Contemporary jewellery as art, by Gie Luyten

Birgit Laken

From nature, sculptures, photographs to contemporary jewellery art

Birgit Laken, brooches
Traces, after a period of time

You have to admire the jewellery art of Birgit Laken especially for her Heartwork project, because it’s an analysis of her complete art work. I wrote about it: these objects, mainly brooches, are like a body trying to stay young, are like a tree fighting against the wind. Or is the Heartwork project of Birgit Laken a symbol for mankind, at the same time destroying the environment and trying to give nature a new future?

Born in Leiden, NL the Netherlands

Birgit Laken studied at
Koninklijke Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten, ’s Gravenhage / NL the Netherlands, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam / NL the Netherlands.

Since 1976 she has her own studio in Haarlem, NL

A fex exhibitions

1978 Galerie Ra, Amsterdam / NL the Netherlands

1985 Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen / NL the Netherlands

1992  Jewelerswerk, Washington / USA; H.R.Galery, Dublin / Ireland

1994  Schmuckforum, Zürich/ Switzerland ; Arte Facto, Lisbon / Portugal; S.B.K., Zwolle / NL the Netherlands

2005  Galerie Petra Spuijbroek Haarlem / NL the Netherlands
2006  Het oude raadhuis Hoofddorp / NL the Netherlands

2007  The Scottish Gallery Edinburgh / Scotland UK

2008  Galerie Pilartz, Köln / Germany

2010  Hnoss, Göteborg / Sweden

website Birgit Laken