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PXL - MAD School of Arts. BA Degree Show 2018

Exhibition  /  SchoolsDegreeShow2018  /  28 Jun 2018  -  14 Sep 2018
Published: 23.06.2018
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Intro
PXL-MAD School of Arts presents the graduating work of their BA students:  #NEXITMAD.

Artist list

Marth Audenaert, Charlot Claessens, Robin Driessen, Herine Egine Mkhitarian, Namuun Enkhbold, Loes Indekeu, Marie Keller, Brenda Ottati
The students Object & Jewellery present the outcomes of their Bachelor projects together with those of the Fine Arts and Graphic Design. The exhibition is open to the public all Summer long at our own campus building during office hours.
For a preview, do check the Instagram page NEXITMAD.

Guiding teachers:
Audi Pauwels, Tine De Ruysser, Wim De Buck, Gésine Hackenberg, Anneleen Swillen.
 

Hours

28th of June - 6th of July and 20th of August - 14th of Sepember.
From 8 am to 6 pm.

Opening

Wednesday 27th of June, 5 pm - 11 pm.
Marth Audenaert. Piece: Freewheeler, 2018. Transparent resin, iron wire.. 60 x 3.5 x 2 cm. Photo by: Loes Indekeu. From series: #POSES #SOCIALMEDIA #JEWELLERY. Aid for Instagram-body-pose.
. Within my project, I tried to find a way to connect poses, social media and jewellery. I want to emphasize the absurd poses you can find on social media and to include and emphasize the speed with which many pictures are posted daily on social media. The result is a collection, in which two series originated. One of them consists of rapidly fabricated pieces that force the wearer in a specific pose, referring to this rapid aspect social media has. In the other series, a Limited Edition, the same pieces are made into a more luxurious version, to accentuate false exclusivity.. Marth Audenaert
Piece: Freewheeler, 2018
Transparent resin, iron wire.
60 x 3.5 x 2 cm
Photo by: Loes Indekeu
From series: #POSES #SOCIALMEDIA #JEWELLERY
Aid for Instagram-body-pose.
Within my project, I tried to find a way to connect poses, social media and jewellery. I want to emphasize the absurd poses you can find on social media and to include and emphasize the speed with which many pictures are posted daily on social media. The result is a collection, in which two series originated. One of them consists of rapidly fabricated pieces that force the wearer in a specific pose, referring to this rapid aspect social media has. In the other series, a Limited Edition, the same pieces are made into a more luxurious version, to accentuate false exclusivity.

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Charlot Claessens. Ring: King of my Island #1, 2018. White plaster, silver.. From series: Beyond the Surface. The collection of objects and jewellery Beyond the surface visualises what happens when a person's body stops working as it should. It separates the human body and the inner experiences of a person. Although the human body at some point no longer functions, for example by certain illnesses, there is a place deep within us that is still clear and able to grow. The constant fear for the unknown often leads to misunderstandings. We must do our best to discover this inner beauty so we can see what's really there.. Charlot Claessens
Ring: King of my Island #1, 2018
White plaster, silver.
From series: Beyond the Surface
The collection of objects and jewellery Beyond the surface visualises what happens when a person's body stops working as it should. It separates the human body and the inner experiences of a person. Although the human body at some point no longer functions, for example by certain illnesses, there is a place deep within us that is still clear and able to grow. The constant fear for the unknown often leads to misunderstandings. We must do our best to discover this inner beauty so we can see what's really there.

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Robin Driessen. Ring: So Much More Than the Performance, 2018. Sugar, tights, gemstones, beads, sterling silver.. 8 x 8 x 3 cm. A majority of the population can appreciate the beauty of classical ballet. Linked with this beauty, there is a dark side to this elegant dance style. "So much more than the performance" is a jewellery collection that refers to this unknown part of the classical ballet. The physical pain of ballerinas and their eating disorders are central to my research. Attractiveness and ugliness are paradoxical but go together. I tried to find visual elements that are critical to both the success of ballerinas and to discomfort. My jewellery pieces are fleshy and distorted objects that form an addition to the body, each with an elegant touch. In my work, I use tights and sugar. Sweets and calories are prohibited for ballerinas, and panties are like a second skin. By adding pearls and gems in my work I want to show the beauty of the ballet in the colour shades of blood. This classic form of beauty demands all the attention, just like the performance.. Robin Driessen
Ring: So Much More Than the Performance, 2018
Sugar, tights, gemstones, beads, sterling silver.
8 x 8 x 3 cm
A majority of the population can appreciate the beauty of classical ballet. Linked with this beauty, there is a dark side to this elegant dance style. "So much more than the performance" is a jewellery collection that refers to this unknown part of the classical ballet. The physical pain of ballerinas and their eating disorders are central to my research. Attractiveness and ugliness are paradoxical but go together. I tried to find visual elements that are critical to both the success of ballerinas and to discomfort. My jewellery pieces are fleshy and distorted objects that form an addition to the body, each with an elegant touch. In my work, I use tights and sugar. Sweets and calories are prohibited for ballerinas, and panties are like a second skin. By adding pearls and gems in my work I want to show the beauty of the ballet in the colour shades of blood. This classic form of beauty demands all the attention, just like the performance.

