PLACING THE JEWELLERY INTO THE WORLD BY BEPPE KESSLER - 16 Jun 2021 - 16 Jul 2021
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Placing the Jewellery into the World by Beppe Kessler

Beppe Kessler born in 1952, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, textile department, 1979. Over the past forty years, she has exhibited in galleries and museums across the world, with recent solo exhibitions in venues such as the TextielMuseum (Dutch Textile Museum, 2003, Tilburg), Jewelers Werk Gallery (2010 & 2015, Washington), Museum für Angewandte Kunst (2011, Frankfurt), Atta Gallery (2014, Bangkok), Reverso Gallery (2017, Lisbon), Rob Koudijs Gallery (2017, Amsterdam) and Platina (2018, Stockholm).

Beppe Kessler is an artist who works in painting and sculpture in addition to jewelry. An internationally renowned artist. Her main work topic is the abstraction. And she is a specialist in the research and the use of materials.

Painting and making small things are, to me, very closely interrelated practices: the jewellery emerges from the autonomous work. But it also works the other way around: autonomous work is influenced by small things. Although separated in the final form, in thought they belong together, have sprouted from the same soil. My themes usually emerge from the invisible, non-substantial: wind, time, warmth, nothing. What is time, what is nothing? Questions I try to answer in the shape of a painting, a drawing, a brooch.

To me, it is about placing the jewellery into the world and wearing them. Either as part of an exhibition, where you can touch the pieces or visible online - on my own website / via the gallery or via social media. They express my feelings and thoughts about life.


Works in Public Collections: Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Arnhem. Textiel Museum, Tilburg. Coda Museum, Apeldoorn. Rijksdienst Beeldende Kunst Centraal Museum, Utrecht. Stedelijk Museum Schiedam. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. Museum Belvedère, Heerenveen. Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum, Trondheim (N). Museée des Arts Decoratifs, Montreal (Can). Österreichisches Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Vienna (A). Musée de l’Horlogerie, (closed) Genève (CH). Röhsska Museet, Göteborg (S). Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, (US). V & A Museum, London (GB). Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (US). Schmuckmuseum, Pforzheim (GE). Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas (USA). Cooper-Hewitt, NY (USA).  
 

JEWELS by PLACING THE JEWELLERY INTO THE WORLD BY BEPPE KESSLER

 Seven Leaps  by Beppe Kessler
Beppe Kessler.
Brooch: Seven Leaps, 2015.
Gold, brass, wood, acrylic, acrylic paint.
6.3 x 9 x 3 cm.
Price: 1700 €.
Unique piece.
 Encounters 8  by Beppe Kessler
Beppe Kessler.
Brooch: Encounters 8, 2018.
Alpaca, wood, silk, textile, resin, acrylic, cd, vinyl, acrylic paint..
6.8 x 4 x 2.5 cm.
Price: 1700 €.
Unique piece.
 Wave  by Beppe Kessler
Beppe Kessler.
Brooch: Wave, 2011.
Steel, burnt balsa-wood, varnish.
6.5 x 8.5 x 2.5 cm.
Price: 1100 €.
Unique piece.
 Light Collier  by Beppe Kessler
Beppe Kessler.
Necklace: Light Collier, 2007.
Gold, alabaster.
95 cm.
Price: 1900 €.
Unique piece.
 Wir War NL  by Beppe Kessler
Beppe Kessler.
Brooch: Wir War NL, 2018.
Alpaca, aluminium, acrylic, wood, embroidered balsa wood, textile, graphiteUnique piece, .
7.8 x 9 x 1.8 cm.
Price: 1950 €.
 encounters-1  by Beppe Kessler
Beppe Kessler.
Brooch: encounters-1, 2017.
Alpaca, wood, acrylic, acrylic paint, jute, cork, gold leaf, nylon.
6.3 x 9 x 3 cm.
Price: 1700 €.
Unique piece.
 7 Nights  by Beppe Kessler
Beppe Kessler.
Necklace: 7 Nights, 2010.
God, bakelite.
Price: 1700 €.
Unique piece.
 No More Fligths  by Beppe Kessler
Beppe Kessler.
Pin: No More Fligths, 2021.
Wood, acrylic, paper (photograph).
Diverse sizes.
Price: 250 €.
Edition for Hannah Gallery.
 Temps Perdu  by Beppe Kessler
Beppe Kessler.
Brooch: Temps Perdu, 2004.
Steel, burnt balsa-wood, varnish.
ΓΈ 6 cm.
Price: 1100 €.
Unique piece.

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