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Jens-Rüdiger Lorenzen: Jewellery Sculptures 1970-2011

Exhibition  /  JensRudigerLorenzen  /  24 Mar 2012  -  05 May 2012
Published: 05.03.2012
Galerie Pilartz
Management:
Evi Pilartz and Willem Spanninga
Jens-Rüdiger Lorenzen. Brooch: Untitled. Steel, parchment, gilded silver. Jens-Rüdiger, LorenzenBroochSteel, parchment, gilded silver. Jens-Rüdiger Lorenzen
Brooch: Untitled
Steel, parchment, gilded silver


Jens-Rüdiger, Lorenzen
Brooch
Steel, parchment, gilded silver

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Intro
Jens-Rüdiger Lorenzen was one of the pioneers of a modern understanding of jewellery in the late 1960s. Galerie Pilartz now show new works and some of his pieces from the 70s and 90s.

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Jens-Rüdiger Lorenzen
Jens-Rüdiger Lorenzen  was honoured with a retrospective as the classic artist of the modern era at the "Internationale Handwerksmesse" 2012. Galerie Pilartz now show new works and some of his pieces from the 70s and 90s.

Rings, bracelets and brooches of the professor emeritus of Pforzheim University look like little sculptures. In his newest works he uses the lightness and transparency of parchment as part of his steel constructions.

Jewellery shouldn't be mere decoration but an object of applied art. The smallness of the objects invites us to freely play with them. The results, not only worn as jewellery but seen as an object in itself, speak for its autonomy.
/ Rüdiger Lorenzen
in the catalogue to the jewellery and miniatures exhibition at the Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus, Hanau 1972.

From the beginning in the 1960s on Rüdiger Lorenzen comprehends his jewellery as "wearable object" and puts it in context to the fine arts. At first he was working with silver a lot - until today it is his preferred material. Over the years he developed his own repertoire of minimalistic shapes with silver, new silver and also steel that is characterised by geometry. At the beginning of the 1980s he discovers clad paper for his works - soft, graphic "pictures" emerge. Colour can only be found in his works in a very reduced way. However, playing with light and shadows is important to him as he studied Japanese art and culture. The many students of Rüdiger Lorenzen found in their professor a mentor who understood teaching the creation of jewellery in context to the fine arts, never losing sight of a good, manually skilled composition.

(With use of a text by Dr. Christianne Weber-Stöber, Gesellschaft für Goldschmiedekunst e.V., Hanau)
 

Opening

Saturday, March 24, from 12 to 4pm

Hours

Tuesday -Friday 12-18 h.
Saturday 12-16 h.
Jens-Rüdiger Lorenzen. Brooch: Untitled. Steel, silver, paint, parchment. Jens-Rüdiger, LorenzenBroochSteel, silver, paint, parchment. Jens-Rüdiger Lorenzen
Brooch: Untitled
Steel, silver, paint, parchment


Jens-Rüdiger, Lorenzen
Brooch
Steel, silver, paint, parchment

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Jens-Rüdiger Lorenzen. Brooch: Untitled. Steel, silver, paint. Jens-Rüdiger, LorenzenBroochSteel, silver, paintDrawing: lead pencil, pastel.. Jens-Rüdiger Lorenzen
Brooch: Untitled
Steel, silver, paint


Jens-Rüdiger, Lorenzen
Brooch
Steel, silver, paint
Drawing: lead pencil, pastel.
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Jens-Rüdiger Lorenzen. Brooch: Untitled. Steel, silver, paint. Jens-Rüdiger, LorenzenBroochSteel, silver, paint. Jens-Rüdiger Lorenzen
Brooch: Untitled
Steel, silver, paint


Jens-Rüdiger, Lorenzen
Brooch
Steel, silver, paint

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