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Published: 12.12.2019
Kim Buck. Brooch: Little Mirror and Little Mirror 2, 2007, 2019. Mirror polished stainless steel.. Photo by: Kim Buck. Kim Buck
Brooch: Little Mirror and Little Mirror 2, 2007, 2019
Mirror polished stainless steel.
Photo by: Kim Buck
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Kim Buck. Pendant: Inflated, 2018. Fine gold.. Kim Buck
Pendant: Inflated, 2018
Fine gold.
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Kim Buck. Pendant: Puffed Up, 2017. 999.9 gold.. 8.5 x 4 x 2.5 cm. Photo by: Kim Buck. From series: Puffed Up. Kim Buck
Pendant: Puffed Up, 2017
999.9 gold.
8.5 x 4 x 2.5 cm
Photo by: Kim Buck
From series: Puffed Up
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Kim Buck. Pendant: Puffed Up, 2017. 999.9 gold.. 90 x 45 x 18 cm. Photo by: Kim Buck. From series: Puffed Up. Kim Buck
Pendant: Puffed Up, 2017
999.9 gold.
90 x 45 x 18 cm
Photo by: Kim Buck
From series: Puffed Up
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Kim Buck. Pendant: Crossing Borders, 2016 - 2017. Recycled beer can (aluminium).. From series: Crossing Borders. Kim Buck
Pendant: Crossing Borders, 2016 - 2017
Recycled beer can (aluminium).
From series: Crossing Borders
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Kim Buck. Pendant: Tuborg Pilsner, 2016. Recycled beer can (aluminium).. 3.4 x 1.9 x 1.4 cm. From series: Beer Can Jewelry. Kim Buck
Pendant: Tuborg Pilsner, 2016
Recycled beer can (aluminium).
3.4 x 1.9 x 1.4 cm
From series: Beer Can Jewelry
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Kim Buck. Pendant: Heineken 5.0, 2016. Recycled beer can (aluminium).. 3.4 x 1.9 x 1.4 cm. From series: Beer Can Jewelry. Kim Buck
Pendant: Heineken 5.0, 2016
Recycled beer can (aluminium).
3.4 x 1.9 x 1.4 cm
From series: Beer Can Jewelry
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Crossing Borders by Kim Buck, 2016 - 2017.

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Kim Buck. Object: Dobbeltriflet Opgraderet, 2015. Silver. Kim Buck
Object: Dobbeltriflet Opgraderet, 2015
Silver
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Kim Buck. Necklace: Ravrør, 2015. Resin, textile.. Kim Buck
Necklace: Ravrør, 2015
Resin, textile.
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Kim Buck. Ring: Unlimited Unique, 2015. Resin. Kim Buck
Ring: Unlimited Unique, 2015
Resin
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Kim Buck. Pendant: Lifesaver, 2014. Cork, polyester, acrylic, metal.. 9 x 49 cm (with string). Kim Buck
Pendant: Lifesaver, 2014
Cork, polyester, acrylic, metal.
9 x 49 cm (with string)
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Kim Buck. Pendant: Lifesaver, 2014. Cork, polyester, acrylic, metal.. 9 x 49 cm (with string). The piece in context.. Kim Buck
Pendant: Lifesaver, 2014
Cork, polyester, acrylic, metal.
9 x 49 cm (with string)

The piece in context.

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Kim Buck. Installation: Precious Stone, 2013. Stone, sterling silver, string.. From series: Precious Stone. Kim Buck
Installation: Precious Stone, 2013
Stone, sterling silver, string.
From series: Precious Stone
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Kim Buck. Pendant: Precious Stones, 2013. Red granite 253 ct, sterling silver.. 4.7 x 3.7 x 2.1 cm. From series: Precious Stones. Kim Buck
Pendant: Precious Stones, 2013
Red granite 253 ct, sterling silver.
4.7 x 3.7 x 2.1 cm
From series: Precious Stones
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Kim Buck. Vase: Puffed Up, 2013. Silver. Kim Buck
Vase: Puffed Up, 2013
Silver
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Kim Buck. Object: Give Us All Our Daily Bread - Loaf pan, 2012. Stainless steel.. Kim Buck
Object: Give Us All Our Daily Bread - Loaf pan, 2012
Stainless steel.
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Kim Buck. Ring: Pumpous Colour, 2012. Pure silver, powder coating.. Kim Buck
Ring: Pumpous Colour, 2012
Pure silver, powder coating.
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Kim Buck. Ring: Pumpous, 2011. Gold, cork.. Kim Buck
Ring: Pumpous, 2011
Gold, cork.
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Kim Buck. Ring: Pumpous, 2011. Gold, cork.. Piece view.. Kim Buck
Ring: Pumpous, 2011
Gold, cork.

