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Märta Mattsson
Necklace made of cicadas, copper, resin, pigments, lacquer, cubic zirconia, silver

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Comment by Galerie Noel Guyomarc'h on August 31, 2017 at 12:49pm

 

« THE OCTOPUS HAS THREE HEARTS »

ATTAI CHEN, MÄRTA MATTSSON, CARINA SHOSHTARY

For more information visit our website: The Octopus Has Three Hearts.

 From Sweden,  Märta Mattsson studied jewellery in Gothenburg at HDK School of Design and Crafts. She perfected her technique by completing courses at London Royal College of Art, Tokyo Hiko Mizuno College of Jewelry and RISD, Providence, USA. Since 2006, her work has been shown in several international galleries and displayed in about a dozen public museums collections. In 2012, she was chosen to exhibit at Schmuck, Munich major contemporary art fair. The pieces she is presenting today are all from her newest series, called Wings.

Using materials that may at first seem unfit for jewellery, Märta explores the threshold between disgust and attraction. Strongly inspired by 18th century cabinets of wonders, which often displayed a patchwork of newly discovered species, she tries to make us see beauty in what may first seem repulsive. Conserving the original shape of the wings and bodies of her dead cicadas, she captures them in resin to protect and enhance their beauty with delicate and precise dabs of pigments. 

Carina Shoshtary from Germany received her training in goldsmithing in Neugablonz. She studied at Munich Academy of Fine Arts with Otto Künzli. In addition to being part of important museums collections, her work has been presented internationally in numerous museums and galleries. In 2012, she received the Bavarian State Prize for Emerging Designers and the Upper Bavarian Prize for Applied Arts.

 Using materials from her surroundings and with a previous life, Carina considers herself a « hunter-gatherer ». In Karma Chroma, her newest proposal, she uses fragments of graffiti, recovering the successive layers of posters on public panels that, with time, come off and fall  to the ground. Maintaining a fusional relationship with colour, she keeps it at the core of her creative researches, adding sometimes found organic materials to her creations.

Attai Chen uses raw materials such as casts-off, carved wood, paper, paint and graphite. His two most recent series, Compounding Fractions and Matter of Perspective, will both be displayed.

In the first series, Compounding Fractions, he relies on fragmented recycled paper, documenting the gestation, growth and decay of those fragments and revealing their inherent beauty. The Matter of Perspective aims at denouncing how each individual views reality through the lens of its own specific culture and references. With his exceptionally beautiful pieces, he encourages us to see raw materials as if for the first time, without any preconception.

A graduate of Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem,  Chen  holds a degree from the Munich School of Fine Arts. In 2010, his work was rewarded with the Herbert Hoffmann Award at Schmuck and in 2011 with the Oberbayerischer Prize for Applied Art. In 2014, he was granted the Andy Prize for Contemporary Art and was offered a solo exhibition at the Tel Aviv Art Museum

 

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