Flux Studio interviewed by Klimt02

Interview  /  Artists
Published: 02.11.2017
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Flux Studio. Ring: Silver Evil Eye Ring, 2017. Sterling silver.. 2.7 x 1 x 2.6 cm. From series: Ritualia. Flux Studio
Ring: Silver Evil Eye Ring, 2017
Sterling silver.
2.7 x 1 x 2.6 cm
From series: Ritualia
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Two Greek-based jewellery artists working together under the name Flux Studio, aiming to fuse references from the art of ancient cultures with a minimalist perspective on shape.
Do you think that jewellery is being standardized?  What is there of local and universal in your artistic work?
Of course, jewellery, like most things nowadays, is being standardized. Despite this fact tough, many artists, who seek a means to express their creative urge through their craft, offer works of great beauty and original concept, that distinguish their work from the common standards.  
Our recent work aims to fuse references from the art of ancient cultures with a minimalist perspective on shape. Naturally, Greece’s significant cultural heritage could not be absent from our work.

What do you expect when exposing your work to the public (for example with an exhibition)?
Artistic recognition is a reward for every creative person when exposing his work. We aim to always be able to find the ”space” and potential to be creative.

Are other areas besides the jewellery, present in your work?   
Yes. We believe that our work has always had a significant imprint of archetypal and natural geometries and shapes. Also, some of our early works were inspired by modern architecture and design. Our most recent work is strongly influenced by Evangelia’s work with ceramics. The sources of inspiration are boundless, and we like to keep our minds open at all times. That’s also why we feel that “Flux Studio” is a very fitting name for our workshop. 

The last work, book, film, city that has moved me was...
Thanos:   Film “Interstellar” by Christopher Nolan.
Evangelia: I am always moved when I listen to Enrico Caruso’s  “Mi par d'udir ancora”.

A place, space, country whose creativity surprises me...
Thanos: Athens - Greece, Spain (especially regarding jewellery).
Evangelia: Japan -  the creative coexistence of tradition and Innovation is astonishing.

Is there any designer, jeweller, artist, you appreciate a lot?
Jewellers: Fritz Maierhofer, Manfred Bischoff, Carles Codina (especially for his publications).
Artists: Barbara Hepworth, Jean Arp, Enku (Japanese Buddhist artist), Ishii Nobuo.

What piece or work has given you the most satisfaction?
 All our creations are our children, and we love them all. Each of them gave us pleasure at the moment it took shape. 

Do you read Jewellery Magazines? What is your source to get information?
Yes, we read jewellery magazines, but the web is a far broader source of information.

Do you discuss your work with other jewellery artists or any other person?
Yes, we like to discuss our work with a few jeweller-friends and non-jeweller-friends whose judgement we value.

What is your first thought when you hear the word Future?, What do you expect for? 
Thanos: Among past, present and future, the future is the only thing we can affect. I like to believe that mankind will find the way to solve the severe problems that it’s confronting.
Evangelia: I expect the future with great curiosity. I would like to come back after 100 -200 years to witness what will have happened.
Flux Studio. Earrings: Organic Pierced Silver Earrings, 2005. Sterling silver. 3.4 x 3.6 x 0.3 cm. From series: Sea Life. Flux Studio
Earrings: Organic Pierced Silver Earrings, 2005
Sterling silver
3.4 x 3.6 x 0.3 cm
From series: Sea Life
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