Thursday, September 30, 2010

a dark autumn morning , these makes me happy...

Suzanne Golden
“Welcome to Hawaii” Necklace

Yesterday I found an amazing blog from France... I will absolutle check this out more, it was some many great pieces theer and also a lot of artist, working more or less with plastic.

I get fasinated by Suzanne Goldens colourful bead jewellery, she was one among many many other great artists.
Check it out by your self, I promise you, you would not be disapionet about the jewellery, the creativity and the colours.

Suzanne Golden among others, right now at the plastic show at Velvet Da Vinci

The Plastic Show
October 1 - October 31, 2010

Celebrating 500 Plastic Jewelry Designs by Lark Books
Velvet da Vinci in San Francisco presents: The Plastic Show, an exhibition featuring work from the recently published Lark Jewelry Book 500 Plastic Jewelry Designs. The Plastic Show features work by 75 artists employing a variety of plastic materials such as resin, latex, rubber, epoxy, and thermoplastics, many of which are reused or recycled.

We live in a plastic age. Plastics make up our computers, cell phones, and clothing, and are a necessary material in contemporary life. It is infinitely formable and employs endless colors and textures but also has become a blight upon the earth; plastics degrade slowly and are often not recyclable. Having been embraced by artists and designers, these ubiquitous materials are being reused and refashioned and are firmly woven into the language of contemporary jewelry making. Used alone or in combination with traditional elements, these substances can, with certainty, be classified as precious. Thanks to the use of plastics, conventional components like silver, gold, platinum, and gemstones are now only part of the jewelry-making equation. The jewelry in this collection represents the best work being produced today by artists who use plastics as a foundational element in their pieces. This exhibition opens October 1, with an artists' reception on Friday, October 1 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Participating artists:
Shana Astrachan, Anastasia Azure, Ela Bauer, Lea Marie Becker, Iris Bodemer, Sofia Björkman, Sigurd Bronger, Burcu Büyükünal, Ana Margarida Carvalho, Peter Chang, Joe Churchman, Jens A. Clausen, Barbara Cohen, Lisa and Scott Cylinder, Peter Deckers, Coco Dunmire, Janine Eisenhauer, Beate Eismann, Ute Eitzenhofer, Diane Falkenhagen, Jantje Fleischhut, Javier Moreno Frias, Velina Glass, Robly A. Glover, Suzanne Golden, Rebecca Hannon, Tamara Grüner, Arthur Hash, Ellen Himic, Eero Hintsanen, Kath Inglis, Jiro Kamata, Masumi Kataoka, Sun Kyoung Kim, Sarah King, Susanne Klemm, Jocelyn Kolb, Katja Korsawe, Birgit Laken, Margaux Lange, Carla Pennie McBride, Edward Lane McCartney, Karen McCreary, Charlene Modena, Masako Onedera, Niala Orsmond, emiko oye, Mary Hallam Pearse, Ruudt Peters, Natalya Pinchuk, Katja Prins, Yuka Saito, Karin Seufert, Leslie Shershow, Susan Kasson Sloan, Anika Smulovitz, Lin Stanionis, Rebecca Strzelec, Donna Mason Sweigart, Anthony Tammaro, Billie Jean Theide, Carolyn Tillie, Cynthia Toops, Silke Trekel, Jacomijn van der Donk, Mona Wallstrom, Kathryn Wardill, Emily Watson, Karla Way, Josephine Winther, Sayumi Yokouchi, Sandra Zilker

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

flea market findings from last weekend…

When I have catch up all the things that I have to do, this would be in some new jewellery stuff of mine…

Right now I’m busy to get in order with my new work at Kulturlabbet and to slow down and enjoy the autumn time.

a new member of my home…

A flea market finding from last weekend…

window show at the Sintra gallery…25/9-19/10 2010.

Karin Gustavsson at the window show at the Sintra gallery.

One of my favourite ceramic artists is also showing her things in one of Sintras windows, unlucky I saw it but because of Eva Zethraeus membership at the Sintra gallery I didn’t look so close, I thought it was the regular show in the gallery…
Sorry Eva, but I know that it’s good anyway, I one of your biggest fan.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Birgit Laken...

Here is also an invitation from Birgit Laken by e-mail; it’s always nice to beware of what is going on around the world among colleges.

Dear all, I would like to inform you about my coming exhibitions:

'Summerland' solo exhibition with jewellery and photography, opening Friday evening 8 October at 18.00u. in Galerie Orfèo, Rue des Capucins 28 Luxemburgh.
See invitation in the enclosure.

More info
You can subscribe for the free 'Art Aurea' newsletters and online magazine.
The ‘Art Aurea’ Magazine is edited again as well by personal initiative of Reinhold Ludwig.

The first of October in Gallery Velvet da Vinci in San Francisco is opening The Plastic Show, 6-8 PM.
Almost the whole exhibition is to see at their website
Click on 'view all images' underneath the images at the right.