Piece view.

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Kim Buck. Object: Amber Bear, 2011. Amber. Kim Buck
Object: Amber Bear, 2011
Amber
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Kim Buck. Pendant: Heart of steel, 1 kg, 2010. Steel. Kim Buck
Pendant: Heart of steel, 1 kg, 2010
Steel
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Kim Buck. Ring: Fix and Wear, 1996 - 2009. 750 gold, diamond.. Kim Buck
Ring: Fix and Wear, 1996 - 2009
750 gold, diamond.
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Kim Buck. Ring: It Is No Use Crying Over, 2008. Gold. Kim Buck
Ring: It Is No Use Crying Over, 2008
Gold
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Kim Buck. Ring: Gold, Jewellery, Gold, Jewellery, Gold, 2008. Gold. Kim Buck
Ring: Gold, Jewellery, Gold, Jewellery, Gold, 2008
Gold
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Kim Buck. Pendant: Receptacle, 2007. Ceramic. Kim Buck
Pendant: Receptacle, 2007
Ceramic
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Kim Buck. Pendant: Daisy, freely after Niels Heidenreich, 2007. Ceramics, plexi glass.. Kim Buck
Pendant: Daisy, freely after Niels Heidenreich, 2007
Ceramics, plexi glass.
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Kim Buck. Piece: Preparations 38-583A-C, 2007. Gold, plexi glass.. Kim Buck
Piece: Preparations 38-583A-C, 2007
Gold, plexi glass.
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Kim Buck. Ring: Copy, 2007. Gold, brass, gem, glass.. Kim Buck
Ring: Copy, 2007
Gold, brass, gem, glass.
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Kim Buck. Necklace: Pearls and Swine, 2007. Pearl, 18k gold, stainless steel.. Kim Buck
Necklace: Pearls and Swine, 2007
Pearl, 18k gold, stainless steel.
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Kim Buck. Object: Hollowware, 2006. Silver. Kim Buck
Object: Hollowware, 2006
Silver
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Kim Buck. Brooch: Gold Heart, Signa-Intima, 2005. Silver. Kim Buck
Brooch: Gold Heart, Signa-Intima, 2005
Silver
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Kim Buck. Brooch: Gold Heart, Signa-Intima, 2005. Silver. Piece view.. Kim Buck
Brooch: Gold Heart, Signa-Intima, 2005
Silver

Piece view.

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Kim Buck. Pendant: Faith, Hope and Love, 2005. Silver, gold plated.. Kim Buck
Pendant: Faith, Hope and Love, 2005
Silver, gold plated.
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Kim Buck. Ring: Diamond Ring, 2005. Silver. Kim Buck
Ring: Diamond Ring, 2005
Silver
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Kim Buck. Brooch: Nothing New Under the Sun, 2004. Silver, gold plated.. Kim Buck
Brooch: Nothing New Under the Sun, 2004
Silver, gold plated.
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Kim Buck. Brooch: Margerit 1,2,3, 2003. Silver. Kim Buck
Brooch: Margerit 1,2,3, 2003
Silver
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Kim Buck. Bracelet: Gold Bracelet, 2003. Gold. Kim Buck
Bracelet: Gold Bracelet, 2003
Gold
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Kim Buck. Bracelet: Gold Bracelet, 2003. Gold. Piece view.. Kim Buck
Bracelet: Gold Bracelet, 2003
Gold

