Forged Iron – Jewellery – Paper
21 x 27 cm, 85 colour ills. Hardcover.
English / German
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The techniques used to forge iron and precious metal are a key theme in
the work of Viennese artist Gabriele Kutschera (b. 1950). Starting out with
jewellery creations related to the body, Gabriele Kutschera turned to spatially related,
forged iron sculptures from the 1990s.
The rhythmical process of altering the cross-section of an industrially
prefabricated iron rod is a defining factor of her metalsmithing: by hammering
and annealing – the creation and release of the metal’s stresses –
she is able to shape the material. Gabriele Kutschera translates this sequential
processing into her expressive works. The perception of time and change
is her chief motif, which she also addresses in her paper works Timelines.
The current publication documents the distinguished Austrian artist’s
works in iron sculpture, jewellery and paper from 2000 to 2018.