Arts Thread

Above: 1. Lofi Faces / 2. Chloé Valorso / 3. Kalkidan Hoex / 4. Rachel Ness / 5. Georgina Treviño / 6. Chloé Valorso / 7. Amelia Toelke / 8. Lara Orawski

Curated by Royal College of Art Jewellery & Metal MA 2019 graduate Chloé Valorso, Lofi Faces is an exploration of work around the subject of the face. Running from today Wednesday March 11 to Sunday March 15 as part of Munich Jewellery Week 2020.

The show is subtitled - All the artists are ingredients in the magical cauldron that is contemporary jewelry. For Lofi faces, we are curating like an exquisite corpse to co-create new spirits, new ideas for an innovative future in our field and beyond.



The show features work by Jackie Andrews, Kalkidan Hoex, Rachel Ness, Lara Orawski, Amelia Toelke, Georgina Treviño and also by curator Chloé Valorso.

Georgina Treviño is inspired by architecture elements, minimalism and geometry. Each piece is designed to be worn by confident and modern individuals interested in modern art works. She is playing with shapes,colours and materials, crossing the boundaries of what is jewellery what is art; her pieces are all statements and are worn by all (including lady gaga!)



Kalkidan Hoex is creating The New Tribe, looking at our origins, she is reinventing old symbols in a new contemporary setting. When street meets myth.

Jackie Andrews plays with found objects and bright colours to create fun and interactive pieces. Her works have a bubblegum feeling to it that communicates its energy!

Rachel Ness’s work creates curiosity through discovery in the lost relationship to the spaces we move through and the belongings that surround us. Using found and fragmented objects directly sourced from her environment, she transforms them as new jewelry objects meant to be placed back into the world - carried by the body. She is anthropomorphizing the environment.

Amelia Toelke is a visual artist whose work engages the language of jewelry to explore the complex negotiation between identity, culture, and adornment. Toelke’s work activates the space between object and image, reality and representation, revealing her long-time infatuation with flatness. Through a palette of recurring imagery and tropes her work seeks the point where humor and sentimentality meet.

Lara Orawski is a multidisciplinary artist, in her Photography MA graduate 2019 final project from Central Saint Martins UAL she focused her practice around the body, looking at our interactions with our environment through rituals.

Curator Chloé Valorso is a jeweller storyteller and shaman. Her artistic practice is embedded with magical thinking in the witching hours of the 21st century. Inspired by ancient belief systems, she is reviving them with a contemporary twist: Disco shamanism. Her work is an invitation to reconnect to ourselves, each other and the environment. Her amulets empower the wearer and make you believe in magic (again).

Our brief:
As Human beings, we anthropomorphize the environment.
We see people when there are none and find features carved into the design and formation of our surroundings. Through tiny clues – a type of movement, the outline of a form or an unexpected sound, we are confronted by a presence – The mere suggestion of another.
Just enough to humble us or just enough to shake our world.

We see faces everywhere.
But what are they trying to tell us?

Lo-Fi Faces explores this hidden world of characters and the messages they are trying to convey, through magic, play and making. With works examining what we recognise as a face and how we use this symbol as a form of understanding, for ourselves and our relationship with the environment and others. From the ever popular ‘smiley’ to looser and more interpretive expressions – it's the face that gives us direction.

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Learn more about Lofi Facesfrom their Instagram profile and Munich Jewellery Week 2020 from their website.

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Above: 1. Lofi Faces / 2. Chloé Valorso / 3. Kalkidan Hoex / 4. Rachel Ness / 5. Georgina Treviño / 6. Chloé Valorso / 7. Amelia Toelke / 8. Lara Orawski

Curated by Royal College of Art Jewellery & Metal MA 2019 graduate Chloé Valorso, Lofi Faces is an exploration of work around the subject of the face. Running from today Wednesday March 11 to Sunday March 15 as part of Munich Jewellery Week 2020.

The show is subtitled - All the artists are ingredients in the magical cauldron that is contemporary jewelry. For Lofi faces, we are curating like an exquisite corpse to co-create new spirits, new ideas for an innovative future in our field and beyond.



The show features work by Jackie Andrews, Kalkidan Hoex, Rachel Ness, Lara Orawski, Amelia Toelke, Georgina Treviño and also by curator Chloé Valorso.

Georgina Treviño is inspired by architecture elements, minimalism and geometry. Each piece is designed to be worn by confident and modern individuals interested in modern art works. She is playing with shapes,colours and materials, crossing the boundaries of what is jewellery what is art; her pieces are all statements and are worn by all (including lady gaga!)



Kalkidan Hoex is creating The New Tribe, looking at our origins, she is reinventing old symbols in a new contemporary setting. When street meets myth.

Jackie Andrews plays with found objects and bright colours to create fun and interactive pieces. Her works have a bubblegum feeling to it that communicates its energy!

Rachel Ness’s work creates curiosity through discovery in the lost relationship to the spaces we move through and the belongings that surround us. Using found and fragmented objects directly sourced from her environment, she transforms them as new jewelry objects meant to be placed back into the world - carried by the body. She is anthropomorphizing the environment.

Amelia Toelke is a visual artist whose work engages the language of jewelry to explore the complex negotiation between identity, culture, and adornment. Toelke’s work activates the space between object and image, reality and representation, revealing her long-time infatuation with flatness. Through a palette of recurring imagery and tropes her work seeks the point where humor and sentimentality meet.

Lara Orawski is a multidisciplinary artist, in her Photography MA graduate 2019 final project from Central Saint Martins UAL she focused her practice around the body, looking at our interactions with our environment through rituals.

Curator Chloé Valorso is a jeweller storyteller and shaman. Her artistic practice is embedded with magical thinking in the witching hours of the 21st century. Inspired by ancient belief systems, she is reviving them with a contemporary twist: Disco shamanism. Her work is an invitation to reconnect to ourselves, each other and the environment. Her amulets empower the wearer and make you believe in magic (again).

Our brief:
As Human beings, we anthropomorphize the environment.
We see people when there are none and find features carved into the design and formation of our surroundings. Through tiny clues – a type of movement, the outline of a form or an unexpected sound, we are confronted by a presence – The mere suggestion of another.
Just enough to humble us or just enough to shake our world.

We see faces everywhere.
But what are they trying to tell us?

Lo-Fi Faces explores this hidden world of characters and the messages they are trying to convey, through magic, play and making. With works examining what we recognise as a face and how we use this symbol as a form of understanding, for ourselves and our relationship with the environment and others. From the ever popular ‘smiley’ to looser and more interpretive expressions – it's the face that gives us direction.

Follow the ARTS THREAD tag for more from Munich Jewellery Week 2020.

Learn more about Lofi Facesfrom their Instagram profile and Munich Jewellery Week 2020 from their website.

ARTS THREAD Newsletter

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Interest

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