Ariane Ernst: toptalent
SIERAAD is full of Firsts, like the work of Ariane Ernst (Germany). She has only just received her master’s from the Fachhochschule Düsseldorf. Ernst is busy creating a distinct profile for herself in conscientious and innovating ways. Allmut Ariane Ernst has already designed four collections and she pulls off what only few others manage: all four collections are strong in concept and execution. In ‘Brilliant’ Ernst translates the facets of diamond cutter Marcel Tolkowski (1919) into a series of rings with different interplays of lines in the ribs. When it is not worn, each ring (in gold-plated steel) sits like a pistil in a flower of mirrors, so that all sides (metaphorical facets) are reflected. ‘S.o.l’ stands for ‘Symbols of life’ (chrome, steel, gold-plated). Ernst translated character types and core qualities into symbols. From this coded language you select the symbols that represent the path of your life. By asking a number of questions Ernst leads you to the symbols that go with your life. There is no obligation, you can also do it intuitively. ‘Hubs’ is a series of necklaces whose hanging is determined by forked and therefore directional segments. The elements are made of 3D printed polyamide, hand lacquered and threaded onto string. The work is based on the geometrical-abstract and kinetic art of the Venezuelan artist Gertrude Goldschmidt (1912-1994). ‘Looping’ is the counterpart of ‘Hubs’. In this series (steel, powder coating, gold-plated) the pivot is dynamic, causing small changes in the shape of the necklace when it is worn.
Ariane Ernst Nationality: German email@example.com www.arianeernst.com