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sculptures for the neck

sculptural necklaces, architectural necklaces, minimalist necklaces, tribal neck pieces

please email to enquire
studio@utedecker.com


architetural necklace by ute decke



sculptural necklace by ute decker exhibitied by crafts council uk, artist jewellery at design basel, design miami - in the private collection of Diane Venet - Jewellery by Artists from Picasso to Jeff Koons

 

art by women - artist jewellery shown by National Museum of Women in the Arts, NMWA - exhibition in London, Crafts Council touring exhibition - participatory art, art jewellery, jewelry by artists

 

wearable sculpture by ute decker

 


articulation
neck sculpture

the 5 images show the same necklace, which can be arranged in a multitude of different configurations.

a participatory artwork/performance where the body becomes the canvass and the wearer an active agent in the creation of a unique sculpture - that changes constantly and is never the same.

 

approx. 95 cm long

 

  available in

- 18 ct gold
- sterling silver
- sterling silver with
   gold elements

starting from £ 1200

 

in the permanent collections of
- Victoria & Albert Museum
- Musee Barbier Mueller


 

ute decker - contemporary tribal jewellery, bold jewelry, minimalist jewelry

modern tribal jewelry by ute decker - london exhibited interationally including Masterpiece London and Tefaf Maastricht

tribal jewellery by ute decker - sustainable luxury, ethical luxury in recycled silver


untitled, tribal neck # 4
neck sculpture

recycled sterling silver
satin finish

signed - UK Hallmark with
artist initials UD

unique pieces with tribal series

 


 

art jewelry by Ute Decker - artist jeweller based in London

untitled, tribal neck # 5
neck sculpture

recycled sterling silver
satin finish

signed - UK Hallmark with
artist initials UD

unique pieces with tribal series

 


 

enso circle, minimalist jewellery, japanese aesthetic, wabi sabi, ethical jewellery, sculptural jewellery, wearable sculptures

 

ensō circles
neck sculpture

This neck piece is a meditation on the ensō, the single brushed circle which is a prevalent symbol of Zen calligraphy.


The piece is made of one continuous line in 100% recycled silver. I enjoy exploring the balance of composition through asymmetry and irregularity. Objects may appear to be simple overall yet subtle details, such as texture and colour, line, shape, movement, light, shadows and empty space are used to celebrate the richness of simplicity.

The ensō is regarded as a potent symbol of how we may engage with the world in a mindful life.

Yet in Zen it is not the symbolical that counts but our actions. It is in this spirit that I choose exclusively sustainable materials for my pieces such as recycled & Fairtrade Silver or Fairtrade Gold.

In Zen tradition the ensō carries a variety of complex meanings. It represents the oneness of life and all things, the spirit of harmonious cooperation, simplicity and the cyclical nature of existence.

The individual circles of the neck piece seem like distinct entities yet are part of one single continuum, only lightly held by 3 small red silk knots. When one circle moves the constellation of the entire piece will be affected. Thus the piece responds in subtle and unpredictable ways to the body and how the custodian – the wearer – engages with the object.

 

unique piece
private collection

 


 

minimalist yet bold jewellery by ute decker based at cockpit arts and showing at goldsmiths' fair

sculptural jewellery by ute decker exhibited at loot, museum of art and design, new york and in a solo show at Kentshire gallery on Madison Avenue


untitled, tribal # 2
neck sculpture

recycled sterling silver

solid round silver wire
satin finish

unique pieces with tribal series

signed - UK Hallmark with
artist initials UD


 

ethical  luxury - architectural torque in 18 ct Fairtrade Gold by ute decker

minimalist jewellery - parure - contemporary jewellery by Ute Decker


 

untitled, geometry # 1
architectural / minimalist neck torque

clean minimalist lines
with a matt sand texture

offering many different angles at which the piece can be worn

 

available in

- 18 carat Fairtrade Gold
-  recycled silver


 

2 geometry # 1 worn together


 


 

untitled, geometry # 2
architectural / minimalist neck torque

clean minimalist lines
with a matt sand texture

offering many different angles at which the piece can be worn

 

available in

- 18 carat Fairtrade Gold

 

 

 

geometry # 1 & geometry # 2 worn together


 

geometric poetry - drawing in wire, calligraphy series by ute decker artist jewellery

 

photo©Sophie Mutevelian
photography on body ©Sophie Mutevelian

 

geometric poetry
neck sculpture

 

connecting links are open, offering the wearer the freedom to change the configuration and length of the neckpiece.

central element can be worn as an arm piece

satin finish
recycled sterling silver

may include 1 element in 18ct Fairtrade Gold

unique piece within series

the geometric poetry neck sculpture is a new three-dimensional line drawing in metal by london-based  jewellery-artist ute decker.

a multitude of explorations playing with volume, space and movement in brass or even garden wire maquettes are extensively worn to find the perfect balance on the body.
yet, the elements of the new silver piece are then composed in spontaneous free flowing movements to achieve a rich expressiveness, directness and liveliness. this fluid process often leads to unexpected outcomes:  one of the larger shapes of the neck sculpture can be worn as an arm piece. the emerging arm piece intrigues by its multitude of constellations in which it can sculpt itself around the wearer’s arm.

the artistic practice of ute decker explores themes closely related to the practice of zen calligraphy, where the calligrapher must concentrate her energy and mastery in a state of ‘no-mind’ and be fluid in execution. the resulting calligraphy creates a rich abstraction yet reference to meaning, reference to tradition, skill and practice – yet spontaneity & individual expression.

 



 

dancing spirals
neck sculpture

part of  the Calligraphy series

100% recycled sterling silver
sand texture
unique piece within series,  2017


larger satin version worn

 


 

contemporary tribal adornment by ute decker, tribal jewellery, minimalist jewelry, bold jewellery, statement jewelry

sprial
neck sculpture

recycled sterling silver
sand texture, burnished edges

signed - UK Hallmark with
artist initials UD

 


 

jewellery by artists  - ute decker

minimalist jewellery art by ute decker exhibiting at goldsmiths' fair, Tefaf Maastrich, design fairs, jewellery at Masterpiece London, artist jewels at design basel


curl #1 revolution wide
sculptural earrings

recycled sterling silver
or 18 ct Fairtrade Gold

small size, sand texture, matt, burnished edges

signed - UK Hallmark with
artist initials UD

 


 

artist jewellery  ute decker spotlight showcase with gallery Didier Ltd at Design Basel, Masterpiece and Art Elysees, Paris

untitled
sculptural ring worn on torque

recycled sterling silver
or 18 ct Fairtrade Gold

 


 

artist jeweller ute decker represented by gallery elisabetta cipriani - jewellery by artists at design basel and design miami

untitled
small curl ring worn as a pendant on a torque


or 18 ct Fairtrade Gold

 


 


please email to enquire
studio@utedecker.com


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