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Iris Tsante

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Published: 04.05.2020

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Iris Tsante. Necklace: Pencil Textile, 2020. Pencils, wood, threads, glue.. 16 x 1 x 40 cm. Iris Tsante
Necklace: Pencil Textile, 2020
Pencils, wood, threads, glue.
16 x 1 x 40 cm
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Iris Tsante. Necklace: Pencil Textile, 2020. Pencils, wood, threads, glue.. 16 x 5 x 42 cm. Iris Tsante
Necklace: Pencil Textile, 2020
Pencils, wood, threads, glue.
16 x 5 x 42 cm
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Iris Tsante. Necklace: Pencil Textile, 2020. Pencils, wood, threads, glue.. 22 x 4 x 25 cm. Iris Tsante
Necklace: Pencil Textile, 2020
Pencils, wood, threads, glue.
22 x 4 x 25 cm
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Iris Tsante. Necklace: Pencil Tip, Round Forms, 2017. Pencils, maple wood, leather, glue.. 19 x 3 x 40 cm. Iris Tsante
Necklace: Pencil Tip, Round Forms, 2017
Pencils, maple wood, leather, glue.
19 x 3 x 40 cm
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Iris Tsante. Necklace: Pencil Tip, Round Forms, 2017. Pencils, maple wood, leather, glue.. 19 x 3 x 40 cm. Details.. Iris Tsante
Necklace: Pencil Tip, Round Forms, 2017
Pencils, maple wood, leather, glue.
19 x 3 x 40 cm

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Iris Tsante. Necklace: Long Pencil Tips - Black, 2014. Pencils, threads, wood, magnets, glue.. 20 x 4 x 30 cm. Iris Tsante
Necklace: Long Pencil Tips - Black, 2014
Pencils, threads, wood, magnets, glue.
20 x 4 x 30 cm
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Iris Tsante. Necklace: Long Pencil Tips, 2014. Pencils, threads, wood, magnets, glue.. 20 x 4 x 30 cm. Iris Tsante
Necklace: Long Pencil Tips, 2014
Pencils, threads, wood, magnets, glue.
20 x 4 x 30 cm
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Iris Tsante. Necklace: White Pencil Tips, 2013. Pencils, threads, wood, magnets, glue.. L: 25 cm. Iris Tsante
Necklace: White Pencil Tips, 2013
Pencils, threads, wood, magnets, glue.
L: 25 cm
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Iris Tsante. Necklace: Pencil Tips, 2012. Pencils, threads, wood, magnets, glue.. L: 24 cm. Iris Tsante
Necklace: Pencil Tips, 2012
Pencils, threads, wood, magnets, glue.
L: 24 cm
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Iris Tsante. Necklace: Pencil Tips, 2011. Pencils, threads, wood.. L: 26 cm. Iris Tsante
Necklace: Pencil Tips, 2011
Pencils, threads, wood.
L: 26 cm
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Iris Tsante. Necklace: Colored Pencil Beads, 2011. Pencils, threads.. L: 27 cm. Iris Tsante
Necklace: Colored Pencil Beads, 2011
Pencils, threads.
L: 27 cm
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Iris Tsante. Necklace: Colored Pencil Peelings, 2011. Pencils, threads.. L: 32 cm. Iris Tsante
Necklace: Colored Pencil Peelings, 2011
Pencils, threads.
L: 32 cm
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Iris Tsante. Necklace: Wooden Pencil Peelings, 2011. Pencils, threads.. L: 32 cm. Iris Tsante
Necklace: Wooden Pencil Peelings, 2011
Pencils, threads.
L: 32 cm
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Iris Tsante. Necklace: Blue Notebook, 2008. Paper, threads, glue.. L: 30 cm. Iris Tsante
Necklace: Blue Notebook, 2008
Paper, threads, glue.
L: 30 cm
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Iris Tsante. Necklace: Blue Notebook, 2008. Paper, threads, glue.. L: 30 cm. Details.. Iris Tsante
Necklace: Blue Notebook, 2008
Paper, threads, glue.
L: 30 cm

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Iris Tsante. Bracelet: Pencil Bracelets, 2008. Pencils, wood.. 7 cm Ø. Iris Tsante
Bracelet: Pencil Bracelets, 2008
Pencils, wood.
7 cm Ø
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Iris Tsante. Object: Pencil Balls, 2008. Pencils, glue.. 6-9 cm Ø. Iris Tsante
Object: Pencil Balls, 2008
Pencils, glue.
6-9 cm Ø
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Iris Tsante. Ring: Pencial Rings, 2006. Pencils, glue.. Iris Tsante
Ring: Pencial Rings, 2006
Pencils, glue.
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Intro
Iris Tsante is a Greek jewelry designer, based in Athens, Greece. She studied traditional jewelry techniques in Athens between 1998 and 2001. In 2008 she graduated from the jewelry department of Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, Netherlands. She has exposed her work in one solo (Galerie Ra, 2011) and various group exhibitions and fairs throughout the world. In the Netherlands she was represented by Galerie Ra and currently she is represented in the USA and Canada by Charon Kransen Arts. Iris was among the organizers of B-Side Festival, an art jewelry Route through Amsterdam, for the years 2010 and 2011.

Statement

Iris describes jewelry as ...a process of exploring ways to define the senses of beauty and value in reference to memories of significant objects and the subsequent human/social connections related to them. It is a dialectic process since it involves the direct or non-direct communication between maker, wearer and viewer. My pieces create connotations of optimism, lightness, simplicity, joy and innocence, revealing on the same time qualities such as fragility and vulnerability. They often are characterized by a mischiefing tendency, sometimes in harmony with the qualities of the original materials and sometimes making contradicting statements upon more formal and serious symbols of the western dress code.

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2020:
Fair  10 Nov 2020 - 15 Nov 2020  Athens Jewelry Week 2020.
Represented by Charon Kransen Arts.
2016:
Exhibition  15 Oct 2016 - 10 Dec 2016  Ra Now.
2012:
Exhibition  25 Oct 2012 - 24 Nov 2012  Voyage 6.
2011:
Exhibition  03 Dec 2011 - 28 Jan 2012  Ra Present, 35 years Ra Gallery.
Exhibition  03 Nov 2011 - 06 Nov 2011  B-side DownTownArtJewellery Festival.
Exhibition  05 Feb 2011 - 23 Mar 2011  Iris Tsante: Jewellery.
2010:
Exhibition  04 Nov 2010 - 07 Nov 2010  Min-Association at B-side DownTownArtJewellery Festival.

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Book:  Radiant - 30 Jaar Ra. Galerie Ra:  Amsterdam,  2011
Catalogue:  Talente 2009. Internationalen Handwerksmesse:  Munich,  2009
Book:  The Compendium Finale of Contemporary Jewellery Makers. Darling Publications:  Cologne,  2009
Catalogue:  Sieraad Art Fair 2008. Sieraad Art Fair:  Amsterdam,  2008
Catalogue:  Two Close Ones. Tallinn Applied Art Triennaal:  Tallin,  2006
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