Awarding of Young artcraftsman

By on November 6, 2016
2016 Young artcraftsman awarded to jewelry artist Märta Mattsson at a ceremony on 14 November. The scholarship is SEK 100 000 and is awarded every two years by Bengt Julin Fund as part of the National Museum Friends. Märta Mattsson received the scholarship for her imaginative efforts to pursue different historical traditions in jewelry art to new dimensions.
Märta Mattsson was born in 1982 in Stockholm and trained in silversmithing and jewelery design among other on HDK (HDK) in Gothenburg and the Royal College of Art in London. Märta is represented on among other the National Museum, the Röhsska Museum, Schmuckmuseum in Pforzheim and Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) in New York. Since 2007 she has exhibited her jewelery in both group and solo exhibitions across large parts of the world. During the year, she participated in exhibitions Open Space Mind Maps on National Museum of Design, Jewelry Art on Swedish Tenn, Not Too Precious at the National Craft Gallery on Ireland and Jewelers art at Läckö Castle and solo exhibitions Deadly beautifully on Thiel Gallery and Death occupies the space between us at Galerie Marzee in Nijmegen.
I see the beauty in what could be perceived as repellent and even disgusting. There are a human attraction to the things we can not understand, and what we think is a little uncomfortable. I dig into this feeling and make it available to others in my jewelry. I share with you my curiosity and get others to see the beauty in it that we thought was beautiful. I convert dead animals and insects into jewelry and give them thereby a new life and a new purpose, says Märta Mattsson.
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