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Clear gemstone shapes, with black square obscuring font on cover of 'Ute Eitzenhöfer: Subtext', by Arnoldsche Art Publishers.

Ute Eitzenhöfer: Subtext

Contributions by Wilhelm Lindemann


  • Ute Eitzenhöfer’s impressive works establish a relation between eternal precious materials and our fast-paced present
  • Jewelry and gemstone art with a socio-critical bent
  • Featuring an essay by Wilhelm Lindemann discussing the works from a cultural-historical perspective
  • Text in English and German
Full Description

That Ute Eitzenhöfer’s jewelry is related to contemporary phenomena is beyond any doubt. The longevity of precious metals and stones is juxtaposed with the rapid development of social realities — or with our increasingly overwhelmed perception of them. In particular, our power and powerlessness in dealing with meanwhile highly complex communication are a source of inspiration for her works. The seemingly timeless aesthetics of the minimalist-looking pieces of jewelry nevertheless open up to a variety of perspectives: when worn, they encourage us as wearers or beholders to engage in dialog and bring about an immediate exchange.

Text in English and German.

About the Author

Ute Eitzenhöfer (born 1969 in Bruchsal, DE) was trained as a goldsmith at the vocational school for goldsmiths in Pforzheim, took her journeyman’s examination in Karls­ruhe and graduated from Pforzheim University in 1996 with a diploma in jewelry and tableware. She has been freelance since 1996 and in 2005 was appointed professor of gemstone design at Trier University of Applied Sciences Faculty of Art and Design, Department of Gemstones and Jewellery at the ldar-Oberstein campus. Her works are exhibited internationally in museums and galleries and are held in public and private collections.

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31st Aug 2021
Paperback / softback
USA & Canada
4.72 in x 8.66 in
96 Pages
66 color
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