SARI LIIMATTA
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Sari Liimatta
Sari Liimatta, 1977, Lappeenranta, Finland. Nature enthusiast and peaceful defender, reporter of sad environmental issues. Graduated with a BA in Stonework and Jewellery Design from the South Carelia Polytechnic with an exchange year abroad studying at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie.


Sari on her work:
I don´t believe that I can change anything by making my work. I am a reporter. I am just a reporter. My profession as an artist gives me a place in the society, among animals called people. For the sake of other animals.
The expectations, generalizations, beliefs
and symbolism around animal themes. In ancient cultures and in our everyday surroundings. I try to give back their animal powers which the toy makers often try to hide, bring down or deny altogether. I never make them tell only stories about people, without telling their own story at the same time.
 

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Public collections:
2017 The Wroclaw National Museum, Wroclaw, Poland
2015 The Finnish Glass Museum, Riihimäki, Finland
2014 the CODA Museum, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
2013 National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
2012 Lappeenranta Art Museum, Lappeenranta, Finland
2010 Municipality of Katrineholm, Sweden
2009 Berner Design Stiftung, Bern, Switzerland
2009 the Fine Arts Collection of the City of Bienne, Biel/Bienne, Switzerland
2008 Collection of Finnish Jewellery Art Association, Finland
2008 The Finnish Institute in Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

Awards (selection):
2015 Arts & Crafts Design Award 2015, curated by Hannah Ullmann, nomination, Istria, Croatia
2005 Prize for young artist, Arts Council of Southeast Finland
2001 The International Contest for Jewellery With Amber Design, second prize, Gdansk, Poland
 
Solo exhibitions (selection):
2016 "Close & Far", ATTA Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand
2010 "New work: Sari Liimatta", preview, Verzameld Werk, Gent, Belgium
2009 "HIGH/LOW", Friends of Carlotta Galerie für Schmuck und Objekte, Zürich, Switzerland
2008 "OPEN/CLOSED", Galleria Rantapaja, Lappeenranta, Finland
2008 "In the Front Room: Sari Liimatta", solo presentation, Galerie Rob Koudijs, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2007 "ON/OFF", Galleri Iron Inc., Copenhagen, Denmark
 

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JEWELS by SARI LIIMATTA

 Dualism  by Sari Liimatta
Sari Liimatta.
Necklace: Dualism, 2017.
Aluminum, glass beads, wooden beads, lacquer, paint, plastic, oxidized silver, thread (polyamide), a plastic toy, wire.
39 x 12 x 7,5 cm.
Price: 3200 €.
 In the woods  by Sari Liimatta
Sari Liimatta.
Necklace: In the woods, 2016.
Aluminium tube, glass beads, oxidized silver, paint, peridots, pins, plastic, plastic toys, thread (polyamide), tiger´s eye, wire..
33 x 24 x 9,5 cm.
Price: 3800 €.
 Pink Matters  by Sari Liimatta
Sari Liimatta.
Necklace: Pink Matters, 2017.
Aluminium tube, glass beads, oxidized silver, paint, pins, plastic, plastic toys, rose quartz, thread (polyamide), wire..
34,5 x 12 x 9 cm.
Price: 3200 €.
 Lacrimosa  by Sari Liimatta
Sari Liimatta.
Necklace: Lacrimosa, 2017.
Glass beads, wooden beads, jet, metal pins, plastic, oxidized silver, thread (poyamide), a plastic toy, wire..
40,5 x 12 x 6,5 cm.
Price: 3400 €.
 Close to us  by Sari Liimatta
Sari Liimatta.
Necklace: Close to us, 2017.
Glass beads, snowflake obsidian beads, oxidized silver lock, metal pins, plastic, oxidized silver, thread (cotton), thread (polyamide), a plastic toy..
44 x 8,5 x 4,5 cm.
Price: 3400 €.
 Clan  by Sari Liimatta
Sari Liimatta.
Necklace: Clan, 2013.
Glass beads, brass chains (self-made), tiger´s eye, gold leaf, malachite, pins, oxidized silver, thread (polyamide), plastic toys..
29 x 21 x 5 cm.
Price: 4000 €.

Special piece designed for Klimt02 Gallery.
 Unity  by Sari Liimatta
Sari Liimatta.
Necklace: Unity, 2013.
Glass beads, jasper, malachite, strengthened silk, thread (polyamide), a plastic toy,.
46 x 17 x 3,5 cm.
Price: 2400 €.

Special piece designed for Klimt02 Gallery.
 Trade of exotism  by Sari Liimatta
Sari Liimatta.
Pendant: Trade of exotism, 2012.
Oxidized silver chains, metal fastener, a plastic toy.
28 x 13,5 x 11 cm.
Price: 2800 €.
 Prey  by Sari Liimatta
Sari Liimatta.
Pendant: Prey, 2009.
Hematite, pins, oxidised silver, plastic toy.
12,5 x 4,5 x 3,5 cm.
Price: 1400 €.
 Morbid  by Sari Liimatta
Sari Liimatta.
Object: Morbid, 2008.
Amber, glass beads, part of a costume jewelry, fresh water pearls, pins, oxidized silver, a plastic toy,.
19 x 4 x 11.5 cm.
Price: 1600 €.
 But they don´t love him  by Sari Liimatta
Sari Liimatta.
Pendant: But they don´t love him, 2015.
Glass beads, metal link, thread (polyamide), a plastic toy..
Price: 3000 €.

Work designed for Klimt02 Gallery for the exhibition To Recover in 2015.
 Sleepy head  by Sari Liimatta
Sari Liimatta.
Object: Sleepy head, 2011.
Glass beads, a brass chain (self-made), thread (polyamide), a rubber toy.
15 x 5 x 5 cm.
Price: 1800 €.