With Kind regards, Birgit.

I wish you good luck Birgit, it looks very very interesting and colourful.

a new show room has pop up in Gothenburg...

Gothenburg has got a new jewellery scene… It’s always nice when the show rooms increase many times over.
We need more places, more spaces to show our jewellery art and I’m glad that some taking care of it.
I haven’t been to this showroom, but the one who runs it has sent me an invitation, so I post it and hope someone will past by and have a look. I hope I got the time to stop by, unlucky it is the “wrong” side of the city for me… that is not an excuse but it makes it a little bite more complicated than just drop in.

I know the most of the Swedish jewellery artist who participant in this exhibition and it’s a mix among colleges.

The text is from the group that arrange it sent to my by e-mail.

We are three jewelry artists, living and working in Gothenburg, who have started a project called "A Jewellery Circus"; Elin Ryd, Therese Stawlin and Gertrud Heinerud.
Different characters, talents and nationalities will meet under one roof and the uniqueness of each artist will be drawn to extremes.
The circus world is brutal and obscure and it has always fascinated spectators, embarrassed, amused and appalled.
Artists are pushing their bodies or exercising power in the form of advanced dressage in different animals. But under the ceiling there is also glitter, glamour, laughter and fine clothed children with spun sugar.
The circus contains many symbolic values, emotional connotations and has an underlying duality.

The participants are:
Annemari Bernhardt, Sweden
Helle Rasmussen-Theliander - Sweden
Kikkan Hulthén - Sweden
Linda Lidman – Sweden/USA
Monica Buongiovanni - Italy
Poly Nikoloupoulo – Greece
Sara-Lo Af Ekenstam - Sweden
Suzanne Beautyman – USA
Yuki Sumiya – Japan
Åsa Skogberg – Sweden
Åsa Halldin - Sweden
…och arrangörer:
Therese Stawlin - Sweden
Gertrud Heinerud – Sweden
Elin Ryd – Sweden

Opening 2nd Oct at 18.00
The exhibition will run until 31 Oct.
Opening hours:
Tuesdays- Fridays 10-16. Saturdays 10-14.

41670 Göteborg, Sweden

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Tuesday to Sunday...

From Tuesday to Sunday my parents have been visit me here in Gothenburg.
We had some great days together, we have done two outings to Kungsbacka and the Freeport shops with outlet brands and to my favourite place in Gothenburg the Kviberg market.

The Freeport area was a surprise and a disappointment at the same time… It was a new fresh area with a new concept ( at least for me) to build small shops with a lot of brands in a build up in a circle, a small city in a huge area of supermarkets, that was the nice part and also a little bite unexpected, but for me outlet is a little bite less expansive and here they had outlet and the on the top of that they hade sale… (?!) Isn’t the point that outlet in itself is more or less cheap from the beginning?! That was my thought and also my disappointed; it wasn’t cheap in my way of look at it.

The Kviberg market is absolutely worth fighting for, the city or the ones who own the land will close it down, I think it is a nice area there people from all over the world come together and share their time for awhile.

We have eating a lot of delicious fish and had a really great time together.

something to look forward to…

Kulturnatta i Göteborg 2010

Invigning Kulturnatta 2010 - fredag 1 oktober
Magasinsgatan 17
KroppoPop – en skön hyllning till våra kroppar.
Klockan 18.40 börjar nedräkningen som kommer att avfyra en raket rakt ut i film- och musikrymden och inleda Kulturnatta med värme och lust, en upplevelse för hela familjen. I ett av Göteborgs vackraste stadsrum, gården Magasinsgatan 17, har scenkonstnärerna Charlie och Christine Åström från Studio Oscuro, skapat Kulturnattas invigning. En meditativ, mjuk och spektakulär upplevelse på årets tema, KROPP.

På huskropparna visas svartvita suggestiva och gigantiska projektioner ackompanjerade av Göteborgs Indiekör som med sitt unika sound framför låtar av bland andra Robyn och The Smiths. Kvällens konferencier är Phax Ahamada, legendarisk breakdansare. Dessutom bjuder Da Matteo på rykande färskt kaffe .

Charlie Åström, Studio Oscuro /Konstnärlig ledare, projektledare. Christine Åström, Studio Oscuro/ Konstnärlig assistent, producent. Phax Ahamada / Konferencier. Göteborgs Indiekör/ Musik. Erik Jeppsson, Mekanix / Videoproduktion. KSE/ Videoteknik, scen, ljus och ljud.
18.40 – 19.00
Invigningen har fri entré och är utomhus.

The program in English

Kristi Paap...

