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Erato Kouloubi

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Published: 03.04.2018

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I design jewelry that assembles in an abstracted shape, creating a multitude of viewpoints plus a multitude of applications.
 
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Erato Kouloubi. Brooch: Food Victim, 2018. Pasta, acrylics, epoxy, bronze.. 8 x 11 x 5 cm. Photo by: George Economopoulos. Erato Kouloubi
Brooch: Food Victim, 2018
Pasta, acrylics, epoxy, bronze.
8 x 11 x 5 cm
Photo by: George Economopoulos
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Erato Kouloubi. Brooch: Food Victim 1, 2018. Pasta, acrylics, epoxy, bronze.. 12 x 16 x 5 cm. Photo by: George Economopoulos. From series: Food Victim  Collection. On Body.. Erato Kouloubi
Brooch: Food Victim 1, 2018
Pasta, acrylics, epoxy, bronze.
12 x 16 x 5 cm
Photo by: George Economopoulos
From series: Food Victim Collection

On Body.

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Erato Kouloubi. Brooch: Food Victim 1, 2018. Pasta, acrylics, epoxy, bronze.. 12 x 16 x 5 cm. Photo by: George Economopoulos. From series: Food Victim  Collection. Alternative view.
. Original portrait: Coco Chanel by Man Ray.. Erato Kouloubi
Brooch: Food Victim 1, 2018
Pasta, acrylics, epoxy, bronze.
12 x 16 x 5 cm
Photo by: George Economopoulos
From series: Food Victim Collection

Alternative view.
Original portrait: Coco Chanel by Man Ray.

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Erato Kouloubi. Brooch: Food Victim 1, 2018. Pasta, acrylics, epoxy, bronze.. 12 x 16 x 5 cm. Photo by: George Economopoulos. From series: Food Victim  Collection. On body.. Erato Kouloubi
Brooch: Food Victim 1, 2018
Pasta, acrylics, epoxy, bronze.
12 x 16 x 5 cm
Photo by: George Economopoulos
From series: Food Victim Collection

On body.

