Flare – brooches and necklaces of Corian and highly polished 18k gold comprise the latest body of work by Japanese born, Munich based artist Jiro Kamata. Exhibited upon a surface of shiny black acrylic, Flare is the feature exhibition of Ornamentum’s Collective Design Fair presentation.
Inspired by the sunrise of the Chilean Atacama Desert, Kamata at once understood clearly why the ancients saw sun and gold as one and the same. Continuing on years of working with light and reflection, most notably with camera lenses for example, Kamata felt a strong desire to continue these themes, this time with gold as his chosen medium.
Concave or Convex, depending on which side is observed, the gold is dished to warp the images upon its fiery surface, set within the frame of a cool white Corian backdrop.
“Flare is the explosion upon the sun’s surface, but sometime flare can also mean a reflection of the light, which happens inside of a camera lens.” JK
Jiro Kamata will be present for the opening of Flare at Collective Design Fair.
Flare is the 3rd exhibition of Kamata at Ornamentum and will be exhibited at Ornamentum after Collective Fair through May 31.