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Ruimte / Space by Beppe Kessler

Exhibition  /  28 Feb 2015  -  11 Apr 2015
Published: 23.02.2015
Beppe Kessler. Brooch: Big Network, 2014. Brass, wood, acrylic fiber, drawing. Part of: Private Collection. Beppe Kessler
Brooch: Big Network, 2014
Brass, wood, acrylic fiber, drawing
Part of: Private Collection
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Intro
Capturing the space is the background idea on Kessler's recent jewellery peces. All this space is to Kessler in no way synonymous with desolate sulek-burcu-emptiness-2015; her Netwerk (network) pieces makes that cristal clear. The drawn structures that are visible, explicitly refer to connections between people, be it in person, or through the contemporary social media.

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Beppe Kessler
The Dutch are accustomed to space: the light, a broad view, the freedom to breath. Small wonder, half of the country borders on the infinity of the sea, and on its grass lands the circle-round skyline will ever be beyond reach. In the towns and homes space is reduced to just a memory, a vague longing for expansion. 'wouldn't it be great' Beppe Kessler thought, 'if you could capture space in a piece of jewellery, so you could always carry it with you?' It was this idea that provided the starting point for her recent jewellery. 

Kessler's autonomous work can perhaps best be characterized as orchestrated coincidence: scratch- and draw techniques on pre-processed surfaces, or experiments with paints and pigments on linen or sheets of metal. She never strives for an representational picture: only patterns, colours and textures should evoke an associative image. In interaction with these larger works Kessler created jewellery pieces in which space seems to be within reach. Some years ago, during an artist-in-residency at Idar Oberstein in Germany, Beppe Kessler not only polished precious stones, but also pieces of acrylic fibre. The remarkable optical effects of the cut plastic provided a perfect component in her new brooches and necklaces.

All this space is to Kessler in no way synonymous with desolate sulek-burcu-emptiness-2015; her 'Netwerk' (network) pieces makes that cristal clear. The drawn structures that are visible, explicitly refer to connections between people - be it in person, or through the contemporary social media. It is interesting that these grids are derived from the carefully preserved outcome of Kesslers minimalist explorations from the early eighties. In this way the past connects with the present, and so the subject of this group of work, space, acquires an surprising fourth dimension.

Ward Schrijver 
(© Galerie Rob Koudijs) 
 
Beppe Kessler. Brooch: Sign of Life, 2015. Steel, aluminium, acrylic fiber. Beppe Kessler
Brooch: Sign of Life, 2015
Steel, aluminium, acrylic fiber
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Beppe Kessler. Brooch: Earth & Sand, 2015. Brass, wood, acrylic fiber, sand. Beppe Kessler
Brooch: Earth & Sand, 2015
Brass, wood, acrylic fiber, sand
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Beppe Kessler. Brooch: Land & Water, 2014. Brass, wood, acrylic fiber, cd, vinyl. Beppe Kessler
Brooch: Land & Water, 2014
Brass, wood, acrylic fiber, cd, vinyl
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Beppe Kessler. Brooch: Echo, 2014. Brass, alpaca, gold leaf, wood, acrylic. Beppe Kessler
Brooch: Echo, 2014
Brass, alpaca, gold leaf, wood, acrylic
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Beppe Kessler. Brooch: Vroeger leken de dingen groter, 2014. Brass, alpaca, gold leaf, acrylic fiber. Beppe Kessler
Brooch: Vroeger leken de dingen groter, 2014
Brass, alpaca, gold leaf, acrylic fiber
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Beppe Kessler. Necklace: Red Sea, 2015. Silver, aluminium, acrylic, nylon, wood, felt. Beppe Kessler
Necklace: Red Sea, 2015
Silver, aluminium, acrylic, nylon, wood, felt
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Beppe Kessler. Necklace: Pars Pro Toto, 2015. Copper, acrylic fiber, graphite. Part of: Private Collection. Belongs to stream lines painting. Beppe Kessler
Necklace: Pars Pro Toto, 2015
Copper, acrylic fiber, graphite
Part of: Private Collection
Belongs to stream lines painting
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Beppe Kessler. Painting: Stroomlijnen, 2015. Cooper, graphite. Part of: Private Collection. Beppe Kessler
Painting: Stroomlijnen, 2015
Cooper, graphite
Part of: Private Collection
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Beppe Kessler. Brooch: To The Sea's, 2015. Copper, alpaca, wood, acrylic fiber. Beppe Kessler
Brooch: To The Sea's, 2015
Copper, alpaca, wood, acrylic fiber
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Beppe Kessler. Brooch: Network 2, 2014. Alpaca, wood, grid-drawing, acrylic fiber + color, gold foil, varnish. 5.4 x 4.4 x 2 cm. Beppe Kessler
Brooch: Network 2, 2014
Alpaca, wood, grid-drawing, acrylic fiber + color, gold foil, varnish
5.4 x 4.4 x 2 cm
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