Alexander Blank

„Jewellery is a language through personal/social coding in public.
My interest in this art form is beyond the classical representation of status and wealth or other expressions of human vanity. Jewellery has a lot more to offer beside a confirmation of stereotypical rolemodels!
Since it is directly without compromise connected to the wearer it is very interesting in terms of participation – it becomes a communicator in the triad of maker, wearer and observer.
I ask myself what could, should or can be communicated today? And how can it be expressed through jewellery?
This has science-fictional or utopian quality to me, to imagine how a change of physical appearance of a person by using other symbols and codings in jewellery could influence public life and human interactions. Privatly. Personally. Politically.“


Alexander Blank, Brooch, 2019, FORECAST, corian, steel
Alexander Blank, Pendant, 2011/12, MEMENTO JUNIORI, hand carved hard foam, silver, string