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Wiebke Meurer Cabinet of Wonder

"I’m fascinated by historical European works of silver, gold and porcelain. I explore traditional ways to design objects, not to stick to tradition but because I use tradition as my starting point for my creative strategies. I’m not concerned about the restoration of the broken object: I want to deconstruct it, to reach the heart of its integrity and reinvent it, both formally and functionally. At present I let my-self be inspired by the objects and jewellery of the Art Nouveau period, which refers with it’s organic forms to the natural world."
Portrait_bildschirmfoto_2016-10-10_um_17.58.58 Wiebke Meurer studied jewellery and object design at the "Berufskolleg" in Pforzheim, the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam and the studio of Simone ten Hompel in London. In 2002 she graduated as Master of fine Arts at the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam and in 2010 she was invited to become the artist in residence at the l’imprimerie in Lausanne. Her work is internationally recognised and she has exhibited widely.
Wiebke lives and works in Genolier, Switzerland. Her artwork is part of many private and public collections like Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, NL, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, NL, Marzee Collection, Nijmegen, NL.