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mare nostrum - kaori juzu
Kaori Juzu  
klenodie
"Jewellery" is a word that can give anyone a concrete image in a moment, though it is associated with so many different sorts of work.
The word itself is so common that no one seems to pay attention anymore.
And there could be a gap between my work and what people usually recognize as jewellery...
One day I found one precious name in danish which better describes,
what I experience in the process of making
"klenodie"
treasure, gem, jewel ...just a small thing,
but it always makes me feel warm.

"Jewellery" is a word that can give anyone a concrete image in a moment, though it is associated with so many different sorts of work. The word itself is so common that no one seems to pay attention anymore. And there could be a gap between my work and what people usually recognize as jewellery...
One day I found one precious name in danish which better describes,
what I experience in the process of making
"klenodie"
treasure, gem, jewel ...just a small thing,
but it always makes me feel warm.

my klenodie - kaori juzu
my klenodie - kaori juzu

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OTHER EVENTS OPENING.. II # 1 - kaori juzu OTHER EVENTS OPENING.. II # 4 - kaori juzu OTHER EVENTS OPENING.. II # 3 - kaori juzu ROCKSVISION III # 3 - kaori juzu ROCKSVISION II # 2 - kaori juzu ROCKSVISION # 3 - kaori juzu ROCKSVISION # 4 - kaori juzu
RockVision III # 3 - kaori juzu RockVision III # 4 - kaori juzu RockVision III # 5 - kaori juzu RockVision III - kaori juzu RockVision # 6 - kaori juzu RockVision # 7 - kaori juzu ROCKSVISION # 7 - kaori juzu
 
such utter silence # 1 - kaori juzu such utter silence # 2 - kaori juzu such utter silence # 5 - kaori juzu such utter silence # 8 - kaori juzu such utter silence # 7 - kaori juzu such utter silence # 6 - kaori juzu such utter silence # 10 - kaori juzu
such utter silence # 9 - kaori juzu such utter silence # 3 - kaori juzu such utter silence # 4 - kaori juzu such utter silence # 11 - kaori juzu such utter silence - kaori juzu field of interference # 5 - kaori juz field of interference # 4 - kaori juzu
 
so close : so far # 3 - kaori juzu so close : so far # 4 - kaori juzu so close : so far # 2 - kaori juzu now I feel differently - kaori juzu journey's end - kaori juzu mare nostrum - kaori juzu mare mea - kaori juzu
 
For you, Jamie.. - kaori juzu not me, but storyteller # 2 - kaori juzu dances at dawn - autumn - kaori juzu along water's edge - kaori juzu dances at dawn - kaori juzu napkin ring - kaori juzu napkin ring - kaori juzu
 
not me, but storyteller # 3 - kaori juzu not me, but storyteller # 1 - kaori juzu storyteller # 5 - kaori juzu storyteller # 6 - kaori juzu pendant - kaori juzu pendant - kaori juzu pendant - kaori juzu
 
The Cominelli Foundation - kaori juzu pendant - kaori juzu INTERFACE - kaori juzu rings - kaori juzu composition - kaori juzu becoming - kaori juzu becoming II - kaori juzu
 

- current exhibition

08. okt. 2015 - 24. sep. 2017 LEARNING FROM JAPAN, Designmuseum Danmark, Copenhagen

- upcoming exhibitions

02. feb. - 06. feb. 2017 COLLECT, Saatchi Gallery, London - represented by Galerie Rosemarie Jäger
08. mar. - 14. mar. 2017 Represented by Galerie Rosemarie Jäger at MJW, Munich
03. apr. - 08. apr. 2017 LOOT 2017: MAD About Jewelry, Museum of Arts and Desgin (MAD), New York

- news

grant Peter, Ingrid og Ralph Hernöe's Almennyttige Fond, Denmark
   
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SELECTED SOLO - kaori juzu

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KaoriJuzu.mov nominee to The Biennial Prize 2011 Denmark - kaori juzu

