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Malene Kastalje

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Published: 06.10.2017

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The Swollen Part One a brooch which communicates emotions while reminds of something uncomfortable and imperfect.
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Malene Kastalje. Brooch: The Swollen Part, 2017. Silicone, pigments, niobium magnets. 4.5 x 9.2 x 5.5 cm. Malene Kastalje
Brooch: The Swollen Part, 2017
Silicone, pigments, niobium magnets
4.5 x 9.2 x 5.5 cm
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Malene Kastalje. Brooch: The swollen part, 2016. Silicone, pigments, magnets. 5 x 8 x 7 cm. From series: The swollen part. Malene Kastalje
Brooch: The swollen part, 2016
Silicone, pigments, magnets
5 x 8 x 7 cm
From series: The swollen part
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Malene Kastalje. Brooch: The swollen part, 2016. Silicone, pigments, magnets. 5.7 x 8.2 x 6.5 cm. Part of: The swollen part. Malene Kastalje
Brooch: The swollen part, 2016
Silicone, pigments, magnets
5.7 x 8.2 x 6.5 cm
Part of: The swollen part
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Malene Kastalje. Necklace: The swollen part, 2016. Silicone, pigments, magnets. 6 x 14 x 23 cm. From series: The swollen part. Malene Kastalje
Necklace: The swollen part, 2016
Silicone, pigments, magnets
6 x 14 x 23 cm
From series: The swollen part
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Malene Kastalje. Brooch: The swollen part, 2016. Silicone, pigments, magnets. From series: The swollen part. Malene Kastalje
Brooch: The swollen part, 2016
Silicone, pigments, magnets
From series: The swollen part
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Malene Kastalje. Brooch: The swollen part, 2016. Silicone, pigments, magnets. 5.7 x 7.8 x 6.8 cm. From series: The swollen part. Malene Kastalje
Brooch: The swollen part, 2016
Silicone, pigments, magnets
5.7 x 7.8 x 6.8 cm
From series: The swollen part
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Malene Kastalje. Necklace: The swollen part, 2016. Silicone, Pigments, Magnets. 5 x 14 x  27 cm. From series: The swollen part. Malene Kastalje
Necklace: The swollen part, 2016
Silicone, Pigments, Magnets
5 x 14 x 27 cm
From series: The swollen part
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Malene Kastalje. Brooch: The swollen part, 2016. Silicone, Pigments, Magnets. 4.4 x 7.5 x 5.4 cm. From series: The swollen part. Malene Kastalje
Brooch: The swollen part, 2016
Silicone, Pigments, Magnets
4.4 x 7.5 x 5.4 cm
From series: The swollen part
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Malene Kastalje. Ring: No one knew, when it would happen #4, 2015. Silicone Pigments. 7 x 6 x 10.2 cm. Malene Kastalje
Ring: No one knew, when it would happen #4, 2015
Silicone Pigments
7 x 6 x 10.2 cm
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Malene Kastalje. Ring: No one knew, when it would happen #1, 2015. Silicone, pigments. 6 x 5.5 x 9.5 cm. Malene Kastalje
Ring: No one knew, when it would happen #1, 2015
Silicone, pigments
6 x 5.5 x 9.5 cm
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Malene Kastalje. Ring: No one knew, when it would happen #3, 2015. Silicone, pigments. 6.5 x 6.2 x 9.5 cm. Malene Kastalje
Ring: No one knew, when it would happen #3, 2015
Silicone, pigments
6.5 x 6.2 x 9.5 cm
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Malene Kastalje. Ring: No one knew, when it would happen #5, 2015. Silicone, pigments. 7.3 x 6.3 x 11.3 cm. Malene Kastalje
Ring: No one knew, when it would happen #5, 2015
Silicone, pigments
7.3 x 6.3 x 11.3 cm
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Malene Kastalje. Ring: No one knew, when it would happen #2, 2015. Silicone, pigments. 6.7 x 5.8 x 7.3 cm. Malene Kastalje
Ring: No one knew, when it would happen #2, 2015
Silicone, pigments
6.7 x 5.8 x 7.3 cm
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Malene Kastalje. Ring: No one knew, when it would happen #12, 2016. Silicone, pigments. 6.3 x 9.4 x8.7 cm. Malene Kastalje
Ring: No one knew, when it would happen #12, 2016
Silicone, pigments
6.3 x 9.4 x8.7 cm
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Malene Kastalje. Ring: No one knew, when it would happen #13, 2016. Silicone, pigments. 9 x 6.6 x 10.4 cm. Malene Kastalje
Ring: No one knew, when it would happen #13, 2016
Silicone, pigments
9 x 6.6 x 10.4 cm
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Malene Kastalje. Ring: No one knew, when it would happen #9, 2015. Silicone, pigments. 8 x 6 x 8.4 cm. Malene Kastalje
Ring: No one knew, when it would happen #9, 2015
Silicone, pigments
8 x 6 x 8.4 cm
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Malene Kastalje. Ring: No one knew, when it would happen #6, 2015. Silicone, pigments. 7.8 x 6.2 x 8.5 cm. Malene Kastalje
Ring: No one knew, when it would happen #6, 2015
Silicone, pigments
7.8 x 6.2 x 8.5 cm
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Malene Kastalje. Ring: No one knew, when it would happen #10, 2015. Silicone, pigments. 3 x 6.2 x 8.3 cm. Malene Kastalje
Ring: No one knew, when it would happen #10, 2015
Silicone, pigments
3 x 6.2 x 8.3 cm
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Malene Kastalje. Ring: No one knew, when it would happen #7, 2015. Silicone, pigments. 7 x 6.2 x 7.6 cm. Malene Kastalje
Ring: No one knew, when it would happen #7, 2015
Silicone, pigments
7 x 6.2 x 7.6 cm
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Malene Kastalje. Ring: No one knew, when it would happen #8, 2015. Silicone, pigments. 7.4 x 5.8 x 9.4 cm. Malene Kastalje
Ring: No one knew, when it would happen #8, 2015
Silicone, pigments
7.4 x 5.8 x 9.4 cm
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Malene Kastalje. Ring: They quietly moved in #1, 2014. Silicone, pigments, 24kt gold leaf. 4.9 x 4.1 x 5.9 cm. Malene Kastalje
Ring: They quietly moved in #1, 2014
Silicone, pigments, 24kt gold leaf
4.9 x 4.1 x 5.9 cm
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Malene Kastalje. Ring: They quietly moved in #2, 2014. Silicone, pigments. 6.2 x 3.4 x 5.9 cm. Malene Kastalje
Ring: They quietly moved in #2, 2014
Silicone, pigments
6.2 x 3.4 x 5.9 cm
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Malene Kastalje. Ring: They quietly moved in #3, 2014. Silicone, pigments. 5.1 x 4 x 6 cm. Malene Kastalje
Ring: They quietly moved in #3, 2014
Silicone, pigments
5.1 x 4 x 6 cm
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Malene Kastalje. Necklace: Once they broke through, it was left behind, 2013. Silicone, pigments. 20 x 3 x 44 cm. Malene Kastalje
Necklace: Once they broke through, it was left behind, 2013
Silicone, pigments
20 x 3 x 44 cm
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Malene Kastalje. Ring: And there were only tiny sounds, 2011. Silicone, pigments, 925 silver. 8 x 4.5 x 4.5 cm each. Malene Kastalje
Ring: And there were only tiny sounds, 2011
Silicone, pigments, 925 silver
8 x 4.5 x 4.5 cm each
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Intro
Malene Kastalje is a jewellery artist, based in Copenhagen, Denmark. She studied at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts - School of Design completing an MA in experimental furniture and sculpture. The artist is represented at The Danish State Arts Foundation, Trapholt Museum of Fine Art and has received several fundings. Malene is a sensible explorer investigating her surroundings, letting the materials absorb whatever she goes through.

