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Love and Expertise by Chao-Hsien Kuo and Eero Hintsanen

Exhibition  /  24 Oct 2019  -  25 Nov 2019
Published: 03.10.2019
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Intro
Artist couple works in their studio in Lahti, Finland, creating jewellery using precious metals and precious stones, which are based on traditional jewellery knowledge and hand-work that have been developed over the years.

Artist list

Eero Hintsanen, Chao-Hsien Kuo
Artists in their works portray the beauty of Finnish nature.

The exhibited works can be seen as diverse sides of Finland - cheerful and romantic summer vs. tough and enduring winter.
Both artists reflect the closeness of man and nature and their interaction in their work. Only the viewpoints and interpretations of the two artists differ. Both artists can be judged as researchers of natural forms.
Chao and Eero have been working side by side since 2005 and exhibiting their works in many countries throughout the years. Eero’s characteristic works and his un-apologizing approach to reinterpreting the traditional field have earned him the prestigious Goldsmith of the Year 2019 title in Finland. This honor was awarded by the Finnish Goldsmiths Association, founded in 1905 in Finland.


Love
Chao & Eero stands for a love story; the love of two people for each other, and their love of creating jewellery.
Chao & Eero union was founded on Valentine’s Day 2005.

Expertise
The delicate and meticulous process of jewellery work and the creation of jewellery in artists’ unique works reveals the authors’ passion for their work.
Chao says about her work, that they express the simple happiness in everyday life that she holds dear, and they are what makes the artist smile and is translated into the language of jewellery.


Chao’s works are delicate and feminine, inspired by the environment and nature. The artists enjoy and see the beauty in all seasons. Chao passes through her jewellery the simple happiness in everyday life.
Living in Finland has a profound influence on my works. The natural surroundings provide endless fuel to my creativity. Through my jewelry, I want to present the beauty and wonder in daily life, which might be easily ignored if you don’t take a moment to see and appreciate. I collect the seeds of inspiration by taking close-up photographs of flowers and plants, which I encounter in my daily surroundings or during traveling. I like to observe how a bloom is set on the stem, how the petals unwrap to reveal an enclosed surprise and how leaves sprout from branches, from which I can almost hear the popping sounds. I want to capture the gesture of a flower and to depict the energy and liveliness of a plant.

On the contrary, Eero’s works. They are elegant, bold and with a tough Finnish dimension. The artist grew up in the countryside where the forest and lakes were my playgrounds, my take on nature is often raw and primitive, says the artist. Also I am fascinated by the mystique of old stories. Eero Hintsanen has been working professionally as a designer, an artist and a goldsmith since 1999 focusing on collaborations with fashion designers, stylists and photographers. Eero works are elegantly rough. Artists aesthetics are absorbed from the surroundings and old-world mystique stories heard in childhood in the Finnish countryside at the 70’s.
 

Opening

24th of October, Thursday, 6 pm.
Chao-Hsien Kuo. Necklace: Leafy Wind, 2018. 925 o/oo silver, keum-boo 24K gold foil.. 27.5 x 19 x 6 cm
. Photo by: Chao-Hsien Kuo. Chao-Hsien Kuo
Necklace: Leafy Wind, 2018
925 o/oo silver, keum-boo 24K gold foil.
27.5 x 19 x 6 cm

Photo by: Chao-Hsien Kuo
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Chao-Hsien Kuo. Brooch: Winter Forest with 10 gold flowers, 2018. 925 o/oo silver, 24K gold foil, Japanese pearls.. Photo by: Chao-Hsien Kuo. Chao-Hsien Kuo
Brooch: Winter Forest with 10 gold flowers, 2018
925 o/oo silver, 24K gold foil, Japanese pearls.
Photo by: Chao-Hsien Kuo
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Chao-Hsien Kuo. Earrings: Black Forest Sunshine, 2018. 925 o/oo silver, 750 o/oo yellow gold, 24K gold foil, rutile quartz.. Photo by: Chao-Hsien Kuo. Chao-Hsien Kuo
Earrings: Black Forest Sunshine, 2018
925 o/oo silver, 750 o/oo yellow gold, 24K gold foil, rutile quartz.
Photo by: Chao-Hsien Kuo
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Eero Hintsanen. Object: Drop Dead Gorgeous, 2018.  925 o/oo silver.. Photo by: Chao-Hsien Kuo. Eero Hintsanen
Object: Drop Dead Gorgeous, 2018
 925 o/oo silver.
Photo by: Chao-Hsien Kuo
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Eero Hintsanen. Neckpiece: Grand Spine, 2018. 925 o/oo silver.. Photo by: Chao-Hsien Kuo. Eero Hintsanen
Neckpiece: Grand Spine, 2018
925 o/oo silver.
Photo by: Chao-Hsien Kuo
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Eero Hintsanen. Earrings: Valakia, 2018. 925 o/oo silver.. Photo by: Chao-Hsien Kuo. Special edition 1.. Eero Hintsanen
Earrings: Valakia, 2018
925 o/oo silver.
Photo by: Chao-Hsien Kuo
Special edition 1.

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