Brooch 'no11' 2016
- About the artist
Bettina Speckner was born in 1962 in Offenburg in Germany.
Speckner initially studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich before turning to jewellery under Hermann Jünger and Otto Künzli. In 1985 she was a guest student with the Fluxus artist Daniel Spoerri, with whom she in 2014 had an exhibition at the Schmuckmuseum in Pforzheim.
Her work combines strong graphic forms with photographic imagery and solid objects. Using her materials as merely objects she does recognise the symbolic potential of the components and keeps them open to multiple interpretations. She allows for new objects and readings between the juxtaposed parts creating room for two components to create a third meaning.
Speckner is a traditional jeweller who focuses on techniques and skill in combination with meticulous methods to create highly refined designs.