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Thierry Bontridder

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Published: 03.06.2020
Thierry Bontridder. Pendant: Nym, 2019. Titanium, black acrylglas, stainless steel, rubber. 10 x 10 x 2.7 cm. Photo by: Paul Louis. From series: Cosmos. Thierry Bontridder
Pendant: Nym, 2019
Titanium, black acrylglas, stainless steel, rubber
10 x 10 x 2.7 cm
Photo by: Paul Louis
From series: Cosmos
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Thierry Bontridder. Pendant: Spir2, 2019. Titanium, black acrylglas, stainless steel, rubber. 10 x 10 x 2.2 cm. Photo by: Paul Louis. From series: Cosmos. Thierry Bontridder
Pendant: Spir2, 2019
Titanium, black acrylglas, stainless steel, rubber
10 x 10 x 2.2 cm
Photo by: Paul Louis
From series: Cosmos
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Thierry Bontridder. Pendant: Spir2, 2019. Titanium, black acrylglas, stainless steel, rubber. 10 x 10 x 2.2 cm. Photo by: Paul Louis. From series: Cosmos. Detail view. Thierry Bontridder
Pendant: Spir2, 2019
Titanium, black acrylglas, stainless steel, rubber
10 x 10 x 2.2 cm
Photo by: Paul Louis
From series: Cosmos

