KIM BUCK
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Kim Buck
Kim Buck, 1957 Denmark. Educated goldsmith in 1982. Jewelry designer from Institute of Precious Metal in 1985. Professor at University of Gothenburg 1999-2001, Professor at Kontsfack, Stockholm 2004. Kim Buck has works in important collections internationally such as The Danish State Art Foundation. The Danish Museum of Art and Design. The Röhss Museum of Art and Crafts, Göteborg, Sweden. Pahlmann Collection, Finland. Museet på Koldinghus, Denmark. Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums. MAD, Museum of Arts and Design, New York. The National Museum of Art, Architecture, and Design, Oslo. Gesellschaft für Goldschmiedekunst, Hanau. Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Oslo. Manchester Art Gallery. Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Grassi Museum, Leipzig. Danner Collection, Munich.
Kim Buck works and lives in Copenhagen Denmark.


Kim's jewelry lives as a testament of technical research, it is equally relevant that the pieces are contemporary in their material, expressions, and questions raised. Kim dares to reflect the common values associated with jewelry, in efforts to rewrite and possibly rearrange. Yet, at the same time and with equal intention, creating jewelry that longs to be worn.


Kim on his work:
In my work with both jewelry and hollowware, my inspiration and idea are very closely linked to the technique I use. My works almost always have an element of innovation in them. This means that I mostly spend a very long time developing techniques for the individual projects. I am constantly trying to explore the jewelry field and trying to push its framework and scope.
 

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Public Collections:
The Danish State Art Foundation. The Danish Museum of Art and Design. The Röhss Museum of Art and Crafts, Göteborg, Sweden. Pahlmann Collection, Finland. Museet på Koldinghus, Denmark. Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums. MAD, Museum of Arts and Design, New York. The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo. Gesellschaft für Goldschmiedekunst, Hanau. Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Oslo. Manchester Art Gallery. Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Grassi Museum, Leipzig. Danner Collection, Munich

Awards (selection):
Prize in national jewellery design competition 1982 and 1986.
"The Danish Craftman Prize of 1879" 1985 and 1989.
Prize for Inovation, Aurifex, Budapest, 1987.
Sankt Loye Prize, 1989.
The Danish Arts Foundation, 3-year working grant, 1991-94.
The Danish Arts Foundation, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2010, 2017,2020,2021
The Danish Arts Foundation lifelong grant, 2008.
The Danish National Bank's Honorary Grant, 2009

Solo exhibitions (selection):
1987 Galerie Metal, Copenhagen.
1997 “Figures”   Museum of Art and Design, Copenhagen.
1998 Galerie Hnoss, Gothenburg, Sweden, Galerie Metallum, Stockholm.
2001 “Give Gaver Gå Til Guldsmed”, Danish Craft Council, Galerie HNOSS, Gothenburg, Sweden.
2003 "Jewellery”, gallerie MARZEE, Nijmegen, Holland.
2007 “It’s the Thought That Counts”, Museum of Art and Design, Copenhagen.
2009 ”Det är tanken som räknas”, Nutida Svenskt Silver, Stockholm.
2012 ”Upblåst”, Gallery LOD, Stockholm.
2012 "The Newest Testament", Gallery Goldfingers, Copenhagen.
2017 “Short Stories” by Kim Buck, Pin Studio, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
2017 "Made in China", The Closer, Beijing.
2021 "Kammertonen“, Bygning A at A Petersen, Copenhagen.

Publications (selection):
Dictionaire International du Bijou, edition du Regard
Dansk Smykkekunst 1960-2000. Mag. Art. Lise Funder
Jewelry Design, The Artisan’s Reference, Elisabeth Olver, 2000.
1000 Rings, Robert Ebendorf, Lark Books.
The Ring, Silvie Lambert, Roto Vision, 1998
Minimal Rings, Arch Gregory, Full Spectrum Publishing, 2003.
Georg Jensen, Sølv og Design, Thomas C. Thulstrup.
"New Directions in Jewellery 2", Cheung, Clarke and Clarke, Black Dog Publishing London, 2006.
“Kim Buck - It’s the Thought That Counts”, Jorunn Veiteberg, Nyt Nordisk Forlag Arnold Busk, 2007.
”Jewelry Design”, Kowalsky Dougherty, daab 2008.
Coloured Aluminium Jewellery, Lindsey Mann, A&C Black, 2010.
“A Girl's Best Friends”, creative Jewelry Design. R. Klanten, S. Ehmann. Gestalten, 2012.
"ÈCLAT – Masters of New Jewellery Design", Carlos Pastor, 2014
"Dansk Design Nu", Lars Dybdahl m.fl. 2016
“Jewelry Stories”, Highlights from the Collection 1947–2019, Barbara Paris Gifford, Museum of Arts and Design, New York Arnoldsche 2021
“Den ægte vare/The Real Thing”, Jewellery and Objects by Kim Buck, Jorunn Veiteberg, Arnoldsche 2021
 

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JEWELS by KIM BUCK

 In Focus  by Kim Buck
Kim Buck.
Pendant: In Focus, 2019.
Silver, wood.
Price: 1200 €.
 In Tune  by Kim Buck
Kim Buck.
Pendant: In Tune, 2020.
Silver, wood.
Price: 1200 €.
 On, Off  by Kim Buck
Kim Buck.
Pendant: On, Off, 2019.
18 K gold, nylon thread.
Price: 600 €.
 iBrooch  by Kim Buck
Kim Buck.
Brooch: iBrooch, 2019.
Silver, maple wood.
Price: 1200 €.
 iBrooch  by Kim Buck
Kim Buck.
Brooch: iBrooch, 2019.
Silver, maple wood.
Price: 1200 €.
 iBrooch  by Kim Buck
Kim Buck.
Brooch: iBrooch, 2019.
Silver, maple wood.
Price: 1200 €.
 Out of Focus  by Kim Buck
Kim Buck.
Ring: Out of Focus, 2019.
18 K gold.
Price: 2200 €.
 Out of Focus  by Kim Buck
Kim Buck.
Ring: Out of Focus, 2019.
Silver, oxidized silver.
Price: 600 €.

8 in silver and 1 in oxidized silver.
 Puffed Up Signet  by Kim Buck
Kim Buck.
Ring: Puffed Up Signet, 2018.
24 K gold.
Price: 4000 €.
 Puffed Up  by Kim Buck
Kim Buck.
Ring: Puffed Up, 2018.
24 K gold.
Price: 4800 €.
 Puffed Up Color  by Kim Buck
Kim Buck.
Ring: Puffed Up Color, 2012.
999 silver, powder-coated.
Price: 600 €.
 Unlimited Uniques  by Kim Buck
Kim Buck.
Ring: Unlimited Uniques, 2015.
PLA and polyester.
Price: 1000 €.
 Time  by Kim Buck
Kim Buck.
Brooch: Time, 2013-2020.
Silver and rose branches.
Price: 1200 €.