ABOUT THE ARTIST
- Hooked up!2019 /
Steel hook Silver 925/000 Amethyst, quartz, citrine
- Vahiné – out of stock ( available on order )/ NECKLACES
silver, fish hooks (steel), frash water pearls
- Solitaire/ RINGS
fish hook (steel), citrine
- Appart/ NECKLACES
silver, steel fish hooks, smoked quartz
- Cupidon/ RINGS
fish hook (steel), Topaz (blue)
- Damla/ NECKLACES
silver, fish hooks (steel), rock crystal
- Damla – Out of stock (available on order)/ Jewelry
silver, fish hooks (steel), oxyde of zirconium
"I combine the preciousness of gems with the roughness of hooks, creating a world where beauty is mixed with dread."
Bérénice Noël lives and works in Paris.
Born in Reunion Island in 1996, she leaves her native island aged 18 to
undertake artistic studies at Ateliers de Sèvres, Paris. During her studies at Geneva School of Art and Design (HEAD- Geneva) she does an internship with the artist Philp Sajet . She graduates in 2018 with a bachelor in Jewelry and Accessories Design.
‘Beyond this fantasised horizon, lies a mysterious island.
Delicately, it floats and shimmers on peaceful water, like an unexpected oasis.
Its altered and silky rocks are intertwined with strange accretions, hallucinatory vegetation : pearly, crystallized waterfalls, weightless clusters of gold and mother-of-pearl.
The water is icy and the silence becomes more and more oppressive as one approaches the reef.
The island reveals itself to be an accumulation of torn clothing, upon which disturbing jewels are enthroned.
Hidden beneath these jewels, sharp clawed hooks await new prey: remnants such as a wedding band engraved «Forever yours», and pearly bone-like structures are long-since trapped.
I then have the vision of a woman, a siren perhaps? who creates jewels as traps for men, with what she finds around her : fish hooks strewn on the seabed, the treasures of stranded ships, the remains of past conquests...
Already so close to land, it’s no longer possible for me to turn back. ‘
“To give substance to this story of fatal seduction by a mermaid, I combine the preciousness of gems with the roughness of hooks, creating a world where beauty is mixed with dread. Still in the idea of trapping, I play with hiding and revealing hooks. From a distance, in some pieces, pearls, stones and bone-like structures hide the hooks, and seem to float magically. It is only by getting closer that one realizes the ploy, for example with the Vahiné necklace.”