassteine, Epoxydharz
45mm x 50mm x 45mm
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