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Jiro Kamata: Arboresque

Exhibition  /  18 Jun 2011  -  16 Jul 2011
Published: 15.06.2011
viceversa bijoux contemporains
Management:
Christian Balmer and Ilona Schwippel
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Intro
(...) For Jiro Kamata it was love at first sight. When he accidentally came across the lens of an old reflex camera he was fascinated at one. What started out as spontaneous enthusiasm for an industrial high-tech material was then to become a long-lasting design concept developed by this Japanese jewelry artist. (...)

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Jiro Kamata
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Lentilles convexes ou concaves magnifiant la mémoire du temps,
Spectateurs captifs de ces iris saisissant la fugacité d’un instant,
Particules catapultant vers l’inaccessible jardin des délices,
Œil médusé par les flamboiements d’un maître du raccourci,
Jiro Kamata donne à voir des projections qui ensorcellent.

Christian Balmer

Jiro Kamata, né au Japon en 1978, est Professeur Assistant à l’Académie de Munich depuis 2009. ‘Arboresque’ est sa première exposition personnelle en Suisse.


Captured moments
For Jiro Kamata it was love at first sight. When he accidentally came across the lens of an old reflex camera he was fascinated at one. What started out as spontaneous enthusiasm for an industrial high-tech material was then to become a long-lasting design concept developed by this Japanese jewelry artist.

Initially, Jiro Kamata looked for used lenses at flea markets and in second-hand stores but now has found a dealer. The idea of using brand-new lenses has never crossed his mind. After all, the old ones owe their particular charm to the fact that they already have a history. “Only special moments are captured with a camera,“ Kamata explains, “usually on travels or at family celebrations.” He believes that the lenses capture and keep these moments like secrets and thinks that this could spark the jewelry wearers’ imagination.

In one respect, Kamata has a pretty traditional attitude. In his opinion, jewelry has to be precious. This is the result of growing up in his father’s jewelry shop. Even back then he was fascinated by the perfect beauty of cut diamonds. However, he despised the kitschy style in which this beauty was implemented in jewelry. The photo lenses now give Kamata an opportunity to feature perfection and beauty in his very own personal style and manner. Representing a value that cannot be assessed in carats, they are fascinating technically on the one hand due to their reflections in all the colours of the rainbow, and on the immaterial value of the captured moments. Kamata is convinced that these moments lend his pieces of jewelry a mysterious effect.

Sarah Schuhmacher
Jiro Kamata. Brooch: Untitled. Blackened silver, paint, camera lens. Jiro, KamataBroochBlackened silver, paint, camera lens. Jiro Kamata
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Blackened silver, paint, camera lens


Jiro, Kamata
Brooch
Blackened silver, paint, camera lens

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Jiro Kamata. Brooch: Untitled. Blackened silver, paint, camera lens. Jiro, KamataBroochBlackened silver, paint, camera lens. Jiro Kamata
Brooch: Untitled
Blackened silver, paint, camera lens


Jiro, Kamata
Brooch
Blackened silver, paint, camera lens

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Jiro Kamata. Brooch: Untitled, 2011. Blackened silver, paint, camera lens. Jiro, KamataBrooch: 2011Blackened silver, paint, camera lens. Jiro Kamata
Brooch: Untitled, 2011
Blackened silver, paint, camera lens


Jiro, Kamata
Brooch: 2011
Blackened silver, paint, camera lens

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Jiro Kamata. Brooch: Arboresque, 2011. Blackened silver, paint, camera lens. Jiro Kamata
Brooch: Arboresque, 2011
Blackened silver, paint, camera lens
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Jiro Kamata. Brooch: Untitled, 2011. Blackened silver, paint, camera lens. Jiro, KamataBrooch: 2011Blackened silver, paint, camera lens. Jiro Kamata
Brooch: Untitled, 2011
Blackened silver, paint, camera lens


Jiro, Kamata
Brooch: 2011
Blackened silver, paint, camera lens

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Jiro Kamata. Brooch: Untitled, 2011. Blackened silver, paint, camera lens. Jiro, KamataBrooch: 2011Blackened silver, paint, camera lens. Jiro Kamata
Brooch: Untitled, 2011
Blackened silver, paint, camera lens


Jiro, Kamata
Brooch: 2011
Blackened silver, paint, camera lens

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