Ginkgo

Ginkgo

Nov
07

Ania Guillaume Ginkgo, 2018 Gold plated silver ring 4.5 (W) x 2.5 (H) x 2 (D) cm circa Unique Ref. R14 Nature is Guillaume’s main inspiration: the subtle colours, the ingenious shapes, the amazing technical solutions.  Guillaume translates this inspiration, at the micro and macro levels, in her paintings and sculptures. Gingko is Guillaume’s one of a kind miniature wearable sculptures visually derived from the leaves of the ancient Japanese tree. The gingko leaf was purposely chosen by the artist not only for its singular beauty, but mainly for the its meaningful symbolism of longevity and wellbeing.When the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima in 1945, six Gingko trees were among the few living things to survive within a short radius of the blast site—and they’re still standing today. Thus, the Japanese regard the gingko as “the bearer of hope.” It is also known as “the survivor” and “the living fossil.” Guillaume first approached wearable art in 2011 using  gilded bronze, until the artist started moving onto gold plated silver and titanium, which proves to be much lighter, durable and with titanium more colourful. Each of Guillaume’s wearable sculptures are hand sculpted, sometimes leaving the artist’s finger prints on the surface of the work.

Ginkgo

Nov
07

Ania Guillaume Ginkgo, 2018 Gold plated silver ring 2.5 (W) x 4.7 (H) x 1.8 (D) cm circa Unique Ref. R15 Nature is Guillaume’s main inspiration: the subtle colours, the ingenious shapes, the amazing technical solutions.  Guillaume translates this inspiration, at the micro and macro levels, in her paintings and sculptures. Gingko is Guillaume’s one of a kind miniature wearable sculptures visually derived from the leaves of the ancient Japanese tree. The gingko leaf was purposely chosen by the artist not only for its singular beauty, but mainly for the its meaningful symbolism of longevity and wellbeing.When the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima in 1945, six Gingko trees were among the few living things to survive within a short radius of the blast site—and they’re still standing today. Thus, the Japanese regard the gingko as “the bearer of hope.” It is also known as “the survivor” and “the living fossil.” Guillaume first approached wearable art in 2011 using  gilded bronze, until the artist started moving onto gold plated silver and titanium, which proves to be much lighter, durable and with titanium more colourful. Each of Guillaume’s wearable sculptures are hand sculpted, sometimes leaving the artist’s finger prints on the surface of the work.

Pensée

Nov
07

Ania Guillaume Pensée, 2018 Gold plated silver ring 3.5 (H) x 3 x 2.8 cm Unique Ref. R20 Nature is Guillaume’s main inspiration: the subtle colours, the ingenious shapes, the amazing technical solutions.  Guillaume translates this inspiration, at the micro and macro levels, in her paintings and sculptures.  Guillaume first approached wearable art in 2011 using  gilded bronze, until the artist started moving onto gold plated silver and titanium, which proves to be much lighter, durable and with titanium more colourful. Each of Guillaume’s wearable sculptures are hand sculpted, sometimes leaving the artist’s finger prints on the surface of the work.

1+1=0

Nov
07

Juliana Borinski 1+1=0, 2009/2011 Euro coin ring Unique  

Minimalist Interlocking

Nov
07

Ute Decker Minimalist Interlocking, 2018 18kt sand-textured yellow gold with burnished edges ring edition of 30 unique within the series initialled and hallmarked   The award winning, internationally exhibited artist jeweller, with pieces in several museum collections including the V&A sculpts movement into powerful minimalist forms for her first solo show at the gallery. Sensuous undulations characterize the new Waves series created for this exhibition. Expressing the beauty of nature through abstractions, Ute Decker is arresting time to take a closer look at the movement of waves, usually so fleeting

Man Ray Swan

Nov
07

Ute Decker Man Ray Swan, 2017 18kt recycled gold with recycled silver sculptural ring 1.9 x 6.5 cm edition of 6 unique within the series initialled and hallmarked   Quoting the simplistic symbolic imagery from Man Ray, we see Decker incorporate the Dada and Surrealist movements into expressing the figure of a swan. She incorporates that grace and serenity often associated with swans, manipulated through the metal. Decker is very understanding of the materials she uses: she incorporates contrasting metals, silver and gold, both have different malleabilities, and combines them into a vividly coloured wearable sculpture. The award winning, internationally exhibited artist jeweller, with pieces in several museum collections including the V&A sculpts movement into powerful minimalist forms for her first solo show at the gallery. Sensuous undulations characterize the new Waves series created for this exhibition. Expressing the beauty of nature through abstractions, Ute Decker is arresting time to take a closer look at the movement of waves, usually so fleeting.

Butterfly Wings

Nov
06

Ania Guillaume Butterfly wings, 2018 Titanium ring 5 (H) x 3 x 2.3 cm Unique Ref. R24     Butterfly Wings is an exemplary series of Guillaume’s examination of elements of the natural environment, translated into wearable art. In sculpture as much as in wearable art, there is a strong perception of the spiritual natural universe. Flowers or animals are designed within the shape of the jewel and, once worn, they create an intricate dialogue between the wearer and nature. Known for their fragility, the delicate attributes of butterfly wings are juxtaposed in its materiality. Casted from delicate carvings into thin wax, the titanium wearable pieces of earrings and necklaces still play with our perception to materiality, as the incredibly lightweight jewellery pieces gleam in their chromatic spectrums. Feminine and beautiful, these reflections of elements of nature become an elegant statement piece to our everyday fashion.

Penseé

Nov
06

Ania Guillaume Penseé, 2018 Gold plated silver ring 5 (H) x 5.8 x 2.5 cm Unique Ref. R21 Nature is Guillaume’s main inspiration: the subtle colours, the ingenious shapes, the amazing technical solutions.  Guillaume translates this inspiration, at the micro and macro levels, in her paintings and sculptures.  Guillaume first approached wearable art in 2011 using  gilded bronze, until the artist started moving onto gold plated silver and titanium, which proves to be much lighter, durable and with titanium more colourful. Each of Guillaume’s wearable sculptures are hand sculpted, sometimes leaving the artist’s finger prints on the surface of the work.  

Seaweed Ring

Nov
06

Ania Guillaume Seaweed ring, 2018 Silver gold plated ring 6 (W) x 3 (H) cm circa Ring size 7 (US) Unique     Seaweed is a silver gold plater ring that engages with Guillaume’s interest in nature’s spirituality and its elements, in this case the organic elements of the sea. Casted from wax then made into a precious metal, Seaweed evokes the elements of nature with a human touch as it incorporates the fingerprints of the artist, it embraces the body in a sculptural fashion.

Infinity Spiral

Nov
04

Ute Decker Infinity Spiral, 2019 18kt Fairtrade gold ring 4.2 x 4.3 cm edition of 6 unique within the series initialled and hallmarked   The wearable sculptures by the internationally acclaimed architectural artist Ute Decker are a meditation on the richness of simplicity. She sculpts space, movement, volume and a subtle texture into a carefully composed interplay of light and shadow with a richly evocative sense of space and story. This essential purity is typical of her work in its minimalism and attention to detail.