Andy Warhol. Flowers. Series. 1964. Offset lithograph.

My starting point for Covers and Covers 2 has been about similarities in the work of many jewellery artists, is it a coincidence or is it simply copies of someone else's work? How close can you come to another artist without copy him, who is entitled to a shape? Everyone can make a square but if you change the square a little, is it then unique?

There are many examples of artists and designers who use other artists work as a starting point for their own, like Andy Warhol in the painting Flowers which is based on a colour photograph of hibiscus flowers taken by Patricia Caulfield and published in Modern Photography magazine in June 1964.

A shape is a shape and should be free to use by anyone, the question is maybe more, why you use a certain shape. The idea, the concept is more untouchable.

Some jewellery artists are so strongly connected to a shape (Otto Kunzli - Mickey Mouse), that it is almost impossible for another jewellery artist to use it if they do not have a very strong idea about it. Mouse Pigg is, of course, a cartoon character and has been used in many artists' works, but in the art jewellery world, he is associated with Otto Kunzli.


Words by Tore Svensson on the occasion of Covers, his first solo show at Hannah Gallery which you can find in the article published in 2020, How Close Can You Come To Another Artist Without Copying Them?

Tore Svensson. Brooch. Flower 1/36. 2020

Tore Svensson. Brooch. Flower 13/36. 2020

Tore Svensson. Brooch. Flower 19/36. 2020

Tore Svensson. Brooch. Flower 32/36. 2020

El meu punt de partida per a Covers and Covers 2 ha estat sobre les similituds en l'obra de molts artistes de joieria, és una coincidència o simplement són còpies de l'obra d'una altra persona?

Fins a quin punt pots acostar-te a un altre artista sense copiar-lo, que té dret a una forma? Tothom pot fer un quadrat, però si canvieu una mica el quadrat, llavors és únic?

Hi ha molts exemples d'artistes i dissenyadors que utilitzen el treball d'altres artistes com a punt de partida per a la seva pròpia, com Andy Warhol en el quadre Flowers que es basa en una fotografia en color de flors d'hibisc feta per Patricia Caulfield i publicada a la revista Modern Photography. el juny de 1964.

Una forma és una forma i qualsevol persona hauria de ser utilitzada gratuïtament, la pregunta és potser més, per què utilitzeu una forma determinada. La idea, el concepte és més intocable.

Alguns artistes de joieria estan tan fortament connectats a una forma (Otto Kunzli - Mickey Mouse), que és gairebé impossible que un altre joier l'utilitzi si no en tenen una idea molt clara. Mouse Pigg és, per descomptat, un personatge de dibuixos animats i s'ha utilitzat en les obres de molts artistes, però en el món de la joieria artística, està associat amb Otto Kunzli.


Paraules de Tore Svensson amb motiu de Covers, la seva primera exposició individual a la Hannah Gallery que podeu trobar a l'article publicat el 2020, How Close Can You Come To Another Artist Without Copying Them?

Inauguració / Opening
    12 Juny / 12 June  
Estàs convidat / You are invited


36 brooches numbered, stamped and presented for the first time at HG

36 fermalls numerats, estampats i presentats per primera vegada a HG

Tore Svensson

at Hannah Gallery
12 June to 7 July

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