Esther Brinkmann

Published: 23.02.2021
Esther Brinkmann Esther Brinkmann


Why Do I Make Jewelery? To say it in a few words:
I love making things that are related to the body.
When I start working, I have intuitions, materials, desires, and doubts. The work is the result of ideas that I could materialize and that became a project. I hope it is able to stimulate other’s emotions and open doors to their own imagination. A piece of Jewelery should provoke! Provoke questions, provoke emotions, provoke desires!

Rings are made to be manipulated: put them on, take them off, play with them. Wearing a ring influences our gestures, our body language. We experience our own hands differently. The relationship between a ring and a finger is very special: I focus on the space between the ring and the finger and incidentally between fingers.

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Exhibition  06 Jul 2022 - 10 Jul 2022  Galerie Rosemarie Jäger at Frame 2022.
Exhibition  15 Nov 2019 - 30 Nov 2019  Evolution. 1st Wearable Art Exhibition.
Exhibition  01 Nov 2019 - 30 Nov 2019  See The Big From The Small.
Exhibition  13 Dec 2017 - 03 Jun 2018  Esther Brinkmann featured at Jewellery: Made By, Worn By..
Exhibition  13 Dec 2017 - 03 Jun 2018  Jewellery. Made By, Worn By.
Workshop  15 Sep 2017 - 17 Sep 2017  The Hole On Purposeful Nothingness by Esther Brinkmann.
Exhibition  15 Apr 2017 - 14 Oct 2017  Très Or.
Exhibition  26 Sep 2016 - 31 Jan 2017  Basalt. Volcanic Bijoux.
Exhibition  19 Jan 2016 - 20 Mar 2016  Fingervessels by Esther Brinkmann.
Créatrice et professeur Esther Brinkmann est une figure incontournable des arts appliqués et du design à Genève. Le Musée Ariana lui donne "carte blanche" pour exposer ses « Fingervessels » ou « récipients pour doigts».
Exhibition  07 Oct 2014 - 29 Oct 2014  Distant Relations: Jewelry between East and West.
Exhibition  28 Jul 2014 - 23 Aug 2014  Renewable Pleasures: The India Chapter by Esther Brinkmann.
Exhibition  26 Apr 2012 - 26 May 2012  Pierre de touche.
Exhibition  15 May 2010 - 29 May 2010  Esther Brinkmann: East West Dong XI.
Exhibition  05 Sep 2008 - 21 Oct 2008  Just Must.
Exhibition  02 Jul 2008 - 05 Oct 2008  From hand to hand.

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Book:  Jewellery 1970–2015. Bollmann Collection. Arnoldsche Art Publishers:  Stuttgart,  2015
Book:  Contemporary Jewelry in Perspective. Lark Books, an imprint of Sterling Publishing, Inc.:  New York,  2013
Book:  Contemporary Jewellers. Interviews with European Artists. Bernabei, RobertaBerg:  London,  2011
Book:  Just Must. International Jewellery Art Exhibition. Kodres, Krista; Veenre, Tanel; et. al.Arnoldsche Art Publishers:  Stuttgart,  2008
Book:  Dictionnaire International du Bijou. de Cerval, MargueriteÉditions du Regard:  Paris,  1998
Book:  From hand to hand. Passing on skill and know-how in European contemporary jewellery. den Besten, Liesbeth; Guinard, Carole; Gaspar, MònicaMudac / 5 Continents:  Lausanne,