Talking Practice: Denise Reytan
1630-1730 | Tues 20 March 2018 | Lecture Theatre | School of Jewellery
Denise Reytan is a Berlin-based artist who is with us next week to deliver her Plastic Poem workshop for MA/BA students. She is a Berlin-based jewellery designer and artist with a great love for bright colours and fascinating materials. She’s been creating jewellery as well as installations and art objects for the past 12 years.
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Denise Reytan: Poems on the Body
Denise’s work is an exploration in contrasts – between materials, values, colours and personal content. She questions conventional boundaries and is interested in the transformation of precious into non-precious and vice versa, while also exploring the ideal and intrinsic value of objects.
For Denise, jewellery making is like material painting. She creates wearable collages combining various materials in a wide range of shining colours using precious gemstones, textiles, silicone and her own casted plastic objects. As a result, Reytan’s pieces become unique compositions that all have a story to tell. They become poems on the body made with a great love for detail and a special sense for the statement the pieces carry over.
Denise is working with a cohort of MA and BA students from the School of Jewellery all week, delivering her ‘Plastic Poem’ workshop. She will give a whistle-stop tour of her creative practice on Tuesday evening, in a talk that is open to staff and students across the faculty.