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Time-critical statements in my jewellery is a must for me. Interview with Kirsten Plank

Interview  /  Artists
Published: 23.05.2022
Kirsten Plank Kirsten Plank
Author:
Klimt02
Edited by:
Klimt02
Edited at:
Barcelona
Edited on:
2022
Kirsten Plank. Necklace: Face 1, 2020. Silver, pigment, acrylic.. 15 x 22 cm, 125 g. Awarded at: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2021 Winners. Necklace-puzzle.. Kirsten Plank
Necklace: Face 1, 2020
Silver, pigment, acrylic.
15 x 22 cm, 125 g
Awarded at: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2021 Winners
Necklace-puzzle.
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Intro
My work is more thoughtful. Time-critical statements in my jewellery is a must for me in this time of violence, epidemic, and worldwide problems…… compared with the past few years, the human being is my most important theme at the moment.
Tell us about your background. What were your first influences to be creative and become an artist and what has drawn you to contemporary jewellery?
For as long as I remember I am drawing and “making pieces”, so I got the classical apprenticeship as a goldsmith and after it I studied design. As a trained craftswoman it took some time to get free from the exact and precise way of working to win sensitivity in handling metal and its characteristics, its “acting”, its “faults” and to add all these experiences in my further work. Small pieces were getting metamorph objects for bodies, playful, colourful.
 

How important is networking for you in your professional practice and what are your preferred tools for this?
Because of living outside the city, networking is the only way for me to keep in touch with creativity and art (ists). Different tools like Instagram, Facebook, platforms like Klimt02, but also memberships in German crafts and design organisations like BKV and BBK….
 

What are your general thoughts on the contemporary jewellery world, (education, market, development...), where do you see chances and where are dead ends?
I think expressive jewellery is getting more and more important in sense of a time-critical background. Environmental sustainability, politics, and interpersonal behavior as an essential parts of contemporary jewellery.
 

How has your work changed over the past few years and what are you excited about these days?
My work is more thoughtful. Time-critical statements in my jewellery is a must for me in this time of violence, epidemic, and worldwide problems…… compared with the past few years, the human being is my most important theme at the moment.
 
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