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I see my chance in making a difference using high energetic techniques. Interview with Yolanda Ky by Klimt02

Interview
Published: 22.07.2021
Yolanda Ky Yolanda Ky
Author:
Klimt02
Edited by:
Klimt02
Edited at:
Barcelona
Edited on:
2021
Yolanda Ky. Ring: Cosmic Engagement, 2012. Silver.. 2 x 0.5 x 2.5 cm. From series: Runtucha Ch’askancha. Yolanda Ky
Ring: Cosmic Engagement, 2012
Silver.
2 x 0.5 x 2.5 cm
From series: Runtucha Ch’askancha
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Intro
I see my chance in making a difference using high energetic techniques and the use of slow but powerful production processes such as the ancient technique of Ashanti Casting. I believe that the time and work I put into my art pieces preserve in the material and will ultimately be felt by the future owner.
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?
A big thanks go to my mom and dad, both everyday life creative persons. My father was a goldsmith and fascinated me with his skill in handicrafts. My mother has a lot of fantasy and has always supported me in my art. My path of jewellery began after my scholarship in 2008 when I traveled 1-5 years through South America and had the chance to learn jewelry techniques from the indigenous people while enjoying life and philosophical talks. I came back to Germany and it was clear  I wanted to stay on that path and become more professional. Thats why I decided to study at Pforzheim University "Schmuck und Objekte der Alltagskultur". Since my Bachelor of Arts, I’m a freelance artist for jewellery, object and music.


What are your general thoughts on the contemporary jewellery world, (education, market, development...), where do you see chances and where are dead ends?
Dead ends are where natural exploitation begins no matter which links in the chain. It is important to me to create more consumer awareness in terms of material and the creation process. I see my chance in making a difference using high energetic techniques and the use of slow but powerful production processes such as the ancient technique of Ashanti Casting. I believe that the time and work I put into my art pieces preserve in the material and will ultimately be felt by the future owner.
 
 
Thinking about your career, what role do technology and the digital play in your artistic development & communication?
The development of human abilities socially and technically are fascinating and inspiring but I believe it is crucial to stay conscious about which future we are manifesting with our actions. In my eyes, progress sometimes means rather taking a step back than the front and being aware of what is actually leading us to a future we want to live in. That's why I use technical and digital innovations mainly for communication and less for the creative process.


How has your work changed over the past few years and what are you excited about these days?
Before my pregnancy in 2019, I was on the verge of giving up my goal of being a successful artist. But all the other jobs and solutions to satisfy my needs didn't give me the opportunity to be who I am as much as the art. This realization leads me to a clearer focus, will and vision to create positive transformation (for nature, individuals, companies or groups) through my path as an artist. 
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