RCA SHOW 2012

Julie Usel

Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork & Jewellery


Untitled

Ink on paper and gold leaves

20 x 15 x 0.1 cm


What physical form could I give to anxiety? How do we wear anxiety; how does it reveal itself on the body? Could I induce this feeling through jewellery?

The relationship between anxiety and the creative process fascinates me as both a woman and an artist; the creation of art becomes a metaphor for procreation itself. This concept is manifest, both literally and figuratively, in the objects themselves which contain elements of creation, destruction, metamorphosis and evolution.

The work is a physical and emotional journey, exploring and externalising emotions as objects, and invoking the tension we all feel concerning change.



+44 (0)7943 293 718

julie.usel@gmail.com

www.julieusel.net


CV

Degrees

BA (Hons), Jewellery Design, University of Art and Design, Geneva, Switzerland, 2006

Exhibitions

Entfesselt, Schmuck Ohne Grenzen, Museum Bellerive, Zurich, Switzerland, 2012; Do You Speak French? Contemporary Jewellery from Swiss Romande, SO Gallery, London and Solothurn, Switzerland, 2010; Talente 2008, Schmuck, International Trade Fair, Munich, Germany, 2008; From Hand to Hand, Passing on Skill and Knowledge in European Contemporary Jewellery, Musée de Design et d'Arts appliqués contemporains, Lausanne, Switzerland, 2008

Awards

Winner, Design, Swiss Federal Design Grants, 2008; Winner, Jewellery, Prix d’Excellence, Foundation Hans Wilsdorf, Rolex, 2006; Award, Design, Biennale de Design de Lucerne, FormForum, 2006