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Tamara Grüner

Jeweller  /  MunichJewelleryWeek2019
Published: 08.01.2019

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Naturalness and artificiality are forming an intense bond in Tamara Grüner’s latest works. The game with these opposites is the central theme.
Organic shapes or naturally rolling movements made of bones or synthetic material are in a contrast with angular minerals or metals. The single elements are composed to an ensemble until the lines become indistinct. An intense artificiality is produced by
rainbow-coloured surfaces, natural materials such as e.g. mother of pearl seem to be virtually unnatural.


Brilliant Memories
The pieces of jewellery of the series „Brilliant Memories“ focus on and deal with the past of the family of Bohemian costume jeweller Prade. Expelled from his country, Richard Prade had to leave Gablonz in 1946 and relocated in Schwäbisch-Gmünd with his family. There, in post-war Germany, his first pieces made out of leftover material came into being.

Only ten years after the liquidation of the Prade company in 1995, the still existing material was released. Hence, for “Brilliant Memories”, colourful glass stones, synthetics and pieces of tombac are taken from its past and put together to glistering shapes of art.

Their lush ornamentation can first and foremost be found on the metal parts, which are being
integrated in their original form in the unique pieces of jewellery. The chromaticity softens their austerity and is enchanting the observer. Scrolls do not seem to be mere decoration, they rather are an essential part of each piece. Cutouts attract the viewer’s glance and invite the eye to dwell.

In this way new life is being breathed into the old materials. By combining porcelain and synthetics, a fascinating dialogue arises.

The “Brilliant Memories”-pieces move in a border zone of arts,
craft and fashion. Their impressive past can only be sensed and is surely worth being discovered.
 

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2020:
Exhibition  30 Sep 2020 - 15 Dec 2020  METALLOphone: Museum.
Exhibition  23 Jun 2020 - 12 Jul 2020  Friedrich Becker Prize 2020 Exhibition.
Award giving  23 Jun 2020 - 23 Jun 2020  Friedrich Becker Prize 2020 Winner.
2019:
Exhibition  16 Nov 2019 - 24 Dec 2019  Christmas exhibition 2019 Ho!Ho!Ho!.
Fair  13 Mar 2019 - 17 Mar 2019  Schmuck 2019.
2018:
Exhibition  17 Nov 2018 - 24 Dec 2018  Christmas exhibition Ho!Ho!Ho!.
Exhibition  10 Oct 2018 - 03 Nov 2018  Never Ending Story by Tamara Grüner.
Award  25 Aug 2018 - 07 Oct 2018  Cominelli Foundation Award 2018.
Meeting  01 May 2018 - 10 Jun 2018  Legnica International Jewellery Festival Silver 2018.
Exhibition  18 Jan 2018 - 19 Mar 2018  Unikate: Pforzheim Designer Jewelry.
2017:
Exhibition  09 Mar 2017 - 11 Mar 2017  Time will tell....
Fair  08 Mar 2017 - 14 Mar 2017  Schmuck 2017.
2016:
Exhibition  05 Nov 2016 - 26 Nov 2016  Rise like a Phoenix by Tamara Grüner.
2015:
Exhibition  28 Nov 2015 - 02 Jan 2016  Spotlight by Tamara Grüner.
Exhibition  07 Nov 2015 - 24 Dec 2015  Happy! 25 Years of Friends of Carlotta.
Award  29 Aug 2015 - 04 Oct 2015  Cominelli Foundation Award 2015.
2014:
Award  18 Oct 2014 - 11 Jan 2015  Danner-Award 2014.
Schloss Johannisburg, Aschaffenburg, DE
Award  30 Aug 2014 - 05 Oct 2014  Cominelli Foundation Award 2014.
2013:
Open call  26 Jun 2013 - 01 Sep 2013  Beijing International Jewelry Art Biennial 2013.
Exhibition  30 Apr 2013 - 23 Jun 2013  REVOLT: Legnica International Jewellery Competition.
Exhibition  20 Apr 2013 - 04 May 2013  Tamara Grüner: Pasticcio.
2012:
Exhibition  01 Sep 2012 - 03 Oct 2012  Cominelli Foundation's: Permanent Collection.
Exhibition  22 Jun 2012 - 30 Sep 2012  The Universal Language of Ornamentation.
Exhibition  16 Feb 2012 - 31 Mar 2012  International Jewellery - based on readymades.
2011:
Exhibition  08 Sep 2011 - 22 Oct 2011  Tamara Grüner: Two faces.
Award  11 May 2011 - 05 Jun 2011  Friedrich Becker Prize 2011.
Award  12 Apr 2011 - 19 Apr 2011  MEDITERRANEAN Jewellery Competition 2011.
Exhibition  19 Feb 2011 - 29 May 2011  New Traditional Jewellery: True Colours.
2010:
Fair  04 Nov 2010 - 07 Nov 2010  SIERAAD 2010.
Exhibition  01 Oct 2010 - 31 Oct 2010  The Plastic Show.
Exhibition  17 Apr 2010 - 08 May 2010  Underwaterlove.
2008:
2007:
Award  28 Apr 2007 - 03 Jun 2007  Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2007.