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Kim Buck. Brooch: Solitaire-Ring and Pearl-Earings, 2003. Gold. Kim Buck
Brooch: Solitaire-Ring and Pearl-Earings, 2003
Gold
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Kim Buck. Brooch: String Of Pearls With Gold Claps, 2003. Gold, silver.. Kim Buck
Brooch: String Of Pearls With Gold Claps, 2003
Gold, silver.
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Kim Buck. Ring: Spell-It-Out, 2001. Gold. Kim Buck
Ring: Spell-It-Out, 2001
Gold
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Kim Buck. Object: It's The Thought That Counts, 2001. Cibatool, diamond.. Kim Buck
Object: It's The Thought That Counts, 2001
Cibatool, diamond.
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Kim Buck. Ring: Chocolate Rings, 2001. Chocolate. Kim Buck
Ring: Chocolate Rings, 2001
Chocolate
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Kim Buck. Pendant: Unika Figures, 1997. Silver. Alternative view.. Kim Buck
Pendant: Unika Figures, 1997
Silver

Alternative view.

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Kim Buck. Pendant: Unika Figures, 1997. Silver. Kim Buck
Pendant: Unika Figures, 1997
Silver
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Kim Buck. Ring: Unika, 81 Rings, 1996. Silver. Kim Buck
Ring: Unika, 81 Rings, 1996
Silver
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Intro
Kim Buck is not only a goldsmith but a maker illustrating and rewriting the perceptions of what defines jewelry, while at the same time dismantling its boundaries. Having owned his studio and gallery in the historical center of Copenhagen since 1989, Kim's experience also includes teaching as a professor at various educational institutions and participating in both solo and group exhibitions, and museum collections around the world.

Statement

Though Kim's jewelry lives as a testament of technical research, it is equally relevant that the pieces are contemporary in their material, expressions, and questions raised. Kim dares to reflect the common values associated with jewelry, in efforts to rewrite and possibly rearrange. Yet, at the same time and with equal intention, creating jewelry that longs to be worn.


Crossing Borders, 2016 - 2017
Pendants made from used beer cans.
The refund system, which is quite a simple system that ensures that materials are recycled, breaks down when you cross borders in Europe. The good intention does not survive a border crossing. I use beer cans as a symbol of all the other good intentions, that in recent years, crashes when you cross the borders in Europe.
Every pendant is made with the material from one beer can. They are made with "potato casting" a form of lost wax casting where you use the steam pressure from the most of the surface of a halved potato to force the molten aluminium into the mold. This is necessary because of the high surface tension of molten aluminium. The cooling time is controlled so that the metal forms visible crystals on the surface when cooling down. The only post-processing is that I cut off the sprue and put my name stamp in.

