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Francine Schloeth

Jeweller  /  MunichJewelleryWeek2020
Published: 09.11.2020

Intro
Francine Schloeth, a swiss artist, graduated as a teacher of Visual Arts. Since 2002 living in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In addition to her artistic work in contemporary jewelry, objects and sculptures, she teaches arts and Japanese lacquer techniques in Argentina, Chile and Brasil. Her works are exhibited in Argentina, Chile, United States, Japan and Europe.

Statement

Contemporary jewelry as sculptures in a small format: Minimal Art, geometry, nature, and architecture are my inspiration. In my artistic work, I like to involve perceptions of spaces, intuition, drawing, balance, still trying to find a way to show it as a part of me, of my inner state.
The technique of Japanese lacquer gives me the possibility to intensify parts of an object/jewel, form contrasts, give life and expression, and create reliefs and textures with colors or unicolored like shades of black or white.


FAKE NEWS - Necklace
The necklace is part of the new series Fake News, it uses a three-dimensional linear composition that covers the dissemination of news (as in the morse system).
The collar is located between chakra 5 and chakra 4.
The fifth chakra is the center of sound, vibration and self - expression.
It is the domain of consciousness that controls, creates, transmits and receives communications, 
both with our inner wisdom and with others.
The fake news is a pseudo-journalistic product spread through news portals, 
newspaper, radio, television and social networks whose objective is to deliberate misinformation or deception. They are issued with the intention of inducing error, manipulating personal decisions, discrediting or exalting an institution, entity or person or obtain economic gains or political revenue.
They are related to propaganda and post-truth.


Pendant "Pillow Compassion", 2019 (shown at Growth & Evolution)
This piece is part of a trilogy as an hommage to three romanesque sculptures with the meaning of compassion (Barmherzigkeit) – Gallus Portal, northern side of the cathedral, 1150/70 data in Basel, Switzerland. In this case, when I saw this picture, my first reaction as a human being was normal ethics and moral – assistance. 

"Lost and found", 2019 (shown at Growth & Evolution)
The couple of pendants are from a series named "Lost and found" – the pieces are the result of a larger creative process of building and re-building, casting and re-casting, in search of form and expression. I wanted the piece to be changing all the time in detail as a permanent transition and development.

"Skin", 2020
My works/objects/pendants "Body", "Seelenkoffer - Haut", and "Anklet" are parts of a series created in 2020 – in this time of isolation, confinement in Argentina, September/October/November - still in lockdown...
They are made with animal intestine skin and copper piercing/s. The connection is given by the haptic of the skin and the metal, the temperature of the skin, and the transmitting copper. The skin is seen as the mirror of the soul and as a metaphorical surface inscribed with social and cultural meanings.
Piercing is a form of expression that existed practically in all civilizations. It's a form of communication, as a form of expression of identity or as a form of expression of body worship - in this case, a part of me that has been affected - which can also be seen in the open/broken part of the object.


Open Lemniscate, "Connection", 2020
Signs always represent a certain reality, and as symbols, they have a greater degree of abstraction than other signs, so that especially at the level of symbols, clusters of signs can condense into myths. Goethe, therefore, interpreted the symbol as an "unlocking force" that transforms the appearance into an idea and then the idea into a picture, and this in such a way that the idea in the picture always remains infinitely effective and unattainable. For Roland Barthes, such myths represent a system of communication in which an object changes from a "closed, mute existence" to an "open state" through social appropriation.

"Autoabrazo" / "Self-hug"
The internal connection with myself, my soul, and my senses - shown by folding my body, holding my feet with both hands. The copper ring – which in itself is a transmitting or protective material - protects me.

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2020:
Exhibition  11 Mar 2020 - 14 Mar 2020  Broken Beauty in Munich.
Exhibition  12 Feb 2020 - 10 Mar 2020  Eloquence of Paper in Porto.
2019:
Exhibition  14 Dec 2019 - 15 Feb 2020  Broken Beauty.
Exhibition  23 Nov 2019 - 15 Dec 2019  Travesías in Mercedes.
Exhibition  17 Nov 2019 - 28 Dec 2019  Eloquence of Paper in Enschede.
Exhibition  09 Oct 2019 - 31 Oct 2019  Eloquence of Paper in Barcelona.
Exhibition  30 May 2019 - 03 Jul 2019  Eloquence of Paper in Madrid.

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Book:  Growth & Evolution International Jewellery Exhibition. Sun, HermanChina Modern Publishing House Limited:  Hong Kong,  2020
Catalogue:  Fondazione Cominelli Exhibition Catalogue 2014. Fondazione Cominelli:  Brescia,  2014
Catalogue:  Fondazione Cominelli Exhibition Catalogue 2013. Fondazione Cominelli:  Brescia,  2013
Catalogue:  Fondazione Cominelli Exhibition Catalogue 2012. Fondazione Cominelli:  Brescia,  2012
Catalogue:  Fondazione Cominelli Exhibition Catalogue 2011. Fondazione Cominelli:  Brescia,  2011
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