Organic forms as a jewellery material have its own visual and symbolic strength. They go back to the roots of jewellery, to ritual magic and ancient myths. They make pieces of jewellery which encompass the world from which it grows and share an intimate statement with the wearer.
I wanted to create a collection which would not only celebrate the ingenious constructions of organic forms. By extrapolating them from their surroundings, putting them into a new context, I was looking for their new meanings, their new life as symbols. I used traditional handicraft and classic silversmithery techniques only as a tool to highlight the fragility, harmony of genuine simplicity, the suspended poetry of the found objects.
The collection is to be sculptural, but wearable. The aesthetic qualities combine and contrast restrained colours with striking patterns and sensuous forms.
The “Found Objects” are an invitation to exploring my work. Which is sincere, personal and strongly influenced by Polish art and culture. But at the same time it is a continuous search for a balance between local settlement and global viewpoint, folk craftsmanship and modern art, tradition and new technologies.
Each piece is fully handmade in my studio, with great attention to detail and quality.
About Przemyslaw Wanczyk
Przemyslaw Wanczyk was born in 1982 in Zakopane, Poland. I completed Kenar Art School in Zakopane (2002) and graduated as a Industrial Designer in the Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw (Master of Fine Arts, 2009). The concept of my jewelry is based on the idea of combining handicraft techniques with the art of goldsmithery and my background in industrial design. Utilizing traditional jewelry materials, I create pieces which celebrate frankness, genuine simplicity and attention to harmony.