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Esther Heite

Jeweller
Published: 10.12.2019

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Esther Heite. Photo by fullnessdesign. Esther Heite. Photo by fullnessdesign.
Esther Heite. Brooch: Liquid Crystal, 2019. Stainless steel, LCD display.. 5 x 6.3 x 2 cm. Photo by: Fridge&plodge. Group of pieces.. Esther Heite
Brooch: Liquid Crystal, 2019
Stainless steel, LCD display.
5 x 6.3 x 2 cm
Photo by: Fridge&plodge

Group of pieces.

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Esther Heite. Brooch: Liquid Crystal, 2019. LCD display, stainless steel.. 5 x 6 x 3 cm. Photo by: Fridge&plodge. From series: Gebraucht.  
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.  My artwork demonstrates a confrontation with the world of material matters. Prior to my research, I assumed that the purely physical characteristics and functions of objects were more deeply bound to non-material attributes and symbolic energies. The alienation of the familiar connectivity (or context), of the function or form, generates paradoxes which are intended to stimulate the carrier for reflection.
. The explorative handling of the technology of welding activates in my workflow a new ornamental function. Combining the ornament and the function, all pieces of jewellery are characterized by some kind of fusion.. Esther Heite
Brooch: Liquid Crystal, 2019
LCD display, stainless steel.
5 x 6 x 3 cm
Photo by: Fridge&plodge
From series: Gebraucht
 
 My artwork demonstrates a confrontation with the world of material matters. Prior to my research, I assumed that the purely physical characteristics and functions of objects were more deeply bound to non-material attributes and symbolic energies. The alienation of the familiar connectivity (or context), of the function or form, generates paradoxes which are intended to stimulate the carrier for reflection.
The explorative handling of the technology of welding activates in my workflow a new ornamental function. Combining the ornament and the function, all pieces of jewellery are characterized by some kind of fusion.

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Esther Heite. Brooch: Liquid Crystal, 2019. Stainless steel, LCD display.. 5 x 6.3 x 2 cm. Photo by: Fridge&plodge. Esther Heite
Brooch: Liquid Crystal, 2019
Stainless steel, LCD display.
5 x 6.3 x 2 cm
Photo by: Fridge&plodge
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Esther Heite. Earrings: Untitled, 2019. Stainless steel, LCD display.. 9 x 2 x 1 cm. Esther Heite
Earrings: Untitled, 2019
Stainless steel, LCD display.
9 x 2 x 1 cm
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Esther Heite. Earrings: Misunderstood Genius, 2019. Silver, 18 ct gold.. 2 x 5 cm; 5.5 x 9 cm; 9.5 x 12 cm. Photo by: Fridge&plodge. From series: Gebraucht. Group of pieces with three sizes.. Esther Heite
Earrings: Misunderstood Genius, 2019
Silver, 18 ct gold.
2 x 5 cm; 5.5 x 9 cm; 9.5 x 12 cm
Photo by: Fridge&plodge
From series: Gebraucht

Group of pieces with three sizes.

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Esther Heite. Earrings: Misunderstood Genius, 2019. Silver, 18 ct gold.. 2 x 5 cm; 5.5 x 9 cm; 9.5 x 12 cm. Photo by: Fridge&plodge. From series: Gebraucht. Esther Heite
Earrings: Misunderstood Genius, 2019
Silver, 18 ct gold.
2 x 5 cm; 5.5 x 9 cm; 9.5 x 12 cm
Photo by: Fridge&plodge
From series: Gebraucht
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Esther Heite. Brooch: Monolith, 2019. Stainless steel. 8 x 4.6 x 1.1 cm. Photo by: Fridge&plodge. Esther Heite
Brooch: Monolith, 2019
Stainless steel
8 x 4.6 x 1.1 cm
Photo by: Fridge&plodge
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Esther Heite. Brooch: Monolith, 2019. Stainless steel. 8 x 4.6 x 1.1 cm. Photo by: Fridge&plodge. Backside view.. Esther Heite
Brooch: Monolith, 2019
Stainless steel
8 x 4.6 x 1.1 cm
Photo by: Fridge&plodge

Backside view.

