Evert Nijland

Mercurius & Psyche. Jewellery

Book Description

• A lavishly illustrated overview of two decades of stunning art jewelry by Evert Nijland
• Including all jewelry series since 1997, a scholarly study of Nijland's oeuvre by Ward Schrijver and numerous newly-taken photographs
• Accompanies the exhibition 'Renewed Past in Jewellery by Evert Nijland and Contemporary Art' at CODA Museum, Apeldoorn

Evert Nijland (b. 1971) is one of the leading jewelry artists of his generation. Trained in the Conceptual Art and Minimalism of the 1990s at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, he developed a flamboyant and exuberant style, which drew on (art-) historical resources yet is thoroughly anchored in the present.
A typical characteristic of Nijland is working with a variety of artisans. It enables him to integrate such diverse materials as porcelain, wood, textile or steel into his works. His use of glass in jewelry, in particular, is unparalleled.

This publication presents an exciting review in opulent photographs of Evert Nijland's jewelry-making over twenty years. Montages of images are a particular highlight, in which jewelry from works of Western art is superimposed, serving Nijland as both a refe
rence and a source of inspiration.
Text in English and Dutch.
Contents: Rob Koudijs: Foreword; Ascendance 2015; Paestum 2013-14; Ornament 2012-13; Naturae 2009-10; Venezia 2006-07; Guirlandes 2004-05; A Tribute to Cranach; Gold 1998; Pendants 1997; Ward Schrijver: Mercurius & Psyche; Collection.

Ward Schrijver is an art historian and architect living in the Netherlands. He collects contemporary jewelry and has designed and curated museum exhibitions and published many articles about jewelry. He taught at the Design Academy Eindhoven as assistant to Gijs Bakker. Since 2007, he has co-owned Galerie Rob Koudijs in Amsterdam and been its spokesperson.

About Schrijver, Ward

Ward Schrijver is an art historian and architect living in the Netherlands. He collects contemporary jewelry and has designed and curated museum exhibitions and published many articles about jewelry. He taught at the Design Academy Eindhoven as assistant to Gijs Bakker. Since 2007, he has co-owned Galerie Rob Koudijs in Amsterdam and been its spokesperson.