HUMAN AND OBJECT BY ESTHER HEITE - 19 Feb 2020 - 13 Mar 2020
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Human and Object by Esther Heite
Hannah Gallery presents an exhibition with Esther Heite, winner of the Klimt02 JPLUS Emerging Talent Award 2019, showcasing 19 pieces of 5 different groups of work. In her pieces, the displacement of the familiar context is a repeating motif to generate a new aesthetic. Esther Heite graduated with a BA in Applied Arts and Design at the Peter Behrens School of Arts, Hochschule Düsseldorf under the guidance of the Professors Herman Hermsen and Jantje Fleischhut.


Jantje Fleischhut says:
Her graduation work is both practically and theoretically very strong. For her final semester, she dealt with the world of things, material culture and social aspects. Her design process is preceded by a question and basic analysis. She examines how we see things, what we see in them, how we read them, what they mean to us, what they ask and challenge us to do. At the same time, Esther Heite challenges her own work as a designer with the production of her graduation collection. It is a very differentiated work and the various approaches skillfully translated into material and wearable jewellery. Her choice of material is steel and as technique serves the spot welding. It is a consistent choice that presents her research in several and very felicitous ways.
Esther Heite's jewellery communicates about the world of things and has become part of it at the same time.



Esther Heite says:
My artwork demonstrates a confrontation with the world of material matters. Prior to my research, I assumed that the purely physical characteristics and functions of objects were more deeply bound to non-material attributes and symbolic energies. The alienation of the familiar connectivity (or context), of the function or form generates paradoxes which are intended to stimulate the carrier for reflection.
The explorative handling of the technology of welding activates in my workflow a new ornamental function. Combining the ornament and the function, all pieces of jewellery are characterized by some kind of fusion.



About the groups of works:
Liquid Crystal
They are the access to another world, the main means of communication of our time, the interface between humanity and the machine. Detaching the displays from their technical connection resembles a dissecting act. The wafer-thin screens are dug out of the depth of the device with the utmost caution like a valuable raw material. The fragility resembles that of a precious gemstone. In terms of the form, I take up this association and work the LCD into gem-shaped objects in which they form the centre of the facet cut as a stone tablet. The representation of information becomes a dark, iridescent patch.

Misunderstood Genius
Through "Misunderstood genius" I attribute a central role to the incidental role of an ear-ring’s butterfly back in the process of wearing jewellery. The original shape is distorted as if the material could simply be pulled apart. The plug made of gold becomes a counterweight and loses importance despite its material value. The internal hierarchy of the piece jewellery shifts as a result. It combines the familiar with the unfamiliar.

Monolith
The technical objects of our everyday life contain an inner interrelationship in which causalities intertwine. Since electrical circuits have started to be used, this inner logic disappears behind screens, pads, buttons and panels. They are the interface to another world and reduce the mental and physical access to the monolithic-looking bodies to a shallow tactile movement. The smooth, black, cold, glass, metallic housings radiate a cool reserve. Things seem to come towards us out of nowhere. They become a fact that seems objective. This unfamiliarity with which the technological objects confront us is the starting point for the "Monolith" group.

Pixel Gleam
The arrangement of wires and welding spots creates an analogue image dot grid used to display an image and text. The setting of the welding spots can be compared with the on/off of small pixels. The setpoints create a pixel-based image in 3-dimensional material.

Sign.et
The flat surface with the seal creates the typical shape of the signet ring is, which forms the basis of the whole structure of the piece of jewellery. The combination of the ring and the image on the body makes its meaning visible: authority, privilege, belonging. These meanings disappear with the "sign.et" rings by highlighting their structure that has been made visible.


An interview with the artist




 

