Detlef Thomas is showing works from 1980 to 2023. In addition to the jewellery, the ephemera related to his jewellery will also be on display in this exhibition. The ephemera intervene at one point or another in the "legibility" of the jewellery and are an interesting subtext to his works. An important group of works in this exhibition are the enamels, a selection of which is being shown here for the first time and which are relevant to the artist because he has used them over the years to develop his own technical approach within a technique that is thousands of years old. His works are characterised by a close look at form, colour, material and function and not infrequently transgress the set boundaries in order to be able to view the works quasi from the outside and thus more comprehensively, which here and there enables a completely new view of things.
Detlef Thomas only appears sporadically in public and thus his works are very rarely shown so extensively in an exhibition.
This exhibition takes place as part of the exhibition programme "Idar-Oberstein adorned", a cooperation of the Jakob Bengel Foundation, the city of Idar-Oberstein and the Trier University of Applied Sciences, Campus Idar-Oberstein.
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The exhibition opening takes place
on 20 April 2023 at 6:30 pm CEST
at Villa Bengel, Wilhelmstr. 44, 55743 Idar-Oberstein
and via Instagram live @jakobbengel
You can visit the exhibition during the opening hours of the Industrial Monument Jakob Bengel.
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