Ron Arad Rocks! Louisa Guinness Gallery, First Floor, 45 Conduit Street, London W1, until 8th April 2016
This rather special show brings new jewellery which is either unique or part of an edition to our attention. All are the work of the celebrated artist, architect and designer Ron Arad.
The striking Rock pieces – necklaces, earrings and bracelets – are made from silicon which the artist has sculpted into irregular shapes which incorporate pieces of colourful silk to create a stained glass effect. Although solid and heavy in appearance they are surprisingly light to wear.
The Hot Ingo earrings are made from sintered polyamide and their shape can be expanded and contracted along the precious metal rod to suit individual taste while Naja a solid quartz lens pendant surrounded by a vermeil or silver coil is both elegant and practical as the quartz lens can also be used as a magnifying glass.
Gallery owner Louisa Guinness sums it up: “I have always been inspired by Ron’s work. I am astonished by his consistent ability to solve practical problems with simplicity, intelligence and aesthetic panache. Take Naja not only beautiful and wearable but an ingenious solution to the middle aged drama of short sightedness.”
What more can one ask for!