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Norman Weber: Now Jewels

Exhibition  /  02 Sep 2010  -  05 Nov 2010
Published: 08.09.2010
Gesellschaft für Goldschmiedekunst e.V.
Norman Weber. Brooch: Tumbtum, 1992. Kunststoff, Pigmente, Federstahl, Granaten, Gold 333 750. 9 x 7 x 6,4 cm. Foto Thilo Härtlein. Norman Weber
Brooch: Tumbtum, 1992
Kunststoff, Pigmente, Federstahl, Granaten, Gold 333 750
9 x 7 x 6,4 cm
Foto Thilo Härtlein
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(...) There is no definitive Weber-style, rather a Weber's jewelry concept, free from material constraints and conventions set by his own collections; between surreal fantasy and biting humor, but also beguiling beauty and sensual appeal, considered and reflected, often erotic or romantic, full of allusion and reference, entertaining and serious. (...)

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Norman Weber
The first encounter with the decorative works of Norman Weber (born 1964 in Schwäbisch Gmünd) can have daunting consequences as his subtle wit, the game of irony and deceit filled with classical rankings, and his beguiling poetry with formal adventure do not allow an immediate reaction. One must mercilessly forfeit any preconceptions and, should this not yet be the case, it will only be a matter of time.

The both gold- and silversmith began as a self taught artisan and continued onto the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, studying under Hermann Jünger, Otto Künzli and Horst Sauerbruch. Compositional sensitivity and well thought-out concepts create an artistic statement that distinguishes his artful jewelry pieces from the very start. Beyond that, he can be described as an eccentric and sophisticated designer who has mastered his tools like a master juggler. Building off the basis of a perfect handwork, he ignites a vibrant display for the imagination and develops jewelry creations, inspired by and then altering traditional subjects, giving them a completely new identity.
There is no definitive Weber-style, rather a Weber's jewelry concept, free from material constraints and conventions set by his own collections; between surreal fantasy and biting humor, but also beguiling beauty and sensual appeal, considered and reflected, often erotic or romantic, full of allusion and reference, entertaining and serious. Photographic and graphic templates, digital development of the three dimensional idea, complex design issues, color design – these pillars support the individual jewelry cosmos of Norman Weber.

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An exhibition catalog, published by Arnoldsche Art Publishers, Stuttgart, is available for the price of 29.80 €
Norman Weber. Brooch: Rosentau, 1992. Kunststoff, Pigment, Hämatit, Federstahl, Au 333, Au 750. 7,5 x 7,5 x 5 cm. Foto Thilo Härtlein. Norman Weber
Brooch: Rosentau, 1992
Kunststoff, Pigment, Hämatit, Federstahl, Au 333, Au 750
7,5 x 7,5 x 5 cm
Foto Thilo Härtlein
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Norman Weber. Brooch: Glanzstück # 8, 1998. Aluminium, Golden Yellow, Corundum Ruby, Swaro Green, Stahl, Gold 333. 8,5 x 8,5 x 6,8 cm. Norman Weber
Brooch: Glanzstück # 8, 1998
Aluminium, Golden Yellow, Corundum Ruby, Swaro Green, Stahl, Gold 333
8,5 x 8,5 x 6,8 cm
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Norman Weber. Brooch: Glanzstück # 5, 1997. Aluminium, Zirkonia Pink, Gold 333. 10 x 6,5 x 4,1 cm. Norman Weber
Brooch: Glanzstück # 5, 1997
Aluminium, Zirkonia Pink, Gold 333
10 x 6,5 x 4,1 cm
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Norman Weber. Brooch: Zur Erinnerung, 1991. Zirkone, synth. Rubine, Federstahl, Silber 925 plattiert. 9 x 10,5 x 4,5 cm. Foto Thilo Härtlein. Norman Weber
Brooch: Zur Erinnerung, 1991
Zirkone, synth. Rubine, Federstahl, Silber 925 plattiert
9 x 10,5 x 4,5 cm
Foto Thilo Härtlein
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