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Iris Bodemer and Ute Eitzenhöfer

Exhibition  /  27 Feb 2014  -  04 May 2014
Published: 18.02.2014
Iris Bodemer. Neckpiece: Untitled, 2002. Gold 750, silver, mabé-pearl, felt. 12x14x6 cm. Photographer: Julian Kirschler. Iris Bodemer
Neckpiece: Untitled, 2002
Gold 750, silver, mabé-pearl, felt
12x14x6 cm
Photographer: Julian Kirschler
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Intro
German Goldsmiths’ House is presenting the work of Iris Bodemer and Ute Eitzenhöfer, who have made a significant contribution to the avant-garde arena of the past fifteen years.

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Iris Bodemer, Ute Eitzenhöfer
With Iris Bodemer (b. 1970) and Ute Eitzenhöfer (b. 1969), the German Goldsmiths’ House is presenting the work of contemporary artists who, with their exciting jewelry, have made a significant contribution to the avant-garde arena of the past fifteen years. Both received their training at the goldsmith school and the College of Design in Pforzheim. Their works have been included in numerous domestic and foreign collections.

In her jewelry pieces, Iris Bodemer assimilates personal experiences or pictures that she finds in her surroundings. Groups of works are created, sequences that are often like a rebus and include a message. In her recent works, she points out problems in society; her necklaces and brooches have titles such as Consumption, Currency, Investment, or Reserve Funds. In addition to the message, the artist is concerned with a balance between the materials and the color design. She creates exciting contrasts between gold and silver in combination with wood, rubber, or textiles.

Reflections on jewelry and adornment are important to Ute Eitzenhöfer in her necklaces and brooches. She too bases her artistic concept on the conveying of a message. In numerous works, found items such as bottle caps and tubes from the cosmetic industry are given a leading role. These gain an entirely new aesthetic dimension through the combination with precious metals and elaborate handcrafting techniques. She is also captivated by the precious stones from Idar-Oberstein where she is a professor at the college. Instead of emphasizing the brilliance of the stone, she is particularly charmed by the natural, uncut stone set in latex.

Remarks

A separate publication on the work of each of the artists will be available.

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Iris Bodemer. Neckpiece: Untitled, 2004. Gold 999, coral, serpentine, sponge, string, textile, rubber. 19x19x3 cm. Photographer: Julian Kirschler. Iris Bodemer
Neckpiece: Untitled, 2004
Gold 999, coral, serpentine, sponge, string, textile, rubber
19x19x3 cm
Photographer: Julian Kirschler
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Iris Bodemer. Brooch: Untitled, 2006. Mother of pearl, garnet, wool. 9x4,5x2 cm. Photographer: Julian Kirschler. Iris Bodemer
Brooch: Untitled, 2006
Mother of pearl, garnet, wool
9x4,5x2 cm
Photographer: Julian Kirschler
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Iris Bodemer. Neckpiece: Ingredients, 2008. Agate, copper, lemon, reconstructed coral, wool. 25x17x2,5 cm. Photographer: Julian Kirschler. Iris Bodemer
Neckpiece: Ingredients, 2008
Agate, copper, lemon, reconstructed coral, wool
25x17x2,5 cm
Photographer: Julian Kirschler
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Iris Bodemer. Neckpiece: Untitled, 2012. Silver, tourmaline, rutilated quartz, mounting adhesive. 27x21x5 cm. Photographer: Julian Kirschler. Iris Bodemer
Neckpiece: Untitled, 2012
Silver, tourmaline, rutilated quartz, mounting adhesive
27x21x5 cm
Photographer: Julian Kirschler
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Iris Bodemer. Brooch: Relief I _ 20 Brooches, 2013. Silver. 36,5x26x1 cm. Photographer: Julian Kirschler. Iris Bodemer
Brooch: Relief I _ 20 Brooches, 2013
Silver
36,5x26x1 cm
Photographer: Julian Kirschler
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Ute Eitzenhöfer. Necklace: Eyecontourbalmbeautyflashmoisturelotioncollier, 2002. Cream tubes (PP), thread, 925 silver, agate. Photography: Julian Kirschler. Ute Eitzenhöfer
Necklace: Eyecontourbalmbeautyflashmoisturelotioncollier, 2002
Cream tubes (PP), thread, 925 silver, agate
Photography: Julian Kirschler
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Ute Eitzenhöfer. Brooch: Little shampoo brooches, 2002. Fragments of shampoo caps engraved (PP), rhodolite, 900 gold. Photography: © Schmuckmuseum PforzheimWinfried Reinhardt. Ute Eitzenhöfer
Brooch: Little shampoo brooches, 2002
Fragments of shampoo caps engraved (PP), rhodolite, 900 gold
Photography: © Schmuckmuseum PforzheimWinfried Reinhardt
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Ute Eitzenhöfer. Brooch: Greetings from Idar-Oberstein 20, 2007. Aquamarine, tiger’s eye, etched agate, plastic engraved. Photography: Julian Kirschler. Ute Eitzenhöfer
Brooch: Greetings from Idar-Oberstein 20, 2007
Aquamarine, tiger’s eye, etched agate, plastic engraved
Photography: Julian Kirschler
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Ute Eitzenhöfer. Neckpiece: Untitled, 2012. Agate, freshwater pearls, plastic engraved, 925 silver, sulphured. Photography: Michael Müller. Ute Eitzenhöfer
Neckpiece: Untitled, 2012
Agate, freshwater pearls, plastic engraved, 925 silver, sulphured
Photography: Michael Müller
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Ute Eitzenhöfer. Neckpiece: Behind, 2013. Rock crystal (clear quartz) with agate border, Makrolon®, Keshi pearls, 925 silver, sulphured, plastic (from packaging). Photography: Michael Müller. Ute Eitzenhöfer
Neckpiece: Behind, 2013
Rock crystal (clear quartz) with agate border, Makrolon®, Keshi pearls, 925 silver, sulphured, plastic (from packaging)
Photography: Michael Müller
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Ute Eitzenhöfer. Object: Rose gold sheet with handle, 2013. 750 rose gold, fragment of plastic bottle engraved. Photography: Michael Müller. Ute Eitzenhöfer
Object: Rose gold sheet with handle, 2013
750 rose gold, fragment of plastic bottle engraved
Photography: Michael Müller
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