Ruudt Peters Corpus

Corpus Spinae, 2011, wall object, polyurethane, 12.2 x 5.51 x 1.38 inches, edition of 3

 

Rough hand in Silken glove

Ruudt Peters is a classic artist of the jewellery world whose modus operandi involves shaking up audiences every couple years with a completely new series... Peters’ power lies in his ability to integrate intelligence with emotion and produce an explosively effective mix. His methods are alchemical and incendiary; they involve a game where you yourself are the stakes. Only a genius instinct keeps him from falling trough the thin ice of big themes: in this case the symbol was the crucified saviour. The matte grey sliced and plastic encased bodies of Christ speak the language of aloneness-a martyr’s dead can liberate humankind but in a sense we all die alone. These pieces seem like desperate attempt to embrace oneself, and to understand that consolation and succour can only come from within.

Tanel Veenre

Ruudt Peters Corpus

Corpus Coax, brooch, 2011, polyester, silver, 3.94 x 8.46 x 1.18 inches

Ruudt Peters Corpus

Corpus Ventrum, wall object, 2011, polyurethane, 8.66 x 4.13 x 1.38 inches, edition of 3

Ruudt Peters Corpus

exhibition view- SOFA NY 2012

Ruudt Peters Corpus Ossa

Corpus Ossa, necklace, 2012, aluminum, edition of 7

Ruudt Peters Corpus

Corpus Coax, brooch, 2011, polyester, silver, 3.94 x 8.46 x 1.18 inches

Ruudt Peters Corpus

Corpus Lumbus, necklace, 2012, polyurethane, nylon, 9.84 x 9.84 x 2.36 inches, edition of 3

Ruudt Peters Corpus

Corpus Pes, brooch, 2012, polyurethane, silver, 3.54 x 3.54 x 1.38 inches

 

Biography

Beginning in the 1970's, Ruudt Peters, a pioneering Dutch conceptual jewellery artist, challenged traditional definitions of adornment by pushing the boundaries of context, wearability, materials and presentation. A leader in art jewellery in Holland, Peters exemplifies a mode of expression that is unmistakably Dutch.

He has exerted a strong influence on the development of contemporary jewellery as an artist and as a professor at some of the most prestigious universities in Europe, the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam and Konstfack University of Arts and Crafts in Stockholm, where he was teaching till 2009. At the moment Peters is professor at Alchimia Contemporary Jewellery school, Florence, Italy