Petra Zimmermann, ring, 2017, gilded alpacca & silver, acrylic, 2.56 x 2.44 x .79 inches
Petra Zimmermann, ring, 2016, red gilded alpacca/ silver, acrylic, 2.83 x 2.09 x 1.69 inches, finger size 7
Petra Zimmermann, brooch, 2017, silver, niello, glass & steel beads, silk, 4.33 x 3.15 x 1.77 inches
Petra Zimmermann, brooch, 2017, gilded alpacca, amethyst drops & beads, glass beads, silk, 3.15 x 2.76 x 1.97 inches
Petra Zimmermann, bracelet, 2017, silver, acrylic, 5.51 x 3.74 x 2.48 inches
Petra Zimmermann, necklace, 2017, acrylic, gold, gold leaf, 35.43 inches length
Petra Zimmermann, bracelet, 2017, gilded alpacca & silver, historical costume jewelry elements, acrylic, 4.13 x 3.74 x 2.36 inches
Petra Zimmermann, bracelet, 2017, historical costume jewelry elements, acrylic, bakelite, 4.33 x 3.74 x 1.85 inches
Petra Zimmermann, brooch, 2017, red-gilded alpacca, sapphire and glass beads, 4.33 x 1.97 x 1.77 inches
bracelet, 2010, vintage costume jewelry findings, polymethyl methacrylate, rhinestones, obsidian, lacquer, gold leaf, 3.94 x 4.13 x 2.17 inches
bracelet, antique handbag, lacquer, silver
necklace, historical 'german silver' handbag clasp, silver, onyx beads
ring, 2014. acrylic, historical brass and steel beads, gold
ring, 2015, acrylic, various costume jewelry pieces, silver
necklace, 2014, historical silver pocketbook clasp, silver
Rings, 2012, costume jewellery findings, polymethyl methacrylate, gold, stones
Necklace with Pendant, 2013, polymethyl methacrylat, silver blackened, gold leaf, wood, textile, lacquer, 15 x 4.5 x .75 inches
Bracelet, 2013, 5.25 x 3.75 x 3.15 inches
Bracelet, 2012, antique handbag (alpaca) polymethyl methacrylate, garnets, lacquer, 4.75 x 3 x 3.5 inches
Bracelet, 2012 antique handbag (alpaca), polymethyl methacrylate, coral- and amethyst-beads, gold leaf, silver, 6.5 x 5 x 2"
Bracelet, 2012 antique handbag (alpaca), polymethyl methacrylate, gold leaf, silver
2008, costume jewelry elements cast in acrylic, pebbles, gold leaf
Brooch, 2010, Polymethylmethacrylat, gold leaf, niello, fine gold, blackened silver, 5 1/4 x 3 x 1"
Petra Zimmermann’s jewelry objects are forthright, sensuous, and opulent. Her early
works already reveal an artistic strategy she has continued to pursue ever since: an
allusive confrontation of provided material and individually designed plastic forms.
However, theobjects produced in this way avail of more than just their decorative
function; Zimmermann’s works are far more “thought impulses” bringing up aesthetic
questions of appeal, value and the transitoriness of beauty. They impress as subtle
works of art that cause the conventional barriers between design, the applied arts and
fine arts to falter….
Petra Zimmermann, born in Graz in 1975, studied sculpture at the Vienna University
of Applied Arts. Petra Zimmermann lives and works in Vienna.
From the exhibition text: Jewelry, Petra Zimmermann MAK Vienna