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Sari Liimatta: Jewellery sculptures

Exhibition  /  20 Mar 2010  -  01 May 2010
Published: 17.03.2010
Galerie Rob Koudijs
Management:
Rob Koudijs
Sari Liimatta. Sculpture: Overbreeding, 2010. Pearls, glass, pins, plastic.. 11 x 9 x 9,5 cm. Sari Liimatta
Sculpture: Overbreeding, 2010
Pearls, glass, pins, plastic.
11 x 9 x 9,5 cm
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(...) Animals serve as Sari Liimatta’s messengers. The scale of her work reminds one of toys, but then free of any childlike cuddliness. The synthetic-fibre animals that serve as the basis of her work are stripped of all human taint; this proces usually leaves actual traces behind, sometimes lovingly mended, but sometimes entire limbs are missing. (...)

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Sari Liimatta
A sculptor will sometimes make jewellery, a goldsmith sometimes objects. The distinction between wearable jewellery and a piece of fine art is becoming increasingly difficult to draw. So it is that the Jewellery sculptures of Sari Liimatta are but seldom meant to be worn on clothing or around the neck. The functional aspect is subordinated to artistic expression.

Finland streams through Liimatta’s veins. A land where the balance between nature and culture fundamentally differs from that in our man-made environment. It is this perspective that lies at the root of Liimatta’s world of ideas, in which animals serve as her messengers. The scale of her work reminds one of toys, but then free of any childlike cuddliness. The synthetic-fibre animals that serve as the basis of her work are stripped of all human taint; this proces usually leaves actual traces behind, sometimes lovingly mended, but sometimes entire limbs are missing. Liimatta overloads the surface with semi-precious stones, pearls and glass beads; the bewitching quality of this gets a venomous flip-side from the forest of sharp pins on the inside. A collision of the goldsmith’s language and real life.

Ward Schrijver
Sari Liimatta. Necklace: Meat market, 2010. Agate, rose quartz, glass, pins, rubber.. 46 x 5 x 4 cm. Sari Liimatta
Necklace: Meat market, 2010
Agate, rose quartz, glass, pins, rubber.
46 x 5 x 4 cm
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Sari Liimatta. Sculpture: Escapism, 2010. Pearls, glass, quartz, pins, plastic.. 19,5 x 8 x 21.5 cm. Sari Liimatta
Sculpture: Escapism, 2010
Pearls, glass, quartz, pins, plastic.
19,5 x 8 x 21.5 cm
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Sari Liimatta. Sculpture: No-Mad, 2009. Glass, pins, plastic.. 16 x 5.5 x 13 cm. Sari Liimatta
Sculpture: No-Mad, 2009
Glass, pins, plastic.
16 x 5.5 x 13 cm
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Sari Liimatta. Sculpture: Useful, 2009. Labradorite, quartz, pearls, glass, plastic.. 19 x 7 x 11 cm. Sari Liimatta
Sculpture: Useful, 2009
Labradorite, quartz, pearls, glass, plastic.
19 x 7 x 11 cm
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