Current Exhibition

Sounds of the earth

Silvia Walz, brooch, steel, enamel

Ramon Puig Cuyas, brooch Nº1790 – The sounds of the Earth”, nickel silver, enamel on steel, gold leaf on basalt stone, basalt stone

SOUNDS OF THE EARTH

Silvia Walz & Ramon Puig Cuyàs

 

The Slavik Gallery begins its autumn exhibition cycle by presenting the art jewellery of a German and a Catalan who are also a couple – Silvia Walz and Ramon Puig Cuyàs. Although their work may at first seem diametrically contrasting, a closer look shows a great deal of common ground – and reveals the depth of their affinity.

Silvia Walz, who likewise teaches at the Escola Massana, has found her material of preference in the form of translucent ‘window enamel’, which she uses to capture moments of spacious luminosity in innumerable variants. Her works are vibrant with Catalonian joie de vivre and alive with the spirit of the Mediterranean. She sees her jewellery objects as amulets, generating magic moments to accompany their wearers along life’s path.

Ramon Puig Cuyàs has collaborated with the Slavik Gallery almost since its foundation and is a long-standing professor at the Escola Massana in Barcelona. He is well known for his superlatively worked brooches, which are like technical collages and works of art in their own right. The special character of his masterly objects does not lie in their material value but, rather, in their aesthetic presence, their message, and the story behind what they have to tell us. As the artist himself says, his works are ‘mapas para perderse en los bosques’ – ‘maps to help us get lost in the woods’. The woods of the Mediterranean as an important source of raw materials and as a habitat – and the Mediterranean forest fires as a source for new life. He sees his brooches as mind maps, maps of our consciousness that show us the way through the ‘forest of life’.

Come and find inspiration in Silvia and Roman’s SOUNDS OF THE EARTH!

We are looking forward to seeing you!

With warmest greetings,

Renate Slavik & Jutta Pietsch

opening on 19 Sept 2019 with the artists

Renate Slavik is welcoming the artists and the visitors and is asking Katharina Kielmann for her short lecture.

The visitors are listening to the explanations about material, techniques, inspirations…

The brooch Nº 1795  from the series “Sounds of the earth” .

One of Silvia Walz´s wonderful bracelets is being tried on.

Necklace and earrings by Silvia Walz.

Works from the series RAY OF LIGHT by Silvia Walz.

Margit Hart and Fritz Maierhofer are examining the works…

Ramon´s brandnew book WHEN JEWELLERY BECOMES A METAPHOR.

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Collegues discussing..

A difficult choice: Ramon or Silvia?