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Jiro Kamata: Momentopia

Exhibition  /  11 Jul 2009  -  15 Aug 2009
Published: 10.07.2009
Galerie Rob Koudijs
Management:
Rob Koudijs
Jiro Kamata. Brooch: Momentopia 4, 2009. Silver, paint, camera lens. 10 x 8 x 1 cm. Jiro Kamata
Brooch: Momentopia 4, 2009
Silver, paint, camera lens
10 x 8 x 1 cm
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(...) Thousands of people once smiled for the photographer behind those lenses. When we see ourselves reflected in Kamatas jewellery, we become for an instant part of one of innumerable unknown stories.(...)

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Jiro Kamata
Click goes the camera. In a moment, the present becomes a memory. Innumerable times, a lens has transformed reality to something the size of a postage stamp. Lenses, a natural phenomenon, but placed in a camera, they work wonders.

Jiro Kamata´s initial professional training in Japan was geared toward classical jewellery, but at the art academy in Munich, he later learned a new approach to form and history. Kamata began using camera lenses in his work as a contemporary alternative to the temptation of precious stones. From hundreds of obsolete cameras, he got lenses that he used to great effect, working wonders with their lustre and colors. With his jewellery, he effortlessly dispels the separation between the concepts tradition and avant-garde, between perfectionist technique and visual clarity.

Thousands of people once smiled for the photographer behind those lenses. When we see ourselves reflected in Kamata´s jewellery, we become for an instant part of one of innumerable unknown stories. Once again, reality is captured; once again, the lens works its magic; once again, it is but a moment.

Ward Schrijver
Jiro Kamata. Brooch: Momentopia 5, 2009. Silver, paint, camera lens. 11 x 8 x 1 cm. Jiro Kamata
Brooch: Momentopia 5, 2009
Silver, paint, camera lens
11 x 8 x 1 cm
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Jiro Kamata. Brooch: Momentopia 2, 2009. Silver, white gold, lacquer, camera lens. 9 x 7 x 1 cm. Jiro Kamata
Brooch: Momentopia 2, 2009
Silver, white gold, lacquer, camera lens
9 x 7 x 1 cm
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Jiro Kamata. Brooch: Momentopia 3, 2009. Silver, white gold, lacquer, camera lens. 13 x 7 x 1 cm. Jiro Kamata
Brooch: Momentopia 3, 2009
Silver, white gold, lacquer, camera lens
13 x 7 x 1 cm
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Jiro Kamata. Brooch: Momentopia 2, 2009. Silver, white gold, lacquer, camera lens. 8 x 8 x 1 cm. Jiro Kamata
Brooch: Momentopia 2, 2009
Silver, white gold, lacquer, camera lens
8 x 8 x 1 cm
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Jiro Kamata. Brooch: Momentopia 13, 2009. Silver, paint, camera lens. 13 x 8.5 x 1 cm. Jiro Kamata
Brooch: Momentopia 13, 2009
Silver, paint, camera lens
13 x 8.5 x 1 cm
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Jiro Kamata. Necklace: Momentopia 20, 2009. Silver, paint, camera lens. Jiro Kamata
Necklace: Momentopia 20, 2009
Silver, paint, camera lens
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Jiro Kamata. Neckpiece: Momentopia 23, 2009. Silver, paint, camera lens. Jiro Kamata
Neckpiece: Momentopia 23, 2009
Silver, paint, camera lens
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Jiro Kamata. Necklace: Momentopia 19, 2007. Silver, lacquer, camera lens. lenght 80 cm. Jiro Kamata
Necklace: Momentopia 19, 2007
Silver, lacquer, camera lens
lenght 80 cm
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