Yuki Ferdinandsen

Yuki Ferdinansen is a Japanese silversmith and metal chaser based in Denmark.
(Photo by Anders Bøggild)

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Arare Technique

Arare Technique

Arare means hail. It’s a technique that consists of small ball-shaped points in regular rows on the surface of both small and large pieces of various metals. In my arare-objects the small hails give a delightful play of light and shadow on the white silver.

あられ

あられとは、金属の表面に鏨を使って規則正しく突起物を打ち出したものです。私の作品では、ひとつひとつのあられが一体となって光と影の不思議なバランスを生み出します。そしてテクニックを形と大きさを問わず金属の上に表現します。

(Photo by Jesper Palm)

Hammer's Dance

Every sound in the rhythm of my “hammer’s dance” I feel in the whole of my body and enjoy within my soul. My wish is to unite the traditional Japanese technique with formidable Danish design so that I may develop my own unique work.

私のハンマーダンス

鎚と金属の奏でる一つ一つの音とリズムを確かめながら、私はいつも全身で、その『鎚の舞い』を心から楽しみます。私は日本の伝統的な工芸技術と素晴らしいデンマークのデザインとの融合を求めて、私の作品を創りたいと思っています。

(Photo by Anders Bøggild)

Hammer's Dance
Collection

Collection

Galleri Montan is presenting a selection of Yuki’s work and new pieces. Please visit Montan’s website for a complete overview of Yuki’s work.

Galleri Montan
Bredgade 10
1260 København

(Photo by Jesper Palm)

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About Yuki

Throughout my life in Denmark and in Danish culture, I see Japan through a Danish filter.
I want to sense these vastly different cultures and allow them to re arrange naturally and be expressed.
My inspiration always comes from nature, expressed through the Fibonacci spiral systematic.

With my hammer, with its small bumps I form a plate of silver; this solid piece gets a floating look simultaneously with flexibility. It has durability, weight, light, reflection, contrast, and silver’s unique brilliance. Silver’s gloss is hot and cold simultaneously, it is this gloss and disposition that is the charm of working with silver.
With a fusion of traditional Japanese artisan technique Arare and Danish modern design in mind, I want to create my works.
I enjoy every stroke and every blade is followed by step with the foot.
Every sound of the rhythm of “my hammer’s dance” I feel n the whole of my body and enjoy within my soul.
This is work that never suffers from fatigue.

(Photo by Martin Mydtskov Rønne)

Biography

 

CV

2002 – 06, 2014 Working at Georg Jensen silversmith, Copenhagen, Denmark
1998 Studies in Japan, October and November
1997 – 99 The Institute for Precious Metals at the Goldsmith High School, Copenhagen, Denmark
1988 – 89 The Institute for Precious Metals at the Goldsmith High School, Copenhagen, Denmark
1982 – 87 Works at Kanazawa Industrial Art, Kyoto, Japan
1981 – 82, 1993 – 97 Undertakes a year of studies at Tsuibu Metal Art School, Kyoto, Japan
1979 Passes exams at Saga Junior College, Appointed at Juraku Kimono Company as Designer, Kyoto, Japan
1977 – 79 Studies at SAGA JUNIOR COLLEGE OF ART, Kyoto, Japan

