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Stefan Heuser

Statement
Stefan Heuser’s brooches Duotone, as the title suggests, have two faces, two sides to them. They reveal a rear side that is more elaborate than the front. The young artist from Munich uses materials such as steel, silver or gold in this series of pieces, adding colour in the form of enamel or coloured stones such as rubies or sapphires. The front side of the brooch presents itself as a very simple and minimalist square or rectangular shape, flat, usually utilizing dark monochrome tones. It could almost be definable as plain. The reverse side of his pieces, on the other hand, are the exact opposite. Very ornate, elaborate and at times colourful. The roles of the front and back of the brooch have been completely inverted. The question is, why make the reverse side elaborate if it does not show when it is being worn? There has always been a fascination in a piece of jewellery presenting a secret, a hidden part that only the wearer is aware of. In antiquity, lockets were used to conceal images of loved ones. In the same way, the "precious" side of the brooch remains known only to the owner of the piece and creates an attachment that goes beyond the simple wearing of jewellery.


C.V.
After training as a goldsmith and studying product design, Stefan Heuser has been studying at the Akademie der Bildenden Künsten, München under Prof. Otto Künzli. This talented young artist was born in Germany in 1978.

Exhibitions:
2001 Human Space, Pforzheim
2002 Versuch einer gestalterischen Manifestation, HGK Zürich, Boys, Rote Fabrik Zürich; Steine tragen, Idar- Oberstein – Berlin – Turnov (TS); NSAIO null , Museum Unterhalb der Felsenkirche IO
2003 Lifelines, Museum of Arts – Birmingham / England
2004 Graduation Show, Galerie Marzee – Nijmegen, Niederlande
2005 Tatort 3: Tatwort, Galerie Marzee – Nijmegen (NL); Ausstellungsreihe Akademie der Bildenden Künste; (AdBK) / München, Klasse für Schmuck und Gerät, Prof. Otto Künzli; Aufgebockt, Jahresausstellung AdBK, München; NSAIO 2, Galerie Aurum, Frankfurt
2006 Tatort 4: Mark your Territory, Galerie Marzee – Nijmegen (NL); Lass´ den Sonnenschein herein, Jahresausstellung AdBK, München; Scandal, 15 International Silverart Competition, Legnica, Polen, 3. Nagroda / 3rd Award, Galeria Sztuki w Legnicy; Shuki / Shuhaidai, ITAMI International Craft Exhibition, Hyogo and Tokyo, Japan
2007 Tatort 5, Galerie Marzee – Nijmegen (NL); S evenguests, Art Cologne / 41st International Fair for Modern and Contemporary Art – Köln; Ich weiss wo du wohnst , Jahresausstellung AdBK, München; BKV Preis - Finalisten, Bayrischer Kunstgewerbeverein, München; Kunstmesse München, Neue Messe München; Wild & Sexy, Galerie Pilartz, Köln
2008 Collect – International Art Fair , London/ GB; 60. Internationale Handwerksmesse, Neue Messe, München; Attacke die Waldfee, Gemeinschaftsausstellung mit Christian Hoedl, Alexander Blank und Jiro Kamata in WittenbrinkFünfHöfe, München
2009 Oben hart oder der Abschied vom Ösensystem, Gemeinschaftsausstellung mit Christian Hoedl, Alexander Blank und Jiro Kamata in WittenbrinkFünfHöfe, München.

Publications:
2001 Steine tragen, Ausgewählte Studienarbeiten 1989-2001, I-O | Zeichnen – angewandt und frei, Hermann Spaan
2002 Versuch einer gestalterischen Manifestation, HGK Zürich
2004 go, Tagebuch der miesen Zeiten – Nr. 144 |Graduation Show, Galerie Marzee Magazin Nr. 39 |Tatort VIP, Marzee Magazin Nr. 38 (1.Seite – dritter von links)
2005 NSAIO 2, Galerie Aurum – Frankfurt am Main Tatort – Tatwort, Galerie Marzee Magazin Nr. 44 |Tatwort, Sonderheft mit Audio CD - Galerie Marzee
2006 Mark your Territory, Tatort 4 Galerie Marzee Magazin Nr. 50 | Skandal, Legnicki Festiwal Srebra, Galeria Sztuki w Legnicy, Polen | Shuki/ Shuhaidai, ITAMI International Craft Exhibition – Japan
2007 Tatort 5, Galerie Marzee Magazin Nr. 57 Folder, Einzelausstellung Galerie Wittenbrink Fuenfhoefe | Absolut Beauty, Galeria Sztuki w Legnicy, Polen
2008 Des Wahnsinns fette Beute, Pinakothek der Moderne, München | Exclusive, Galeria Sztuki w Legnicy, Polen 500 Wedding Rings, Lark Books Schmuck 2008, IHM München
2009 Oben Hart oder Abschied vom Ösensystem | Publikation Galerie Wittenbrink | Applaus, Magazin für Kultur | Decadence, 18 International Silverart Competition, Legnica – Polen | Art, Kunstmagazin 04/09, Oben Hart oder der Abschied vom Ösensystem