Momentopia

5F|Mixed media 8.5 x10.5x2.5cm 2017


This Momentopia Brooch was made from silver and old camera lenses.
I colored the backside of the lenses with black and silver. By colouring the lenses, they were no longer transparent, instead they began reflecting the light like a polished stone. Each lens has it ́s own original coating; it could be a hard coating, UV coating, non-reflection coating and so on and depending on the angle, the surface coating generates different color reflections.

Photography is a moment and creates a new world, which has not existed before.
The lenses have seen eras and moments. They’ve seen a lot of happiness and also sadness. When I imagine this, I begin to fantasize about all of the things lenses have seen.

Jiro Kamata

2009 - 2015 Assistant Professor at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich, department of jewelry, GERMANY
2006 Academy of Fine Arts Munich, with Prof.Otto Künzli, Germany
2006 Diploma
2004 Meisterschüler
1999 Hochschule für Gestalltung Pforzheim, GERMANY
1998 Yamanashi Institute of Gemology and Jewelry Art, JAPAN
1978 Born in Hirosaki, Japan

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2018 "BATTELE OF MAGENTA", super+ CENTERCOURT, München, Germany
2017 “Jiro Kamata ” Solo Exhibition, Multiple Gallery, Hasselt, Belgium
2017 “GHOST”, Galerie Biró, München, Germany
2017 “EMERGE”, Galerie Beyond, Antwerp, Belgium
2016 “FLARE”, Collective Design Fair with Ornamentum Gallery, New York City, USA
2015 “BORDER”, Klimt02 Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
2014 “BI”, O-Jewel, Tokyo, Japan
2013 “ARBORESQUE”, Galeria Nudo, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Projects
2016 “everyday epics”, Kunstpavillon, Munich, Germany
2015 “Lux is the Dealer”, Kunstpavillon, Munich, Germany
2011 “Rebellen der Liebe”, Kunstarkaden, Munich, Germany
2009 “Oben Hart oder der Abschied vom Ösensystem”, Wittenbrink Fünfhöfe, Munich, Germany
2008 “Attacke die Waldfee”, Wittenbrink Fünfhöfe, Munich, Germany

Awards
2011 Förderpreis Award, City of Munich, Germany
2006 City of Goldsmith Award, City of Hanau, Germany

Collections
Silks Club & ALIEN Art, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Die Neue Sammlung, Pinakothek der Moderne Munich, Germany
Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, Germany
Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus Hanau, Germany
Museum Biedermann, Germany
Hiko-Mizuno Collection, Japan
Alice and Louis Koch Ring Collection, Swiss
Helen Drutt Collection, USA
Corning Museum of Glass, Corning NY, USA
Françoise van den Bosch Foundation, Nederlands
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Nederlands
Marzee Collection, Nederlands

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