Ruby Gold, Galerie Zink, Seubersdorf (DE), 12.9.–18.10.2020
Opening weekend: 12.–13.9.2020, 14.30–19.00 Uhr
German artist Karl Fritsch belongs to the International avantgarde in the field of artistic jewelry. Trained as a goldsmith and studied with Otto Künzli and Hermann Jünger, he is renowned for his daring works that disregard all conventions of traditional jewelry. His treatment of materials and forms disrupt the jewelry world. He would pierce a multi-carat diamond with a laser and fix the gemstone to a gold ring using an old, rusty nail. He would build extravagant and flashy rings with common materials like aluminium and synthetic stones. He engraves “Fuck off” on an antique Byzantine ring.
Through elaborate processes, Fritsch creates jewelry and sculptures that exude a playful lightness. They often have a sense of improvisation and an almost childlike fascination of the unexpected. Karl Fritsch is the darling of the artistic jewelry scene and his works are not only worn, but also on display in many museum collections and his rings are in demand as collector’s items.
By pushing boundaries beyond what is conventionally associated with “jewelry,” the artist explores the eccentric, creating a profound expression of individuality. One of a kind, like the person wearing it!
From October 17 we are excited to expand the show with photographs by Amsterdam based artist Paul Kooiker, a leading figure in conceptual photography in Europe. Both shows will be held until December 20.