FILIP PALMÉN - TRANSGRESSION
TRANSGRESSION - FILIP PALMÉN
As Filip Palmén's MA studies at the Royal College Of Art draw to a close we have the distinct pleasure of giving you an insight into the artists final show. After supporting the designer during his studies by selling limited edition pieces of his work we are proud to see how the artist/designer has evolved and developed his work.
Filip Palmén’s work addresses male openness, materialised in sculptural jewellery. Being true to oneself is challenging, it is to open up new roads against establishments, even if they may be one’s own established convictions. The pieces of Transgression are created to serve as physical metaphors for the concept of breaking out of emotional suppression.
The aim of Palmén's degree work is not to put together a commercially viable collection of jewellery. Rather, the aim of his education is to dig deep into the concepts that have led him to create adornments from the start and explore their potential. Palmén's MA work serves as a stepping stone for both a visual language as well as an identity as a creator and artist.
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The necklace titled 'Transgression' serves as the main piece from his MA show and shares the title of his degree work. Taking about three months to sculpt, cast, assemble and finish the necklace, during that process the ideas for the other two pieces emerged. 'Ascend' is chiseled out of concrete, taken from a foundation near Palméns childhood home. Going back to Southern Sweden to obtain the material, along with the mountain shape of the finished piece, Ascend is an allegory of something formed over a long period of time, deeply rooted and hard to move. The bracelet, 'Breach', is made of a sheet created by melting down all the silver-scrap accumulated during the project, another symbolic representation of the underlying ideas. The wearer becomes an important element in telling the story behind the pieces: unravelling the inanimate objects by picking them up, enacting the concept by adorning the body.