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Namuun Enkhbold. Brooch: In Between Solar, 2018. CR39 bicolour sun lenses, multilayer mirrored lenses, steel, brass.. 5 x 5 x 4 cm. Existence is the fact or state of living or having objective reality.
. Time measured by life ends with death. Yet all kind of other dimensions exist: infinity runs through a circle of realms, moments and dreams. They meet up at one point, one instant, one place in a reality. Then vanish to their essence, melting, flowing in all kind of directions.
. I am wondering about my own thoughts, trying to give them a place and space to exist.
. Even more: I try giving them a physical form to become visible in our world, in reality.
. Every wondrous thought has its own starting point to be questioned. Where do different ideas and dimensions meet? Trying to make them all clear, vivid and visible: giving them colour, form, deepness, shadow.. Namuun Enkhbold
Brooch: In Between Solar, 2018
CR39 bicolour sun lenses, multilayer mirrored lenses, steel, brass.
5 x 5 x 4 cm
Existence is the fact or state of living or having objective reality.
Time measured by life ends with death. Yet all kind of other dimensions 
exist: infinity runs through a circle of realms, moments and dreams. They meet up at one point, one instant, one place in a reality. Then vanish to their essence, melting, flowing in all kind of directions.
I am wondering about my own thoughts, trying to give them a place and space to exist.
Even more: I try giving them a physical form to become visible in our world, in reality.
Every wondrous thought has its own starting point to be questioned. Where do different ideas and dimensions meet? Trying to make them all clear, vivid and visible: giving them colour, form, deepness, shadow.

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Loes Indekeu. Brooch: Miami Beach Art Deco, 2018. Polyurethane resin, magnets.. 14 x 14 x 4 cm. I designed my collection starting from a great fascination with the exceptional and colourful architecture of Miami Beach Art Deco. In order to fully understand the architecture, it is important to know what its origins are, which is where I began my research. This knowledge enabled me to convert these architectural elements in an interesting way into my jewellery designs. The style interests me and it is important that this can also be found in my designs. Through an analysis of both history and the socio-economic background, I developed my final results.. Loes Indekeu
Brooch: Miami Beach Art Deco, 2018
Polyurethane resin, magnets.
14 x 14 x 4 cm
I designed my collection starting from a great fascination with the exceptional and colourful architecture of Miami Beach Art Deco. In order to fully understand the architecture, it is important to know what its origins are, which is where I began my research. This knowledge enabled me to convert these architectural elements in an interesting way into my jewellery designs. The style interests me and it is important that this can also be found in my designs. Through an analysis of both history and the socio-economic background, I developed my final results.

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Marie Keller. Bracelet: Distortion 2, 2018. Steel, hauberk, metal zipper... 20 x 20 x 40 cm. From series: Distortion of the Ideal. Throughout the centuries people have been trying to create the ideal form. For me, this ideal form is linked with monotony and boringness. However, a distortion of the ideal form results in a deformation, a transformation with a new exciting tension.
. I chose the sphere as the ideal shape.  Through deconstructing a spherical object and reconstructing it as a piece of jewellery, one can see the two phases: the ideal form and the distorted form.
. Changing the closing-system of a jewellery piece is another way to implement distortion. The traditional way of putting on jewellery by opening and closing a clasp is replaced by undrawing, unzipping or pushing parts of the sphere. I have made the first range of pieces during this project, but can see distortion become a permanent source of inspiration for my work.. Marie Keller
Bracelet: Distortion 2, 2018
Steel, hauberk, metal zipper..
20 x 20 x 40 cm
From series: Distortion of the Ideal
Throughout the centuries people have been trying to create the ideal form. For me, this ideal form is linked with monotony and boringness. However, a distortion of the ideal form results in a deformation, a transformation with a new exciting tension.
I chose the sphere as the ideal shape.  Through deconstructing a spherical object and reconstructing it as a piece of jewellery, one can see the two phases: the ideal form and the distorted form.
Changing the closing-system of a jewellery piece is another way to implement distortion. The traditional way of putting on jewellery by opening and closing a clasp is replaced by undrawing, unzipping or pushing parts of the sphere. I have made the first range of pieces during this project, but can see distortion become a permanent source of inspiration for my work.

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Herine Egine Mkhitarian. Brooch: In Between, 2018. Brass, steel.. 13.5 x 6.5 x 3.4 cm. Within my project I investigate how I can show the amazement of my double identity in the jewellery I create. In what way can I use jewellery to demonstrate the tension of being part of two different cultures?. Herine Egine Mkhitarian
Brooch: In Between, 2018
Brass, steel.
13.5 x 6.5 x 3.4 cm
Within my project I investigate how I can show the amazement of my double identity in the jewellery I create. In what way can I use jewellery to demonstrate the tension of being part of two different cultures?

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Brenda Ottati. Necklace: 66, 2018. Plaseter. 33 x 35 x 1 cm. From series: Optical Necklusion. High sensitivity is a personality trait that is increasingly recognized by sociologists, scientists and writers. Yet it still isn’t widely accepted by our society. Recently I discovered that I am highly sensitive. In this project I wanted to show both outsiders and highly sensitive people what my personal experiences and feelings are like, by translating them into jewellery. Characteristic in my work is the rhythm, regularity and repetition that refer to my personal experiences. When looking at and wearing my jewellery, people are confronted with disturbances and irritations, and get a taste of what high sensitivity can be like. I’ve chosen to involve different ways and materials to express my idea.. Brenda Ottati
Necklace: 66, 2018
Plaseter
33 x 35 x 1 cm
From series: Optical Necklusion
High sensitivity is a personality trait that is increasingly recognized by sociologists, scientists and writers. Yet it still isn’t widely accepted by our society. Recently I discovered that I am highly sensitive. In this project I wanted to show both outsiders and highly sensitive people what my personal experiences and feelings are like, by translating them into jewellery. Characteristic in my work is the rhythm, regularity and repetition that refer to my personal experiences. When looking at and wearing my jewellery, people are confronted with disturbances and irritations, and get a taste of what high sensitivity can be like. I’ve chosen to involve different ways and materials to express my idea.

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