Koen Jacobs – Jewellery artist, gold- and silversmith
Diciplines: art, design, gold- and silversmithing

“My work originates from my passion for nature and is triggered by the influence of humankind on nature. Through the fusion of a natural and artificial material, I create new mostly organic forms that seem to have been made by nature.”

Portret Koen Jacobs w666

Recently graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy Koen Jacobs is a jeweller who is fascinated by opposites and the tension in between contradicting values, such as beauty and ugliness, natural and artificial. Koen believes one is not better than the other, but they strengthen each other. Often his work originates from his love for the beauty of nature and how humankind relates to this.

www.koenjacobs.amsterdam

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I used the tree as a symbolic connection between the two worlds, the upper- and underworld. It takes CO2 from the air and gives oxygen back to the earth so we can breath. Cutting down a tree will stop this system. It will fall down, break in parts and give way for new life. For this reason, I used the tree as symbol for the never-ending circle of life and death, of creation and destruction and exactly this process of building up and breaking down was the way how I created my jewellery pieces.

Materialen expo items: Ebony wood, resin; 

Naam/namen serie(s) expositie: Destroyed Beauty

DOWNFALL

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Koen Jacobs, Downfall, conceptual pendant, ebony wood, resin, zinc-plated steel - Downfall, in the shape of a plastic bottle represents the mythological connections between two worlds, the upper- and underworld, with the tree as symbolic connection. The shape of a plastic bottle is a statement against the throwaway society and pro recycling of useful materials. Giving it a second life, the circle is round.

Big orange Nr.2

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Koen Jacobs, Big Orange No. 2, Ebony wood, resin, silver, rope - A block of holes remembers to be part of a bigger thing. Like a roman stone which remained from a temple in the past. A block with holes refers to a wall that has been shot by bullets, but also to a piece of wood, which is eaten by insects. The memory is kept inside and the holes are inviting you to have a closer look. The holes are the relationship between two
worlds.

Blue Reborn Nr. 5

Foto 3. BLUE REBORN NR.5 w666
Koen Jacobs, Blue Reborn Nr. 5, ebbenhout, giethars, staal - I used the tree as symbol for the never-ending circle of life and death, of creation and
destruction A tree takes CO2 from the air and gives oxygen back to the earth so we can breath. Cutting down a tree will stop this system. It will fall down, break in parts and give way for new life. I used the same process of building up and breaking down, to create this Blue Reborn brooch.

Red reborn
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BIG BLUE
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