Exhibition_ GBJ Project #3


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GBJ project #3

Gallery Biró Junior was founded in 2012 as the Junior Project Gallery Biró.
Under the direction of Kinga Zobel GBJ is aimed at a young audience. As a complement to the established gallery Biró Kinga Zobel supporting the young international talent. In an intensive exchange with changing exhibitions and through increased publicity is to accompany Kinga Zobel target young artists in their development.

Deliberately omitted GBJ on fixed gallery spaces, also allow them makes a mark for their willingness to break new ground. The exhibitions are held in SCHMUCK :: RAUM, which are vacant property, stores, or host galleries.

With projects abroad, or events such as the SCHMUCK-show Kinga Zobel want to make international attention to the jewelry art, Munich as jewelry business is it the ideal base. _ View original text

GBJ SCHMUCK – Raum zu gast in der Galerie Jordanow

09/03 – 21/03/2015

Zieblandstr. 19, 80799 Munich


New brooch series_ Colored Seed





Enameled Copper



Brooches_ Lunar Blossom


Lunar Blossom

“What is the first ‘sea’ you find in the hemisphere on the left? The ‘Mare Imbrium’ or the Rainy Sea, a fit emblem of our human life, beaten by many a pitiless storm. In a corresponding part of the southern hemisphere you see ‘Mare Nubium’, the Cloudy Sea, in which our poor human reason so often gets befogged. Close to this lies ‘Mare Humorum’, the Sea of Humors, where we sail about, the sport of each fitful breeze, “everything by starts and nothing long.” Around all, embracing all, lies ‘Oceanus Procellarum’, the Ocean of Tempests, where, engaged in one continuous struggle with the gusty whirlwinds, excited by our own passions or those of others, so few of us escape shipwreck. And, when disgusted by the difficulties of life, its deceptions, its treacheries and all the other miseries “that flesh is heir to,” where do we too often fly to avoid them? To the ‘Sinus Iridium’ or the ‘Sinus Roris’, that is Rainbow Gulf and Dewy Gulf whose glittering lights, alas! Give forth no real illumination to guide our stumbling feet, whose sun-tipped pinnacles have less substance than a dream, whose enchanting waters all evaporate before we can lift a cup-full to our parched lips! Showers, storms, fogs, rainbows-is not the whole mortal life of man comprised in these four words?

Now turn to the hemisphere on the right, the women’s side, and you also discover “seas,” more numerous indeed, but of smaller dimensions and with gentler names, as more befitting the feminine temperament. First comes ‘Mare Serenitatis’, the Sea of Serenity, do expressive of the calm, tranquil soul of an innocent maiden. Near it is ‘Lacus Somniorum’, the Lake of Dreams, in which she loves to gaze at her gilded and rosy future. In the southern division is seen ‘Mare Nectaris’, the Sea of Nectar, Over whose soft heaving billows she is gently wafted by Love’s caressing winds, “Youth on the prow and Pleasure at the helm.” Not far off is ‘Mare Fecunditatis’, the Sea of Fertility, in which she becomes the happy mother of rejoicing children. A little north is ‘Mare Crisium’, the Sea of Crises where her life and happiness are sometimes exposed to sudden, and unexpected dangers which fortunately, however, seldom and fatally.

Far from the left, near the men’s side, is ‘Mare Vaporum’, the Sea of Vapors, into which, though it is rather small, and full of sunken rocks, she sometimes allows herself to wander, moody, and pouting, and not exactly knowing where she wants to go or what she wants to do. Between the two last expands the great ‘Mare Tranquillitatis’, the Sea of Tranquillity, into whose quiet depth are at least absorbed all her stimulated passions, all her futile aspirations, all her unglutted desires, and whose unruffled waters are gliding on forever in noiseless current towards Lacus Mortis, the Lake of Death, whose misty shores

“In ruthless, vast, and gloomy woods are girt.”

So at least Ardan mused as he stooped over Beer and Maedler’s map. Did not these strange successive names somewhat justify his fights of fancy? Surely they had a wonderful variety of meaning. Was it by accident by forethought deep that the two hemispheres of the Moon had been thus so strangely divided, yet, as man to women, though divided still united, and thus forming even in the cold regions of space a perfect image of our terrestrial existence? Who can say that our romantic French friend was altogether wrong in thus explaining the astute fancies of the old astronomers?”

– All Around the Moon, Jules Verne, 1869


Brooches, enameled copper, 2014

Photographer_ Huh, Myoung wook



Selected works_ AJF Artist Award

AJF Artist Award_ selected as one of the five finalists


Five Finalists Named for Top American Prize

Mill Valley, California, November 10, 2014—Art Jewelry Forum (AJF) is pleased to announce the five finalists for the 2014 AJF Artist Award for emerging artists. One winner will be selected from this short list and announced in December 2014. Applications were received from 123 artists in 27 countries.