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Erato Kouloubi. Object: Victimism, 2018. Bronze, Plaster.. 15 x 13 x 17 cm. Photo by: George Economopoulos. From series: Food Victim  Collection. Erato Kouloubi
Object: Victimism, 2018
Bronze, Plaster.
15 x 13 x 17 cm
Photo by: George Economopoulos
From series: Food Victim Collection
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Erato Kouloubi. Brooch: Asphyxia, 2015. Tar, bronze, pigment, wool, silver.. 16 x 6 x 9 cm. Photo by: Alexis Kamitsos. From series: Oh no! This is toxic. Erato Kouloubi
Brooch: Asphyxia, 2015
Tar, bronze, pigment, wool, silver.
16 x 6 x 9 cm
Photo by: Alexis Kamitsos
From series: Oh no! This is toxic
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Erato Kouloubi. Hand Piece: Chocolate Mousse, 2015. Tar, bronze, pigment.. 3 x 3 x 6 cm. Photo by: Alexis Kamitsos. From series: Oh no! This is toxic. Erato Kouloubi
Hand Piece: Chocolate Mousse, 2015
Tar, bronze, pigment.
3 x 3 x 6 cm
Photo by: Alexis Kamitsos
From series: Oh no! This is toxic
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Erato Kouloubi. Neckpiece: Monomolecular, 2015. Tar, bronze, pigment, plastic bag.. 50 x 20 x 4 cm. Photo by: Alexis Kamitsos. From series: Oh no! This is toxic. Erato Kouloubi
Neckpiece: Monomolecular, 2015
Tar, bronze, pigment, plastic bag.
50 x 20 x 4 cm
Photo by: Alexis Kamitsos
From series: Oh no! This is toxic
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Erato Kouloubi. Ring: Tools, 2015. Tar, lightbulb, pigment, sand, bronze.. 7 x 3 x 7 cm. Photo by: Alexis Kamitsos. From series: Oh no! This is toxic. Erato Kouloubi
Ring: Tools, 2015
Tar, lightbulb, pigment, sand, bronze.
7 x 3 x 7 cm
Photo by: Alexis Kamitsos
From series: Oh no! This is toxic
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Erato Kouloubi. Head Piece: Two bodies cannot occupy the same place, 2015. Tar, bronze, pigment, light bulb.. 7 x 8 x 4 cm. Photo by: Alexis Kamitsos. From series: Oh no! This is toxic. Erato Kouloubi
Head Piece: Two bodies cannot occupy the same place, 2015
Tar, bronze, pigment, light bulb.
7 x 8 x 4 cm
Photo by: Alexis Kamitsos
From series: Oh no! This is toxic
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Erato Kouloubi. Hand Piece: What earth taught me, 2015. Tar, bronze, wool, light bulb.. 2 x 4 x 14 cm. Photo by: Alexis Kamitsos. From series: Oh no! This is toxic. Erato Kouloubi
Hand Piece: What earth taught me, 2015
Tar, bronze, wool, light bulb.
2 x 4 x 14 cm
Photo by: Alexis Kamitsos
From series: Oh no! This is toxic
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Erato Kouloubi. Necklace: The leftovers of another life, 2015. Keychain light, batteries, light bulb, pigment, bronze, tar, silk & cotton thread.. 16 x 10 x 10 cm. Photo by: Alexis Kamitsos. Erato Kouloubi
Necklace: The leftovers of another life, 2015
Keychain light, batteries, light bulb, pigment, bronze, tar, silk & cotton thread.
16 x 10 x 10 cm
Photo by: Alexis Kamitsos
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Erato Kouloubi. Ring: The Bird of Paradise, 2015. Tar, sand, light bulb, paper, bronze.. 18 x 12 x 12 cm. Photo by: Alexis Kamitsos. Erato Kouloubi
Ring: The Bird of Paradise, 2015
Tar, sand, light bulb, paper, bronze.
18 x 12 x 12 cm
Photo by: Alexis Kamitsos
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Erato Kouloubi. Neckpiece: Birds of Hell, 2015. Tar, bronze, pigment.. 29 x 12 x 6 cm. Photo by: Alexis Kamitsos. Erato Kouloubi
Neckpiece: Birds of Hell, 2015
Tar, bronze, pigment.
29 x 12 x 6 cm
Photo by: Alexis Kamitsos
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Intro
A Greek jewellery designer, who in her current work finds joy in making small projects based on experimentation and the ephemeral.

Exploring the art of jewellery, Erato Kouloubi graduated from Mokume/Silversmithing and Jewellery Design School, Athens, Greece.
She majored in chemical coloring and patination of metals at “Camberwell College of Arts” and in manipulating glass at “Central Saint Martins”, University of the Arts, London – U.K. She has attended seminars of contemporary jewelry with Jorge Manilla, Charon Kransen and Lucia Massei.

Her creations were exhibited internationally. She is interested in curating contemporary art exhibitions, after the courses she attended in London, U.K. and Berlin, Germany.

Statement

I design jewelry that assembles in an abstracted shape, creating a multitude of viewpoints plus a multitude of applications.
Originally what leads me to make innovative forms is that I am interested in the reflection of the viewer. Lately, I find joy in making small projects based on experimentation and the ephemeral.



Food Victim Collection.
This body of work investigates the relationship between Appetite and Social Icons. Throughout history, women's bodies have been regarded as objects of beauty. During the years, different aesthetics were supporting femininity.
Nowadays, media images and fashion industry create an artificial problem to most women in order to support diet food industry by
using them as products of consumer society. For this reason, the use of pasta creates ironic and boundary crossing pieces that beautify and emphasize on how public image turns a basic need such as food into overeating disorder, bulimia, self-destruction and social rejection. How Social Icons turn feminism into body fascism.


