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