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Felieke van der Leest

About Artist

Felieke van der Leest was born in Netherlands in 1968 and moved to Norway in 2008. Her fascination with animals nurtured from her childhood, when she lived near a zoo in Emmen. With her lifelong interest in textiles and her goldsmithing skills, she creates jewelry which reimages the secret life of animals as jewels. Her unique jewelry objects bring delight and magical worlds to the imagination of the viewer. Van der Leest uses plastic toy animals to convey the thoughts and ideas behind her pieces, sometimes in a recognizable role - often pointing to fairytales or proverbs- sometimes quite outspoken, touching on subjects such as environmental issues or animal abuse. The jewelry art she produced for more than twenty years, has been displayed all over the world. She had numerous solo shows in art galleries and major retrospective exhibitions in museums. Her works are among collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, US; Victoria and Albe.

菲丽珂·凡·德·李斯特,1968年生于荷兰埃门,2008年移居挪威。对动物的着迷起自幼年,那时她曾毗邻动物园而居。凭着对纺织与金工持久的浓厚兴趣,她创造性地用首饰来呈现动物的秘密生活。这些独具一格的作品在观众的想象力中开启了一个充满欢愉的魔法世界。菲丽珂·凡·德·李斯特通过对动物模具的不同运用来传达作品背后的想法和理念,有时她使用众所周知的形象,这通常借喻自童话或谚语;有时她的作品又直言不讳地触及环保或动物虐待等现实主题。二十多年来,Felieke 的当代首饰作品不断在全世界各地进行展出,并被世界各地知名艺术机构收藏,如:美国休斯敦美术博物馆、英国伦敦维多利亚与阿尔伯特博物馆、荷兰阿姆斯特丹国家博物馆等。

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