GABRIELE HINZE: “BLOSSOMS & INSECTS”

In her exhibition at SCHMUCKE Gallery Gabriele Hinze shows work from the series “conservatio – dragonflies”, “branches” and “myxomycet”, nature-like artificials realized by using traditional techniques like chasing, repoussé, mounting.

For the Berlin based jewelry designer making jewelry means getting involved in a dialogue. A dialogue between imagination and doing, craftsmanship and material, impact and effect, input and giving way or resisting, patience and enduring, planning and coincidence, being made and having become. “Nature is my inspirational source. My work does not mean to be a copy, I rather construct something nature-like”, she says.

Born in 1964 in Essen, Gabriele Hinze completed her goldsmith’s apprenticeship and worked as a goldsmith. After her studies at the Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences, she co-founded the Jewelry Gallery SchmuckProdukt in Essen and worked there until 2003. From 2005 until 2008 she was a temporary lecturer at Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences.

Since 2008 Gabriele Hinze works as a freelance jewelry artist in Berlin, where she recently has her workspace at SCHMUCKE Gallery.

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