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Neringa Poskute-Jukumiene

Jeweller
Published: 19.09.2022

Bio

Neringa Poškutė-Jukumienė was born on Dainoriai village, Lithuania and graduated from the Department of Metal Design with a degree in arts (jewelery and blacksmithing), at the Vilnius Academy of Arts, obtaining a bachelor's degree in arts. In 2007, she graduated from the Master's Degree Program in Design at Vilnius Academy of Arts with the final work as a jewelry collection and theoretical thesis called Minimalism and scale in jewelry. Since 2004 Neringa lives, creates and works in Klaipeda, Lithuania. She actively participates in group exhibitions, international symposiums, art projects with artists from other fields in Lithuania and abroad. She is married and has two sons, Alex and Bernard.

Statement

In recent years I have been looking for a social, cultural, communal narrative in my work, which I could embody in practice through the means of creating jewelry. I think that the language of contemporary art is universal enough, so jewelry technologies and materials are just a medium for me to achieve a creative goal, and at the same time allow me to talk about the essence of contemporary jewelry from a cross-disciplinary point of view. By combining the tools and methods of creating traditional jewelry with the interdisciplinary principles of contemporary creation, I do not limit myself to jewelry as an element of body decoration – instead, I create installations using spatial thinking. In my work, jewelry objects are often created by analyzing a theme and disseminating it in sequential steps that form a series.

The chronology is not consistent, often jewelry objects are redesigned in the process until it acquires the scale of a single series, which is still left unfinished, meaning, it can be constantly continued. Perennial filling the topic allows me to change meanings and contexts. In my works of recent years, I single out four directions/topics with which I develop a further creative strategy: 
Scale in jewelry. The relationship of jewelry/object to body and space.
Enamel art objects. Simulations of physical object compositions.
Ready-made. Destruction and harmony.
Jewelry as a medium in contemporary culture.

In my oeuvre, I seek to reveal not the expression of the image of jewelry as material value, but another contemporary quality of this field of fine art. I seek to deepen the understanding of jewelry and the importance of perception. I seek to provoke the viewer by combining precious and all other less expensive materials, maintaining the basis of aesthetic, philosophical, and sensitive social significance, which plays a valuable role here and turns the viewer to look at himself. On the principle of a mirror, there is nowhere to hide. In it, you see yourself and the world at the same time. Not having the opportunity to stay on the sidelines, but having the opportunity to understand what adorns us all.

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2022:
Exhibition  12 May 2022 - 04 Jun 2022  Land Jewelry 2022.
2020:
Exhibition  30 Sep 2020 - 15 Dec 2020  METALLOphone: Museum.
2019:
Exhibition  25 Oct 2019 - 23 Nov 2019  Amber Room.
2018:
Exhibition  04 Oct 2018 - 04 Nov 2018  METALLOphone 4: Signature.
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