Friday, the 1 of October
(Kulturnatta in Göteborg)

At 19.00
in the Green House at Konstepidemin
Kristi Paap - jewellery artist from Estonia will give a lecture.
After the lecture her exhibition will open at hnoss gallery.

more about Kristi Paap and ffff:

2 oktober kl 12 - 16:
Galleri hnoss
Kristi Paap

HDK Jewellery Art/ hnoss Gallery
Galleri hnoss — galleri för internationell smyckekonst. Galleriet är konstnärsdrivet.
Utställningskalender 2010:

031 - 41 09 19

Galleri hnoss
Konstepidemins väg 6
413 14 Göteborg

ons–tors 12–17, fre–sön 12–16

Monday, September 20, 2010

what a day...

The election is over and now we all have four uncertainty years in front of us…

Yesterday it was long election night watch party, we was a lot of people in Sweden that cross our fingers for a change…
But now it’s decided and it is the same ministry who will rule on four more years. This is not good I think,
BUT the tremendous is that we for the first time in Sweden got a populist, neo-Nazi party in the government, we have to wait and see what’s happen with our so far solitary country… A lot of people has already intake markets and marched against racism and xenophobia this day and evening. A lot of people that think it are enough; we have to take care of each other and all the people that have a weaker situation then the most, I agree even if I didn’t have the time to joy the manifestation today, but I absolutely support the antiracism.

Today the rain was pelt and it was the first day in many years that I oversleep, day started badly and it ended with a big disappointed too, I had applied for a scholarship from Artists Board and I was refused this year and the year before that I have applied for the same scholarship.
Now the day is over and I will remember it for awhile…

Sunday, September 19, 2010

tomorrow we will know…

Today we have the election here in Sweden and it is very exiting to see how the Swedish people vote…
I know what I’m vote for.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Wolf Erlbruch...

Text from wikipedia

Wolf Erlbruch (born 1949 in Wuppertal, Germany) is an award-winning illustrator and writer of children's books. He combines various techniques for the artwork in his books, including cutting and pasting, drawing, and painting. His style is sometimes surrealist and is widely copied inside and outside Germany, and some of his story books discuss adult topics such as death and the meaning of life. They have won many awards, including the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis in 1993 and 2003, and the Hans Christian Andersen Award for illustration in 2006.

I like this artist; I like these fantastic animals, the colorful drawings/paintings/illustrations.
I like animals in art, that is something I think is funny in many ways and I use animals by myself in my own art as comments about our society.
Fabler is something that fascinated me and my imagination gets into spin and I get happy, and it is one of all the necessary ingredients in art, to use happiness, curiosity and humor to tell a story…anyhow in my way of look at art or my own creativity.

Wolf Erlbruch...

Wolf Erlbruch... Die Menschenfresserin, 1996.

I found this postcard today and I like it, I have never heard about the artist before but I will check it up…

Louise Bourgeois...

Louise Bourgeois are new actual at the Nordic aquarelle museum in Skärhamn.
19.9 – 5.12 2010 Nordiska Akvarellmuseet

I got an invitation card for two for the opening of the Louise Bourgeois exhibition, me and my friend Anita took the car in a lovely autumn weather and was a part of the opening, and the opening speech was by the commander of the museum Bera Nordal.

It was a good opening speech who gets a good start for the look at the paintings that Louise Bourgeois had done the last time in her life. I got touched and moved about the opening speech and I’m really glad that I have the opportunity to listen to it; it gives me more meat on the bones, so to speak…

I get really hit by the red gouache paintings, I get hit by the value and also by the humor, I really like Louise Bourgeois the graphite word that you could find in some of the drawings/paintings, word as;
-Pity, -Eternity, -The miracle, -Blessed one, -Hope, Faith, Charity…
It makes something more with the paintings when you read these words, anyhow for me…

I can warmly recommend this trip to Skärhamn and Akvarellmuseet, it is a great exhibition and it’s an absolutely lovely environment…I had a great opening day and a lovely day with my friend Anita, I get inspired of what I saw and felt and I will absolutely start paint a little bite more when I got the time for it.

Text from wikipedia

Louise Joséphine Bourgeois (French pronunciation: /luiz buʁʒwa/; 25 December 1911 – 31 May 2010), was a renowned French-American artist and sculptor, best known for her contributions to both modern and contemporary art, and for her spider structures, titled Maman, which resulted in her being nicknamed the Spiderwoman. She is recognized today as the founder of confessional art.

In the late 1940s, after moving to New York City with her American husband, Robert Goldwater, she turned to sculpture. Though her works are abstract, they are suggestive of the human figure and express themes of betrayal, anxiety, and loneliness. Her work was wholly autobiographical, inspired by her childhood trauma of discovering that her English governess was also her father’s mistress.

The beautiful photo of Louise Bourgeois at the top of the post are taken by Louise Bourgeois by herself, I love this photo of an older Louise Bourgeois… The photo is from;

At the post number 9 from the top is the commander of the museum, Bera Nordal.

The painting is from one of the postcard I bought today, it was one of the paintings that I like …

some shots from the surrounding of the Nordic aquarelle museum…