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Eva Van Kempen

Jeweller
Published: 16.03.2017

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For Hong Kong based AME Gallery's group exhibition "Scents of Life", Eva designed three new LifeLines necklaces, containing hospital scents. These jewels are part of her jewellery line made out of safe hospital waste.
 
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Eva Van Kempen. Necklace: H5 Soft Med, Iodine, Dettol, 2017. Glass, purple suture thread, plastic needle, 24 ct gold plated silver, cotton roll, dettol (hospital scent). Photo by: Hugo Rompa. From series: LifeLines for Scents of Life. Eva Van Kempen
Necklace: H5 Soft Med, Iodine, Dettol, 2017
Glass, purple suture thread, plastic needle, 24 ct gold plated silver, cotton roll, dettol (hospital scent)
Photo by: Hugo Rompa
From series: LifeLines for Scents of Life
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Eva Van Kempen. Necklace: Dettol, 2017. Glass, purple suture thread, plastic needle, 24 ct gold plated silver, cotton roll, dettol (hospital scent). Photo by: Hugo Rompa. From series: LifeLines for Scents of Life. Eva Van Kempen
Necklace: Dettol, 2017
Glass, purple suture thread, plastic needle, 24 ct gold plated silver, cotton roll, dettol (hospital scent)
Photo by: Hugo Rompa
From series: LifeLines for Scents of Life
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Eva Van Kempen. Necklace: Dettol, 2017. Glass, purple suture thread, plastic needle, 24 ct gold plated silver, cotton roll, dettol (hospital scent). Photo by: Hugo Rompa. From series: LifeLines for Scents of Life. Eva Van Kempen
Necklace: Dettol, 2017
Glass, purple suture thread, plastic needle, 24 ct gold plated silver, cotton roll, dettol (hospital scent)
Photo by: Hugo Rompa
From series: LifeLines for Scents of Life
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Eva Van Kempen. Necklace: Dettol, 2017. Glass, purple suture thread, plastic needle, 24 ct gold plated silver, cotton roll, dettol (hospital scent). Photo by: Hugo Rompa. From series: LifeLines for Scents of Life. Eva Van Kempen
Necklace: Dettol, 2017
Glass, purple suture thread, plastic needle, 24 ct gold plated silver, cotton roll, dettol (hospital scent)
Photo by: Hugo Rompa
From series: LifeLines for Scents of Life
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Eva Van Kempen. Necklace: Dettol, 2017. Glass, purple suture thread, plastic needle, 24 ct gold plated silver, cotton roll, dettol (hospital scent). Photo by: Hugo Rompa. From series: LifeLines for Scents of Life. Detail view. Eva Van Kempen
Necklace: Dettol, 2017
Glass, purple suture thread, plastic needle, 24 ct gold plated silver, cotton roll, dettol (hospital scent)
Photo by: Hugo Rompa
From series: LifeLines for Scents of Life

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Eva Van Kempen. Necklace: Dettol, 2017. Glass, purple suture thread, plastic needle, 24 ct gold plated silver, cotton roll, dettol (hospital scent). Photo by: Hugo Rompa. From series: LifeLines for Scents of Life. Detail view. Eva Van Kempen
Necklace: Dettol, 2017
Glass, purple suture thread, plastic needle, 24 ct gold plated silver, cotton roll, dettol (hospital scent)
Photo by: Hugo Rompa
From series: LifeLines for Scents of Life

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Eva Van Kempen. Necklace: H5 Soft Med, 2017. Glass, blue suture thread, needles, 24 ct gold plated silver, cotton roll, h5 soft med (hospital scent). Photo by: Hugo Rompa. From series: LifeLines for Scents of Life. Eva Van Kempen
Necklace: H5 Soft Med, 2017
Glass, blue suture thread, needles, 24 ct gold plated silver, cotton roll, h5 soft med (hospital scent)
Photo by: Hugo Rompa
From series: LifeLines for Scents of Life
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Eva Van Kempen. Necklace: H5 Soft Med, 2017. Glass, blue suture thread, needles, 24 ct gold plated silver, cotton roll, h5 soft med (hospital scent). Photo by: Hugo Rompa. From series: LifeLines for Scents of Life. Eva Van Kempen
Necklace: H5 Soft Med, 2017
Glass, blue suture thread, needles, 24 ct gold plated silver, cotton roll, h5 soft med (hospital scent)
Photo by: Hugo Rompa
From series: LifeLines for Scents of Life
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Eva Van Kempen. Necklace: H5 Soft Med, 2017. Glass, blue suture thread, needles, 24 ct gold plated silver, cotton roll, h5 soft med (hospital scent). Photo by: Hugo Rompa. From series: LifeLines for Scents of Life. Detail view. Eva Van Kempen
Necklace: H5 Soft Med, 2017
Glass, blue suture thread, needles, 24 ct gold plated silver, cotton roll, h5 soft med (hospital scent)
Photo by: Hugo Rompa
From series: LifeLines for Scents of Life