JEWELS by HUMAN AND OBJECT BY ESTHER HEITE

 Nucleous  by Esther Heite
Esther Heite.
Ring: Nucleous, 2019.
Stainless Steel.
4 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm.
Awarded at: JPLUS Emerging Talent Award 2019 by Klimt02.
From series: Gebraucht.
Price: 240 €.
Multiple.
 Monolith Fading  by Esther Heite
Esther Heite.
Brooch: Monolith Fading, 2020.
Stainless Steel.
9 x 4.5 x 2 cm.
Photo by: Esther Heite.
From series: Gebraucht.
Price: 450 €.
Multiple.
 Monolith  by Esther Heite
Esther Heite.
Brooch: Monolith, 2019.
Stainless Steel.
8 x 4.6 x 1.1 cm.
Awarded at: JPLUS Emerging Talent Award 2019 by Klimt02.
From series: Gebraucht.
Price: 300 €.
Multiple.
 Orbit  by Esther Heite
Esther Heite.
Ring: Orbit, 2019.
Stainless Steel.
2.7 x 2.7 x 0.7 cm.
Part of: Gebraucht.
Price: 80 €.
Multiple.
 Orbit  by Esther Heite
Esther Heite.
Earrings: Orbit, 2019.
Stainless Steel.
2.5 x 2.5 x 0.5 cm.
Awarded at: JPLUS Emerging Talent Award 2019 by Klimt02.
From series: Gebraucht.
Price: 120 €.
Multiple.
 Double Orbit  by Esther Heite
Esther Heite.
Ring: Double Orbit, 2019.
Stainless Steel.
4.2 x 2.7 0,8 cm.
Awarded at: JPLUS Emerging Talent Award 2019 by Klimt02.
From series: Gebraucht.
Price: 130 €.
Multiple.
 Signet Oval  by Esther Heite
Esther Heite.
Ring: Signet Oval, 2019.
Stainless Steel.
1.8 x 2 x 2.2 cm.
Awarded at: JPLUS Emerging Talent Award 2019 by Klimt02.
From series: Gebraucht.
Price: 240 €.
Multiple.
 Signet Antique  by Esther Heite
Esther Heite.
Ring: Signet Antique, 2019.
Stainless Steel.
2.8 x 2.3 x 1.6 cm.
Awarded at: JPLUS Emerging Talent Award 2019 by Klimt02.
From series: Gebraucht.
Price: 240 €.
Multiple.
 Sling  by Esther Heite
Esther Heite.
Earrings: Sling, 2019.
Stainless Steel.
9.5 x 1 x 1.5 cm.
Awarded at: JPLUS Emerging Talent Award 2019 by Klimt02.
From series: Gebraucht.
Price: 80 €.
Multiple.
 Pixel Gleam Planet  by Esther Heite
Esther Heite.
Brooch: Pixel Gleam Planet, 2019.
Stainless Steel silvered.
5 x 4.5 x 0.5 cm.
Awarded at: JPLUS Emerging Talent Award 2019 by Klimt02.
From series: Gebraucht.
Price: 260 €.
Multiple.
 Pixel Gleam Striped Oval  by Esther Heite
Esther Heite.
Brooch: Pixel Gleam Striped Oval, 2019.
Stainless Steel.
8.5 x 4.2 x 0.5 cm.
Awarded at: JPLUS Emerging Talent Award 2019 by Klimt02.
From series: Gebraucht.
Price: 400 €.
Multiple.
 Signet Royal  by Esther Heite
Esther Heite.
Ring: Signet Royal, 2019.
Stainless steel gold plated.
2.8 x 2.5 x 1.6 cm.
Awarded at: JPLUS Emerging Talent Award 2019 by Klimt02.
From series: Gebraucht.
Price: 280 €.
Multiple.

Alternative view.
 Monolith  by Esther Heite
Esther Heite.
Brooch: Monolith, 2019.
Stainless Steel.
2.6 x 2.6 x 2.2 cm.
Awarded at: JPLUS Emerging Talent Award 2019 by Klimt02.
From series: Gebraucht.
Price: 300 €.
Multiple.
 Orbit  by Esther Heite
Esther Heite.
Earrings: Orbit, 2019.
Stainless steel gold plated.
2.5 x 2.5 x 0.5 cm.
Awarded at: JPLUS Emerging Talent Award 2019 by Klimt02.
From series: Gebraucht.
Price: 160 €.
Multiple.
 Sling  by Esther Heite
Esther Heite.
Earrings: Sling, 2019.
Stainless steel gold plated.
9.5 x 1 x 1.5 cm.
Awarded at: JPLUS Emerging Talent Award 2019 by Klimt02.
From series: Gebraucht.
Price: 120 €.
Multiple.
 Liquid Crystal  by Esther Heite
Esther Heite.
Brooch: Liquid Crystal, 2019.
Stainless steel, LCD display.
5.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm.
Awarded at: JPLUS Emerging Talent Award 2019 by Klimt02.
From series: Gebraucht.
Price: 360 €.
Multiple.
 Liquid Crystal  by Esther Heite
Esther Heite.
Brooch: Liquid Crystal, 2019.
Stainless steel, LCD display.
5.8 x 5.5 x 2.5 cm.
Awarded at: JPLUS Emerging Talent Award 2019 by Klimt02.
From series: Gebraucht.
Price: 360 €.
Multiple.
 Pixel Gleam Striped Oval  by Esther Heite
Esther Heite.
Pendant: Pixel Gleam Striped Oval, 2019.
Stainless steel, silver chain.
13 x 3.5 x 0.5 cm.
Awarded at: JPLUS Emerging Talent Award 2019 by Klimt02.
From series: Gebraucht.
Price: 500 €.
Multiple.
 Misunderstood Genius  by Esther Heite
Esther Heite.
Earrings: Misunderstood Genius, 2019.
Silver, 18 K gold.
11 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm & 2.7 x 1 x 1.5 cm.
Awarded at: JPLUS Emerging Talent Award 2019 by Klimt02.
From series: Gebraucht.
Price: 260 €.
Multiple.
 Misunderstood Genius  by Esther Heite
Esther Heite.
Earrings: Misunderstood Genius, 2019.
Silver, 18 k gold.
7 x 1.3 x 1.5 & 6 x 1.3 x 1.5 cm.
Awarded at: JPLUS Emerging Talent Award 2019 by Klimt02.
From series: Gebraucht.
Price: 260 €.
Multiple.

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