BioJolanta Gazda learned the goldsmithing trade in Warsaw-based Wytwórnia Antidotum under the eyes of trained professionals. She is a member of Goldsmithing Artist’s Association and KLIMT02 which unites jewelry designers from around the globe.
StatementDashes vs Dots
The inspiration for this collection comes from the world of molecular biology, where complex dimensional structures create vivid geometrical shapes. Just like when in molecule atoms are attracted by chemical bonds, the distinct lines of the silvery skeleton are integrated with round pearls or amber. An array of Dashes and Dots came to being, creating a mutual code, just like the Morse code.
I’m inspired by nature on a micro-level. I like to see the world through the microscope’s lenses. Human cells, viruses, bacteria, whose elements form complicated dimensional structures; molecular systems, seemingly chaotic, are in the end encompassed by mathematical order.
The concept of my main, Crocheted collection is based on the idea of combining folk handicraft technique with the art of the goldsmith. Every single element is woven out from dozens, sometimes even hundreds of metres of silver wire. In such a way exceptional, delicate forms are created. Although they are stylized as folk pieces they suit the urban crowd perfectly well.
I like to imagine that the space closed by the wire is the real, essential piece of jewellery (and not the wire tangle itself). So, Frou-Frou is exactly the kind of play. Judging a piece we should always have the dilemma: we are looking at the solid matter or just some air forms. The interaction between something and nothing is always fundamental here.
Exhibition 09 Nov 2022 - 06 Dec 2022 TOUCH Exhibition in Poland.
Exhibition 05 Oct 2022 - 09 Oct 2022 TOUCH Exhibition in Bucharest and Warsaw.
Award giving 14 May 2022 - 14 May 2022 Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2022 Winners.
Exhibition 26 Sep 2021 - 06 Oct 2021 Shape of Nature 2021. Selected artist list announced.
Exhibition 19 Sep 2020 - 29 Nov 2020 Selected Artists and Award Winners at JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair 2020.
Exhibition 19 Sep 2020 - 29 Nov 2020 JEWELS ON SALE at JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair 2020.
Fair 19 Sep 2020 - 29 Nov 2020 JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery & Objects Fair 2020.
Exhibition 10 Oct 2019 - 12 Oct 2019 Selected Artists and Award Winners at JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair 2019.
Exhibition 22 Apr 2014 - 08 Jun 2014 Legnica Jewellery Festival Silver.
Exhibition 30 Apr 2013 - 30 Jun 2013 Presentations 2012 at Legnica Jewellery Festival SILVER.
Sébastien CarréStrasbourg, France
Clodagh MolloyDublin, Ireland
Enric MajoralBarcelona, Spain
Letizia MaggioFontanafredda, Italy
Annarita BiancoAvellino, Italy
Lidia PuicaSatu Mare, Romania
Sandra BostockMexico City, Mexico
Viktoria Münzker FerusPixendorf, Austria
Nicole SchusterMunich, Germany
Miriam ArentzBerlin, Germany
Deniz TuranIstanbul, Turkey
Karin JohanssonGothenburg, Sweden
Pallavi VermaKarnataka, India
Jieun ParkSeoul, South Korea
Shirly Bar-AmotzKibbutz Maabarot, Israel