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Mia Maljojoki: 'Explosive: Frozen Fireworks'

Exhibition  /  10 Sep 2011  -  15 Oct 2011
Published: 09.08.2011
Galerie Rob Koudijs
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Rob Koudijs
Mia Maljojoki. Necklace: Explosive: Frozen Fireworks, 2010. Plaster, pigment, diverse materials. Mia Maljojoki
Necklace: Explosive: Frozen Fireworks, 2010
Plaster, pigment, diverse materials
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(...) Anger, excitement, surprise set off fireworks in your brain. The Finnish artist Mia Maljojoki’s aspires to capture such emotional moments in material form. She is a jewellery-maker which means her pieces of work are worn as close to your skin as the feelings they express. (...)

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Mia Maljojoki
Anger, excitement, surprise set off fireworks in your brain. The Finnish artist Mia Maljojoki’s aspires to capture such emotional moments in material form. She is a jewellery-maker which means her pieces of work are worn as close to your skin as the feelings they express.

Surprisingly she has chosen plaster as her preferred material and has developed a technique involving the use of synthetics to strengthen it, without losing its malleable qualities. Working with this material she is able to build up her pieces of jewellery layer by layer, like a diary with entries on all sorts of experiences and incidents.

There appears to be a link between colours and emotion: to see red with anger or green with envy, and Mia Maljojoki has made the most of this phenomenon. When wearing her work, vividly coloured fireworks don’t just explode in your head but around your neck as well.

Ward Schrijver
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Mia Maljojoki. Necklace: Explosive: Frozen Fireworks, 2010. Plaster, pigment, rubber band. Mia Maljojoki
Necklace: Explosive: Frozen Fireworks, 2010
Plaster, pigment, rubber band
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Mia Maljojoki. Brooch: Explosive: Frozen Fireworks, 2010. Plaster, pigment. Mia Maljojoki
Brooch: Explosive: Frozen Fireworks, 2010
Plaster, pigment
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Mia Maljojoki. Necklace: Explosive: Frozen Fireworks, 2010. Plaster, pigment, plastic. Mia Maljojoki
Necklace: Explosive: Frozen Fireworks, 2010
Plaster, pigment, plastic
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Mia Maljojoki. Necklace: Explosive: Frozen Fireworks, 2010. Plaster, pigment, elastic band. Mia Maljojoki
Necklace: Explosive: Frozen Fireworks, 2010
Plaster, pigment, elastic band
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Mia Maljojoki. Necklace: Explosive: Frozen Fireworks, 2010. Plaster, pigment, elastic band. Mia Maljojoki
Necklace: Explosive: Frozen Fireworks, 2010
Plaster, pigment, elastic band
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Mia Maljojoki. Necklace: Explosive: Frozen Fireworks, 2010. Plaster, pigment, diverse materials. Mia Maljojoki
Necklace: Explosive: Frozen Fireworks, 2010
Plaster, pigment, diverse materials
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Mia Maljojoki. Brooch: Explosive: Frozen Fireworks, 2010. Plaster, pigment. Mia Maljojoki
Brooch: Explosive: Frozen Fireworks, 2010
Plaster, pigment
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
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