09 October 2017

You say potato …

Esther de Beaucé, editor of artists’ jewelry, is for the first time holding a solo exhibition of works by Jacqueline de Jong, a Dutch painter who had affiliations with the COBRA movement. “I love the power and poetry of her sculptural jewelry,” says the gallery owner, “As they speak of the slow rhythm of nature and randomness”. Strange and unique, each “Pomme de Jong” is made by the artist from potatoes grown in her garden, which are then left to dry out for several years, the time necessary for the long intertwining sprouts to grow. Arranged and sculpted, plunged into a double bath of copper then gold or platinum, they transform themselves into jewelry pieces that cling to a jacket lapel, or wrap around the neck or wrist. Creepy, fascinating and somewhat erotic.

You Say Potato exhibition until November 10th 2017 at the miniMASTERPIECE gallery.

Jacqueline de Jong’s paintings are exhibited at the Air de Paris gallery – 32, rue Louise Weiss – 75013 Paris.

  • Jacqueline de Jong - "Pomme de Jong" necklace © Yann Delacour

  • Jacqueline de Jong - "Pomme de Jong" brooch-pendant © Yann Delacour

  • Jacqueline de Jong - "Pomme de Jong" ring © Yann Delacour

  • Jacqueline de Jong - "Pomme de Jong" earrings © Yann Delacour

  • Jacqueline de Jong - "Pomme de Jong" cufflinks © Yann Delacour

  • Jacqueline de Jong

Most popular articles

The big winners: vermeil, gold plating and gold-plated brass

In the “fantasy” category, brands offering vermeil, gold-plating and gold-plated brass are flying high. This is due to…

The lacquer boom

Opaque, smooth and shiny without sparkling: there’s nothing like lacquer to satisfy that crazy desire for color and optimism!

Tabayer: ultra-light gold

I was so surprised by the extreme lightness of this Tabayer bracelet – to the point of wondering if it was really gold at all.

Balmain SS22 fashion show: It’s all about the links

As the central element of this collection, links even become a garment in their own right when Roustaing turns them into an ultra-sexy top.

Try out these unwearable jewels – if you dare!

Too big, too fragile, too disturbing, too bulky, too outrageous, too eccentric, too over-the-top… just  too much. That’s what you’ll say when you...

Renard Bijoux, everyday emotions

In Renard Bijoux, you get a sense of authenticity, rurality, the emotions generated by the tiny details of everyday life, and of work done by hand.