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Jil Köhn


Artist Statement

Inspired by surrealism and nature, I design jewelry for men and women in the field of tension between art and design while focusing on the interaction between imagination and reality.
The basis of my work is the exploration of imaginary places. With the attempt to give unlocatable places a shape and to translate atmosphere, I create compositions that testify to an earthly, and at the same time supernatural, appearance. In doing so, I explicitly use artificial materials and energetic colors to create a high contrast between reality and imagination. The results are surreal, dreamy objects that seem to spring from the nature of another world. My jewelry is an expression of a feeling of nostalgia for a place without space and without time. My objects do not merely serve as decoration but act as a means of communication between me and the world, as well as between the wearer and the viewer. Through the application to the body and the resulting mobility, a journey begins which consists of carrying unspeakable feelings into the world, tickling fantasy and creating space for interpretation – quietly thinking or concretely communicating.
My goal is to make jewelry that conjures up a smile and inspires peoples imagination, more specified: I want to create moments of aesthetic experience as an enrichment of digital everyday life.

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Selection of exhibitions

2018
Schloss Landestrost, Neustadt am Rübenberge | Germany ‘Schlosshandel’
‘Lalebeyou’ gallery, Madrid | Spain ‘CHAOS’ ALLIAGES – Contemporary Art Jewellery
Grassimesse – GRASSI Museum of Applied Arts, Leipzig | Germany
Grassimesse – GRASSI Museum of Applied Arts, Leipzig | Germany ‘HAWK Metal Design’
JOYA: Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair, Barcelona | Spain ‘HAWK Metall Design’
‘La Galeller’ gallery, Seville | Spain ‘CHAOS’ ALLIAGES – Contemporary Art Jewellery
Stammelbachspeicher, Hildesheim | Germany ‘VORBILDER 2’
‘Gallery Eventuell’, Budapest | Hungary
‘Cbijoux’ gallery, Monthey | Switzerland
‘Creativity Ogetti’ gallery, Turin | Italy
EUNIQUE – Messe für Designunikate, Karlsruhe | Germany ‘JUST PLASTIC…new uses’
Legnica Jewellery Festival SILVER 2018 | Poland ‘ILLUSION’
AUTOR – International Contemporary Jewelry Fair, Bucharest | Romania
Melting Point, Valencia | Spain ‘CHAOS’ ALLIAGES – Contemporary Art Jewellery
Handwerksform, Hanover | Germany ‘Young Talents’
IHM Internationale Handwerksmesse ‘Crafts Collection Niedersachsen’
IHM Internationale Handwerksmesse ‘Niedersachsenstand’
Werkstatt Galerie, Munich | Germany ‘CHAOS’ ALLIAGES – Contemporary Art Jewellery
IHM Internationale Handwerksmesse, Munich | Germany ‘Marzee for Starter’
Quade Art Fair, Rotterdam | Netherlands ‘Marzee for Starters’ Galerie Marzee
Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen | Netherlands ‘Marzee for Starters’
2017
ALLIAGES – Contemporary Art Jewellery, Lille | France ‘CHAOS’
Museum Het Valkhof, Nijmegen | Netherlands ‘Marzee for Starters’ Galerie Marzee
Handwerksform, Hanover | Germany ‘Crafts Collection Niedersachsen’
‘noon. schmuck und produkt’ gallery, Berlin | Germany ‘noon+’
‘Kathrin Sättele’ gallery, Hildesheim | Germany ‘Schmuck? Schmuck. Schmuck!’
Roemer- und Pelizaeus Museum, Hildesheim | Germany ‘HAWK Ausstellungsbeteiligung’
Grassimesse – GRASSI Museum of Applied Arts, Leipzig | Germany ‘HAWK Metal Design’
JOYA: Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair, Barcelona | Spain ‘HAWK Metall Design’
Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen | Netherlands ‘Marzee for Starters’
Galerie Tragwerk, Bayreuth | Germany
Handwerksform, Hanover | Germany ‘Summer in the City’
Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus, Hanau | Germany
‘Georg Dobler – Students: Pretty Pieces/Schmucke Stücke’
Handwerksform, Hanover | Germany ‘Bitte berühren!’
2016
Kulturfabrik Löseke, Hildesheim | Germany ‘Vom Guten Geschmack’
Grassimesse – GRASSI Museum of Applied Arts, Leipzig | Germany ‘HAWK Metall Design’
‘Kathrin Sättele’ gallery, Hildesheim | Germany ‘Schmuck? Schmuck. Schmuck!
Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen | Netherlands ‘Marzee International Graduate Show’
Galerie Ra, Amsterdam | Netherlands ‘KunstRAI 2016’
HAWK, Faculty of Design, Hildesheim | Germany ‘annual exhibition’
Galerie Artefakt, Munich | Germany ‘Absolventen von Georg Dobler’
2015
HAWK, Faculty of Design, Hildesheim | Germany ‘Losgelöst’
Grassimesse – GRASSI Museum of Applied Arts, Leipzig | Germany ‘HAWK Metall Design’
Schloss Landestrost, Neustadt am Rübenberge | Germany ‘Schmuck | Objekt
2014
Grassimesse – GRASSI Museum of Applied Arts, Leipzig | Germany ‘HAWK Metal Design’
Galerie Mangold, Leipzig | Germany ‘Exkurs
2013
HAWK, Faculty of Design, Hildesheim | Germany ‘annual exhibition’

Public Collections
Since 2017 GRASSI Museum of Applied Arts, Leipzig | Germany, Object: Utopian Forest
Since 2016 GRASSI Museum of Applied Arts, Leipzig | Germany, Object: Bedolach Paradise

Galleries
Since 2018 Cbijoux, Monthey | Switzerland
Since 2018 Galerie Alice Floriano, Porto Alegre | Brasil
Since 2018 Creativity Oggetti, Turin | Italy
Since 2018 Hilde Leiss, Hamburg | Germany
Since 2017 Galerie Tragwerk, Bayreuth | Germany

objects from Jil Köhn


Jil Köhn