POWERWORK FROM PORTUGAL
Ana Albuquerque, Ana Couto, Dulce Ferraz, Paula Crespo
Alexandra Serpa Pimental, Filomena Praça, Filomeno P. de Sousa, Tereza Seabra
De 22 de Setembro a 15 de Outubro de 2011
ARISTS WILL BE PRESENT AT THE OPENING
Portuguese jewellery art – a variety of gorgeous works and captivating
A compelling display of works by Portuguese jewellery artists opens the new
panorama of exhibitions at Vienna’s Galerie Slavik. The range of unique
pieces of jewellery encompasses strictly geometric, richly pictorial and
consistently reduced creations.
The golden necklace by Ana Albuquerque, who has intensively explored the
material gold and its history, is a compelling piece of simple and strictly
reduced form, which is further accentuated by the glow of gold.
The name of, an artist who in the course of her training studied with Thomas
Gentile in New York, has become synonymous with contemporary jewellery art
in Lisbon today. The golden golden vintage pendants of Tereza Seabra take us
on a journey into the past, a picture diary of old photographs and miniature
landscapes painted on ivory and framed in gold.
The golden ring sculptures by Paula Crespo are powerful, wearable miniature
sculptures. Alexandra Serpa Pimentel designs powerfully expressive necklaces
which in movement seem to merge with their wearers in fluid unity. The white
paper brooches by Ana Couto appear to float as weightlessly as a feather.
The exciting series of “Luster – Territories” brooches in silver,
lacquer and gold leaf by Dulce Ferraz reflect topographic morphologies
created by man and nature.
We look forward to introducing you to the multifaceted creations of our
Renate Slavik and team
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