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Daniel Kruger

Jeweller
Published: 27.08.2021
Daniel Kruger Daniel Kruger

Statement

I use many different materials, both rich and poor. The forms vary from organic to geometric, the organic however seems to prevail. Texture, pattern and colour play a big role, as does sensuality both in the shapes as well as in the use of material. Many pieces have a distinct erotic quality. I like symmetry; often pieces are made up of pairs.
For
ideas I draw on natural forms and artefacts of all kind, both historical as well as contemporary. This I believe is evident in my work. The crafting of each piece is part of the creative thinking process.
The
jewellery I make is to adorn a person, to be a celebration. Its place is the body and its intention is to enhance the wearer as well as to be an object of contemplation to be taken in the hand and looked at from all sides. It is both jewellery and an artefact conceived and made by one person for the enjoyment by another person.

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2021:
Exhibition  09 Sep 2021 - 16 Oct 2021  Schmuck Nr.5 by Daniel Kruger.
Exhibition  02 Sep 2021 - 02 Oct 2021  Jewellery by Daniel Kruger.
Exhibition  28 Aug 2021 - 12 Sep 2021  Budapest Jewelry Week 2021.
Exhibition  11 Jun 2021 - 06 Aug 2021  Proudly African - Jewellery Affairs.
2020:
Exhibition  02 Dec 2020 - 22 Jan 2021  Hope. A Ruler in Blue.
Open call  16 Oct 2020 - 10 Jan 2021  Open Call for the Susan Beech Mid-Career Grant 2021.
Exhibition  12 Sep 2020 - 11 Oct 2020  Two-Folder Project VII by Daniel Kruger and Paola Gandolfi.
Exhibition  04 Jul 2020 - 31 Aug 2020  Honey Me.
Exhibition  23 May 2020 - 25 Jul 2020  Mixed Bag by Daniel Kruger.
Exhibition  11 Mar 2020 - 15 Mar 2020  BEADED.
2019:
Exhibition  06 Sep 2019 - 05 Nov 2019  MasterMakers.
Exhibition  14 Mar 2019 - 27 Apr 2019  Jewellery by Daniel Kruger and Andi Gut.
Fair  13 Mar 2019 - 17 Mar 2019  Schmuck 2019.
2018:
Exhibition  24 Aug 2018 - 30 Sep 2018  In Decorum by Daniel Kruger.
Exhibition  05 Aug 2018 - 28 Oct 2018  Rough & Raw: A selection from the Coda Museum.
Lectures  04 Mar 2018 - 04 Mar 2018  Between Nature and Artifice, Daniel Kruger lecturing at A.N.U.
Lectures  22 Feb 2018 - 22 Feb 2018  Between Art and Nature at talk by Daniel Kruger.
Exhibition  20 Feb 2018 - 25 Mar 2018  Between Nature and Artifice by Daniel Kruger in Melbourne.
2017:
Exhibition  13 Dec 2017 - 03 Jun 2018  Jewellery. Made By, Worn By.
Exhibition  25 Nov 2017 - 10 Jan 2018  Pearls Upside Down.
Exhibition  17 Nov 2017 - 28 May 2018  Jewelry of Ideas: Gifts from the Susan Grant Lewin Collection..
Exhibition  16 Jun 2017 - 29 Jul 2017  Beads by Daniel Kruger.
Exhibition  10 Mar 2017 - 07 May 2017  Private Confessions. The Drawings of Jewellery Artists.
Fair  08 Mar 2017 - 14 Mar 2017  Schmuck 2017.
Exhibition  08 Mar 2017 - 14 Mar 2017  Galerie Spektrum. The Munich Times & Frame Exhibition at IHM.
2016:
Exhibition  04 Nov 2016 - 02 Dec 2016  Reproduced Paradise.
Meeting  08 Oct 2016 - 08 Oct 2016  CODE C.
Exhibition  30 Sep 2016 - 28 Oct 2016  Birds of a Feather....
Open call  31 May 2016 - 30 Jun 2016  Position for a Professorship in Plastic Arts / Jewellery.
Exhibition  04 May 2016 - 08 May 2016  Sienna Patti at Collective Design Fair 2016.
Lectures  12 Apr 2016 - 12 Apr 2016  Lecture: Nature and Artifice by Daniel Kruger.
Exhibition  25 Feb 2016 - 28 Feb 2016  Under the same Sky.
Exhibition  21 Feb 2016 - 28 Feb 2016  Germany's upcoming talents.
2015:
Exhibition  12 Nov 2015 - 03 Jan 2016  From here and there.
Exhibition  12 Nov 2015 - 03 Jan 2016  Where it All Begins.
Exhibition  17 Oct 2015 - 24 Jan 2016  Jewellery and Ceramics 1974 - 2014 by Daniel Kruger.
Exhibition  09 Jul 2015 - 27 Sep 2015  Between Nature and Artifice by Daniel Kruger.
Exhibition  12 Mar 2015 - 30 Apr 2015  Something New and Something Old by Daniel Kruger.
Fair  11 Mar 2015 - 17 Mar 2015  Schmuck 2015.
Exhibition  15 Jan 2015 - 18 Jan 2015  Sienna Patti at FOG Design+Art Fair.
2014:
Exhibition  11 Dec 2014 - 08 Mar 2015  Between Art and Nature, Jewellery and Ceramics by Daniel Kruger.
Exhibition  13 Sep 2014 - 25 Oct 2014  De Voorkamer by Daniel Kruger.
Exhibition  23 Aug 2014 - 28 Sep 2014  Angle of Incidence by Daniel Kruger.
Exhibition  20 Jun 2014 - 05 Oct 2014  glAmour.
Exhibition  09 May 2014 - 12 May 2014  Galerie Rob Koudijs at Collect.
Exhibition  08 May 2014 - 11 May 2014  Sienna Patti Contemporary at Collective 2 Design Fair.
Fair  12 Mar 2014 - 18 Mar 2014  Schmuck 2014.
2013:
Exhibition  04 Nov 2013 - 15 Nov 2013  Pushing Boundaries & Chasing Challenges.
Exhibition  15 Jun 2013 - 06 Oct 2013  Salute to Pinton.
Exhibition  31 May 2013 - 29 Jun 2013  Daniel Kruger and Lisa Walker.
Exhibition  30 Apr 2013 - 30 Jun 2013  Hardened Tears.
Fair  06 Mar 2013 - 12 Mar 2013  Schmuck 2013.
2012:
Award  01 Sep 2012 - 03 Oct 2012  Cominelli Foundation Award 2012.
Exhibition  11 May 2012 - 14 May 2012  Galerie Ra at Collect 2012.
Fair  14 Mar 2012 - 20 Mar 2012  Schmuck 2012.
Exhibition  09 Mar 2012 - 14 Apr 2012  Die Renaissance des Emaillierens.
Exhibition  05 Feb 2012 - 08 Apr 2012  Mirrors and Candles.
2011:
Exhibition  03 Dec 2011 - 28 Jan 2012  Ra Present, 35 years Ra Gallery.
Exhibition  29 Oct 2011 - 15 Jan 2012  European triennial for contemporary Jewellery.
Exhibition  21 May 2011 - 28 Aug 2011  Schmuck in Ville de Cagnes-sur-Mer.
Exhibition  14 May 2011 - 06 Jul 2011  Daniel Kruger: Jewellery.
Exhibition  13 May 2011 - 17 Jul 2011  Mario Pinton International Award: I edition.
Exhibition  09 Apr 2011 - 15 May 2011  POSITIONS OF CONTEMPORARY JEWELRY ART.
Fair  16 Mar 2011 - 22 Mar 2011  Schmuck 2011.
Award  09 Mar 2011 - 12 Mar 2011  Amberif Design Award 2011.
2010:
Exhibition  05 Dec 2010 - 26 Dec 2010  Daniel Kruger at Galerie Sofie Lachaert 20 years.
Meeting  21 Oct 2010 - 22 Oct 2010  SPERKSTRET ´10.
Exhibition  08 May 2010 - 22 Aug 2010  Lingam - 121 symbols of fertility.
Exhibition  03 Mar 2010 - 09 Mar 2010  Sanna and Karin: Memories from Schmuck 2010.
Fair  03 Mar 2010 - 09 Mar 2010  Schmuck 2010.
2007:
Exhibition  09 Mar 2007 - 21 Apr 2007  Opposition is true friendship.

