TAMARA GRŰNER 

 

 

TAMARA GRŰNER 

UNCOMMON GROUND

 

Exhibition of a German artist in whose work naturalness and artificiality form an intense bond and the game with these opposites is the central theme of her actual body of works.

The transformation of the lavish ornaments of the Baroque into contemporary jewelry has long characterized the work of Tamara Grüner. Inspired by the Berlin iron jewellery of the 19th century she combines pressed and stamped elements in the historicism style with black porcelain and plastic.

 
 
Organic shapes or naturally rolling movements made of bones or synthetic material are in a contrast with angular minerals or metals. The single elements are composed to an ensemble until the lines become indistinct. An intense artificiality is produced by rainbow-coloured surfaces, natural materials such as e.g. mother of pearl seems to be virtually unnatural.
 
 
Lush ornamentation can first and foremost be found on the metal parts, which are being integrated in their original form in the unique pieces of jewellery. The chromaticity softens their austerity and is enchanting the observer. Scrolls do not seem to be mere decoration, they rather are an essential part of each piece. Cutouts attract the viewer’s glance and invite the eye to dwell.
In this way new life is being breathed into the old materials. A fascinating dialogue arises.
The jewellery pieces move in a border zone of arts, craft and fashion. Their impressive past can only be sensed and is surely worth being discovered.
 
 

Tamara Grüner - born on 16.02.1978 in Deggendorf (Germany), a graduate (2006) of the Pforzheim University of Applied Sciences, Design School for Jewelery and Everyday Objects. Currently she lectures at the Technical College of Jewellery and Watches in Pforzheim (Germany). Winner of many awards and honours, participant of countless group exhibitions. Since 2013 she has been regularly showing her works at individual exhibitions - so far she has realized 8 of them in Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, Poland and the United States.

 

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Legnica Jewellery Festival SILVER 2018 
Dates:  1st May - 1th June 2018

 

Culmination: 18th – 19th of May 2018
Venue: Gallery of Art in Legnica, Poland

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