Escape by Hanna Hedman

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Escape by Hanna Hedman

This collection of necklaces and brooches by Swedish jewellery artist Hanna Hedman is currently on display at the Soda gallery in Istanbul.

Escape by Hanna Hedman

All pieces are handmade, and comprise layers of silver and copper sheets.

Escape by Hanna Hedman

The exhibition continues until 30 October.

Escape by Hanna Hedman

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Here's the press release from the gallery:


SODA opens the new season with Swedish contemporary jewellery artist Hanna Hedman with her first solo exhibition in Istanbul.

Escape by Hanna Hedman

Since 2003 the award winning artist attended several exhibitions, SOFA for five times and recently in May, Collect 2010.

Escape by Hanna Hedman

“Escape” includes a selection from her collections between 2008-2010, as well as new pieces the artist prepared specifically for this exhibition.

Escape by Hanna Hedman

Hanna Hedman creates unique, handmade jewellery by using thin layered silver and copper sheets.

Escape by Hanna Hedman

Her compositions made up of several layers are like stories repeated over and over, with each piece of jewellery changing according to the narrator.

Escape by Hanna Hedman

In Hedman’s sculptural, intricate jewellery the beautiful and ugly, reality and dreams unite, human vulnerability and the stories of past eras are told.

Escape by Hanna Hedman

After solo exhibitions in significant galleries such as Platina in Stockholm and Ornamentum in New York, Hedman presents her work at SODA starting from the 16th of September. Don’t miss this exquisite collection.

Escape by Hanna Hedman

Hanna Hedman

After studying fine arts at Western State College in Colorado, the Swedish designer Hanna Hedman, went to New Zealand and Sweden where she continued her education in Ädellab- Silversmithing and jewellery.

Escape by Hanna Hedman

Since 2003 she has participated in several exhibitions in New Zealand, Poland, Sweden, The Netherlands and Germany.

Escape by Hanna Hedman

Starting from 2006, she has attended several SOFA Fairs and recently in 2010 attended “Collect” at London.

Escape by Hanna Hedman

In 2009 she had a solo exhibition in Ornamentum Gallery (New York) and in 2010 at Platina Gallery (Stockholm) and Hnoss Gallery (Gothenburg).

Escape by Hanna Hedman

Her works are included in collections such as Pinotehek der Moderne (Munich), Röhsska Museet (Gothenburg), Nationalmuseum (Stockholm), Konstfack (Stockholm), Otago Polytechnic (Dunedin).

Escape by Hanna Hedman

Existence is frightening and we all have our own strategies of handling and processing the cruelties of the world around us.

Escape by Hanna Hedman

Our fantasy worlds can function as outlets or survival strategies and a person’s personality can consist of as much fantasy as realism.

Escape by Hanna Hedman

Conceptually, I want to awake subconscious associations as well as lure you into my suggestive world that is full of detail; sometimes beautiful but also melancholic and malevolent.

Escape by Hanna Hedman

Hedman has received several awards, including the “So Fresh Award” (Austria, 2009) and the “Annual International Graduation Show” (Holland, 2008).

Escape by Hanna Hedman

In my work you will find fantasy, reality, art and function.

Escape by Hanna Hedman

Inspiration arrive from human weakness , darkness, death, nature and storytelling. I find it interesting to contrast beauty with the unpleasant, serious and not so nice; the sad and disgusting can also be something beautiful.

Escape by Hanna Hedman

My art reference jewellery of past centuries, but the development of each piece progress organically with limited predefined planning. Fragments are created individually and then combined in a similar fashion as stories develop over time. The pieces are extension of one’s body, but also a sense of escape.


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Posted on Tuesday, September 14th, 2010 at 12:35 pm by Joe Mills. See our copyright policy. Before commenting, please read our comments policy.

  • http://nihalcrossroads.blogspot.com Nihal

    I would not mind the extra weight on my neck seeing as they are such stunning pieces! I am in Istanbul, will absolutely visit the exhibition at Soda. Thanks very much:)

  • IRINA

    The picture with the husky dog is a WINNER!!!!!

    • http://lettuceoffice.com nico

      completely agree!