Lines by Frieda Dörfer and Julian Steimer

Exhibition  /  13 Sep 2014  -  08 Nov 2014
Published: 05.09.2014
Frieda Doerfer. Pendant: Untitled, 2014. Frieda Doerfer
Pendant: Untitled, 2014
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Julian Steimer. Brooch: Untitled, 2014. Julian Steimer
Brooch: Untitled, 2014
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Galerie Ra exhibits until November the collection "Lines", created by two new jewellers at the gallery: Frieda Doerfer and Julian Steimer. While Frieda Doerfer creates pieces with the guilloching technique, Julian Steimer is inspired by the paintings and architecture of the Russian Constructivists, the Bauhaus and De Stijl.

Artist list

Frieda Dörfer, Julian Steimer
Over the coming period we shall be presenting Lines, a collection of jewellery by two young artists who are new to Galerie Ra: Frieda Dörfer, who graduated last year from the Hochschule in Pforzheim, and Julian Steimer who graduated this year from the Hochschule in Hildesheim.

Frieda Doerfer
During her training Frieda Dörfer rediscovered guilloching. This engraving technique, best known for its use on luxury items such as Fabergé eggs and high- grade watches, entails the decoration of metal surfaces with series of parallel or crosshatched liness.
The crisply incised lines engender intense light reflections and their undulating or zig zag patterns create changing and three -dimensional effects- Guilloching is a technique that requires patience, time and concentration as the guilloché machine has to be repeatedly set by hand for each individual line.
Frieda cleverly folds and bends these guilloché decorated flat metal surfaces to create three-dimensional pendants, rings and bracelets.

Julian Steimer
Julian Steimer builds three-dimensional geometric structures using lines made of steel wire, integrating planes into these structures whose contrast and stillness enhance the spatial quality of his work. Among Julian’s inspirations are the paintings and architecture of the Russian Constructivists, the Bauhaus and De Stijl.
His objects, mainly brooches plus a number of bracelets, are light and surprisingly sturdy. Symmetry and proportion, spatiality and colour nuances create architectural monumentality on the one hand and a playful dynamic on the other.

You are cordially invited to the opening of this exhibition, attended by the artists, on Saturday 13 September, from 4 to 6 pm