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Esther Heite. Brooch: Monolith, 2019. Stainless steel. 8 x 4.6 x 1.1 cm. Photo by: Fridge&plodge. Group of pieces.. Esther Heite
Brooch: Monolith, 2019
Stainless steel
8 x 4.6 x 1.1 cm
Photo by: Fridge&plodge

Group of pieces.

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Esther Heite. Bangle: Non-clock, 2019. Stainless steel.. 6 x 4 x 3 cm. Photo by: Fridge&plodge. Esther Heite
Bangle: Non-clock, 2019
Stainless steel.
6 x 4 x 3 cm
Photo by: Fridge&plodge
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Esther Heite. Ring: Untitled, 2019. Stainless steel, gold plated.. 4 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm. Photo by: Fridge&plodge. From series: Gebraucht. Esther Heite
Ring: Untitled, 2019
Stainless steel, gold plated.
4 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm
Photo by: Fridge&plodge
From series: Gebraucht
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Esther Heite. Ring: Untitled, 2019. Stainless steel, gold plated.. 4 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm. Photo by: Fridge&plodge. From series: Gebraucht. Group of pieces.. Esther Heite
Ring: Untitled, 2019
Stainless steel, gold plated.
4 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm
Photo by: Fridge&plodge
From series: Gebraucht

Group of pieces.

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Esther Heite. Brooch: Pixel Glam, 2019. Stainless steel, silver plated.. 5 x 5 x 0.6 cm. Photo by: Fridge&plodge. From series: Gebraucht. Esther Heite
Brooch: Pixel Glam, 2019
Stainless steel, silver plated.
5 x 5 x 0.6 cm
Photo by: Fridge&plodge
From series: Gebraucht
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Esther Heite. Brooch: Pixel Glam, 2019. Stainless steel, silver plated.. 5 x 5 x 0.6 cm. Photo by: Fridge&plodge. From series: Gebraucht. Esther Heite
Brooch: Pixel Glam, 2019
Stainless steel, silver plated.
5 x 5 x 0.6 cm
Photo by: Fridge&plodge
From series: Gebraucht
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Esther Heite. Earrings: Pixel Gleam - chain, 2019. Stainless steel, silver plated.. 6 x 1.8 x 0.8 cm. Esther Heite
Earrings: Pixel Gleam - chain, 2019
Stainless steel, silver plated.
6 x 1.8 x 0.8 cm
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Esther Heite. Ring: Sig.net, 2019. Stainless steel.. 2 x 2.2 x 1.3 cm. Photo by: Fridge&plodge. From series: Gebraucht. Esther Heite
Ring: Sig.net, 2019
Stainless steel.
2 x 2.2 x 1.3 cm
Photo by: Fridge&plodge
From series: Gebraucht
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Esther Heite. Ring: Sig.net, 2019. Stainless steel.. 2 x 2.2 x 1.3 cm. Photo by: Fridge&plodge. From series: Gebraucht. Different viewpoint.. Esther Heite
Ring: Sig.net, 2019
Stainless steel.
2 x 2.2 x 1.3 cm
Photo by: Fridge&plodge
From series: Gebraucht

Different viewpoint.

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Esther Heite. Ring: Sig.net, 2019. Stainless steel.. 2 x 2.2 x 1.3 cm. Photo by: Fridge&plodge. From series: Gebraucht. Group of pieces.. Esther Heite
Ring: Sig.net, 2019
Stainless steel.
2 x 2.2 x 1.3 cm
Photo by: Fridge&plodge
From series: Gebraucht

Group of pieces.

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Esther Heite. Ring: Sig.net, 2019. Stainless steel.. 2 x 2.2 x 1.3 cm. Photo by: Fridge&plodge. From series: Gebraucht. Group of pieces.. Esther Heite
Ring: Sig.net, 2019
Stainless steel.
2 x 2.2 x 1.3 cm
Photo by: Fridge&plodge
From series: Gebraucht

Group of pieces.

