Back

Stones by Ralph Bakker

Exhibition  /  26 Mar 2022  -  14 May 2022
Published: 25.03.2022
Ralph Bakker. Ring: Stones #1, 2021. Gold, oxidized silver, lemon quartz. Photo by: Michael Anhalt. Ralph Bakker
Ring: Stones #1, 2021
Gold, oxidized silver, lemon quartz
Photo by: Michael Anhalt
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.

Intro
Gemstones were the reason that a long time ago Ralph Bakker decided to become a jeweler. He thought they would be a perfect way to woo a girl. Still, just forging a ring and embellishing it with a little stone? That would only be a sign of weakness for a real artist.

Artist list

Ralph Bakker
Bakker recently developed an idea to construct rings based on the principle of corrugated cardboard; the miniature undulation making bold forms robust. Another advantage is that Bakker can use metals in a very efficient way, so that the results become light and easy to wear.

Once Bakker sets gemstones these rings, they more-or-less float inside their casing, completely visible from both sides. Within these mountings the stones are positioned at a right-angle to the hand, and will receive all the attention they deserve. For also the gems the artist choose, are far beyond mediocrity. Among the pieces displayed in the exhibition will be an unusually colored garnet, a slice of rutile quartz and a yellow-green prasiolite. Each stone is carefully fixed in its wrapper by a multitude of miniature, golden spheres. As a result, the outside of his rings will be enlivened by an alluring cloud of tiny golden specks.

And between Bakker and the girls? Fortunately, everything worked out fine in the end…

/ Ward Schrijver
(© Galerie Rob Koudijs)
Ralph Bakker. Ring: Stones #2, 2021. Gold, silver, rose quartz.. Photo by: Michael Anhalt. Ralph Bakker
Ring: Stones #2, 2021
Gold, silver, rose quartz.
Photo by: Michael Anhalt
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Ralph Bakker. Ring: Stones #6, 2022. Gold, mandarin garnet.. Photo by: Michael Anhalt. Ralph Bakker
Ring: Stones #6, 2022
Gold, mandarin garnet.
Photo by: Michael Anhalt
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Ralph Bakker. Ring: Stones #7, 2022. Silver, gold, calchedoon.. Photo by: Michael Anhalt. Ralph Bakker
Ring: Stones #7, 2022
Silver, gold, calchedoon.
Photo by: Michael Anhalt
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Ralph Bakker. Ring: Stones #8, 2022. Oxidized silver, gold, prasiolite.. Photo by: Michael Anhalt. Ralph Bakker
Ring: Stones #8, 2022
Oxidized silver, gold, prasiolite.
Photo by: Michael Anhalt
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Ralph Bakker. Ring: Stones #9, 2022. Silver, gold, smoky quartz, citrine.. Photo by: Michael Anhalt. Ralph Bakker
Ring: Stones #9, 2022
Silver, gold, smoky quartz, citrine.
Photo by: Michael Anhalt
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Ralph Bakker. Ring: Stones #10, 2022. Gold, oxidized silver, rutile quartz.. Photo by: Michael Anhalt. Ralph Bakker
Ring: Stones #10, 2022
Gold, oxidized silver, rutile quartz.
Photo by: Michael Anhalt
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Ralph Bakker. Ring: Stones #11, 2022. Gold, silver, lemon quartz.. Photo by: Michael Anhalt. Ralph Bakker
Ring: Stones #11, 2022
Gold, silver, lemon quartz.
Photo by: Michael Anhalt
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Ralph Bakker. Ring: Stones #12, 2022. Oxidized silver, gold, smoky quartz.. Photo by: Michael Anhalt. Ralph Bakker
Ring: Stones #12, 2022
Oxidized silver, gold, smoky quartz.
Photo by: Michael Anhalt
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Ralph Bakker. Ring: Stones #14, 2021. Oxidized silver, gold, glass.. Photo by: Michael Anhalt. Ralph Bakker
Ring: Stones #14, 2021
Oxidized silver, gold, glass.
Photo by: Michael Anhalt
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Ralph Bakker. Ring: Revelry 6, 2020. Gold, silver, loupe.. Photo by: Michael Anhalt. Ralph Bakker
Ring: Revelry 6, 2020
Gold, silver, loupe.
Photo by: Michael Anhalt
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Ralph Bakker. Ring: Revelry 7, 2020. Gold, silver, Rose quartz.. Photo by: Michael Anhalt. Ralph Bakker
Ring: Revelry 7, 2020
Gold, silver, Rose quartz.
Photo by: Michael Anhalt
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Ralph Bakker. Ring: Revelry 8, 2020. Silver, gold, Fire quartz.. Photo by: Michael Anhalt. Ralph Bakker
Ring: Revelry 8, 2020
Silver, gold, Fire quartz.
Photo by: Michael Anhalt
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Appreciate APPRECIATE