Vered Kaminski / Enigma
Sat., April 9, 2011, 7-9 PM
“Enigma” – a word that suggests a secret known to few .
This is how Israeli jewelry artist Vered Kaminski describes her latest body of work. While at first glance Kaminski’s work appears elegantly simple, upon further examination the viewer becomes aware of the intricate techniques she has employed and is drawn into her secrets.
Kaminski approaches her work with metal wire as painstakingly as a drawing in which there is no beginning and no end…forming a continuous flow of design. At the same time, she employs the rules of textile weaving - one wire above and one below (the warp and weft). With technical perfection she interweaves the coolness of silver with the warmth of copper, further adding to the feeling of no start and no finish.
Kaminski challenges the viewer to understand how she has figuratively drawn a line without “lifting her pen” to create curving and intersecting forms. She creates “windows” in the metal to form patterns that contrast light against dark.
Vered Kaminski is a Professor at Bezalel Academy of Arts & Design, Israel’s prestigious school of art in Jerusalem, from which she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. She studied at the Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam and earned her Master of Fine Arts degree at the University of Paris. Vered’s work is included in private and public collections worldwide.