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Book:  Silver Meetings 2. Contemporary Jewellery in Legnica 2012 - 2019. Gallery of Art in LegnicaGallery of Art in Legnica:  Legnica,  2019
Book:  New Brooches: 400+ Contemporary Jewellery Designs. Estrada, NicolasPromopress:  Barcelona,  2018
Book:  Pretty on Pink, Graue Eminenzen des Schmucks. Pforzheim Jewellery MuseumSchmuckmuseum Pforzheim:  Pforzheim,  2018
Catalogue:  SNAG JAMS. Marissa Saneholtz. Studio US:  Grand Rapids,  2017
Book:  Narrative Jewelry. Fenn, MarkSchiffer Publishing:  New York,  2017
Catalogue:  2006 – 2015 Artist in Residence Collection. Jacob Bengel Stiftung:  Idar-Oberstein,  2016
Magazine:  Tamara Grüner. Current Obsession:  Eindhoven,  2016
 Paper 2/2017, Page 23.
Newspaper:  Tamara Grüner. GZ Goldschmiede Zeitung:  2016
April.16th, p.86.
Book:  Museum guide, Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim. Arnoldsche Art Publishers:  Stuttgart,  2015
Book:  Collezione Permanente Del Gioiello Contemporaneo. Rosanna Padrini Dolcini and Rita Marcangelo. Cisano di San Felice del Benaco:  Lombardy,  2015
Book:  Art Jewelry Today: Europe. Mallette, CatherineSchiffer Publishing, Ltd.:  Atglen,  2015
Catalogue:  Danner-Preis 2014. Danner Stiftung und Deutscher Kunstverlag:  Berlin / München,  2014
Book:  1000 Beads. Logan, Kristina; Hale, JulieLark Crafts:  New York,  2014
Book:  Behind the Brooch. Angulo, LorenaSchiffer Publishing:  Atglen,  2013
Book:  Showcase 500 Art Necklaces. Hemachandra, Ray; Choo, ChunghiLark Crafts:  New York,  2013
Book:  German Contemporary Arts and Crafts. Cheongju International Craft Biennale:  Cheongju,  2013
Book:  Beijing International Jewellery Art Exhibition. Han, Binghong; Guo, Qiang; Hu, JunChina Textile Press:  Beijing,  2013
Book:  Showcase 500 Rings. New Directions in Art Jewelry. Metcalf, Bruce; Le Van, MartheLark Crafts:  New York,  2012
Book:  Die Gläserne Goldschmiede. Block, MichaelLindemanns Bibliothek:  Pforzheim,  2012
Book:  German Contemporary Metal Crafts. Chu, Li LuanGold Museum:  Taipei,  2012
Book:  Heat, Color, Set & Fire. Le Van, Marthe; Hettmansperger, MaryLark Crafts:  New York,  2012
Book:  Jewelbook. International Annual of Contemporary Jewel Art 12/13. Van Damme, JaakStichting Kunstboek:  Oostkamp,  2012
Book:  ...et cetera pp. Oder wie man anfängt kleine Dinge zu tun. Jens Rüdiger Lorenzen. Pauls, Christina; Weiss, CarolinePro Business Digital Printing:  Pforzheim,  2010
Book:  Gestaltung Kunst Handwerk. Wirtschaftsministerium Baden-Württemberg:  Stuttgart,  2010
Catalogue:  Richard-Bampi-Preis. Gesellschaft der Keramikfreunde und Hetjens-Museum, Deutsches Keramikmuseum:  Düsseldorf,  2010
Book:  The Compendium Finale of Contemporary Jewellery Makers. Darling Publications:  Cologne,  2009
Book:  The Compendium Finale of Contemporary Jewellers. Lim, AndyDarling Publication:  Colonge,  2008
Catalogue:  Talente 2007. Lösche, WolfgangGesellschaft für Handwerksmessen:  Munich,  2007
Book:  Gestaltung Kunst Handwerk. Wirtschaftsministerium Baden-Württemberg:  Stuttgart,  2006
Magazine:  Talents - Young Designers. Tendence Lifestyle:  Frankfurt,  2006
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