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Eva Van Kempen. Necklace: H5 Soft Med, 2017. Glass, blue suture thread, needles, 24 ct gold plated silver, cotton roll, h5 soft med (hospital scent). Photo by: Hugo Rompa. From series: LifeLines for Scents of Life. Detail view. Eva Van Kempen
Necklace: H5 Soft Med, 2017
Glass, blue suture thread, needles, 24 ct gold plated silver, cotton roll, h5 soft med (hospital scent)
Photo by: Hugo Rompa
From series: LifeLines for Scents of Life

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Eva Van Kempen. Necklace: Iodine, 2017. Glass, transparant suture thread, needle, 24 ct gold plated silver, cotton roll , Iodine (hospital scent). Photo by: Hugo Rompa. From series: LifeLines for Scents of Life. Eva Van Kempen
Necklace: Iodine, 2017
Glass, transparant suture thread, needle, 24 ct gold plated silver, cotton roll , Iodine (hospital scent)
Photo by: Hugo Rompa
From series: LifeLines for Scents of Life
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Eva Van Kempen. Necklace: Iodine, 2017. Glass, transparant suture thread, needle, 24 ct gold plated silver, cotton roll , Iodine (hospital scent). Photo by: Hugo Rompa. From series: LifeLines for Scents of Life. Detail view. Eva Van Kempen
Necklace: Iodine, 2017
Glass, transparant suture thread, needle, 24 ct gold plated silver, cotton roll , Iodine (hospital scent)
Photo by: Hugo Rompa
From series: LifeLines for Scents of Life

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Eva Van Kempen. Necklace: Iodine, 2017. Glass, transparant suture thread, needle, 24 ct gold plated silver, cotton roll , Iodine (hospital scent). Photo by: Hugo Rompa. From series: LifeLines for Scents of Life. Detail view. Eva Van Kempen
Necklace: Iodine, 2017
Glass, transparant suture thread, needle, 24 ct gold plated silver, cotton roll , Iodine (hospital scent)
Photo by: Hugo Rompa
From series: LifeLines for Scents of Life

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Eva Van Kempen. Neckpiece: Neolus, 2015. Syringe needles, intravenous lines, fresh water pearls. Photo by: Hugo Rompa. From series: LifeLines. Eva Van Kempen
Neckpiece: Neolus, 2015
Syringe needles, intravenous lines, fresh water pearls
Photo by: Hugo Rompa
From series: LifeLines
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Eva Van Kempen. Piece: Medication Port, 2015. Medication ports, fresh water pearls and imitation blood coral, traditionally handtied with silk, silver. Photo by: Hugo Rompa. From series: LifeLines. Necklace, back- and shoulder jewel. Eva Van Kempen
Piece: Medication Port, 2015
Medication ports, fresh water pearls and imitation blood coral, traditionally handtied with silk, silver
Photo by: Hugo Rompa
From series: LifeLines
Necklace, back- and shoulder jewel
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Eva Van Kempen. Piece: Tranches, 2016. Intravenous line, moving fresh water pearls, magnets. Photo by: Hugo Rompa. From series: LifeLines. Necklace and Bracelet. Eva Van Kempen
Piece: Tranches, 2016
Intravenous line, moving fresh water pearls, magnets
Photo by: Hugo Rompa
From series: LifeLines
Necklace and Bracelet
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Eva Van Kempen. Bracelet: String of pearls, 2015. Intravenous line, moving fresh water pearls, magnets. Photo by: Barbara Boots. From series: LifeLines. Connecting 4 or more pieces makes a necklace. Eva Van Kempen
Bracelet: String of pearls, 2015
Intravenous line, moving fresh water pearls, magnets
Photo by: Barbara Boots
From series: LifeLines
Connecting 4 or more pieces makes a necklace
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Eva Van Kempen. Neckpiece: String of pearls, 2015. Intravenous line, moving fresh water pearls, magnets. Photo by: Hugo Rompa. From series: LifeLines. Disconnecting makes seperate bracelets
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Neckpiece: String of pearls, 2015
Intravenous line, moving fresh water pearls, magnets
Photo by: Hugo Rompa
From series: LifeLines
Disconnecting makes seperate bracelets
 
