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Koen Jacobs

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Published: 19.05.2020

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My work is about reliving memories of my childhood. An escape to a child's naive dream-world, where they playfully discover the world around them.
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Koen Jacobs. Object: Unicórnio, 2019. Silver, labradorite, celadonite, amethyst. 23 x 8 x 52 cm. Photo by: Koen Jacobs. Awarded at: Preziosa Young Design Competition 2019. From series: The Artificial Kingdom. Wearable marionette. Koen Jacobs
Object: Unicórnio, 2019
Silver, labradorite, celadonite, amethyst
23 x 8 x 52 cm
Photo by: Koen Jacobs
Awarded at: Preziosa Young Design Competition 2019
From series: The Artificial Kingdom

Wearable marionette

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Koen Jacobs. Shoulder Piece: Lagosta, 2019. Silver, agate, black pearls. 36 x 18 x 5 cm. Photo by: Koen Jacobs. Awarded at: Preziosa Young Design Competition 2019. From series: The Artificial Kingdom. Koen Jacobs
Shoulder Piece: Lagosta, 2019
Silver, agate, black pearls
36 x 18 x 5 cm
Photo by: Koen Jacobs
Awarded at: Preziosa Young Design Competition 2019
From series: The Artificial Kingdom
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Koen Jacobs. Body piece: Tartaruga Marinha, 2019. Silver, silicium carbide, peridot. 20 x 23 x 46 cm. Photo by: Koen Jacobs. From series: The Artificial Kingdom. Wearable marionette . Koen Jacobs
Body piece: Tartaruga Marinha, 2019
Silver, silicium carbide, peridot
20 x 23 x 46 cm
Photo by: Koen Jacobs
From series: The Artificial Kingdom

Wearable marionette

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Koen Jacobs. Body piece: Flamingo, 2018. Silver, amethyst.. 18 x 54 x 22 cm. Photo by: Koen Jacobs. Awarded at: Preziosa Young Design Competition 2019. From series: The Artificial Kingdom. Wearable marionette.. Koen Jacobs
Body piece: Flamingo, 2018
Silver, amethyst.
18 x 54 x 22 cm
Photo by: Koen Jacobs
Awarded at: Preziosa Young Design Competition 2019
From series: The Artificial Kingdom

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Koen Jacobs. Body piece: Flor de Medusa, 2018. Silver, resin, sand, shells, black pearl. 11 x 54 x 10 cm. Photo by: Koen Jacobs. Awarded at: Preziosa Young Design Competition 2019. From series: The Artificial Kingdom. Wearable marionette. Koen Jacobs
Body piece: Flor de Medusa, 2018
Silver, resin, sand, shells, black pearl
11 x 54 x 10 cm
Photo by: Koen Jacobs
Awarded at: Preziosa Young Design Competition 2019
From series: The Artificial Kingdom

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Koen Jacobs. Body piece: Saiwala, 2018. Silver, resin, Avaiki pearl, black pearl. 53 x 7 x 7 cm. Photo by: Koen Jacobs. From series: The Artificial Kingdom. Wearable marionette. Koen Jacobs
Body piece: Saiwala, 2018
Silver, resin, Avaiki pearl, black pearl
53 x 7 x 7 cm
Photo by: Koen Jacobs
From series: The Artificial Kingdom

Wearable marionette

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Koen Jacobs. Body piece: Dragão do mar, 2018. Silver, resin, beach sand, shells. 29 x 18 x 55 cm. Photo by: Koen Jacobs. From series: The Artificial Kingdom. Wearable marionette ​. Koen Jacobs
Body piece: Dragão do mar, 2018
Silver, resin, beach sand, shells
29 x 18 x 55 cm
Photo by: Koen Jacobs
From series: The Artificial Kingdom

Wearable marionette ​

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Koen Jacobs. Brooch: Jacaré, 2018. Silver, silicium carbide, fimo. 19 x 35 x 5 cm. Photo by: Koen Jacobs. Awarded at: Preziosa Young Design Competition 2019. From series: The Artificial Kingdom. Double brooch. Koen Jacobs
Brooch: Jacaré, 2018
Silver, silicium carbide, fimo
19 x 35 x 5 cm
Photo by: Koen Jacobs
Awarded at: Preziosa Young Design Competition 2019
From series: The Artificial Kingdom

Double brooch

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Koen Jacobs. Brooch: Jacaré, 2018. Silver, silicium carbide, fimo. 19 x 35 x 5 cm. Photo by: Koen Jacobs. Awarded at: Preziosa Young Design Competition 2019. From series: The Artificial Kingdom. Double brooch
. On body. Koen Jacobs
Brooch: Jacaré, 2018
Silver, silicium carbide, fimo
19 x 35 x 5 cm
Photo by: Koen Jacobs
Awarded at: Preziosa Young Design Competition 2019
From series: The Artificial Kingdom

Double brooch
On body

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Koen Jacobs. Body piece: Chokhmah, 2018. Silver, antique Chinese porcelain, pyrite, avaiki pearl. 25 × 9 × 44 cm. Photo by: Koen Jacobs. From series: The Artificial Kingdom. Wearable marionette ​. Koen Jacobs
Body piece: Chokhmah, 2018
Silver, antique Chinese porcelain, pyrite, avaiki pearl
25 × 9 × 44 cm
Photo by: Koen Jacobs
From series: The Artificial Kingdom

