Beautiful City - Water
22 March – 31 July 2020
Annelies Planteijdt says of her new series of work, ‘everything is fluid’. Nothing in life is fixed and things are constantly shifting, a pertinent theme in this time of crisis.
For nearly 20 years, Dutch jeweller Annelies Planteijdt has been investigating the ideas and aesthetics of floor plans and maps in her Mooie Stad (Beautiful City) series. Composed of rolled and hammered fine, flat gold and other precious metals, some coloured with pigment, others hung with pearls, glass beads or semi-precious stones, her jewellery is a reflection of her thinking. The work in this exhibition emphasises the graphic, dynamic elements which inform her artistic practice; they are more fluid and three-dimensional, arranging themselves naturally on the wearer.