Link: ALTERNATIVES contemporary jewellery – Sebastian Buescher.
I would say that the primary reason I make my work is because it engages me in a state of pure creativity. This state is a very pleasurable state that allows me to travel far from the mundane, serious everyday world into a world where anything is possible and nothing has to make sense. I like to imagine that what I make is a form of complete, unnecessary nonsense. My jewellery is not made to be worn and things are taken out of their traditional environment and placed in a surreal and absurd landscape. Often times these pieces exhibit irony and contradiction, resulting in work that tests humour and allows the mind of the viewer to make invisible connections, primarily through the recognition of common and everyday elements.
Claudia Cucchi’s work is an ensemble of memories that come together to form her pieces, like fragments from the past captured and kept forever. She likes to take photographs that represent a certain moment of her life, giving a strong identity to her work. Images of her home country, of her travels or her everyday life, merging to form a poetic language, telling us more about the artist herself, her emotions, her thoughts. Her latest work has seen the introduction
of more colour, originating from her photographs, and transposed onto the surface of her pieces. The size of the elements have become smaller in time and the many segments of her work are put together to form a puzzle-like picture for us to re-interpret.
“My work is not of the pretty variety and I frequently use unconventional materials. The form and size of my pieces encourage both the wearer and the observer to re-think their notions of what jewellery is and what is wearable. For me a ring is more than a “hole” for the finger. A brooch is more than a pretty accessory. These body objects have their own place and space…”.