Philipp Spillmann

Published: 24.03.2022


Philipp Spillmann, born in 1977, completed a classical goldsmith apprenticeship including studies at Schule für Gestaltung in Zürich, Switzerland. He moved to Norway in 2001 and became a member of the Norwegian Association of  Arts & Crafts in 2011. He has participated in national and international exhibitions focusing on art jewelry and objects, and he has recently developed art for public spaces. His work is part of the permanent collections of the Art Museum of Bergen – KODE and the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design in Oslo, Norway.
A classic goldsmith education lies at the bottom of my artistic work. My passion for craftsmanship survived while I challenge the roles and prospects of jewelry, widen its boundaries towards sculpture and installation. I work in various materials provided by objects found at garbage places, flea markets, cheap shops or discarded in nature; objects suggesting visualizations of perceptions and associations. It is a playful exploration of the formability of unknown materials in combination with familiar metals.

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Exhibition  10 Nov 2022 - 14 Nov 2022  Israel Biennale of Contemporary Jewelry. Colorful Recovery.
Exhibition  09 Sep 2022 - 11 Sep 2022  Purifying The Soul. VONMO 3rd Contemporary Jewelry Exhibition.
Exhibition  18 Mar 2022 - 16 Apr 2022  Exhibition by Philipp Spillmann.
Exhibition  26 Sep 2021 - 06 Oct 2021  Shape of Nature 2021. Selected artist list announced.
Exhibition  12 Aug 2021 - 12 Sep 2021  Opphav by Philipp Spillmann.
Exhibition  20 Mar 2021 - 30 May 2021  Kilder by Philipp Spillmann.
Exhibition  08 Aug 2020 - 11 Aug 2020  Chinese Mythology.
Exhibition  19 Jun 2020 - 30 Sep 2020  In my opinion....
Travelling exhibition in Poland
Exhibition  25 Jan 2020 - 13 Dec 2020  The 74. North Norwegian Art Exhibition.
Travelling exhibition
Exhibition  20 Sep 2019 - 20 Oct 2019  Selected Artists at Art Jewelry Night Budapest 2019.

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Book:  Shape of Nature. Sun, HermanChina Humanities Publishing House:  Hong Kong,  2022
Book:  Jewellery and metal survey book. SNAG (Society of North American Goldsmiths):  Eugene,  2020
Book:  Growth & Evolution International Jewellery Exhibition. Sun, HermanChina Modern Publishing House Limited:  Hong Kong,  2020
Book:  Look North, A horizontal state of mind. The Association of North Norwegian Visual Artists:  Svolvær,  2019
Book:  Jewellery and metal survey book. SNAG (Society of North American Goldsmiths):  Eugene,  2018
Book:  Look North, What are we talking about. The Association of North Norwegian Visual Artists:  Svolvær,  2017
Book:  I Craft, I Travel Light. The Norwegian Association for Arts and Crafts:  Oslo,  2017
Book:  500 Plastic Jewelry Designs. Lark Books:  Asheville,  2009
Book:  500 Wedding Rings. Lark Books:  Asheville,  2007