Adelina Petcan: Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design. Selected Graduate 2019

Published: 11.08.2019
Adelina Petcan. Brooch: In Search of Privacy, 2019. Coated brass, silver plated brass.. 7.5 x 9.5 x 1 cm. Photo by: Adelina Petcan. From series: In Search of Privacy. Adelina Petcan
Brooch: In Search of Privacy, 2019
Coated brass, silver plated brass.
7.5 x 9.5 x 1 cm
Photo by: Adelina Petcan
From series: In Search of Privacy
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Adelina Petcan seeks, in the ornamental problematic of jewellery, an understanding of where the interface between the public and the intimate sphere becomes. One of the central functions of Jewellery - to signal the wearer's social belonging and status - in Adelina's project gets to give way to a more intimate understanding of jewellery and materiality in the aim to engage in dialogue with the own body's experiences. The forgotten, repressed and rejected are in Adelina's examination handled with the greatest care. With great accuracy, both in artistic method and craftsmanship, she highlights values that otherwise lie in the hidden. By creating a system of different signs, she can combine meanings where the jewelry is intertwined with its background, both the wearing garment and the body that carries it. Thus, she sheds light on the own body's integrity at a time when external ideas are too much claiming our bodies.
/ Anders Ljungberg