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Salomé Lippuner: Of lacquer, shadow and gold

Exhibition  /  24 May 2013  -  27 Jul 2013
Published: 23.05.2013
Salomé Lippuner. : Untitled. Necklace - lacquered wood, horse hair, Brooch - lacquered maple, tourmaline and gold. Salomé, LippunerNecklace - lacquered wood, horse hair, Brooch - lacquered maple, tourmaline and goldphoto ©Xavier Reboud. Salomé Lippuner
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Necklace - lacquered wood, horse hair, Brooch - lacquered maple, tourmaline and gold


Salomé, Lippuner
Necklace - lacquered wood, horse hair, Brooch - lacquered maple, tourmaline and gold
photo ©Xavier Reboud
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The Swiss jeweller Salomé Lippuner chose“Urushi”, the Japanese lacquer, to highlight the grace of the contours of the human body.

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Salomé Lippuner
From 24th May, the Gallery will be showcasing the Urushi jewellery of Salomé Lippuner, an internationally acclaimed artist still little-known in France. The Swiss jeweller chose“Urushi”, the Japanese lacquer, to highlight the grace of the contours of the human body.

We focus on the period of Salomé Lippuner’s residence in Paris in 2012, where she was granted a studio at the Cité Internationale des Arts by the “Bern Design Foundation” to show the works that were created then. During her stay, she set herself the task of creating jewellery using a limited number of tools. She said: “the limits created stimulation and often demanded a change of approach”.


Salomé Lippuner and Urushi

Salomé Lippuner’s first memory of lacquer dates back to a visit to a childhood friend’s home. The play of light on the lacquer still holds the same fascination for her today. Later, in Paris, before training as a jeweller, she had another striking esthetic encounter, in the course of her architectural meanderings, with Eileen Gray’s lacquered paravents: Salomé Lippuner was bowled over not only by the artist and her admirable works, but also by the revelation that it was possible to create modern forms with urushi!

For Salomé, designing lacquered pieces is like breathing – it’s an absolute necessity. It also helped her discover that urushi isa vast playing ground for trying out new ideas and that jewelry was adapted to its incredible demands. "To enhance a lacquered surface, often in contrast with the divine brilliance of a precious stone, is a moment of bliss every time. But it is also a victory over a very demanding matter, because the more you try to master it, the more it masters you"
Salomé Lippuner. Necklace: Untitled. Sweetwater Pearls and red Urushi lacquer. Salomé, LippunerNecklaceSweetwater Pearls and red Urushi lacquer. Salomé Lippuner
Necklace: Untitled
Sweetwater Pearls and red Urushi lacquer


Salomé, Lippuner
Necklace
Sweetwater Pearls and red Urushi lacquer

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Salomé Lippuner. Brooch: Untitled. Salomé, LippunerBrooch. Salomé Lippuner
Brooch: Untitled


Salomé, Lippuner
Brooch

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Salome Lippuner. Ring: Allégresse. Coconut shell, japanese lacquer Urushi in different colours, mother of pearl inlay, pearls, medical steel wire. Salome, LippunerRings: AllégresseCoconut shell, japanese lacquer Urushi in different colours, mother of pearl inlay, pearls, medical steel wire. Salome Lippuner
Ring: Allégresse
Coconut shell, japanese lacquer Urushi in different colours, mother of pearl inlay, pearls, medical steel wire


Salome, Lippuner
Rings: Allégresse
Coconut shell, japanese lacquer Urushi in different colours, mother of pearl inlay, pearls, medical steel wire

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