Conceptual form finding on the one hand and the everyday on the other are the framework for my work as an artist, with playfulness being the most important driving force in jewellery. I am particularly interested in rows, abstract, minimalist shapes and the colorful-opulent per se. The focus in my ‘playground’ is the unbridled change with opposites in the formal language. Minimalist metal pieces and colorful plastic work alternate. Above all, everyday objects find a place in my work, whose pre-formed, typical or even standardized reality
challenges me and wants to be commented on, thereby releasing unimagined design possibilities.
Karola Torkos is a German contemporary jeweller living and working in Lübeck near the Baltic Sea since 2013. She teaches, curates and exhibits work internationally. She is part of the organising team of the ERFURTER SCHMUCKSYMPOSIUM an international jewellery symposium since 2012.
Initially trained in textile design she completed a degree at the Jewellery department in at Burg Giebichenstein, University of Art and Design Halle graduating in 2002. She then moved to Norway to work at a goldsmith an gallery assistant. In 2004, she relocated to London and completed an MA in Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork and Jewellery Department at the Royal College of Art, graduating in 2006.