Evert Nijland (b. 1971) is one of the leading jewellery artists of his generation. Trained in the Conceptual Art and Minimalism of the 1990s at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, he developed a flamboyant and exuberant style, which drew on (art-) historical resources yet is thoroughly anchored in the present.
A typical characteristic of Nijland is working with a variety of artisans. It enables him to integrate such diverse materials as porcelain, wood, textile or steel into his works. His use of glass in jewellery, in particular, is unparalleled.
This publication presents an exciting review in opulent photographs of Evert Nijland's jewellery-making over twenty years. Montages of images are a particular highlight, in which jewellery from works of Western art is superimposed, serving Nijland as both a reference and a source of inspiration.
Text in English and Dutch.
Contents: Rob Koudijs: Foreword; Ascendance 2015; Paestum 2013-14; Ornament 2012-13; Naturae 2009-10; Venezia 2006-07; Guirlandes 2004-05; A Tribute to Cranach 2002, Fragments 2000; Gold 1998; Pendants 1997; Ward Schrijver: Mercurius & Psyche; Collection.