Christine Matthias´ jewellery is generous and unpretentious; unambiguous signs on the body. Her visual language is simple and sparse yet poetic, fostering sensual perception as well as rational interpretation. A posthumous dedication rooted in personal history, her hollow silver brooches are unsentimental, small altars of remembrance that link past and present. Her radiant, silver-white chased forms are peppered with small irregularities, little disruptions that break up their seemingly graphical symmetry.
Christine was born in Celle in Germany in 1969. She first studied interior design at the Fachhochschule für Kunst und Design in Hanover before moving to Halle (Saale) to study jewellery with Dorothea Prühl at Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design. She was awarded the Marzee Prize in 2008 and the Grassipreis at the Grassimesse in Leipzig in 2015. Her work is exhibited internationally and held in the Marzee Collection, the Moritzburg Foundation collection at the Kunstmuseum Moritzburg in Halle and the Grassi Museum of Applied Arts in Leipzig in Germany.