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Danni Schwaag

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Published: 26.11.2017
Danni Schwaag. Set: organ, 2017. Pearls, Gem, Silver, Gold, Steel, Copper. In this series “organ”, forms are shaped out of mother of pearl inspired by human organs. i mirrored a part of the piece, which is made out of galalith, a milk stone, a material which has been used in the art deco era. I'm fascinated by the variety of the material; the mother of pearl with its lustre, its hardness on one hand and its brittleness on the other; the galalith with its sensitivity and softness; natural and artificial; complete and divided; healthy and destructed.. Danni Schwaag
Set: organ, 2017
Pearls, Gem, Silver, Gold, Steel, Copper
In this series “organ”, forms are shaped out of mother of pearl inspired by human organs. i mirrored a part of the piece, which is made out of galalith, a milk stone, a material which has been used in the art deco era. I'm fascinated by the variety of the material; the mother of pearl with its lustre, its hardness on one hand and its brittleness on the other; the galalith with its sensitivity and softness; natural and artificial; complete and divided; healthy and destructed.

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Danni Schwaag. Brooch: organ I, 2017. Mother of pearl, galalith, enamel on copper, silver, steel wire.. 5 x 7 cm. Danni Schwaag
Brooch: organ I, 2017
Mother of pearl, galalith, enamel on copper, silver, steel wire.
5 x 7 cm
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Danni Schwaag. Brooch: organ II, 2017. Mother of pearl, galalith, gold, steel wire.. 5 x 8 cm. Danni Schwaag
Brooch: organ II, 2017
Mother of pearl, galalith, gold, steel wire.
5 x 8 cm
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Danni Schwaag. Brooch: organ III, 2017. Mother of pearl, galalith, enamel on copper, silver, steel wire.. 8 x 8.5 cm. Danni Schwaag
Brooch: organ III, 2017
Mother of pearl, galalith, enamel on copper, silver, steel wire.
8 x 8.5 cm
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Danni Schwaag. Brooch: organ IV, 2017. Mother of pearl, galalith, gold, steel wire.. 5.5 x 8.5 cm. Danni Schwaag
Brooch: organ IV, 2017
Mother of pearl, galalith, gold, steel wire.
5.5 x 8.5 cm
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Danni Schwaag. Brooch: organ V, 2017. Mother of pearl, galalith, enamel on copper, silver, steel wire.. 6 x 7 cm. Danni Schwaag
Brooch: organ V, 2017
Mother of pearl, galalith, enamel on copper, silver, steel wire.
6 x 7 cm
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Danni Schwaag. Brooch: organ VI, 2017. Mother of pearl, galalith, gold, steel wire.. 4.5 x 9 cm. Danni Schwaag
Brooch: organ VI, 2017
Mother of pearl, galalith, gold, steel wire.
4.5 x 9 cm
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Danni Schwaag. Brooch: organ VII, 2017. Mother of pearl, galalith, gold.. 8 x 6 cm. Danni Schwaag
Brooch: organ VII, 2017
Mother of pearl, galalith, gold.
8 x 6 cm
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Danni Schwaag. Earrings: to invert - rose and to invert - turkis, 2017. Mother of pearl, galalith, gold.. 3.5 x 2 cm and 4 x 3 cm. Danni Schwaag
Earrings: to invert - rose and to invert - turkis, 2017
Mother of pearl, galalith, gold.
3.5 x 2 cm and 4 x 3 cm
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Danni Schwaag. Brooch: stirring staff, 2016. Wood, acrylic paint.. different sizes. „to stir“ is a process of movement, transformation and excitement - important elements to create art. a stirring staff, which was used for years to stir acrylic paint, is the main part of this work. after having been just a stick of timber it is now covered with almost a kilo of acrylic paint mainly white, with fine streaks of other colours. so what happens when cutting it into slices? a tool which was needed for creating a painting turns into a painting for the body.Wall object with eight brooches.. Danni Schwaag
Brooch: stirring staff, 2016
Wood, acrylic paint.
different sizes

„to stir“ is a process of movement, transformation and excitement - important elements to create art. a stirring staff, which was used for years to stir acrylic paint, is the main part of this work. after having been just a stick of timber it is now covered with almost a kilo of acrylic paint mainly white, with fine streaks of other colours. so what happens when cutting it into slices? a tool which was needed for creating a painting turns into a painting for the body.
Wall object with eight brooches.
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Danni Schwaag. Brooch: stirring staff, 2016. Wood, acrylic paint.. different sizes. On modelWall object with eight brooches.. Danni Schwaag
Brooch: stirring staff, 2016
Wood, acrylic paint.
different sizes

On model
Wall object with eight brooches.
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Danni Schwaag. Brooch: stirring staff, 2016. Wood, acrylic paint.. different sizes. On modelWall object with eight brooches.. Danni Schwaag
Brooch: stirring staff, 2016
Wood, acrylic paint.
different sizes