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Thierry Bontridder. Pendant: Sol2, 2019. Titanium, black acrylglas, stainless steel, rubber. 12 x 10 x 1.8 cm. Photo by: Paul Louis. From series: Cosmos. Thierry Bontridder
Pendant: Sol2, 2019
Titanium, black acrylglas, stainless steel, rubber
12 x 10 x 1.8 cm
Photo by: Paul Louis
From series: Cosmos
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Thierry Bontridder. Pendant: Spe2, 2019. Titanium, spectrolite, black acrylglas, stainless steel, rubber. Ø 10.2 x 1.8 cm. Photo by: Thierry Bontridder. From series: Cosmos. Thierry Bontridder
Pendant: Spe2, 2019
Titanium, spectrolite, black acrylglas, stainless steel, rubber
Ø 10.2 x 1.8 cm
Photo by: Thierry Bontridder
From series: Cosmos
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Thierry Bontridder. Brooch: In0, 2019. Titanium. 8.8 x 5.8 x 1.2 cm. Photo by: Paul Louis. From series: Cosmos. Thierry Bontridder
Brooch: In0, 2019
Titanium
8.8 x 5.8 x 1.2 cm
Photo by: Paul Louis
From series: Cosmos
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Thierry Bontridder. Pendant: Az0, 2019. Titanium, stainless steel, rubber. 12.8 x 6.8 x 1.4 cm. Photo by: Paul Louis. From series: Cosmos. Thierry Bontridder
Pendant: Az0, 2019
Titanium, stainless steel, rubber
12.8 x 6.8 x 1.4 cm
Photo by: Paul Louis
From series: Cosmos
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Thierry Bontridder. Pendant: Cos2, 2019. Titanium, stainless steel, rubber. 12.8 x 6.8 x 1.4 cm. Photo by: Paul Louis. From series: Cosmos. Thierry Bontridder
Pendant: Cos2, 2019
Titanium, stainless steel, rubber
12.8 x 6.8 x 1.4 cm
Photo by: Paul Louis
From series: Cosmos
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Thierry Bontridder. Pendant: Amb0, 2019. Titanium, amber, black acrylglas, stainless steel, rubber. 8.8 x 7.6 x 2.6 cm. Photo by: Paul Louis. From series: Cosmos. Thierry Bontridder
Pendant: Amb0, 2019
Titanium, amber, black acrylglas, stainless steel, rubber
8.8 x 7.6 x 2.6 cm
Photo by: Paul Louis
From series: Cosmos
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Thierry Bontridder. Pendant: Sin, 2018. Titanium, black acrylglass. 7.2 x 6.8 x 2.6 cm. Photo by: Paul Louis. From series: Cosmos. Thierry Bontridder
Pendant: Sin, 2018
Titanium, black acrylglass
7.2 x 6.8 x 2.6 cm
Photo by: Paul Louis
From series: Cosmos
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Thierry Bontridder. Brooch: Ve, 2018. Silver, shibuichi. 10.2 x 6.4 x 2 cm. Photo by: Thierry Bontridder. From series: Frémissement. Thierry Bontridder
Brooch: Ve, 2018
Silver, shibuichi
10.2 x 6.4 x 2 cm
Photo by: Thierry Bontridder
From series: Frémissement
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Thierry Bontridder. Brooch: Ve0, 2018. Silver, shibuichi. 9.2 x 9.6 x 1.8 cm. Photo by: Thierry Bontridder. From series: Frémissement. Thierry Bontridder
Brooch: Ve0, 2018
Silver, shibuichi
9.2 x 9.6 x 1.8 cm
Photo by: Thierry Bontridder
From series: Frémissement
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Thierry Bontridder. Brooch: Io, 2018. Silver, shibuichi. 8.6 x 7.3 x 2.1 cm. Photo by: Thierry Bontridder. From series: Frémissement. Thierry Bontridder
Brooch: Io, 2018
Silver, shibuichi
8.6 x 7.3 x 2.1 cm
Photo by: Thierry Bontridder
From series: Frémissement
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Thierry Bontridder. Brooch: In0, 2018. Titanium. 11.5 x 6.5 x 1.2 cm. Photo by: Thierry Bontridder. From series: Cosmos. Thierry Bontridder
Brooch: In0, 2018
Titanium
11.5 x 6.5 x 1.2 cm
Photo by: Thierry Bontridder
From series: Cosmos
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Thierry Bontridder. Ring: Bo, 2016. Titanium. 3.2 x 3.2 x 1.6 cm. Photo by: Paul Louis. Thierry Bontridder
Ring: Bo, 2016
Titanium
3.2 x 3.2 x 1.6 cm
Photo by: Paul Louis
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Thierry Bontridder. Ring: Do, 2016. Titanium. 3.2 x 3.2 x 1.6 cm. Photo by: Paul Louis. Thierry Bontridder
Ring: Do, 2016
Titanium
3.2 x 3.2 x 1.6 cm
Photo by: Paul Louis
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Thierry Bontridder. Ring: Di, 2016. Titanium. 3.2 x 3.2 x 1.6 cm. Photo by: Paul Louis. Thierry Bontridder
Ring: Di, 2016
Titanium
3.2 x 3.2 x 1.6 cm
Photo by: Paul Louis
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Thierry Bontridder. Brooch: Ha0, 1997. Titanium. Ø 1.2 x 12 cm. Photo by: Paul Louis. Thierry Bontridder
Brooch: Ha0, 1997
Titanium
Ø 1.2 x 12 cm
Photo by: Paul Louis
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Thierry Bontridder. Bracelet: O0, 1995. Titanium. Ø 12.5 x 0.7 cm. Thierry Bontridder
Bracelet: O0, 1995
Titanium
Ø 12.5 x 0.7 cm
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Intro
Thierry Bontridder, sculptor and creator of contemporary jewelry, was born in Brussels in 1956. After studying sculpture, he studied contemporary jewelry with Émile Souply at the Institut des Arts et Métiers in Brussels, where he teaches from 1998 to 2020.

Statement

Since 1982, Thierry Bontridder has been noticed for the originality of the jewelry he designs with unusual materials: acrylic glass, nylon, corian and in particular titanium. Fascinated by this metal with iridescent colors, the artist multiplies his creative research in the realization of his jewels and his sculptures. Individual and group exhibitions in Belgium and abroad follow one another at a steady pace. His artistic work gradually shifted from jewelry, in essence sculptural, to sculpture itself, leading to monumental works of public art.
 
His jewels are in the same line as his sculptures, with simple curves and shapes, games of translucency and opacity, subtle dialogues between light, space and colors. Their highly constructed character and monumentality are much more a matter of sculpture than of goldsmith work. Its ornaments in acrylic glass or titanium capture and transform the light from which it becomes an element in its own right.

Thierry Bontridder belongs to these designers, whose technical expertise is the interpreter of the material. Its requirement of formal acuity calls for appropriate, if not sophisticated, procedures. But the technique is only an instrument in the realization of a formal «idea». Technical rigor becomes poetry of pure forms where materials are exalted

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2013:
Exhibition  18 Oct 2013 - 23 Nov 2013  TWEEX 2.
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