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Eva Van Kempen. Ring: String of pearls, 2016. Intravenous line, fresh water pearls. Photo by: Hugo Rompa. From series: LifeLines. Eva Van Kempen
Ring: String of pearls, 2016
Intravenous line, fresh water pearls
Photo by: Hugo Rompa
From series: LifeLines
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Eva Van Kempen. Piece: Open/close clamp, 2015. Intravenous line, imitation blood coral, fresh water pearls, polyurethane, silver. Photo by: Hugo Rompa. From series: LifeLines. Necklace, shoulder and back jewel, cast silver cap engraved with Eva's patient number and barcode. Eva Van Kempen
Piece: Open/close clamp, 2015
Intravenous line, imitation blood coral, fresh water pearls, polyurethane, silver
Photo by: Hugo Rompa
From series: LifeLines
Necklace, shoulder and back jewel, cast silver cap engraved with Eva's patient number and barcode
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Eva Van Kempen. Piece: Open/close clamp, 2015. Intravenous line, imitation blood coral, fresh water pearls, polyurethane, silver. Photo by: Hugo Rompa. From series: LifeLines. Necklace, shoulder and back jewel, cast silver cap engraved with Eva's patient number and barcode. Eva Van Kempen
Piece: Open/close clamp, 2015
Intravenous line, imitation blood coral, fresh water pearls, polyurethane, silver
Photo by: Hugo Rompa
From series: LifeLines
Necklace, shoulder and back jewel, cast silver cap engraved with Eva's patient number and barcode
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Eva Van Kempen. Necklace: String of pearls long, 2015. Intravenous line, partly filled with fresh water pearls. Photo by: Hugo Rompa. From series: LifeLines. Eva Van Kempen
Necklace: String of pearls long, 2015
Intravenous line, partly filled with fresh water pearls
Photo by: Hugo Rompa
From series: LifeLines
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Eva Van Kempen. Necklace: String of pearls large, 2015. Tube, moving fresh water pearls. Photo by: Hugo Rompa. From series: LifeLines. Eva Van Kempen
Necklace: String of pearls large, 2015
Tube, moving fresh water pearls
Photo by: Hugo Rompa
From series: LifeLines
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Eva Van Kempen. Neckpiece: Smartslip technology, 2015. Syringe needles, plastic, silver, fresh water pearls. Photo by: Hugo Rompa. From series: LifeLines. Eva Van Kempen
Neckpiece: Smartslip technology, 2015
Syringe needles, plastic, silver, fresh water pearls
Photo by: Hugo Rompa
From series: LifeLines
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Eva Van Kempen. Piece: Combination of lines, 2015. Intravenous line, drain line, oxygen line, fresh water pearls. Photo by: Hugo Rompa. From series: LifeLines. Necklace and shoulder jewel. Eva Van Kempen
Piece: Combination of lines, 2015
Intravenous line, drain line, oxygen line, fresh water pearls
Photo by: Hugo Rompa
From series: LifeLines
Necklace and shoulder jewel
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Eva Van Kempen. Piece: CO + O2, 2015. Oxygen line, loose diamonds,magnets. Photo by: Hugo Rompa. From series: LifeLines. Necklace combined with 3 bracelets. Eva Van Kempen
Piece: CO + O2, 2015
Oxygen line, loose diamonds,magnets
Photo by: Hugo Rompa
From series: LifeLines
Necklace combined with 3 bracelets
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Eva Van Kempen. Earrings: Neolus-Eclipse, 2015. Plastic, Pearls. Photo by: Hugo Rompa. From series: LifeLines. Eva Van Kempen
Earrings: Neolus-Eclipse, 2015
Plastic, Pearls
Photo by: Hugo Rompa
From series: LifeLines
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Eva Van Kempen. Necklace: Cotton Roll, 2015. Cotton rolls, polyurethane, spaghetti fresh water pearls, silk. Photo by: Hugo Rompa. From series: LifeLines. Eva Van Kempen
Necklace: Cotton Roll, 2015
Cotton rolls, polyurethane, spaghetti fresh water pearls, silk
Photo by: Hugo Rompa
From series: LifeLines
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Intro
Eva van Kempen (November 30, 1976) is a Dutch goldsmith - designer, whose earlier work consists of merely traditional goldsmithing techniques, such as filigree, wax carving and embossing. Nature, indigenous jewellery and Art Nouveau clearly influence her elegant and refined designs.
Her conceptual work and source of inspiration, however, is anything but traditional.

