Manchester Art Gallery presents the first UK solo exhibition from celebrated contemporary jewellery designer Karl Fritsch. Fritsch is a German-born, New Zealand-based jewellery designer whose highly sought-after work features in public and private collections around the world. Fritsch’s hand crafted jewellery is uniquely unconventional and according to exhibition curator Jo Bloxham ‘exudes an energy and fascination unlike that of any other living jeweller today.’ His playful approach combines precious and non-precious materials from gems to rusty screws alike, forging surreal yet perfect creations which push the boundaries of design to its limits.
Every piece is hand made and unique, often enabling the wearer to add his or her mark over time. At Manchester Art Gallery, many of the pieces will be available to buy with prices starting from £100 upwards.
Karl Fritsch will be giving a talk as part of our Thursday Lates programme on 14 March 2013, 6.30pm.