Wearable marionette ​

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Koen Jacobs. Shoulder Piece: Camaleão 3/3, 2017. Silver, silicium carbide, fimo, rhinestones.. 18 x 8 x 30 cm. Photo by: Gerrit Rietveld Academie. From series: The Artificial Kingdom. Koen Jacobs
Shoulder Piece: Camaleão 3/3, 2017
Silver, silicium carbide, fimo, rhinestones.
18 x 8 x 30 cm
Photo by: Gerrit Rietveld Academie
From series: The Artificial Kingdom
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Koen Jacobs. Shoulder Piece: Camaleão 3/3, 2017. Silver, silicium carbide, fimo, rhinestones.. 18 x 8 x 30 cm. Photo by: Gerrit Rietveld Academie. From series: The Artificial Kingdom. On body. Koen Jacobs
Shoulder Piece: Camaleão 3/3, 2017
Silver, silicium carbide, fimo, rhinestones.
18 x 8 x 30 cm
Photo by: Gerrit Rietveld Academie
From series: The Artificial Kingdom

On body

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Koen Jacobs. Necklace: Peixe, 2017. Silver, beach sand, shells. Photo by: Koen Jacobs. From series: The Artificial Kingdom. Koen Jacobs
Necklace: Peixe, 2017
Silver, beach sand, shells
Photo by: Koen Jacobs
From series: The Artificial Kingdom
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Intro
Koen Jacobs (1989) started his studies at the Vocational School for Gold and Silversmiths, Jewelers and Watchmakers in Schoonhoven/NL, where he took the 4-years course in gold and silversmithing. Subsequently, he studied for one year at Alchimia, School of Contemporary Jewelry in Florence, and further at the Rietveld Academy Jewelry Department and the Jewelry Class at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. He graduated at the Rietveld Academy in 2017. Since 2014 he is the assistant of Ruudt Peters. His Artificial Kingdom marionettes were nominated and awarded in competitions in 2017, 18 and 19. His work has been exhibited in different international jewelry exhibitions in The Netherlands, Italy, and Finland. It was part of Preziosa Young 2019 in Florence, Munich and Paris. / Author and Art historian Liesbeth den Besten

Statement

The Artificial Kingdom
My work is about reliving memories of my childhood. An escape to a child’s naive dream- world, where they playfully discover the world around them and the beauty of nature. A skeleton is a carrier of past memories and a device for recreating them. Wearing and play- ing my marionette animal-skeletons will trigger childhood memories and evoke the naive playful child in you. Just like time adds layers to nature and memories, my animal-skele- tons are in a process of transformation, creating a new image.

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2020:
Exhibition  03 Oct 2020 - 04 Nov 2020  Four Gallery.
Göteborg, Sweden
Exhibition  06 Aug 2020 - 07 Sep 2020  Art Wear.
Vishal Haarlem, Netherlands
Workshop  03 Aug 2020 - 09 Aug 2020  Afflatus Now with Ruudt Peters.
Meeting  28 May 2020 - 04 Jun 2020  CANCELED / Firenze Preziosa 2020.
Exhibition  11 Mar 2020 - 15 Mar 2020  Froots gallery at Frame.
Handwerkmesse, Munich
Exhibition  10 Mar 2020 - 15 Mar 2020  Mono No Aware 2020.
Munich, Germany
Exhibition  01 Mar 2020 - 01 May 2020  The Palace of Shattered Vessels.
Froots & Nogart, Beijing, China 
Exhibition  01 Mar 2020 - 17 Mar 2020  Intro Gallery.
Galerie Marzee, Amsterdam/NL
Exhibition  15 Jan 2020 - 31 Jan 2020  Preziosa Young 2019 in Milan.
2019:
Exhibition  13 Oct 2019 - 12 Jan 2020  21 Grams in Apeldoorn.
Exhibition  04 Oct 2019 - 03 Nov 2019  Preziosa Young 2019 in Padova.
Exhibition  11 Jul 2019 - 28 Jul 2019  Preziosa Young 2019 in Paris.
Exhibition  27 Jun 2019 - 05 Jul 2019  Preziosa Young 2019 in Florence.
Exhibition  22 Jun 2019 - 08 Sep 2019  21 Grams in Mons.
Exhibition  14 Mar 2019 - 13 Apr 2019  21 Grams in Munich.
Award giving  15 Jan 2019 - 15 Jan 2019  Winners of the Preziosa Young Design Competition 2019.
2018:
2015:
Award  11 Mar 2015 - 17 Mar 2015  Talente Competition 2015.
2013:
Exhibition  20 Jun 2013 - 22 Jun 2013  Humans we are.

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Catalogue:  Preziosa Young 2019. Le Arti OrafeFlorence, Italy,  2019
Catalogue:  The Palace of the Shattered Vessels. Froots GalleryBeijing/ Shanghai, China,  2019
Catalogue:  21 Grams. Hangzhou Contemporary International Jewelry and Metal Arts Triennial Exhibition 2018Hangzhou, China,  2018
Catalogue:  Joya Barcelona 2017. Barcelona, Spain,  2017
Catalogue:  Marzee International Graduate Show 2017. Galerie MarzeeNijmegen, Netherlands,  2017
Catalogue:  Talente 2015. Handwerkskammer für München und Oberbayern:  Munich, Germany,  2015
Catalogue:  Sieraad International Jewellery Art Fair 2013. Amsterdam, Netherlands,  2013
Catalogue:  Joya Barcelona 2013. Barcelona, Spain,  2013
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