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Repetitions and Rhythms by Karin Roy Andersson

Exhibition  /  25 Sep 2021  -  16 Oct 2021
Published: 29.09.2021
Karin Roy Andersson. Object: Ester, 2021. Naturally tanned reindeer skin, thread, sand, silver.. 11 x 5 x 5.5 cm. Karin Roy Andersson
Object: Ester, 2021
Naturally tanned reindeer skin, thread, sand, silver.
11 x 5 x 5.5 cm
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Intro
For as long as I can remember, I have loved fish. When I was a kid I wished I had gills so I could dive deep below the surface and swim around there. The fish theme has followed me and it has developed in different directions. The scale-covered shapes have gone from fish and lizards to cones and birds. In the exhibition at Kaleido I will be showing both new and older work. The common denominator is the repetitions and rhythms created by the hundreds of small parts that the objects are made of. 
Karin Roy Andersson's jewelery consists of hundreds, sometimes thousands, of small parts that have been joined together into structures looking like fish scales or feathers.
“Since I was a kid I have been drawn to fish. My dream was to have gills so that I could live underwater, and if I went out fishing it was like magic just to catch a small perch” says jewelery artist Karin Roy Andersson. So it didn’t come as a surprise when the fish theme appeared again when she started at the University of Design and Crafts (HDK-Valand) in Gothenburg.

Repetitions and rhythms is another reoccurring theme in Karin Roy Andersson’s work. She builds shapes with patterns made up of densifications and thinnings."Like chaotic fractals that create harmony together."
 
“The backsides also play an important role. The stitches and steel constructions reveal the craft and give an explanation” says Karin Roy Andersson. “The backside could be shown or stay hidden - only accessible to the wearer of the piece.”
 
For many years Karin Roy Andersson has used recycled materials. For example plastic collected from friends’ bathrooms, recycling containers, hairdressers, roadsides etc.
“Giving new life to leftovers and garbage gives me satisfaction and I appreciate that the material carries a story. The search for new materials and then the interplay between me and its qualities is a challenge and something that develops the work. ”
 

A couple of years ago, Sami artist Monica Blind Påve, introduced a new material, also in a way a waste material that is not always taken care of: reindeer skin.
“I use it in a similar way as I use the plastic; I cut pieces and sew them together into larger shapes. The long tradition of leatherwork and the organic material makes me think of the root system of the family tree, heritage and the past and future of crafts” says Karin Roy Andersson.
 
Karin Roy Andersson. Necklace: Hermans, 2021. Naturally tanned reindeer skin, thread, brass. 31 x 24 x 1.5 cm. Karin Roy Andersson
Necklace: Hermans, 2021
Naturally tanned reindeer skin, thread, brass
31 x 24 x 1.5 cm
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Karin Roy Andersson. Necklace: Rodes, 2021. Naturally tanned reindeer skin, thread, brass. 26 x 26 x 1.5 cm. Karin Roy Andersson
Necklace: Rodes, 2021
Naturally tanned reindeer skin, thread, brass
26 x 26 x 1.5 cm
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Karin Roy Andersson. Necklace: Signes II, 2021. Naturally tanned reindeer skin, thread, steel, silver. 32 x 22 x 2.5 cm. Karin Roy Andersson
Necklace: Signes II, 2021
Naturally tanned reindeer skin, thread, steel, silver
32 x 22 x 2.5 cm
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Karin Roy Andersson. Brooch: Tallbark I, 2019. Recycled plastics, steel, thread. 15 x 10.5 x 4.5 cm. Karin Roy Andersson
Brooch: Tallbark I, 2019
Recycled plastics, steel, thread
15 x 10.5 x 4.5 cm
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Karin Roy Andersson. Brooch: Kotte II, 2017. Recycled plastics, steel, thread. 14.5 x 8 x 4 cm. Karin Roy Andersson
Brooch: Kotte II, 2017
Recycled plastics, steel, thread
14.5 x 8 x 4 cm
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Karin Roy Andersson. Brooch: Koltrast II, 2019. Recycled plastics, steel, thread. 13 x 9.5 x 3 cm. Karin Roy Andersson
Brooch: Koltrast II, 2019
Recycled plastics, steel, thread
13 x 9.5 x 3 cm
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Karin Roy Andersson. Sculpture: Margareta and Gerd, 2021. Naturally tanned reindeer skin, sand, brass, silver. 15 x 6 x 8 cm. Karin Roy Andersson
Sculpture: Margareta and Gerd, 2021
Naturally tanned reindeer skin, sand, brass, silver
15 x 6 x 8 cm
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