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Ralph Bakker

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Published: 05.09.2020
Ralph Bakker. Earrings: Revelry 11, 2020. Gold, silver, enamel, gold-leaf.. Photo by: Michael Anhalt. Ralph Bakker
Earrings: Revelry 11, 2020
Gold, silver, enamel, gold-leaf.
Photo by: Michael Anhalt
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Ralph Bakker. Necklace: Revelry 10, 2020. Gold, silver, enamel.. Photo by: Michael Anhalt. Ralph Bakker
Necklace: Revelry 10, 2020
Gold, silver, enamel.
Photo by: Michael Anhalt
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Ralph Bakker. Necklace: Revelry 3, 2020. Gold, silver, enamel.. Photo by: Michael Anhalt. Ralph Bakker
Necklace: Revelry 3, 2020
Gold, silver, enamel.
Photo by: Michael Anhalt
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Ralph Bakker. Necklace: Revelry 4, 2020. Gold, silver, enamel, gold-leaf.. Photo by: Michael Anhalt. Ralph Bakker
Necklace: Revelry 4, 2020
Gold, silver, enamel, gold-leaf.
Photo by: Michael Anhalt
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Ralph Bakker. Ring: Revelry 7, 2020. Gold, silver, Rose quartz.. Photo by: Michael Anhalt. Ralph Bakker
Ring: Revelry 7, 2020
Gold, silver, Rose quartz.
Photo by: Michael Anhalt
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Ralph Bakker. Ring: Revelry 8, 2020. Silver, gold, Fire quartz.. Photo by: Michael Anhalt. Ralph Bakker
Ring: Revelry 8, 2020
Silver, gold, Fire quartz.
Photo by: Michael Anhalt
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Ralph Bakker. Ring: Revelry 6, 2020. Gold, silver, loupe.. Photo by: Michael Anhalt. Ralph Bakker
Ring: Revelry 6, 2020
Gold, silver, loupe.
Photo by: Michael Anhalt
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Ralph Bakker. Ring: Revelry 9, 2020. Gold, silver, Rose quartz.. Photo by: Michael Anhalt. Ralph Bakker
Ring: Revelry 9, 2020
Gold, silver, Rose quartz.
Photo by: Michael Anhalt
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Ralph Bakker. Earrings: La Stanza 2, 2019. Gold, Tantalum, Glass-Loupe 30,0 Dioptr. F=33 mm. 1.13 x 1.87 x 3.7 cm. 
. Piece part of the memo Quickness at the exhibition Le Stanze del Possibile at Hannah Gallery.
. 
. Unique piece. Ralph Bakker
Earrings: La Stanza 2, 2019
Gold, Tantalum, Glass-Loupe 30,0 Dioptr. F=33 mm
1.13 x 1.87 x 3.7 cm

Piece part of the memo Quickness at the exhibition Le Stanze del Possibile at Hannah Gallery.

Unique piece
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Ralph Bakker. Earrings: La Stanza 1, 2019. Gold, Glass-Loupe 24,0 Dioptr. F=42 mm. 0.96 x 2.34 x 4.05 cm. 
. Piece part of the memo Quickness at the exhibition Le Stanze del Possibile at Hannah Gallery.
. 
. Unique piece. Ralph Bakker
Earrings: La Stanza 1, 2019
Gold, Glass-Loupe 24,0 Dioptr. F=42 mm
0.96 x 2.34 x 4.05 cm

Piece part of the memo Quickness at the exhibition Le Stanze del Possibile at Hannah Gallery.