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2020:
Meeting  21 May 2020 - 24 May 2020  Jewellery Symposium Haxthäuser Hof 2020: Follow your Bliss.
Exhibition  14 May 2020 - 06 Jun 2020  BEIGE.
Exhibition  03 May 2020 - 17 May 2020  Opening Exhibition of The Closer Gallery: Jewelry in Portraits.
Exhibition  25 Mar 2020 - 26 Apr 2020  From Collect.
Fair  11 Mar 2020 - 15 Mar 2020  Schmuck 2020.
Exhibition  10 Mar 2020 - 14 Jun 2020  Works and Days. In dialogue across time and space.
2019:
Exhibition  15 Nov 2019 - 30 Nov 2019  Evolution. 1st Wearable Art Exhibition.
Exhibition  01 Nov 2019 - 30 Nov 2019  See The Big From The Small.
Open call  21 Oct 2019 - 20 Jun 2020  Open Call for Chinese Mythology, a Curated Exhibition.
Exhibition  27 Sep 2019 - 19 Oct 2019  Daisy Daisy Daisy.
Exhibition  27 Sep 2019 - 15 Dec 2020  Worthy of a Queen.
Exhibition  19 Mar 2019 - 09 Jun 2019  One: Craft and Art. FROOTS documenta in Beijing.
Exhibition  13 Mar 2019 - 17 Mar 2019  Galerie Rosemarie Jager at Frame 2019.
2018:
Workshop  01 Nov 2018 - 04 Nov 2018  The Brooch: Front to Back a workshop with Kim Buck.
Exhibition  28 Jul 2018 - 30 Nov 2018  One: Craft and Art. FROOTS documenta.
Exhibition  21 Mar 2018 - 21 Apr 2018  Weightlessness.
2017:
Exhibition  04 Nov 2017 - 21 Jan 2018  Bring It On. Danish Contemporary Jewellery.
Meeting  25 Sep 2017 - 30 Nov 2017  Parcours Bijoux 2017.
Exhibition  21 Sep 2017 - 21 Oct 2017  KGB in Lisbon.
Exhibition  20 Sep 2017 - 24 Sep 2017  Galerie Rosemarie Jäger at TRESOR Basel 2017.
Award giving  20 May 2017 - 20 May 2017  Legnica International Jewellery Festival Silver Winners 2017.
Exhibition  18 May 2017 - 03 Jun 2017  Kazumi Nagano, Kimiaki Kageyama and Kim Buck.
Exhibition  20 Jan 2017 - 05 Feb 2017  Connected. Part 1.
2016:
Meeting  05 Dec 2016 - 05 Dec 2016  Hyper Daily 2016 Symposium.
Exhibition  10 Nov 2016 - 17 Jan 2017  Triple Parade exhibitions in Tianjin & Beijing.
Meeting  10 Nov 2016 - 16 Jan 2017  Triple Parade 2016.
Exhibition  05 Nov 2016 - 12 Nov 2016  Boiling Pot.
Exhibition  21 Oct 2016 - 06 Nov 2016  Ramon Puig Cuyàs, Silvia Walz & Kim Buck.
2015:
Exhibition  13 Oct 2015 - 22 Nov 2015  The Danish Jewellery Box at Seoul.
Meeting  03 Oct 2015 - 08 Nov 2015  The City of Jewellery: Award, Exhibition and Seminar.
Exhibition  08 Aug 2015 - 12 Sep 2015  Koru 5 Exhibition.
Fair  11 Mar 2015 - 17 Mar 2015  Schmuck 2015.
Exhibition  05 Mar 2015 - 18 Apr 2015  From the Coolest Corner: Nordic Jewellery.
2014:
Exhibition  06 Dec 2014 - 23 Dec 2014  What Matters.
Exhibition  10 Oct 2014 - 06 Nov 2014  Life Savers.
Exhibition  18 Jun 2014 - 19 Jul 2014  Différence et Répétition.
Exhibition  03 Jun 2014 - 21 Sep 2014  From the Coolest Corner: Nordic Jewellery.
Exhibition  08 Mar 2014 - 11 May 2014  From the Coolest Corner: Nordic Jewellery.
2013:
Exhibition  20 Oct 2013 - 10 Nov 2013  Keeping Up with the Times.
Exhibition  07 Sep 2013 - 28 Sep 2013  Morgenland und Abendland.
Exhibition  29 Jun 2013 - 18 Jul 2013  KGB.
Exhibition  28 Jun 2013 - 15 Sep 2013  From the Coolest Corner.
Exhibition  08 Mar 2013 - 10 Mar 2013  Lahti Schmuck.
2012:
Exhibition  03 May 2012 - 02 Jun 2012  Kim Buck: The Newest Testament.
2011:
Exhibition  09 Sep 2011 - 09 Oct 2011  THE RING - jewel forever.
2003:
Exhibition  12 Oct 2003 - 26 Nov 2003  Jewellery by Kim Buck and Andrea Wippermann.

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Book:  Schmuck 2020 Catalogue. Handwerkskammer für München und Oberbayern:  Munich,  2020
Book:  From the Coolest Corner. Nordic Jewellery. den Besten, Liesbeth; Veiteberg, Jorunn; Jönsson, Love; Ruutiainen, PäiviArnoldsche Art Publishers:  Stuttgart,  2013
Book:  Hnoss depended. Galleri hnoss:  Gotheborg,  2008
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