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Mixed Bag by Daniel Kruger

Exhibition  /  OnlineOnly  /  23 May 2020  -  25 Jul 2020
Published: 24.05.2020
Daniel Kruger. Brooch: Untitled, 2020. Silver, glass, pigment.. 8.5 x 6 cm. Daniel Kruger
Brooch: Untitled, 2020
Silver, glass, pigment.
8.5 x 6 cm
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Intro
The new exhibition with the fabulous jewellery of Daniel Kruger opens the 23rd of May... Under the present circumstances we will start by displaying his work virtually: we have produced a special catalogue in which you can admire all his pieces. 
Click below on the link ONLINE CATALOGUE

Everything is of course also available at our regular website, supplemented with a full introduction. We wish you a lot of pleasure looking at Kruger's new masterpieces. Should you like to experience the size and wearability of a specific piece, we will be happy to make an appointment with you in the gallery: call or mail us!

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Daniel Kruger
The artist sits in his studio. Always facing the same question, constantly looking for a different answer. Daniel Kruger is someone who in his answers always manages to strike a fine balance between 'head' and 'hand'; between unconventional, exciting ideas, and his wide-ranging craft skills. To him craftsmanship isn't something like an occasionally utilized hammer or sawing machine, instead, it is a state of mind where concentration, experience and respect for materials lead the way.

Kruger will see constraints and conventions only as a challenge. He is just as happy forging silver, as embroidering fabrics, for him there is no distinction between using precious stones, mirrors or paint. He likes to be seduced by things like photographs, dried flowers, or the magic of blue butterfly wings. This time he crocheted fibers into object-like neckpieces, with an inside finish that makes you weak at the knees. He also developed complex, theatrical necklaces, and - at the other end of the spectrum - brooches with austere, dark grey shapes, reminiscent of branches and fruits. 
The main interests of the artist are enjoying the making process, and the delight a future wearer may get from his pieces. At times a sweet African wind blows in his work, incidentally you catch a glint from eighteenth-century court life, or nineteenth-century opulence. In any case, Daniel Kruger always creates genuine jewellery, while making a appreciative bow to the past and an audacious leap into the future.

/ Ward Schrijver
 
Daniel Kruger. Necklace: Untitled, 2019. Silver, prehnite balls.. Daniel Kruger
Necklace: Untitled, 2019
Silver, prehnite balls.
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Daniel Kruger. Brooch: Untitled, 2015. Silver, gem.. 8 x 7 x 3 cm. Daniel Kruger
Brooch: Untitled, 2015
Silver, gem.
8 x 7 x 3 cm
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Daniel Kruger. Brooch: Untitled, 2019. Silver, red pigment.. 9.3 x 9 x 0.3 cm. Daniel Kruger
Brooch: Untitled, 2019
Silver, red pigment.
9.3 x 9 x 0.3 cm
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Daniel Kruger. Brooch: Untitled, 2019. Silver, green pigment.. 9 x 7 x 0.9 cm. Daniel Kruger
Brooch: Untitled, 2019
Silver, green pigment.
9 x 7 x 0.9 cm
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Daniel Kruger. Brooch: Untitled, 2019. Synthetic spinel, silver filigree, pigment.. 5.8 x 5.3 cm. Daniel Kruger
Brooch: Untitled, 2019
Synthetic spinel, silver filigree, pigment.
5.8 x 5.3 cm
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Daniel Kruger. Brooch: Untitled, 2019. Silver, butterfly wings (Morpho Menelaus).. 5.5 x 5.5 cm. Daniel Kruger
Brooch: Untitled, 2019
Silver, butterfly wings (Morpho Menelaus).
5.5 x 5.5 cm
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Daniel Kruger. Pendant: Untitled, 2020. Crocheted fiber, glass beads, bone.. 8 x 8 x 27 cm. Daniel Kruger
Pendant: Untitled, 2020
Crocheted fiber, glass beads, bone.
8 x 8 x 27 cm
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Daniel Kruger. Brooch: Untitled, 2020. Silver. 6 x 9 cm. Daniel Kruger
Brooch: Untitled, 2020
Silver
6 x 9 cm
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Daniel Kruger. Brooch: Untitled, 2020. Silver. 6.5 x 10 cm. Daniel Kruger
Brooch: Untitled, 2020
Silver
6.5 x 10 cm
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Daniel Kruger. Brooch: Untitled, 2020. Silver. 6 x 7.5 cm. Daniel Kruger
Brooch: Untitled, 2020
Silver
6 x 7.5 cm
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