Statement

The inspiration for my jewellery line "LifeLines" finds its origin in medical tools and materials. With these jewels made from safe hospital waste, like out of date intravenous systems or rejected hypodermic needles, I show the value and beauty of hospital materials. With minimal interventions and by adding traditional materials used for jewellery, such as precious metals, diamonds and pearls, I seduce the viewer to look with new eyes. Despite the fact that I started working with these materials as an attempt to accept certain events as well as my own mortality, I feel my ode to hospital materials can help people to treasure them.

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2017:
Exhibition  20 May 2017 - 19 Aug 2017  LifeLines, an ode to hospital materials.
duo-exhibition with photos of Hugo Rompa, Reade, Amsterdam, Holland.
Exhibition  20 May 2017 - 18 Jun 2017  Scents of Life.
AME Gallery X PIN sstudio, Taiwan
Exhibition  25 Mar 2017 - 29 Apr 2017  Zu zweit und nicht allein.
Handwerkskammer Hannover, Germany
Exhibition  18 Mar 2017 - 29 Apr 2017  Scents of Life.
2016:
Exhibition  06 May 2016 - 05 Jun 2016  Plastic is Forever.
Exhibition  22 Apr 2016 - 27 May 2016  Más que Zuecos y Tulipanes.
Exhibition  07 Mar 2016 - 29 May 2016  LifeLines, an ode to hospital materials.
Antonius Pharmacy, St. Antonius Hospital, Nieuwegein, Holland
 
Exhibition  18 Feb 2016 - 31 Mar 2016  Més que esclops i tulipes.
Curator Luis Acosta

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Newspaper:  Kunst im Doppelpack. Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung:  Germany,  2017
March 24
 
Book:  Sieraden van ziekenhuismaterialen. R. Keja, Utrecht.  Olijfschrift:  2016
April, p.11
Magazine:  Levensreddende schoonheid. R. Keja.  2016
Utrecht, Olijfschrift: December, p.14-15.
 
Catalogue:  Torenkamer Festival, 70 talentvolle kunstenaars. 2015
F. de Boeck, Amsterdam, p. 30
Magazine:  Juweel van een Infuus. 2015
PS Het Parool, L. Hekman, Amsterdam, May 19
Catalogue:  LifeLines, De Vitrines AMC. E. van Kempen.  2015
Amsterdam
Magazine:  Ode aan ziekenhuismaterialen. J. Sants.  2015
Edelmetaal: Voorburg, July-Aug, p.28, 29
Magazine:  Infuusslangen krijgen tweede leven. S. Smets.  2015
Amsterdam, July p.3
Catalogue:  Torenkamer Festival, 70 talentvolle kunstenaars. F. de Boeck.  2015
Amsterdam, June, p. 30
 
Newspaper:  Juweel van een Infuus. L. Hekman.  2015
PS Het Parool, Amsterdam, May 19
 
Magazine:  Goudsmid Eva van Kempen na tegenslag weer aan de slag. J. Sants.  2014
Voorburg, Edelmetaal: November, p. 47-49
Magazine:  Vijftig jaar dans gesmeed tot een uniek halssieraad. S. van Vugt.  2011
Dansen met de blik naar binnen, 50 jaar Internationaal Danstheater: December, Amsterdam, p. 82,83
Book:  Alchemie van de liefde. L.Thooft.  2008
Scriptum, Schiedam p.143
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