Three works by David Bielander at the Lausanne Palace

Published: 06.04.2022
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David Bielander. Pendant: Garlic, 2009. Sterling silver. Serial number: 1/12. Photo by: Simon Bielander, Dirk Eisel. Part of: mudac. David Bielander
Pendant: Garlic, 2009
Sterling silver
Serial number: 1/12
Photo by: Simon Bielander, Dirk Eisel
Part of: mudac
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The Lausanne Palace once again invited the mudac (Musée de design et d’arts appliqués contemporains) to exhibit works from its collection in the windows of the Palace.
This new exhibition presented three works by David Bielander: Corncob (2008), Scampi (2007) and Garlic (2009). These successfully illustrate the artist's world composed of destabilizing and intriguing illusions. True technical prowess, these trompe-l'oeil ornaments do not seek to mystify the spectator but to humorously arouse a game between the person who adorns himself with the jewel and the one who looks at it. The designer's purpose is to push the people who wear his creations out of their comfort zone while playing with their sense of humor.
David Bielander. Pendant: Corncob, 2008. Split pins, silver
25.5 x 6.5 x 4.5 cm
Part of: mudac collection
David Bielander. Bracelet: Scampi, 2007. Copper-stained silver, rubber bands.
Part of: mudac collection

The Basel artist based in Munich diverts everyday objects to make completely offbeat jewelry. Thus shrimps, pineapples, beetles or raspberries are transformed into joyful trompe l'oeil ornaments. To celebrate 20 years of creation, David Bielander had already received a carte blanche at the mudac in 2017: David Bielander Twenty Years 2016-1996. He presented many works there, including Cardboard Watch from the Cardboard collection.

David Bielander. Bracelet: Cardboard, 2015. Patinated silver, white gold. 8 x 7 x 2 cm
Photo by: Dirk Eisel
Awarded at: Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewellery 2016
Part of: mudac collection

"I'm trying to find the balance between doing something simple enough to be inevitably recognized, but at the same time requiring a conscious effort to go beyond the obvious, and at the same time being quite abstract. for a shift to happen, for the piece to become something entirely new as it hits you in unpredictable ways. »
Quote by David Bielander taken from Gallery Funaki