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SOLOƧ- Never odd or even part III by Märta Mattsson and Tanel Veenre

Exhibition  /  23 Aug 2014  -  20 Sep 2014
Published: 16.08.2014
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Platina Gallery presents an exhibition by the jewellers Märta Mattson and Tanel Veenre, where the artists explore the notion of symmetry in life and nature and its contradictions. Through palindromes the jewellers challenge the visual language of each piece.

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Tanel Veenre, Märta Mattsson
[palindrome] is a word, phrase, number or other sequence of symbols or elements, whose meaning may be interpreted the same way in either forward or reverse direction. Many believe that symmetrical objects have an inner harmony, and value them for this. In nature, symmetry is approximate. For example, plant leaves, while considered symmetric, rarely match up exactly when folded in half. If there is no such thing as perfect symmetry in nature, can we find perfection in imperfections? What happens when two artists decide to mirror their own work but also reflect and bounce off each other’s visual language?

Tanel Veenre and Märta Mattsson have been working on a set of exhibitions based on palindromes during 2014. In the exhibition, SOLOƧ– Never Odd or Even, Part III at Platina they have developed two new series of work, Heartology and Phantoms. Their new pieces has been created under an echo of two minds exploring the contradictory meanings of symmetry in nature and life.

Märta Mattsson
Phantoms

A shadow is relative darkness caused by light rays being intercepted by an opaque body. It is an indication that something has been present and it can appear like a ghostlike figure. I am fascinated by the human mind and the duality that exists within people. The light side and the dark side and all the grey areas inbetween and within the human mind is what thrives me as an artist. Shadows are like a distorted palindrome of oneself... It is what hides behind the surface. - Märta Mattsson

Märta Mattsson was born in Stockholm, Sweden and has studied jewelry art at HDK-School of Design and Crafts in Gothenburg, Hiko Mizuno College of Jewellery in Tokyo, Rhode Island School of Design in Providence and at the Royal College of Art in London. Since 2007 her work has been exhibited in several international group and solo shows.

Tanel Veenre
Heartology

Heart is an archetype, distilled shape full of meanings and myths. Usually most perfect symmetrical form, ultimate palindrome. I have been driven by hearts for a long time, but for this exhibition I decided to get clear - I have to carve a heart every day to get into kind of mental state where I am led mainly by my intuition. I didn't want to construct or combine, it should be more like a purifying process. - Tanel Veenre

Tanel Veenre lives and works in Estonia as a freelance jewellery artist. He has also worked as a fashion and advertisement photographer, fashion editor of "Eesti Ekspress", editor-in-chief of cultural magazine "Muusa" and cultural editor of "Eesti Päevaleht". Since 2005, Tanel Veenre is working in the Estonian Academy of Arts.
Märta Mattson. Brooch: Phantoms, 2014. Wood, flower, resin, iron, silver, crushed stone. 12 x 7 x 3 cm. Märta Mattson
Brooch: Phantoms, 2014
Wood, flower, resin, iron, silver, crushed stone
12 x 7 x 3 cm
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Märta Mattson. Brooch: Phantoms, 2014. Wood, flower, resin, iron, silver, glass. 14 x 7 x 4 cm. Brooch and object
. Photo by artist. Märta Mattson
Brooch: Phantoms, 2014
Wood, flower, resin, iron, silver, glass
14 x 7 x 4 cm
Brooch and object
Photo by artist

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Märta Mattson. Brooch: Phantoms, 2014. Wood, flowers, resin, iron, silver, glass. 15 x 5 x 3 cm. Brooch and object
. Photo by artist. Märta Mattson
Brooch: Phantoms, 2014
Wood, flowers, resin, iron, silver, glass
15 x 5 x 3 cm
Brooch and object
Photo by artist

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Märta Mattson. Brooch: Phantoms, 2014. Wood, flowers, resin, iron, silver, glass. 17 x 9 x 3 cm. Brooch and object
. Photo by artist. Märta Mattson
Brooch: Phantoms, 2014
Wood, flowers, resin, iron, silver, glass
17 x 9 x 3 cm
Brooch and object
Photo by artist

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Tanel Veenre. Piece: Heartology V, 2014. Stabilized wood. Palm-sized. Photo by artist. Tanel Veenre
Piece: Heartology V, 2014
Stabilized wood
Palm-sized
Photo by artist
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Tanel Veenre. Brooch: Heartology IV, 2014. Stabilized wood. Palm-sized. Photo by artist. Tanel Veenre
Brooch: Heartology IV, 2014
Stabilized wood
Palm-sized
Photo by artist
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Tanel Veenre. Brooch: Heartology II, 2014. Jet. Palm-sized. Photo by artist. Tanel Veenre
Brooch: Heartology II, 2014
Jet
Palm-sized
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