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Märta Mattsson: Rebirth

Exhibition  /  24 Sep 2011  -  15 Oct 2011
Published: 12.09.2011
Märta Mattsson: Rebirth.
Four
Management:
Karin Roy Andersson
Märta Mattsson. Brooch: Fossil, 2011. Crushed pyrite, resin, cicadas, silver. Märta Mattsson
Brooch: Fossil, 2011
Crushed pyrite, resin, cicadas, silver
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Her exceptional skill to find balance on the edge between the beautiful and the disgusting has made her work well known internationally. Four is proud to present jewellery artist Märta Mattsson.

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Märta Mattsson
Four is proud to present jewellery artist Märta Mattsson. Her exceptional skill to find balance on the edge between the beautiful and the disgusting has made her work well known internationally.

"Sometimes I see beauty in things that other people find strange or are even repulsed by. I become fascinated when there is something you do not want to see and the feeling you get when you do not want to look at something, yet you still do. My jewellery deals with the tension that lies between attraction and repulsion. I take seemingly inappropriate materials, making ordinary and familiar objects seem extraordinary and unfamiliar."

- Märta Mattsson

In the 18th century many new breeds of animals and plants were discovered and it was the main era of cabinets of curiosities. People collected rarities because it gave them the feeling of being in the presence of something extraordinary and marvellous. The cabinets of curiosities were not meant to sympathize with the creatures on display, only marvel over their oddity. In a world where not many new and exotic breeds are discovered I use dead creatures in my pieces to evoke wonder. The creatures are transformed and reborn; given a new life as objects of astonishment.
Märta Mattsson. Brooch: Brown beetle, 2011. Electroformed Rhino beetle, lacquer, cubic zirconias, silver. Märta Mattsson
Brooch: Brown beetle, 2011
Electroformed Rhino beetle, lacquer, cubic zirconias, silver
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Märta Mattsson. Brooch: Camouflage, 2011. Beetle, gold dust, resin, silver. Märta Mattsson
Brooch: Camouflage, 2011
Beetle, gold dust, resin, silver
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Märta Mattsson. Brooch: Skin flowers, 2011. Goatskin, walnut wood, silver, thread. Märta Mattsson
Brooch: Skin flowers, 2011
Goatskin, walnut wood, silver, thread
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Märta Mattsson. Brooch: Still life, 2011. Walnut wood, resin, wallpaper, beetle, silver. Märta Mattsson
Brooch: Still life, 2011
Walnut wood, resin, wallpaper, beetle, silver
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