Philipp Spillmann

Jeweller  /  MunichJewelleryWeek2024
Published: 14.03.2024


Philipp Spillmann, born in 1977, completed a classical goldsmith apprenticeship including studies at Schule für Gestaltung in Zürich, Switzerland. In 2001 he moved to Norway 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. His work is part of the permanent collections of the North Norwegian Art Museum in Tromsø, the Art Museum of Bergen - KODE, the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design in Oslo, Norway, and the Museum of Contemporary Design and Applied Arts – MUDAC in Lausanne, Switzerland. In 2022 he received a 10-years grant for established artists by the Arts Council 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  02 May 2024 - 05 May 2024  (Un)Avowable Secrets at Jewellery Week of Cagnes-sur-Mer.
Exhibition  28 Feb 2024 - 02 Mar 2024  (Un)Avowable Secrets.
Exhibition  03 Feb 2024 - 28 Apr 2024  Garbage is good 2.0.
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