Statement

Through transformative material experiments, I approach a seductive alienness. I move in a tactile tension between repulsive and attractive, where poisonous growths are reminders of unknown layers. I am intrigued by a sensuous rawness and a state of disintegration. Moments from my past and my present are collected to create pieces that contain different sensations and abstract stories.

My pieces aim to communicate emotionally while reminding of something uncomfortable and imperfect, as well as triggering a feeling of preciousness. They are built up slowly, intuitively, sculpting and controlling the material, while in other parts of the process, letting the material take over and leaving space for a refined and subtle surprise.

Making wearable objects are for me a way of communicating and making contact on a nonverbal and sensuous level and it is my hope that my pieces will make a tactile spark of emotions that reach behind the surface of the people they come in contact with.

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2017:
Exhibition  22 Jun 2017 - 10 Sep 2017  Olo - Maerkbart.
Exhibition  18 May 2017 - 06 Jun 2017  The After Joya Effect IV.
Exhibition  30 Mar 2017 - 30 Mar 2017  Exposicão de Inauguracão.
Galeria Alice Floriano, São Paulo, Brazil
2016:
Exhibition  29 Sep 2016 - 01 Oct 2016  Selected Artists JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair 2016.
Exhibition  21 Apr 2016 - 24 Apr 2016  The Legacy Collection at The Melting Point 2016.
Exhibition  06 Feb 2016 - 31 Dec 2016  Impressions 2016. The Permanent.
2015:
Exhibition  08 Oct 2015 - 10 Oct 2015  The Legacy Award by Alliages at Joya Barcelona.
Open call  02 Oct 2015 - 16 Oct 2015  Beijing International Jewelry Art Biennial 2015.
2013:
Exhibition  20 Feb 2013 - 23 Mar 2013  Projeto Corrente/Chain Project.

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Catalogue:  The Legacy Award 2015. France,  2016
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