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Solo Exhibition by Vera Siemund

Exhibition  /  24 Oct 2014  -  14 Nov 2014
Published: 11.10.2014
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Intro
Vera Siemund is interested in the investigation of historic ornaments and in its reinvention second modern concepts. Working in cooperation with an old graphic and a photographer, being in different historic times, the result is a reflection about different eras.

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Vera Siemund
Historic ornaments have been the focus of my interest for a while. I try to work with its power of association. I love the richness and fineness in details of old jewelry. But as this does not belong to this „up-to-date“ world I try to transform this in a way that it could be of present interest. Since 2006 I also work with an old graphic as well as a fotograph.

I chose a foto by Josef Anton Trcka showing three women. The picture fascinates me and I used it in different contexts, enamelling it on different shapes. Maybe I like this image that much because all the women look at the viewer out of an other world, a time gone by in a serious, contemplative way.

In between I left 19th century ornamentation and focussed on a more recent period, the 60s and 70s of the 20th century. I felt a need to go back (forwards?) to less romantic topics and more simple shapes. I used portraits of „divas“ from the 60s with their inapproachable aloof charisma. I‘m interested in the selfdramatisation of that time and fascinated by the cliché of its‘ portraits. For me it is about to play with the portraits, let them be amulette/ medaillon, framed souvenir.

The latest pieces show my examination of architecture, again. I tried very hard to approach gothic architecture, first time not a neo-style, that interested me, but what I took from it at least could be neo-gothic as well. I took a intense look at domes, for example the dome of the monumental „Berliner Dom“. I did roofs and balconies and, of course, floorplans.

And, due to my stay in Hanau, I adapted the curio of an nautilus chalice. I eliminated the nautilus itself and isolated the metal ornamentation. As in this renaissance style of the 19th century there are lots of figurative ornaments, I added a portrait of our time, an icon (velvet underground’s nico).

Remarks

Reception to meet the artist: Friday 24 October, 5 - 7 pm

Jeweler's Werk opening hours:
Mon - Sat 11 - 6
Sun 12 - 5
Vera Siemund. Brooch: Untitled, 2014. Enamelled copper, steel. 44 x 44. Vera Siemund
Brooch: Untitled, 2014
Enamelled copper, steel
44 x 44
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Vera Siemund. Necklace: Untitled, 2014. Steel. Vera Siemund
Necklace: Untitled, 2014
Steel
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Vera Siemund. Neckpiece: Untitled, 2013. Enameled copper, steel. Vera Siemund
Neckpiece: Untitled, 2013
Enameled copper, steel
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Vera Siemund. Brooch: Untitled, 2014. Steel, copper. Vera Siemund
Brooch: Untitled, 2014
Steel, copper
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Vera Siemund. Neckpiece: Untitled, 2013. Enameled copper, steel, hematite,   silver. Vera Siemund
Neckpiece: Untitled, 2013
Enameled copper, steel, hematite, silver
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