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Nanna Obel

Jeweller
Published: 23.03.2021
Nanna Obel, photo by Daniel Samanns Nanna Obel, photo by Daniel Samanns

Intro
Nanna Obel has her jewellery practice just outside of Copenhagen, Denmark. She was educated at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts as a graphic designer and worked in that field for 15 years before changing career path. After intensive goldsmiths courses and a degree from The Institute of Precious Metals in Copenhagen, she is now developing her unique jewellery in her studio and exhibits locally and internationally.

Statement

I find the themes for my jewellery in the media news flow. If I’m touched and I can relate to a story, I save it in my idea bank. The narrative dictates the shapes and the materials of my pieces and I never know what the final piece will look like at the beginning of the process. I’m often surprised by the final result.
My background as a graphic designer makes me very visually orientated and I get inspired by collage art, old photos, typography, packaging, signage - all kinds of compositions.
I enjoy combining photos with quotes and decorative elements to create narratives with serious themes and a humoristic twist. Hopefully, I make the viewer reflect on the stories.

 

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2021:
Exhibition  13 Mar 2021 - 01 Aug 2021  Danish Jewellery Box, Contemporary Jewellery Design.
Exhibition  08 Mar 2021 - 14 Mar 2021  NUDA VITA II-III.
Online exhibition. Curator: Ilaria Ruggiero.
2020:
Fair  10 Nov 2020 - 15 Nov 2020  Athens Jewelry Week 2020.
Exhibition  30 Sep 2020 - 15 Dec 2020  METALLOphone: Museum.
Exhibition  26 May 2020 - 31 May 2020  Athens Jewellery Week.
Exhibition  10 Mar 2020 - 14 Jun 2020  Works & Days.
Staatliche Antikensammlungen, Munich, Germany.
Exhibition  10 Mar 2020 - 14 Jun 2020  Works and Days. In dialogue across time and space.
2019:
Exhibition  19 Nov 2019 - 24 Nov 2019  Charon Kransen Arts Presents at New York City Jewelry Week.
Fair  31 Oct 2019 - 03 Nov 2019  Charon Kransen Arts Presents at SOFA Chicago.
Exhibition  27 Sep 2019 - 15 Dec 2020  Worthy of a Queen.
Exhibition  27 Sep 2019 - 19 Oct 2019  Daisy Daisy Daisy.
Meeting  27 Sep 2019 - 26 Oct 2019  The City of Jewellery 2019.
Exhibition  04 Jul 2019 - 06 Oct 2019  NOD: Wearing Change.
2018:
Exhibition  11 Sep 2018 - 13 Oct 2018  The Genius of Images.
Workshop  21 Apr 2018 - 23 Apr 2018  Developing Your Own Script Part III by Charon Kransen.
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