On model
Wall object with eight brooches.
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Danni Schwaag. Brooch: stirring staff, 2016. Wood, acrylic paint.. different sizes. On modelWall object with eight brooches.. Danni Schwaag
Brooch: stirring staff, 2016
Wood, acrylic paint.
different sizes

On model
Wall object with eight brooches.
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Danni Schwaag. Brooch: stirring staff, 2016. Wood, acrylic paint.. different sizes. On modelWall object with eight brooches.. Danni Schwaag
Brooch: stirring staff, 2016
Wood, acrylic paint.
different sizes

On model
Wall object with eight brooches.
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Danni Schwaag. Brooch: stirring staff, 2016. Wood, acrylic paint.. different sizes. On modelWall object with eight brooches.. Danni Schwaag
Brooch: stirring staff, 2016
Wood, acrylic paint.
different sizes

On model
Wall object with eight brooches.
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Danni Schwaag. Brooch: stirring staff, 2016. Wood, acrylic paint.. different sizes. On modelWall object with eight brooches.. Danni Schwaag
Brooch: stirring staff, 2016
Wood, acrylic paint.
different sizes

On model
Wall object with eight brooches.
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Danni Schwaag. Brooch: stirring staff, 2016. Wood, acrylic paint.. different sizes. On modelWall object with eight brooches.. Danni Schwaag
Brooch: stirring staff, 2016
Wood, acrylic paint.
different sizes

On model
Wall object with eight brooches.
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Danni Schwaag. Brooch: stirring staff, 2016. Wood, acrylic paint.. different sizes. On modelWall object with eight brooches.. Danni Schwaag
Brooch: stirring staff, 2016
Wood, acrylic paint.
different sizes

On model
Wall object with eight brooches.
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Concrete Colours Series, 2014
. Mixed acrylic paint stocked on the ground of a glass. after months, even years, it dried in the not airtight closed glass. the vitreous cover is smashed and a recycled product is left over, a kind of tinned ready made. concrete colours hardened into a kind of concrete texture.  .
Concrete Colours Series, 2014
Mixed acrylic paint stocked on the ground of a glass. after months, even years, it dried in the not airtight closed glass. the vitreous cover is smashed and a recycled product is left over, a kind of tinned ready made. concrete colours hardened into a kind of concrete texture.  

