The uniqueness of Silke Trekel (*1969) lies in the melding of artisan skills and awareness with a particular sensibility for the character and texture of the inherent quality of her materials. Whether industrial or organic, they play a crucial role in her designs. The many travels of the Halle-educated artist broadened her perspectives, validating them in a concept of jewelry fed by universal symbolic metaphors of form. The publication gives a first in-depth account of her development, of this dialogue between abstraction and ornamental tradition: Ornament in Transition. In fact Trekel invites us to rethink, for her work unites motifs and guiding concepts, which galvanized twentieth-century art—between sculptural spatial configurations and signs held in suspension. Trekel takes an active part in this story.

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Weight 600 g
Dimensions 280 × 220 × 14 mm
SKU Silke-Trekel-book-2020 Categories , , Tag


Silke Trekel Schmuck / Jewellery 1995-2020

Ellen Maurer Zilioli / Monika Fahn

112 pages 22 x 28 cm

ca. 100 illustrations

softcover with flaps

German / English


In stock (can be backordered)