EXHIBITIONS

2018 “Different but Same”, Koldinghus Museum, Kolding, Denmark
2018 “Modern Masters”, Handwerk & Design, Munich, Germany
2018 “Afterparty” Institute of Precious Metals, The Round tower, Copenhagen, Denmark
2018 “Japan Retur”, Danish Arts Foundation at Gallery A. Petersen, Copenhagen, Denmark
2018 “Pouring Pots”, Bayerischer Kunstgewerbeverein, Munich, Germany
2018 “Dots, Circles and Sphere”, Gallerie HANDWERK, Munich, Germany
2018   TEFAF, Gallery Adrian Sassoon, Maastricht, The Netherlands
2018   HAMMERCLUB, Hanau, Germany
2017 TEFAF, Gallery Adrian Sassoon, Maastricht, The Netherlands
2017 “NOMAD”, Gallery FUMI, Monaco, France
2017 “My Hammer´s Dance” Solo Exhibition Galleri MONTAN, Copenhagen, Denmark
2017 “MINDCRAFT17” Milan Design week, Danish Arts Foundation, Milan, Italy
2017 “Forged” Gallerie HANDWERK, Munich, Germany
2017   Pavilion of Art and Design, Gallery FUMI, London, England
2017   HAMMERCLUB, Pforzheim, Germany
2016 “MINDCRAFT16” Design week, Danish Arts Foundation. Milan, Italy
2016 “Masterpiece”, Gallery Adrian Sassoon, London, England
2016   TEFAF, Gallery Adrian Sassoon, Maastricht, The Netherlands
2016   Pavilion of Art and Design, Gallery Adrian Sassoon, London, England
2016   Gallery FUMI, at Porto Cervo, Sardinia, Italy
2016   Danish Silversmiths 40-Years anniversary Exhibition, Denmark
2016   18th Silber Triennial, Hanau, Germany
2015 Winner of The Schoonhofen Silver Award, The Netherlands
2015 “Same but not the Same” Galleri Sebastian Schildt+, Sweden
2015   Collect, Galleri Sebastian Schildt+, Saatchi Gallery, London, England
2014 HAMMERCLUB, 3rd Prize, Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany
2014 “Hammered”, Koldinghus Museum, Kolding, Denmark
2013 HAMMERCLUB, “Midsummer Night”, 1st Prize, The Museum of Decorative Arts, Trondheim, Norway
2013 17th Silber Triennial, Hanau, Germany
2013 “Highlights” Galleri MONTAN, Copenhagen, Denmark
2013 “Festival of Silver”, The Goldsmiths´ Centre, London, England
2012 Solo exhibition at Koldinghus Museum, Kolding, Denmark
2012 Craft Embracing the World., Korean Craft Museum, Korea
2012 “Water and Bread”. Galleri MONTAN, Copenhagen, Denmark
2012 “Arare” Soloexhibition at LOD, Stockholm, Sweden
2011 ”Arare” Solo Exhibition, Galleri MONTAN, Copenhagen, Denmark
2011 “Lækkerier” Grønbechs Gård, Bornholm, Denmark
2011 “Dedikeret Sølv” Museum at Koldinghus, Kolding, Denmark
2010 HAMMERCLUB, Objects of Light Danish Design Museum, 1st Prize, Copenhagen, Denmark
2010 “Silver” Galleri MONTAN, Copenhagen, Denmark
2009 Collect, Galleri MONTAN, Saatchi Gallery, London, England
2009 “Take Away” Galleri MONTAN, Copenhagen, Denmark
2009 “Kander” Galleri MONTAN, Copenhagen
2009 “Bordets ægte glæder” Museum at Koldinghus, Kolding, Denmark
2008 “Skattejagt” Danish Design Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark
2007 Solo exhibition at the Japanese embassy’s Culturecenter, Copenhagen, Denmark
2007 Invited to hold a solo exhibition at Gallery SEIKADO, Kyoto, Japan
2007 “Kunsthåndværkerprisen at 1879” Art and Craft prize of 1879. Silver medal, Denmark
2007 “FUNC ART” Gallery Drud & Køppe. Copenhagen, Denmark
2005 Exhibition “Japan/Denmark, Art and Craft”, Dronninglund, Denmark
2005 ”Kunsthåndværkerprisen af 1879” Danish Design Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark
2004  ”Fannys venner” group exhibition, Norway
2004  ”Fannys venner” group exhibition, gallery OFFICINET, Copenhagen, Denmark
2003 Solo exhibition, The Japanese embassy’s Culturecenter, Copenhagen, Denmark
2003 Art-union “14 / 8”, Danish Design Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark
2002 Gallery Raft, Tokyo, Japan
2002 Exhibition at GUG group, Aalborg, Denmark
2001 The 2nd Cheongju International Craft Biennale, Silver Medal, Cheongju, Korea.
2000 Gallery YAMAMOTO, Kyoto, Japan
2000 Afgangsudstilling fra Institut for Ædelmetal, Copenhagen, Denmark
1999 Solo exhibition: The Booktrader, Copenhagen, Denmark
1999 Gallery Paruko, Osaka, Japan
1999 Charlottenborgs Forårsudstilling, Copenhagen, Denmark
1996, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004 Gallery CREER, Kyoto, Japan
1996 & 1997 Gallery Tobei, Kyoto, Japan

PRIZES

2015 Winner of The Schoonhoven Silver Award, The Netherlands
2014 3rd Prize, HAMMARCLUB 2014, Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany
2013 Best of the Year, HAMMERCLUB 2013, Trondheim, Norway
2012 Karl Gustav Hansen Prize, “Silversmith of the Year”, Denmark
2010 Best of the Year, HAMMERCLUB 2010, Copenhagen, Denmark
2005 ”Kunsthåndværkerprisen af 1879” Art and Craft prize of 1879, Bronze Medal
2001 The 2nd Cheongju International Craft Biennale, Korea. Silver Medal

SOLD TO

2015 The National Museum Stockholm, Sweden
2013 Nordenfjeldske Museum of Decorative Arts, Trondheim, Norway
2011, 2012 The Silver Museum at Koldinghus, Kolding, Denmark
2011 The Danish Arts Foundation, Copenhagen, Denmark
2009 Danish Design Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark
Represented in private collections in Denmark and abroad.

FEATURED IN

Wallpaper, Christie´s Magazine, TL Magazine, Sotheby’s Institute of Art.

 

 

Contact

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