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Michelle Kraemer

Jeweller
Published: 02.06.2021

Intro
Michelle Kraemer was born in Luxembourg. After obtaining a degree in Three-Dimensional Design at the University of Portsmouth, England, she continued her studies in Contemporary Jewellery at Alchimia, Contemporary Jewellery School in Florence, Italy with Prof. Manfred Bischoff and Prof. Ruudt Peters. Since 2009 she is living and working in Vienna, Austria, as a member of Atelier STOSSIMHIMMEL, Studio for Contemporary Jewellery, and continuously takes part in exhibitions and projects, abroad as well as in Austria.
 

Statement

I find inspiration in things that we can see but are somehow unobtainable, untouchable, unreachable. Clouds, outer space, natural phenomena, but also natural textures and organic shapes. I need to materialize my inner landscape into my own imagined reality.
My process is very intuitive. I start by working directly in the material, mainly balsa wood, a lightweight and transformable material, with a rough idea on my mind. Forms emerge and evolve spontaneously while shaping the wood. Then layer by layer of pigments and varnish they grow until they mutate into something else. The material, for me, is inspiration and challenge at the same time. It is transformed  in such a way that it changes completely, until it becomes something else entirely, until it becomes jewellery…

 
 
Prismatica series
The inspiration for this series lies in the natural world, within the iridescent colours found in insects, birds and fish, but also the shimmer of a soap bubble or an oil puddle.
After almost a year of uncertainty I picked up my carving tools again and just started cutting, digging and sanding away the balsa wood for hours in an almost meditative state. Followed by hours of applying layers upon layers of varnish and finding the exact right moment to rub in the colourful pigment so it sticks to the not quite dry varnish.
Are the colours attracting attention to fight invisibility or are they putting on a show, to hide a darkness underneath?

 

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2020:
Exhibition  11 Mar 2020 - 14 Mar 2020  Broken Beauty in Munich.
2019:
Exhibition  14 Dec 2019 - 15 Feb 2020  Broken Beauty.
Exhibition  18 May 2019 - 06 Oct 2019  The Legacy Award & Collection. The Ultimate Edition.
Exhibition  13 Mar 2019 - 16 Mar 2019  Heart Failure in Munich.
2018:
Exhibition  14 Dec 2018 - 23 Feb 2019  Heart Failure.
Exhibition  26 Apr 2018 - 28 Apr 2018  Chaos in Valencia.
Exhibition  12 Apr 2018 - 12 Apr 2018  SpringBling at STOSSIMHIMMEL.
Exhibition  07 Mar 2018 - 10 Mar 2018  Chaos in Munich.
2017:
Exhibition  16 Dec 2017 - 24 Feb 2018  Chaos in Lille.
Exhibition  09 Dec 2017 - 10 Dec 2017  Schmuck & Skulptur.
Exhibition  19 May 2017 - 30 Jul 2017  25 Years Galerie Orfèo.
Exhibition  18 May 2017 - 06 Jun 2017  The After Joya Effect IV.
Exhibition  14 Apr 2017 - 02 Jun 2017  Touchy Feely.
Exhibition  15 Feb 2017 - 31 Dec 2017  Impressions 2017. The Permanent.
2016:
Exhibition  10 Dec 2016 - 21 Jan 2016  Lost Paradise.
Fair  29 Sep 2016 - 01 Oct 2016  JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair 2016.
Exhibition  29 Sep 2016 - 01 Oct 2016  Selected Artists JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair 2016.
Exhibition  24 Feb 2016 - 28 Feb 2016  A Tribute to Manfred Bischoff.
Exhibition  06 Feb 2016 - 31 Dec 2016  Impressions 2016. The Permanent.
2015:
Fair  08 Oct 2015 - 10 Oct 2015  JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair 2015.
Exhibition  08 Oct 2015 - 10 Oct 2015  The Legacy Award by Alliages at Joya Barcelona.
Exhibition  08 Oct 2015 - 10 Oct 2015  Selected Artists JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair 2015.
2014:
Exhibition  13 Mar 2014 - 16 Mar 2014  Suspend.ed in Green.
Exhibition  12 Mar 2014 - 14 Mar 2014  Vienna 4.
Fair  12 Mar 2014 - 18 Mar 2014  Schmuck 2014.
2013:
Exhibition  07 Mar 2013 - 11 Mar 2013  Suspend.ed in Pink.
Exhibition  07 Mar 2013 - 09 Mar 2013  Made in Vienna.
Fair  06 Mar 2013 - 12 Mar 2013  Schmuck 2013.
Exhibition  31 Jan 2013 - 15 Mar 2013  Michelle Kraemer: Relieve Me / Second Skin.
2012:
Exhibition  06 Nov 2012 - 06 Nov 2012  Nobel geht die Welt zugrunde....
Exhibition  15 Jun 2012 - 27 Jul 2012  10 Years kunst.wirt.schaft.
Exhibition  15 Mar 2012 - 18 Mar 2012  8together!.
Exhibition  14 Mar 2012 - 20 Mar 2012  Suspended.
Fair  14 Mar 2012 - 20 Mar 2012  Schmuck 2012.
2011:
Exhibition  08 Nov 2011 - 08 Dec 2011  STOSSIMHIMMEL 15th anniversary exhibition.
Exhibition  21 Sep 2011 - 08 Oct 2011  Tastes just like chicken.....
2010:
Meeting  21 Oct 2010 - 22 Oct 2010  SPERKSTRET ´10.

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Catalogue:  Alliages Award. Riusech, JuanAlliages:  Lille,  2019
Catalogue:  JOYA Barcelona. Le Departament:  Barcelona,  2016
Magazine:  WORTEX, Luxemburger Wort Weekend Magazin. Luxembourg,  2016
Magazine:  Schaufenster - Die Presse, Nr.41/2.12. Austria,  2016
Magazine:  Avenue Illustrated, N50 Natural Selection. Anyway Media S.L:  Spain,  2016
Catalogue:  Alliages Award. Riusech, JuanAlliages:  Lille,  2016
Catalogue:  The jewelry Exchange. Raben, Olga.  2014
Catalogue:  Rule the World. Friends of Carlotta:  Zurich,  2014
Catalogue:  Suspended in green. Laura Bradshaw-Heap & The School of Jewellery, Birmingham:  Birmingham,  2014
Magazine:  Arte y Joya, Nr 193. Grupo Duplex:  Barcelona,  2013
Magazine:  Art Aurea, 1-2013. Art Aurea:  Ulm,  2013
Magazine:  Urban Coco, Leeds, Issue 8. Leeds,  2013
Book:  Suspended In Pink. Laura Bradshaw- Heap:  Dublin,  2013
Book:  Jewellery Yearbook. Grupo Duplex:  Barcelona,  2012
Book:  New Rings: 500+ Designs from Around the World by Nicolas Estrada. Estrada, NicolasThames & Hudson:  United Kingdom,  2011
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