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newsletter

About 2 times a year I send out a newsletter.

If you want to be kept informed of new exhibitions and other activities relating to my work, you can subscribe to this newsletter.

Ongeveer 2 x per jaar stuur ik een nieuwsbrief rond.

Wilt u op de hoogte worden gehouden van nieuwe tentoonstellingen en andere activiteiten waar mijn werk een rol in speelt, schrijf u dan hier in.

About holy shit

We live in a time when nature asunder thread, in a world increasingly dominated by conflict. What can you do as an artist? Cursing softly holy shit and cherishing the beauty that lies ahead, transformed into this tiny piece. To be worn and propagated!

holy shit

Waves, ripples, whirls. Water as a source of inspiration

 until June 8 2024

Galerie Handwerk, Munich (DE)
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De verdieping: keuze uit de collectie

January 2024 until January 2026

CODA Museum Apeldoorn (NL)
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Kunstrai Art Amsterdam

from 27 March until 1 April 2024 

With new brooches at Gallery Rob Koudijs, booth 85
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a time of seeing

Video afspelen

A registration of my exhibition a time of seeing, in the CODA Museum in Apeldoorn,
(November 4, 2019 – March 1, 2020) is ready.

The film is made by Paul de Ruijter.

for ever

What if you suddenly hear that you are ill…
What do you do afterwards, when you are totally ok again, what do you want to say and make, how to start?
Come back.

What do you do with all those half things that lie in drawers, stored in boxes: damaged, broken, kept, worthless and of value.

Jewelry that you no longer wear, made of gold or silver, worn links, broken clasps. There are memories…. A medallion of horn, inlaid with silver and mother-of-pearl, worn daily as a teenager in their heyday, the 1960s, just like the gold link bracelet.
A precious coral brooch you never wore, too much of a jewel, too fine.
Cufflinks, received as a keepsake.

But also a damaged Japanese lacquer box, an ebony violin key.
A milk tooth, no idea whose.
A jat that you don’t know how you got it.
Shells and pieces of coral collected by your mother in Indonesia in the late 1940s.
Tin figures.
The charm chain full of silver creatures, people, things, objects around your neck, each with their meaning. Ringing worn and cherished.

I’m putting them all back in the spotlight. I prefer to immortalize them forever.
I isolate or disassemble them, I combine them and give them a second life in a composition with pearls and rabbit droppings sprinkled in between. Together they grow into new, tiny stories in the form of a brooch. New life.

© Beppe Kessler