Oh no! This is toxic.
In this work I address the environmental issues. Human activities are contaminating the world’s water systems and disrupting the lives of animals. From toxic chemical runoff to the accumulation of litter, miles away from land. We alter the planet rapidly and we experience the consequences. I used tar as my main material in order to convey the threat, the fear and the crude death of all living beings that live in nature and are condemned by the humanity. In my country, Greece, tar is a very common finding on our beaches. Sometimes, in collaboration with the sea, they create unique sculptures, the content of which is a mysterious mixture of life and death.
 
The leftovers of another life.
Between light and darkness lies the world of our past.
The place where we safely keep all our memories, all our forbidden thoughts, all our fears, all the things that we could have been but we are not. 
When we turn on the light, we live in the present.
When we turn off the light, we live in our past.
Between light and darkness lies a world of decisions.
 

Birds of Hell (or The eyes of an ugly monster want to eat my soul).
Finding yourself being involved in a situation beyond any limit, makes you feel awkward. During the creativity process, monsters come out of your bench. Monsters that eat your brain, your soul, your power and the birds are no more birds. They are creatures filled with blood. Look like rats and hell is on its way.
 
Bird of Paradise.
I created this piece in order to convey the beauty and the ugliness. The tradition, the sound of the sea, the sandy beaches in contradiction with the death of all the beings that live under the water and suffer from the ecological disaster.
 

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2018:
Open call  11 Dec 2018 - 07 Jan 2019  Open Call for Athens Jewelry Week 2019.
Award giving  07 Jun 2018 - 07 Jun 2018  The After Joya Effect fifth edition Award granted to Wanshu Li.
Fair  23 May 2018 - 30 May 2018  Athens Jewelry Week 2018.
Exhibition  26 Apr 2018 - 29 Apr 2018  Hidden Curriculum at Melting Point.
Meeting  26 Apr 2018 - 29 Apr 2018  Melting Point 2018.
Exhibition  08 Mar 2018 - 11 Mar 2018  Hidden Curriculum.
Open call  05 Jan 2018 - 19 Jan 2018  Athens Jewelry Week 2018 Call for Applications.
2017:
Exhibition  18 May 2017 - 21 May 2017  Art + Jewelry. Intersecting Spaces.
Exhibition  18 May 2017 - 06 Jun 2017  The After Joya Effect IV.
2016:
Open call  23 Nov 2016 - 30 Jan 2017  Athens Jewelry Week 2017 Call for applications.
Exhibition  06 Feb 2016 - 31 Dec 2016  Impressions 2016. The Permanent.
2015:
Exhibition  12 Dec 2015 - 30 Jan 2016  A Dark Spark of Light.
Fair  08 Oct 2015 - 10 Oct 2015  JOYA: Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair 2015.
Award  08 Oct 2015 - 10 Oct 2015  The Legacy Award.
Award  08 Oct 2015 - 08 Oct 2015  Enjoia’t Awards 2015.
Exhibition  22 May 2015 - 20 Jun 2015  6000 Fragments – The Floating Islands.
2014:
Fair  06 Nov 2014 - 09 Nov 2014  SIERAAD 2014.
Fair  09 Oct 2014 - 11 Oct 2014  JOYA: Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair 2014.
Exhibition  03 Oct 2014 - 15 Nov 2014  Creativity Contest: The Posing Jewel.
2013:
Fair  17 Oct 2013 - 19 Oct 2013  JOYA: Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair 2013.
2009:
Fair  05 Nov 2009 - 08 Nov 2009  SIERAAD 2009.

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Book:  Narrative Jewellery: Tales from the toolbox. Marc Fenn.  2017
Book:  Sieve by Design. Gunjan Suri.  Mumbai,  2015
Catalogue:  JOYA 2015 Contemporary Jewellery Fair Catalogue. 2015
Catalogue:  JOYA 2014 Contemporary Jewellery Fair Catalogue. 2015
Book:  Yearbook 2014/2015 Contemporary Jewellery. Grupo Duplex.  2015
Book:  Joya 2013 Catalogue. Ribeiro, Paulo; Chevallier, Anthony.  Le Departement:  Barcelona,  2013
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