KARIN JOHANSSON: NEW PLACES - ABSTRACTIONS OF A CITY - 22 Feb 2012 - 23 Mar 2012
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Karin Johansson: New Places - Abstractions of a City
Klimt02 | Gallery presents in Barcelona New Places - Abstractions of a City, a series of necklaces by Swedish artist Karin Johansson. As citizens we understand our city by the visual fragments that are printed in our brain, kind of memories of it giving us a personal vision of where we live. A colour, a smell, an architectonic detail... become abstract forms that explain our perception of the space we inhabit.


In the beginning, a variety of many-coloured images of a city: meeting points, streets, people, blue skies, night and day.
Staying in a playful mood, capturing the pulse, the movement, or the silence. Sketching, cutting paper, creating a map of sorts in my studio, micro and macro at once as my perspective.
Picking out colours, choosing materials, thinking about my purpose, reflecting on meanings and limitations.
Giving each element its shape, assigning it a size and its place, connecting it further to circle in something of this scene.
Having it all transform into a necklace seemed only most obvious to me: no up, no down, wrapped around me, playing, constantly detouring in new directions.
Wearing the object, I become the inhabitant of the new place. 

Karin Johansson
-2016-2016

JEWELS by KARIN JOHANSSON: NEW PLACES - ABSTRACTIONS OF A CITY

 End of the Street  by Karin Johansson
Karin Johansson.
Necklace: End of the Street, 2011.
Gold, oxidized silver, enamel, reconstructed jade, reconstructed onyx, reconstructed white coral.
80 cm.
From series: Abstractions of a City.
Price: 1280 €.
Unique piece.
 From above  by Karin Johansson
Karin Johansson.
Necklace: From above, 2013.
Gold, enamel, reconstructed jade, reconstructed white coral, acrylic.
100 cm.
Price: 1790 €.
Unique piece
Special piece designed for Klimt02 Gallery.
 Evening Square  by Karin Johansson
Karin Johansson.
Necklace: Evening Square, 2012.
Gold, enamel, reconstructed white coral, reconstructed pink coral.
95 cm.
 11 pm  by Karin Johansson
Karin Johansson.
Necklace: 11 pm, 2012.
Gold, oxidized silver, enamel, reconstructed onyx.
100 cm.
 June 18  by Karin Johansson
Karin Johansson.
Necklace: June 18, 2012.
Gold, enamel, reconstructed turquoise, reconstructed jade, reconstructed white coral.
89 cm.
 Friday Afternoon  by Karin Johansson
Karin Johansson.
Necklace: Friday Afternoon, 2012.
Gold, enamel, reconstructed turquoise, reconstructed jade, reconstructed onyx, reconstructed white coral, reconstructed pink coral.
105 cm.
 Neighbours  by Karin Johansson
Karin Johansson.
Necklace: Neighbours, 2012.
Gold, oxidized silver, enamel, reconstructed onyx, reconstructed white coral, reconstructed pink coral.
82 cm.
 Meeting Point  by Karin Johansson
Karin Johansson.
Necklace: Meeting Point, 2012.
Gold, enamel, reconstructed onyx, reconstructed white coral, reconstructed pink coral.
107 cm.
 Butterfly  by Karin Johansson
Karin Johansson.
Brooch: Butterfly, 2012.
Oxidized silver, enamel.
3,8 cm.
 Butterfly  by Karin Johansson
Karin Johansson.
Brooch: Butterfly, 2012.
Oxidized silver.
5,1 cm.
 Butterfly  by Karin Johansson
Karin Johansson.
Brooch: Butterfly, 2009.
Oxidized silver.
4,8 cm.
 Butterfly  by Karin Johansson
Karin Johansson.
Brooch: Butterfly, 2010.
18K gold.
3,9 cm.