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Esther Heite. Earrings: Untitled, 2019. Gold plated stainless steel.. 1.8 x 1.8 x 0.7 cm. Photo by: Fridge&plodge. From series: Gebraucht. Esther Heite
Earrings: Untitled, 2019
Gold plated stainless steel.
1.8 x 1.8 x 0.7 cm
Photo by: Fridge&plodge
From series: Gebraucht
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Intro
After her training as Goldsmith, Esther Heite is qualified with a bachelors degree in Applied Art and Design at the Peter Behrens School of Arts, Hochschule Düsseldorf. During her time at the university, she develops a wide range of own techniques and procedures, always exploring material characteristics. The displacement of the familiar context is a repeating motif to generate a new aesthetic. Under the guidance of Herman Hermsen and Jantje Fleischhut she developed her graduation project "gebraucht" that deals with the relationship and the mutual influence of subject and object. 

Statement

The theoretical analysis of several topics is important for me and helps to bring structure to my thoughts and the observation of daily life. Subsequently, I am searching for a way to translate the ideas into the material. This process is a never-ending experimental field where new paths appear. Usually, I work parallel in different directions without knowing their connection. In my graduation project, I am circling the topic with 6 groups of metalworks to highlight different aspects of my research.

About Liquid Crystal
They are the access to another world, the main means of communication of our time, the interface between humanity and the machine. Detaching the displays from their technical connection resembles a dissecting act. The wafer-thin screens are dug out of the depth of the device with the utmost caution like a valuable raw material. The fragility resembles that of a precious gemstone. In terms of the form, I take up this association and work the LCD into gem-shaped objects in which they form the centre of the facet cut as a stone tablet. The representation of information becomes a dark, iridescent patch.

About Misunderstood Genius
Through "Misunderstood genius" I attribute a central role to the incidental role of an ear-ring’s butterfly back in the process of wearing jewellery. The original shape is distorted as if the material could simply be pulled apart. The plug made of gold becomes a counterweight and loses importance despite its material value. The internal hierarchy of the piece jewellery shifts as a result. It combines the familiar with the unfamiliar.

About Monolith
The technical objects of our everyday life contain an inner interrelationship in which causalities intertwine. Since electrical circuits have started to be used, this inner logic disappears behind screens, pads, buttons and panels. They are the interface to another world and reduce the mental and physical access to the monolithic-looking bodies to a shallow tactile movement. The smooth, black, cold, glass, metallic housings radiate a cool reserve. Things seem to come towards us out of nowhere. They become a fact that seems objective. This unfamiliarity with which the technological objects confront us is the starting point for the "Monolith" group.

About Non-clock
The wristwatch is an expression of our lifestyle that emphasises efficiency. In the non-clock objects, I make the connection between an object, its name and representation a question for discussion. The formal characteristics of the watch objects invite us to recognize something as a wristwatch that has moved away from its function of showing the time. Although the engraved messages serve as a time display, they still exceed our imagination. In the infinite cosmos (Greek Kósmos = order, brilliance) the connections between space and time are ordered. Since the beginning of his time, mankind has seen itself as both safe and protected from these.

About Pixel Gleam
The arrangement of wires and welding spots creates an analogue image dot grid used to display an image and text. The setting of the welding spots can be compared with the on/off of small pixels. The setpoints create a pixel-based image in 3-dimensional material.

About Sign.et
The flat surface with the seal creates the typical shape of the signet ring is, which forms the basis of the whole structure of the piece of jewellery. The combination of the ring and the image on the body makes its meaning visible: authority, privilege, belonging. These meanings disappear with the "sign.et" rings by highlighting their structure that has been made visible.

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2020:
Exhibition  19 Feb 2020 - 13 Mar 2020  Human and Object by Esther Heite.
2019:
Exhibition  22 Nov 2019 - 18 Dec 2019  NCOD in Lisboa.
By students, teachers, alumnis from Hochschule Düsseldorf at galeria reverso in Lisboa, curated by Herman Hermsen.
Award  28 May 2019 - 31 Oct 2019  JPLUS Emerging Talent Award 2019 by Klimt02.
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