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Gilles Jonemann

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Published: 01.03.2019

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All his works are unique pieces and through them, he is aiming to combine the synthetic and the natural, the past and the future, the living and the artificial with humour, poetry and a taste for childhood tricks.
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Gilles Jonemann. Ring: Untitled, 1973. Gold, Altuglas.. Gilles Jonemann
Ring: Untitled, 1973
Gold, Altuglas.
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Gilles Jonemann. Pendant: Spanner and diamond, 1975. 5 carat diamond, steel.. 11 cm. Awarded at: Diamonds International Awards. Gilles Jonemann
Pendant: Spanner and diamond, 1975
5 carat diamond, steel.
11 cm
Awarded at: Diamonds International Awards
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Gilles Jonemann. Bracelet: Untitled, 1996. Exotic seed, rubber.. 10 cm. From series: Exotic seed and rubber. Gilles Jonemann
Bracelet: Untitled, 1996
Exotic seed, rubber.
10 cm
From series: Exotic seed and rubber
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Gilles Jonemann. Necklace: Glass Balls and Bananas, 2014. Glass, plastic, brass.. 24 cm. Gilles Jonemann
Necklace: Glass Balls and Bananas, 2014
Glass, plastic, brass.
24 cm
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Gilles Jonemann. Ring: Untitled, 1999. Glass, gold.. Gilles Jonemann
Ring: Untitled, 1999
Glass, gold.
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Gilles Jonemann. Necklace: Untitled, 2017. Ebony wood.. 25 cm. Gilles Jonemann
Necklace: Untitled, 2017
Ebony wood.
25 cm
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Gilles Jonemann. Ring: Souris, 2018. Gold, iron, grey metal.. Gilles Jonemann
Ring: Souris, 2018
Gold, iron, grey metal.
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Gilles Jonemann. Pendant: Piège à souris, 2017. Ebony, diamond.. 10 cm. Gilles Jonemann
Pendant: Piège à souris, 2017
Ebony, diamond.
10 cm
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Gilles Jonemann. Necklace: Cadre, 2018. Gilded wood.. 16 x 21 cm. Gilles Jonemann
Necklace: Cadre, 2018
Gilded wood.
16 x 21 cm
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Gilles Jonemann. Necklace: Plate necklace, 2014. Faïence, brass.. 25 cm. Gilles Jonemann
Necklace: Plate necklace, 2014
Faïence, brass.
25 cm
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Intro
Gilles Jonemann works from his workshop located in France near Bordeaux. He studied fine arts at the University of Aix en Provence and Applied Arts in Paris. Jonemann has been creating jewels for more than 50 years and has had several collaborations with luxury brands such as petit h by Hermes or Issey Mikyake. His work was exhibited on several occasions in French museums, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris and the Musée d’Art Moderne de la ville de Paris. In addition to his artistic practice, Jonemann has an accomplished academic career and has taught and lectured in many countries, including Switzerland, Mali, Seychelles, Reunion Island etc…
 

Statement

I find it difficult to make a statement about one’s work, even more so because it’s not an obligation.
Sometimes I think about what I’m going to do; sometimes I think about what I did and sometimes I don’t think at all. Nonetheless, I’m starting to understand why I do what I do.
I realize that I love contemporaneity: the excitement that goes with it, the city, progress, speed, trips, glass and concrete, stress, computers, imagination and overall the race towards the future.
But then, there is nature, essential and vital as it includes everything; it provides for our needs in dreams, imaginary, breathing, nourishment. It still holds the mystery of our origin and that is surely the reason why we go for walks on Sundays.
Whilst the modern world remains to be invented, nature still needs to be discovered. Discover and invent are probably our two main activities. Unfortunately, our inventions can often destroy our discoveries. High-speed trains break into forests, meadows and plains. Maybe we could find a way to harmonize all our needs? I think this is what I’m trying to achieve with my work, by combining, thanks to relevant materials, the synthetic and the natural, the past and the future, the living and the artificial. All this hopefully with humour, poetry and a taste for childhood tricks.

 

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2017:
Meeting  25 Sep 2017 - 30 Nov 2017  Parcours Bijoux 2017.
2004:
Exhibition  15 Sep 2004 - 30 Oct 2004  Made in France.
Lectures  28 Apr 2004 - 28 Apr 2004  Lecture by Gilles Jonemann.
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