Ranked among the key figures in the contemporary jewelry realm, Gerd Rothmann’s name has become synonymous with the impression of the skin- primarily the fingerprint, translated into gold or silver.
Bracelet: In Ton gedrückt, in Gold geklopft, ein Arm geschmückt, 2013
Independent curator and writer Glenn Adamson writes:
“Rothmann is a leading exponent of conceptual jewelry—he comments on the medium, rather than just making it. The title here translates something like ‘pressed in clay, cast in gold, an arm decorated.’ It’s as direct as Alexander Calder’s necklace but presents itself as a proposition, not just an ornament.”