Criteria used in the judging were originality, depth of concept, and quality of craftsmanship. The criteria were revised this year to include emerging as well as young artists under 35. Jurors for the 2013 competition were Carin Reinders, director of CODA, Apeldoorn, Netherlands; Karen Rotenberg, founder and director of Alianza Contemporary Craft and collector of contemporary jewelry; and Sooyeon Kim, jeweler and recipient of the 2013 AJF Artist Award. Jurors met in October and selected the following five finalists for the 2014 AJF Artist Award: Attai Chen, Benedikt Fischer, Lauren Kalman, Heejoo Kim, and Seulgi Kwon.

Heejoo Kim

Masters Fine Art, Kookmin University, Seoul, Korea, 2011

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“The process of putting metal layers on the object carved out of wax in a bath by electroforming means life creation. The thickness of piled layers represents time, and colors mainly expressed in my works mean accumulation of time. Through this process, my works are born with powerful vitality beyond the flow of time.

—Heejoo Kim

“I was quite impressed by this work and the surface treatments. The forms are beautifully conceived, original, and wearable.”

—Karen Rotenberg

Works of the Artist Award finalists will exhibit on Platina gallery at Handwerksmesse.



Exhibition_ ‘Émaux at this moment’ – International Exhibition of Contemporary Enamel Jewelry and Objects

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Émaux at this moment



Curated by Jamie Bennett

From October 17 to November 16, 2014, Galerie Noel Guyomarc’h is please to display contemporary enamel work by 23 international artists. Curated by Jamie Bennett, renowned American jewelry artist, this exhibition offers an overview of the current use of enamel in contemporary jewelry and objects.

Participating artists:

Johan van Aswegen | Atsuko Bauman | Kate Bauman Mess | Alicia Jane Boswell | Stephen Bottomley | Helen Carnac | Bettina Dittlmann | Carolina Gimeno |Arthur Hash | Kaori Juzu | Heejoo Kim | Stefano Marchetti | Myra Mimlitsch-Gray | Qu Mengnan | Sarah Perkins | Philip Sajet | Barbara Seidenath | Bettina Speckner | Jessica Turrell | Graziano Visintin | Silvia Walz |

Annamaria Zanella & Jamie Bennett

«This exhibition was conceived to point at a particular phenomenon that is occurring in contemporary jewelry internationally. Enamel as color, surface and image has been reinvigorated and to some degree reinvented as a significant material used by jewelers and metalsmiths internationally. While jewelry has certainly been the primary benefactor and represents the larger part of this exhibition, there has also been a great shift in its use on vessels and tile work.

For most of the twentieth century enamel was defined and executed in very specific processes, such as cloisonné, champlevé and Limoges, all very traditional and refined. Modernism did have its influence on more gestural enamel work in the mid fifties and early sixties but even that became formulaic and predictable.

The advent of experimentation with a wide range of materials used by jewelers from the late 20th century to where we are today brought a new curiosity and interest in enamel as a material and not a specific process related to it. The qualities of enamel that drew interest were the inherent characteristics of a vitreous powder that needed a substrate of metal, onto which it melted, flowed and hardened. These became the defining properties jewelers and metalsmiths were interested in without the boundaries of particular processes. The use of enamel by jewelers in this exhibition can be quite raw and in other cases well rendered, but each piece demonstrates a willingness and determination to see what this material can do well.

Contemporary jewelry has for some decades witnessed a shift toward a more democratic use of materials, where plastic stands beside gold, and coal replaces diamonds. Traditional materials were traded in or juxtaposed with materials that possessed a more abstracted value. While the seed of this shift was in part socio/ political and an attempt to rid contemporary jewelry of its status as a symbol of luxury, the qualities of the “new” materials themselves began to manifest their own presence in the work.

All materials have inherent meaning, but they also have a visual presence that can be used to reinforce what we think jewelry can be and should be. Enamel as a material and a practice has and will continue to hold qualities that contribute to the field of jewelry and metalwork. It is very exciting to see work from all corners of the world where one material has gained a new momentum and its appearance has been adjusted to fulfill our needs from jewelry and metalwork today. To borrow a phrase from painting, enamel is not dead, it has many ways of occuring and that is clearly apparent in the jewelry and metalwork in EMAUX AT THIS MOMENT.»

Jamie Bennett

Exhibition curator


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Exhibition_ Exposition Bijoux Contemporains



Jewellery Exhibition in Galerie Diane Eric Lhoste

15 July- 13 September 2014

Galerie Diane Eric Lhoste

25 Avenue Edouard Vll 64 200-Biarritz France