Esther Brinkmann – Viceversa, Switzerland
19 Nov — 17 Dec 2022
November 19 – December 17, 2022
In an interview, Esther Brinkmann entrusts her particular attention for the moment of the discovery of the jewel in its box, the way to seize it, to appropriate it to wear it and give it life.
And when not worn, the hidden or exposed work continues to intrigue. Placed in its container, will it rest, be exposed, hidden or just suggested? Each object that Esther creates has the right to its complement, box, case or display.
The jewel is a precious attribute designed for the body, sometimes in contact with it, sometimes at a certain distance. The ring, at the center of the artist’s concerns, raises not only the question of the relationship to the finger, but also that of the sensation it provides. Convinced that it is essential to physically feel this company, she creates generously sized object-rings that bring extra soul to the wearer.
Nourished by her years of life in China and India, Esther incorporates, among other things, jade, flint, rough rubies, polki diamonds into the pieces she fashions. By combining the fascination of these natural elements with the experience of wearing it, it offers us a sensual and visual encounter whose emotion is sublimated by the moment of its precious discovery.