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Danni Schwaag. Brooch: Green, 2014. Dried acrylic paint, enamel on copper, silver oxidized, stainless steel. ø 6.5 cm. From series: Concrete colours. Danni Schwaag
Brooch: Green, 2014
Dried acrylic paint, enamel on copper, silver oxidized, stainless steel
ø 6.5 cm
From series: Concrete colours
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Danni Schwaag. Brooch: Black, 2014. Dried acrylic paint, enamel on copper, silver oxidized, stainless steel. 6 x 11 cm. From series: Concrete colours. Danni Schwaag
Brooch: Black, 2014
Dried acrylic paint, enamel on copper, silver oxidized, stainless steel
6 x 11 cm
From series: Concrete colours
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Danni Schwaag. Brooch: White, 2014. Dried acrylic paint, enamel on copper, silver and copper oxidized, stainless steel. 5.5 x 10 cm. From series: Concrete colours. Danni Schwaag
Brooch: White, 2014
Dried acrylic paint, enamel on copper, silver and copper oxidized, stainless steel
5.5 x 10 cm
From series: Concrete colours
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Danni Schwaag. Brooch: Red dot, 2014. Dried acrylic paint, enamel on copper, silver oxidized, stainless steel. 4 x 10 cm. From series: Concrete colours. Danni Schwaag
Brooch: Red dot, 2014
Dried acrylic paint, enamel on copper, silver oxidized, stainless steel
4 x 10 cm
From series: Concrete colours
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Danni Schwaag. Brooch: Heart, 2014. Dried acrylic paint, enamel on copper, silver and copper oxidized, galalith, stainless steel. 6 x 10 cm. From series: Concrete colours. Danni Schwaag
Brooch: Heart, 2014
Dried acrylic paint, enamel on copper, silver and copper oxidized, galalith, stainless steel
6 x 10 cm
From series: Concrete colours
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Danni Schwaag. Brooch: galalith vs mother of pearl, 2014. Material: galalith, mother of pearl, rubber, pearl silk, silver, steel.. made at Villa Bengel. Danni Schwaag
Brooch: galalith vs mother of pearl, 2014
Material: galalith, mother of pearl, rubber, pearl silk, silver, steel.
made at Villa Bengel
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Danni Schwaag. Necklace: untitled 02, 2014. Enamel on copper, acrylic paint, silver. 80 x 80mm; length: 50cm. Danni Schwaag
Necklace: untitled 02, 2014
Enamel on copper, acrylic paint, silver
80 x 80mm; length: 50cm
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Danni Schwaag. Necklace: untitled 03, 2014. Enamel on copper, acrylic paint, silver. 140 x 70mm; length: 60cm. Danni Schwaag
Necklace: untitled 03, 2014
Enamel on copper, acrylic paint, silver
140 x 70mm; length: 60cm
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Danni Schwaag. Necklace: untitled 04, 2014. Enamel on copper, acrylic paint, reconstructed stones, artificial material, wood, silver. 65 x 40mm; length: 50cm. Danni Schwaag
Necklace: untitled 04, 2014
Enamel on copper, acrylic paint, reconstructed stones, artificial material, wood, silver
65 x 40mm; length: 50cm
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Danni Schwaag. Necklace: untitled 05, 2014. Enamel on copper, acrylic paint, wood, reconstructed stone, bead cord. 100 x 90mm; length: 60cm. Danni Schwaag
Necklace: untitled 05, 2014
Enamel on copper, acrylic paint, wood, reconstructed stone, bead cord
100 x 90mm; length: 60cm
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Danni Schwaag. Brooch: untitled 06, 2014. Enamel on copper, acrylic paint, reconstructed stones, bead cord, silver, steel. 55 x 80mm. Danni Schwaag
Brooch: untitled 06, 2014
Enamel on copper, acrylic paint, reconstructed stones, bead cord, silver, steel
55 x 80mm
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Danni Schwaag. Brooch: untitled 07, 2014. Enamel on copper, acrylic paint, silver, steel. 45 x 95mm. Danni Schwaag
Brooch: untitled 07, 2014
Enamel on copper, acrylic paint, silver, steel
45 x 95mm
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Danni Schwaag. Brooch: untitled 08, 2014. Enamel on copper, acrylic paint, mother of pearl, rosegold, silver, steel. 55 x 70mm. Danni Schwaag
Brooch: untitled 08, 2014
Enamel on copper, acrylic paint, mother of pearl, rosegold, silver, steel
55 x 70mm
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Danni Schwaag. Brooch: 'painting', 2014. Acrylic paint, wood, rosegold, silver, steel. 40 x 50mm. Danni Schwaag
Brooch: "painting", 2014
Acrylic paint, wood, rosegold, silver, steel
40 x 50mm
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Danni Schwaag. Brooch: Blue drop, 2013. Enamel on copper, acrylic paint, reconstructed stone, silver, steel. 7x6 cm. Danni Schwaag
Brooch: Blue drop, 2013
Enamel on copper, acrylic paint, reconstructed stone, silver, steel
7x6 cm
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Danni Schwaag. Brooch: Colourful, 2013. Enamel on copper, acrylic paint, mother of pearl, steel. 10.5x5 cm. Danni Schwaag
Brooch: Colourful, 2013
Enamel on copper, acrylic paint, mother of pearl, steel
10.5x5 cm
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Danni Schwaag. Brooch: Pearlegg, 2013. Enamel on copper, acrylic paint, mother of pearl, gold. 3.5x4x2 cm. Danni Schwaag
Brooch: Pearlegg, 2013
Enamel on copper, acrylic paint, mother of pearl, gold
3.5x4x2 cm
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Danni Schwaag. Necklace: Artificial to natural, 2013. Enamel on copper, acrylic paint, mother of pearl, synthetic material, silver, found pieces from the beach, pearlsilk. 6.5x6 cm, length 45 cm. Danni Schwaag
Necklace: Artificial to natural, 2013
Enamel on copper, acrylic paint, mother of pearl, synthetic material, silver, found pieces from the beach, pearlsilk
6.5x6 cm, length 45 cm
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Danni Schwaag. Necklace: Waves, 2013. Enamel on copper, reconstructed stone, artificial material, pearlsilk, silver. 11x4.5 cm, length 60 cm. Danni Schwaag
Necklace: Waves, 2013
Enamel on copper, reconstructed stone, artificial material, pearlsilk, silver
11x4.5 cm, length 60 cm
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Danni Schwaag. Ring: Untitled, 2009. Mother of pearl. from 3.5x4 up to 5.5x4cm. Danni Schwaag
Ring: Untitled, 2009
Mother of pearl
from 3.5x4 up to 5.5x4cm
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Intro
Danni Schwaag is a german based artist, graduated in Gemology and Jewellery Design in the Fachhochschule Trier, University of Applied Arts. The artist is a regular presence in international exhibitions and publications. Danni is interested in an open creative process and in observing all elements in her researches, internal or external to the jewellery.

