Gold & Silversmithing Visiting Artist
Highly active within contemporary crafts since the 1970s, German/South African artist Daniel Kruger, has used just about any kind of material; gold, tin, diamonds, lemon-pips, silk and ceramic. His practice is based on historical research into the role of jewellery and objects as communicators of place, culture and identity. Situated solidly within the fundamentals of any archetype he chooses, his work also subverts our expectations, using a sharp dry wit.
Image: (top) Daniel Kruger 2 Necklaces - Untitled, 2017. Left/ Glass beads, turquoise fragments, silk. 8 x 8 x 26 cm Right/ Glass beads, plastic fragments, silk. 6 x 6 x 28 cm Image credits: Udo W. Beier. (Below) Daniel Kruger Portrait of the Artist