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Book:  Daniel Kruger: On Camp Ceramics and Other Diversions. Ceramic 1984-2005. Arnoldsche Art Publishers:  Stuttgart,  2017
Book:  Private Confessions. Drawing & Jewellery. Maurer Zilioli, EllenArnoldsche Art Publishers:  Stuttgart,  2016
Book:  Jewellery 1970–2015. Bollmann Collection. Arnoldsche Art Publishers:  Stuttgart,  2015
Book:  Where it all begins. Jewellery Class University of Art and Design HalleJewellery Class University of Art and Design Halle:  Halle,  2015
Book:  From here and there. Jewellery Class University of Art and Design HalleJewellery Class University of Art and Design Halle:  Halle,  2015
Book:  Daniel Kruger: Between Nature and Artifice. Jewellery 1974-2014. Veiteberg, Jorunn; Brugger, Monika; Epple, Sabine; Holzach, Cornelie; Weber-Stöber, Christianne; Pingen, RenéArnoldsche Art Publishers:  Stuttgart,  2014
Book:  Karl Fritsch: Ninkern. Kruger, Daniel; Rothmann, Gerd; Baines, Robert; Hufnagl, Florian; Fritsch, KarlBraunbook Publications:  Wellington,  2012
Book:  LINGAM. Fertility Now. van den Hout, GuusArnoldsche Art Publisher:  Stuttgart,  2010
Book:  LINGAM. Fertility Now. van den Hout, GuusArnoldsche Art Publisher:  Stuttgart,  2010
Book:  Glasswear. Glass in Contemporary Jewelry. Ilse-Neuman, Ursula; Holzach, Cornelie; Page, Jutta-AnnetteArnoldsche:  Stuttgart,  2007
Book:  Glasswear. Glass in Contemporary Jewelry. Ilse-Neuman, Ursula; Holzach, Cornelie; Page, Jutta-AnnetteArnoldsche:  Stuttgart,  2007
Book:  Daniel Kruger : Portrait of a Jeweler as Painter. SG Press:  Lenox MA, 
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