Friday, November 5, 2010

Märta Mattsson... by e-mail...

Dear all,

Here is a list of new upcoming exhibitions and events during November and December.

Sofa Chicago
Sienna Gallery, Booth 1304, November 5-7

’Animals and Aliens’

A Cabinet of Curiosities: 18th-21Century,
At 108 Fine Art, 1 Crown Place, Harrogate, HG1 2RY
26th November – 25th January 2011, in association with Kath Libbert Jewellery Gallery at Salts Mill.

‘A recent graduate of the Royal College of Art, Swedish Jeweller / sculptor Marta Mattsson is quickly gathering a strong base of collectors for her work. The Harrogate exhibition will feature some of her most recent work- incorporating insects, metals, and semi precious stones. Marta will be traveling to the UK for the opening of the exhibition.’
During December my work will also be shown at Electrum Gallery in London, AU Boutique & Studios in Glasgow and at Four in Gothenburg.

Also check out my new website and blog, Diamonds & Dead Things. A collaborative project with artist Kelly McCallum.

Best regards, Märta Mattsson

Märta Mattsson was born in Stockholm, Sweden and has studied jewelry art at HDK-School of Design and Crafts in Gothenburg, Hiko Mizuno College of Jewellery in Tokyo, Rhode Island School of Design in Providence and at the Royal College of Art in London. Since 2007 her work has been exhibited in several international group and solo shows. She was recently selected to participate at Schmuck 2011 in Munich, Germany
My jewelry deals with the tension that lies between attraction and repulsion. I take seemingly inappropriate materials, making ordinary and familiar objects seem extraordinary and unfamiliar. In the 18th century many new breeds of animals and plants were discovered and it was the main era of cabinets of curiosities. People collected rarities because it gave them the feeling of being in the presence of something extraordinary and marvelous. In a world where not many new and exotic breeds are discovered I use dead creatures in my pieces to evoke wonder. The creatures are transformed and reborn; given a new life as objects of astonishment.

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