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Valdis Broze

Jeweller
Published: 15.10.2019

Intro
I live and work in Riga.
Studied in Riga College of Applied Arts, graduated Art Academy of Latvia. 
Mainly I am working in the field of jewellery design although drawing and painting are also appealing to me.  All of “other experience” give me a good push into something new. For example, I found it very interesting to make a puppet for stop-motion animation.

Statement

My first works were made with enamel as I was very much attracted by this old technique. Jewels and colors let me play with their combinations to satisfy my interest in proportions and form language. With simple forms and other elements I try to make my works live and speak. I am always asking what do others people see and hear in my works. The more associations my works evoke, the better they become. They mustn’t be too talkative though, rather to serve as keys to something. Gradually my works have become more ascetic.  Now I like flat, plain surfaces along with sophisticated hinges and joints. This is the same language, only in more laconic frame.
/Valdis Brože

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2020:
Exhibition  30 Sep 2020 - 15 Dec 2020  METALLOphone: Museum.
Exhibition  23 Jun 2020 - 12 Jul 2020  Friedrich Becker Prize 2020 Exhibition.
Award giving  23 Jun 2020 - 23 Jun 2020  Friedrich Becker Prize 2020 Winner.
2019:
Exhibition  06 Dec 2019 - 11 Feb 2020  Star Luster in Your Window.
Exhibition  14 Jun 2019 - 10 Sep 2019  Sunlight in Butterfly Wings.
2018:
Exhibition  05 Dec 2018 - 05 Feb 2019  Snowing a little out the window.
Exhibition  16 Nov 2018 - 30 Nov 2018  Inprints by Valdis Brože.
Putti Art Gallery, Riga, Latvia.
Exhibition  16 Nov 2018 - 28 Nov 2018  Imprint by Valdis Brože.
Exhibition  10 Nov 2018 - 09 Dec 2018  Shlosshandel.
Schlos Landestrost, Hannover, Germany.
Exhibition  25 May 2018 - 31 Aug 2018  Dandelion Fluff's Flight through the Universe.
Exhibition  03 Mar 2018 - 17 May 2018  Short Stories. Contemporary and Conceptual Jewellery.
2015:
Exhibition  06 Nov 2015 - 24 Nov 2015  White Pate by Valdis Broze.
2013:
Exhibition  27 May 2013 - 31 Aug 2013  Summer Session.

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Book:  New Bracelets: 400+ Contemporary Jewelry Designs. Estrada, NicolasPromopress:  Barcelona,  2021
Book:  Bijoux Contemporain, Une Passion. Chantal Bizot, Nadine Coleno.  2018
Online Magazine:  Synergy:contemporary trends in metal art and design. Silapetere, AndraBaltic Jewellery News:  Vilnius,  2017
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Online Magazine:  Synergy: Contemporary Trends in Metal Art and Design. Pranevičiūtė, GabrielėBaltic Jewellery News:  2017
Online Magazine:  Baltic contemporary jewellery art scene. Plkst, GintaGinta:  2017
Book:  New Necklaces: 400+ Contemporary Designs. Nicolas EstradaPromopress:  United Kingdom,  2016
Online Platform:  Valdis Brože: White Pate. Townsend, EileenArt Jewelry Forum:  Riga,  2015
Online Magazine:  Brožes personības dalīšanās. Čivle, AgneseArterritory:  2015
Book:  New Earrings: 500+ designs from around the world. Estrada, NicolasThames & Hudson:  Untied Kingdom,  2013
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