KaoriJuzu.mov nominee to The Biennial Prize 2011 Denmark - kaori juzu

An introduction by Mark Robinson at OEN - the189.com -

Handmade Enamel Treasures by Kaori Juzu
Handmade Enamel Treasures by Kaori Juzu
I love it when craft can pull through and show its face in a number of different realms. Often you see this in galleries, where an artist creates using handiwork that might be considered craft. But they don’t use the material for functional purposes, mainly for expression and to build on a concept or idea. If there’s someone who sits in this murky area it would be artist Kaori Juzu. Born in Fukuoka, Japan she moved to Bornholm in Denmark to study art, where she then founded a small line of jewellery. After training with well-known Danish jewellery designer Per Suntum, Kaori set up her own studio producing experimental brooches.
Kaori crafts by hand what she now calls ‘klenodie’. This title is a Danish word for artefact, gem, jewel, or treasure, encapsulating her pieces under this wide spectrum. She uses a mixture of copper, silver, and gold depending on the idea at hand. The metal is carefully hammered and sculpted in to shape, after a mixture of enamels (powdered glass) are applied to the metal which react in the kiln at high temperature creating a unique colour pattern and surface texture. Her forms and compositions are quite exquisite, they remind me of abstract objects carefully arranged on a canvas, the only twist is that they’re actually made of metal and are at a smaller scale. It’s fantastic to see such experimentation.
The more I explore as a creative the less I’m worried about the particular medium used. It’s more impressive to see a creative use a multitude of materials to bring an idea in to fruition, overstepping the boundaries as it were. I’m intrigued by Kaori’s work and can’t wait to see more from her in the near future, if you have time I’d recommend watching this video piece (see above) on how she produces these objects and what inspires her. Enjoy!
 



kaori juzu

moellegade 11, tejn

3770 allinge

denmark

kaori@klenodie.com

www.klenodie.com
www.klenodie.com

Curriculum Vitae

 
Date of birth 22.05.1978
Place of birth Fukuoka, Japan
   
Education  
2008 Goldsmith
2004 Apprenticeship to Per Suntum
2003 Trainee at the studio of the Danish Jewellery artist Per Suntum
2002 Jewellery line, The Art High School of Bornholm, Denmark
1997 - 2002 Sophia University, the Department of Hispanic Philology, Tokyo
   
Teaching  
2009 - 2010 The Art High School of Bornholm
   
Residency  
2016 Artist in Residence: SHARED CONCERNS - Penland Jewellery Retreat 2016 at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina, USA
2014, 2016 Enamel residency at the Künstlerwerkstätten in Erfurt, Germany
   
Collections  
  Designmuseum Danmark
  Koldinghus Museum, Denmark
  The Danish Art Foundation
  The Cominelli Foundation, Italy
  The Art Association of the 14th of August, Denmark
   
Exhibitions, selection
 
2016 BOILING POT, Goldfingers, Copenhagen
  SOFA CHICAGO - represented by Charon Kransen Arts NY
  SCHMUCKSTADTGESPRÄCH 25 JAHRE GALERIE SLAVIK, Vienna
  SHARED CONCERNS, Penland Gallery, Asheville / Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco
  HEAT EXCHANGE 2, Kulturhof Krönbacken, Erfur / The Bayerischer Kunstgewerbeverein, Munich
  CONTEMPORARY JEWELLERY PERMANENT COLLECTION, The Cominelli Foundation, Padua
  Represented by Galerie Rosemarie Jäger at MJW 2016, Munich
  DANISH ARTS AND CRAFTS, BKV, Munich
2015 SELECTED SOLO, solo exhibition, Gallery Mjölk, Toronto, Canada
  SCHMUCK 2015, Munich and Prague
  SOFA CHICAGO - represented by Charon Kransen Arts NY
  PRIVATE VIEW, Haus Winkler-Jerabek, Himmelberg, Austria - curated by Manuel Vilhena
  EUROPEAN PRIZE FOR APPLIED ARTS, WCC-BF, Mons, Belgiun
  HEAT EXCHANGE 2, The Makers Guild in Wales - Craft in the Bay / St. Andrews Museum, Scotland
  Special exhibition at Paustian - The Art Association of the 14th of August's 50 years anniversary, Copenhagen
  VITREOUS SURFACES, Gallery Viceversa, Lausanne, Switzerland
  ALCHEMY 3 - The Enamelist Society Conference, USA
  # 153 - Selected Pieces from The Danish Art Foundation's Jewellery Collection, Designmuseum Danmark, Copenhagen / Museum of Art, Seoul National University, Seoul / The Danish Cultural Center, Beijing
  ART PALM BEACH 2015 - represented by Charon Kransen Arts NY
  FROM THE COOLEST CORNER - Nordic Jewellery, Galerie Handwerk, Munich
2014 SOFA CHICAGO - represented by Charon Kransen Arts NY
  ÉMAUX AT THIS MOMENT : INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF CONTEMPORARY ENAMEL JEWELRY AND OBJECTS, Galerie Noël Guyomarc'h, Montréal - curated by Jamie Bennett
  MARI FUNAKI AWARD FOR CONTEMPORARY JEWELLERY, Gallery Funaki, Melbourne
  CROSS CURRENTS, Vaudeville Gallery, Texas - curated by Charon Kransen
  EUNIQUE -SPECIAL EXHIBITION HAVET-, Karlsruhe Trade Fair Center, Germany
  AD 20/21 FAIR, The Boston Center for The Arts - represented by Charon Kransen Arts NY
  SCHMUCKAKZENTE, Galerie Slavik, Vienna
  ART PALM BEACH 2014 - represented by Charon Kransen Arts NY
  FROM THE COOLEST CORNER - Nordic Jewellery, Estonia Museum of Applied Art and Design, Tallinn / The Röhsska Museum for Design, Fashion and Decorative Arts, Gothenburg / Lithuaninan Art Museum, Vilnius
   
