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Ralph Bakker: A Retrospective

Exhibition  /  01 Nov 2009  -  30 Nov 2009
Published: 09.11.2009
Galerie De Meerse/Het Oude Raadhuis Hoofddorp
Management:
Ellen Witsen Elias
Ralph Bakker. Necklace: Untitled, 2007. Gold, silver, enamel. Ralph Bakker
Necklace: Untitled, 2007
Gold, silver, enamel
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Intro
(...) My work needs to be worn and whoever is wearing the piece in turn gives meaning to the work. Jewelry becomes an intricate part of one’s own intimate mythology. How then, can they still be mine? (...)

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Ralph Bakker
A retrospective is a gift.
With great satisfaction and pleasure, I can look with hindsight at the development of my work. Seeing my student period alongside the most recently constructed brooches, I realize that these early pieces are not as distant as I would have thought.
The professional signature grows and shapes itself to form its own clarity.
Seeing and feeling all these pieces together, I have the distinct impression that priorities are shifting.
Confronted with these earlier pieces, the potential of seemingly dormant ideas presents itself; and upon new examination, stimulates a desire to develop and go further into detail.
Here are my archives, my thoughts in shape and form.
Moreover, just like one’s thought-concepts, the work-concept once again demands attention; luckily, the work is not yet finished.

Those who own my work have a strong relationship with these jewelry pieces. Because of this, they often have difficulty being away from them. The persuasion techniques needed in convincing some to loan their pieces for this exposition bears witness to that fact.

My work needs to be worn and whoever is wearing the piece in turn gives meaning to the work. Jewelry becomes an intricate part of one’s own intimate mythology. How then, can they still be mine?

I want to seduce with my jewelry, my work is seduction; and when the seduction is achieved, the seduced can never be without the object of desire. The greatest compliment.


Ralph Bakker oktober 2009

Remarks

Opening: Sunday November 1st from 17.00 to 19:00h

Over 60 pieces will be shown from the beginning of his career up to the latest pieces. 

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Ralph Bakker. Ring: Solitaire 5, 2009. Gold, silver, enamel, quartz. Courtesy of Louise Smit Gallery. Ralph Bakker
Ring: Solitaire 5, 2009
Gold, silver, enamel, quartz
Courtesy of Louise Smit Gallery
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Ralph Bakker. Necklace: Almost blue, 2009. Gold, silver, enamel, aquamarine. Ralph Bakker
Necklace: Almost blue, 2009
Gold, silver, enamel, aquamarine
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Ralph Bakker. Brooch: Untitled, 1990. Gold, silver, enamel, agathe. Ralph Bakker
Brooch: Untitled, 1990
Gold, silver, enamel, agathe
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Ralph, Bakker
. Ring: untitled 2003
. Gold, silver
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Ralph, Bakker
Ring: untitled 2003
Gold, silver


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