Unique piece
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Ralph Bakker. Brooch: Bonding 2, 2017. Gold, tantalum, gold leaf. Ralph Bakker
Brooch: Bonding 2, 2017
Gold, tantalum, gold leaf
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Ralph Bakker. Bracelet: Bonding 2, 2017. Gold, tantalum. Ralph Bakker
Bracelet: Bonding 2, 2017
Gold, tantalum
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Ralph Bakker. Bracelet: Bonding, 2016. Gold, tantalum, gold leaf.. Ralph Bakker
Bracelet: Bonding, 2016
Gold, tantalum, gold leaf.
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Ralph Bakker. Necklace: Bonding, 2016. Gold, silver, enamel.. ø 35 cm. Ralph Bakker
Necklace: Bonding, 2016
Gold, silver, enamel.
ø 35 cm
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Ralph Bakker. Ring: Untitled, 2015. Gold, tantalum. Ralph Bakker
Ring: Untitled, 2015
Gold, tantalum
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Ralph Bakker. Necklace: Magic, 2014. Gold, silver, niello, gold leaf. Ralph Bakker
Necklace: Magic, 2014
Gold, silver, niello, gold leaf
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Ralph Bakker. Necklace: Grande Lamel, 2014. Tantalium, gold. Ralph Bakker
Necklace: Grande Lamel, 2014
Tantalium, gold
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Ralph Bakker. Necklace: SweetThing, 2014. Gold, silver, enamel.. ø 23 cm. Ralph Bakker
Necklace: SweetThing, 2014
Gold, silver, enamel.
ø 23 cm
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Ralph Bakker. Necklace: Sputnik Lace 1, 2013. Gold, silver, niello. Ralph Bakker
Necklace: Sputnik Lace 1, 2013
Gold, silver, niello
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Ralph Bakker. Ring: Solitaire Darksharp, 2012. Gold, silver, niello, quartz.. Ralph Bakker
Ring: Solitaire Darksharp, 2012
Gold, silver, niello, quartz.
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Ralph Bakker. Brooch: Mirrorman 2/4 remake/remodel, 2010. Gold, silver, enamel, mirror. Ralph Bakker
Brooch: Mirrorman 2/4 remake/remodel, 2010
Gold, silver, enamel, mirror
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Ralph Bakker. Ring: Solitaire, 2008. Gold, silver, enamel, lemon quartz. Ralph Bakker
Ring: Solitaire, 2008
Gold, silver, enamel, lemon quartz
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Ralph Bakker. Necklace: Traditional, 2008. Gold, silver, tantalum, lemon quartz.. Ralph Bakker
Necklace: Traditional, 2008
Gold, silver, tantalum, lemon quartz.
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Ralph Bakker. Earrings: Sputnik, 2006. Gold, silver, niello. 4 x 4,5 x 0,4 cm. Ralph Bakker
Earrings: Sputnik, 2006
Gold, silver, niello
4 x 4,5 x 0,4 cm
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Ralph Bakker. Bracelet: Untitled, 2005. Gold. Ralph Bakker
Bracelet: Untitled, 2005
Gold
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Ralph Bakker. Necklace: Untitled, 2004. Gold, silver, enamel & rose-quartz. Ralph Bakker
Necklace: Untitled, 2004
Gold, silver, enamel & rose-quartz
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Ralph Bakker. Bracelet: Untitled, 2004. Gold, silver, enamel.. Ralph Bakker
Bracelet: Untitled, 2004
Gold, silver, enamel.
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Ralph Bakker. Necklace: Chainmail, 2003. Gold, silver, niello.. Ralph Bakker
Necklace: Chainmail, 2003
Gold, silver, niello.
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Ralph Bakker. Ring: Golden scales, 2003. Gold. 2.6 x 1.7 cm. Ralph Bakker
Ring: Golden scales, 2003
Gold
2.6 x 1.7 cm
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Ralph Bakker. Necklace: Chain, 2001. Gold, silver, enamel.. Ralph Bakker
Necklace: Chain, 2001
Gold, silver, enamel.
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Ralph Bakker. Ring: Untitled, 1997. Gold, mother of pearl.. Ralph Bakker
Ring: Untitled, 1997
Gold, mother of pearl.
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Ralph Bakker. Necklace: Untitled, 1997. Gold, silver.. Ralph Bakker
Necklace: Untitled, 1997
Gold, silver.
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Ralph Bakker. Ring: Bee-lamel, 1990. Gold. Ralph Bakker
Ring: Bee-lamel, 1990
Gold
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Ralph Bakker. Object: Untitled, 1990. Brass, gold-leaf, patina. Ralph Bakker
Object: Untitled, 1990
Brass, gold-leaf, patina
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Intro
Ralph Bakker is Dutch contemporary jewellery designer who was born on July 13, 1958. Bakker lives and works in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. He attended the Dutch Intermediate Technical School in Schoonhoven, the Netherlands from 1986 to 1991 before enrolling at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam from 1991 to 1994. In between Bakker worked under the supervision of Peggy Bannenberg. Bakker has had numerous solo exhibitions in the Netherlands, Spain and Switzerland. He also participated in many group exhibitions throughout Europe and the United States. Ralph Bakker’s work is featured in several renowned public and private collections, including the Newark Museum of Art, the Koch Collection in Switzerland and the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Statement

My work needs to be worn and whoever is wearing the piece in turn gives meaning to the work. Jewelry becomes an intricate part of one’s own intimate mythology. How then, can they still be mine?
I want to seduce with my jewelry, my work is seduction; and when the seduction is achieved, the seduced can never be without the object of desire. The greatest compliment.

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2020:
Exhibition  12 Sep 2020 - 24 Oct 2020  Revelry by Ralph Bakker.
2019:
2014:
Exhibition  21 Jun 2014 - 02 Aug 2014  Pattern Magic by Ralph Bakker.
Exhibition  30 Jan 2014 - 30 Mar 2014  Chain Reactions: Claartje Keur’s jewellery and portrait.
2013:
Exhibition  20 Jan 2013 - 14 Apr 2013  Play of Form and Color - New Directions in Enameled Jewelry.
Exhibition  12 Jan 2013 - 23 Feb 2013  Sarabande.
2012:
Exhibition  15 Sep 2012 - 27 Oct 2012  Ralph Bakker: Introduction.
2011:
Exhibition  10 Nov 2011 - 03 Dec 2011  Ralph Bakker.
Exhibition  09 Jun 2011 - 24 Jun 2011  Ralph Bakker Archief.
2010:
Book presentation  01 Sep 2010 - 09 Feb 2011  Ralph Bakker: Art Edition.
2009:
Exhibition  01 Nov 2009 - 30 Nov 2009  Ralph Bakker: A Retrospective.
2008:
Exhibition  18 Oct 2008 - 13 Nov 2008  Memories.

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Book:  Le Stanze del Possibile. An Exhibition Catalogue. Marobin, NichkaHannah Gallery:  Barcelona,  2019
Book:  New Brooches: 400+ Contemporary Jewellery Designs. Estrada, NicolasPromopress:  Barcelona,  2018
Book:  Ralph Bakker Archief Art Edition. Bakker, RalfTimmer Art Books:  Rotterdam,  2013
Book:  Ralph Bakker Archief. Bakker, RalfTimmer Art Books:  Amsterdam,  2011
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