2013 ON ORDINARY DAYS..., solo exhibition, goldfingers, Copenhagen
  EVEN THE TREES ARE DREAMS, 15 Years Galeria Reverso, Lisbon
  SOFA CHICAGO - CELEBRATING 20 YEARS - represented by Charon Kransen Arts NY
  VIBRANT DIVERSITY, DeNovo Gallery, Palo Alto California - curated by Charon Kransen
  META-MOSAIC: SNAG’s 42nd Annual Conference, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto - represented by Galerie Noël Guyomarc'h
  SCHMUCKIMPRESSIONEN AUS DEM NORDEN, Galerie Slavik, Vienna, Austria
  DIALOGUE- INTERNATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION OF CONTEMPORARY JEWELRY, Galerie Noël Guyomarc'h, Montréal
  AD 20/21 FAIR, The Boston Center for The Arts - represented by Charon Kransen Arts NY
  FROM THE COOLEST CORNER - Nordic Jewellery, The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo / Designmuseum Danmark, Copenhagen / Designmuseo, Helsinki
  ART PALM BEACH2013 - represented by Charon Kransen Arts NY
   
2012 The Jewelbook-launching exhibition, Gallery Anciens Abattoirs (World Crafts Council-BF), Belgium
  ART BASEL MIAMI AT RED DOT FAIR - represented by Charon Kransen Arts NY
  SOFA CHICAGO 2012 - represented by Charon Kransen Arts NY
  hoskim with Kim Buck and Per Suntum, at Kim Buck, Copenhagen
  HAVET Jubilee Exhibition (Arts & Crafts Association Bornholm), The Round Tower, Copenhagen
  STATEMENTS FROM ANOTHER PLACE, with Castello Hansen and Per Suntum, Galeria Reverso, Lisbon
  INTERNATIONALE SCHMUCKKUNST TEMPORÄRE GALERIE, Tübingen, Germany
  MINDCRAFT12, Galleria Alessandro De March, Milan, Italy - curated by Cecilie Manz
  SCHMUCK – FRÜHLINGSBILDER, Galerie Slavik, Vienna, Austria
  ENAMEL - A RENAISSANCE, Galerie Handwerk, Munich, Germany
   