Statement

I sit down on my bench and start to work. I look at the body, how people move, how their body language speaks to me. The personality in making jewellery for me seems to be, when it rises from an impulse, which would like to be the most valuable characteristic and that what I want to find for me and my jewellery. In such a way I’m often not satisfied with the first idea. What should I do? Continue with making? Do not think about? Where does it come from what am I doing? Where will it go? The original idea for a piece of jewellery can transform into something completely unexpected during the work. The process should be always open. Does it concern a coincidence; etwas was mir “zufällt”? What I pick up when I go out of the house, when I look into the sky, when I meet people, when I sit at the bench? Does it happen then? Do I convert then these „sources“? Da „fällt“ mir etwaszuoderein“. muss man „leer“ sein damit es einfallen kannIs it possible to be free from thoughts, which frighten or load one? From? (There is „falling“ something into me. That it can fall in I have to be empty.) these factors my work is developing. A quiet energy between me and the individual elements of the jewellery.

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2018:
Exhibition  03 Oct 2018 - 10 Nov 2018  Inside The Mountain & Enmarcamos Pinctada.
Workshop  13 Aug 2018 - 17 Aug 2018  International Summer Academy 2018 at the Campus Idar-Oberstein.
2017:
Exhibition  25 Nov 2017 - 10 Jan 2018  Pearls Upside Down.
2016:
Exhibition  11 Dec 2016 - 13 Jan 2017  Idem. Mùltiplos de Autor.
Workshop  01 Aug 2016 - 12 Aug 2016  International Summer Academy 2016 at the Campus Idar-Oberstein.
Workshop  08 Apr 2016 - 13 Apr 2016  Experimental Enamel Workshop by Danni Schwaag.
2015:
Exhibition  28 Nov 2015 - 15 Jan 2016  Snapshot.
Exhibition  07 Nov 2015 - 24 Dec 2015  Happy! 25 Years of Friends of Carlotta.
Exhibition  05 Nov 2015 - 28 Nov 2015  To Stir by Danni Schwaag.
Exhibition  25 Sep 2015 - 02 Oct 2015  Sperk Stret.
Workshop  16 Aug 2015 - 29 Aug 2015  International Summer Academy 2015 at the Campus Idar-Oberstein.
Exhibition  12 Mar 2015 - 16 Mar 2015  Zeitgenössischer Schmuck.
Fair  11 Mar 2015 - 17 Mar 2015  Schmuck 2015.
2014:
Exhibition  06 Dec 2014 - 23 Dec 2014  What Matters.
Exhibition  29 Nov 2014 - 23 Jan 2015  Spectrum: Christmas group show.
2013:
Award  31 Aug 2013 - 06 Oct 2013  Cominelli Foundation Award 2013.
Exhibition  24 Jul 2013 - 24 Aug 2013  Lisa Kröber, Deborah Rudolph, Danni Schwaag: Summer Time Out.
Exhibition  15 Mar 2013 - 11 Apr 2013  Danni Schwaag: 
L'art pour l'art.
Exhibition  20 Jan 2013 - 14 Apr 2013  Play of Form and Color - New Directions in Enameled Jewelry.
2012:
Exhibition  01 Dec 2012 - 27 Jan 2013  Allegro Moderato.
Exhibition  03 Nov 2012 - 22 Dec 2012  Emaille Enamel.
Exhibition  21 Jun 2012 - 21 Jul 2012  Solstice.
2011:
Exhibition  07 Oct 2011 - 06 Nov 2011  UltraMarine.
Exhibition  21 Apr 2011 - 08 May 2011  Op Voorraad.
2010:
Exhibition  03 Sep 2010 - 12 Sep 2010  In Stock Taiwan.
Exhibition  18 Jun 2010 - 31 Jul 2010  Es perlt....
2009:
Fair  06 Nov 2009 - 08 Nov 2009  SOFA Chicago 2009.
Exhibition  19 Sep 2009 - 27 Sep 2009  OP VOORRAAD.
Fair  11 Mar 2009 - 17 Mar 2009  Schmuck 2009.
Fair  20 Feb 2009 - 23 Feb 2009  Inhorgenta 2009.
2008:
Exhibition  04 Sep 2008 - 27 Sep 2008  NSAIO3- new jewellery from Idar-Oberstein.
Exhibition  24 Jun 2008 - 20 Jul 2008  NSAIO3- new jewellery from Idar-Oberstein.
Meeting  19 May 2008 - 21 May 2008  SchmuckDenken 4 – Thinking Jewellery.
Exhibition  03 Apr 2008 - 15 Jun 2008  Nsaio 3 – New Jewelry from Idar-Oberstein.
2007:
Exhibition  17 Oct 2007 - 24 Nov 2007  Wild and sexy.

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Book:  New Necklaces: 400+ Contemporary Designs. Nicolas Estrada.  Promopress:  United Kingdom,  2016
Book:  ThinkingJewellery. On the way towards a theory. Arnoldsche:  Stuttgart,  2011
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