2011 BETWEEN EAST AND WEST, Studio GR.20, Padova, Italy
  The Cominelli Foundation - The Permanent Collection, Palazzo Munincipale di Saló, Italy
  WINTER REISE, Galerie Slavik, Vienna, Austria
  SURFACE AND SUBSTANCE: International Contemporary Enamel Jewellery, CAA, London and Ruthin Craft Centre, Wales
  Det Danske Kultur Institut, Edinburgh, with Per Suntum and Castello Hansen
  THE COMINELLI FOUNDATION AWARD, Palazzo Cominelli, Italy
  TOUT CE QUI BRILLE,..., World Crafts Council-BF, Mons, Belgium
  THE BIENNIAL FOR CRAFTS AND DESIGN 2011, Koldinghus Museum, Denmark
  TUR RETUR : New works and tendencies in Art - Craft - Design, Tinghuset i Ebeltoft, Denmark
  CASTELLO HANSEN - KAORI JUZU - PER SUNTUM, goldfingers, Copenhagen
   
2010 20 YEAR'S GALERIE SLAVIK, Vienna, Austria
  POWERWORK FROM DENMARK, Galerie Slavik, Vienna, Austria, with Castello Hansen and Per Suntum
  RESONANCE, A-galerii, Tallinn, Estonia, with Per Suntum
  RIGHT NOW..., Grønbechs Gård, Hasle, Denmark
  The Danish Craftsman Prize (THE HETSCH MEDAL OF 1879), Designmuseum Danmark
  Ø-DESIGN, The Embassy of Denmark, Berlin, Germany
  Jewellery Exhibition, The Art Association of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, Denmark
   
2009 KORU3 International Contemporary Jewellery Exhibition, Imatra Art Museum, Finland
   
2007 II INTERNATIONAL BIENNIAL OF ENAMEL ART VILNIUS, Lithuania
  Gallery Huz 16, Denmark, Solo exhibition
   
2005 Gallery 2en, Denmark, exhibition with Per Suntum and Govind
   
2003 Graduation show at the Art High School of Bornholm, Denmark
   
Awards and grants
 
2016 Grant from Peter, Ingrid og Ralph Hernöe's Almennyttige Fond, Denmark
2016-2009 Work Grants from The Danish Art Foundation
2015 Artist Merit Award from The Silversmith Ausa Regitze Tillys Foundation, Denmark
2015 Artist Merit Award from The Art Association of the 14th of August, Denmark
2015 Grant for Danish Crafts and Design Abroad from The Danish Art Foundation
2015-2013 Work Grants from Denmark’s National Bank’s Jubilee Foundation of 1968
2014 Work Grant from Grosserer L.F. Foght's Foundation, Denmark
2014 Nominee to Mari Funaki Award For Contemporary Jewellery, Australia
2014 Nominee to Arts & Crafts Design Award 2014, Croatia
2014, 2010, 2009 Travel Grant from The Art Council of Bornholm
2013 Artist Merit Award from Ole Haslund Foundation, Denmark
2011 Nominee to The Biennial Prize, Denmark
2011 Grant from THE TOYOTA FOUNDATION
2011 Travel Grant from Denmark’s National Bank’s Jubilee Foundation of 1968
2010 The Danish Craftsman Prize with Travel Grant
(The Hetsch Medal of 1879)
2009 Travel Grant from The Cultural Foundation for Denmark and Finland
2007 II International Biennial of Enamel Art Vilnius, Lithuania
- Vilnius Municipality Silver Medal
Bibliography
 
2015 SELECTED SOLO / Kaori Juzu
ISBN: 978-87-998496-0-4
2013 FROM THE COOLEST CORNER Nordic Jewellery / ARNOLDSCHE
ISBN: 978-3-89790-373-9
2013 INFLUENCES FROM JAPAN IN DANISH ART AND DESIGN 1870 - 2010 / Mirjam Gelfer - Jørgensen / ARKITEKTENS FORLAG
ISBN: 978-8-77407-414-4
2012 JEWELBOOK 12|13 / Stichting Kunstboek Publishers
ISBN: 978-90-5856-410-8
2012 Kunthåndværk på nethinden / Arts & Crafts Association Bornholm / 2012
2011 Surface & Substance - international contemporary enamel jewellery / RUTHIN CRAFT CENTRE
ISBN: 978-1-905865-40-6
2011 Premio per il gioiello contemporaneo Fondazione Cominelli 2011
2009 KORU 3 / Saimaa University of Applied Sciences publications
ISBN: 978-952-5714-21-0
2007 II international biennale of enamel arts Vilnius 2007