Eckhard Adler. Concept Form Construction

Tuesday, 20. August 2024 - 0:00 to Sunday, 22. September 2024 - 23:45
Eckhard Adler_Quadratur des Kreises

‘I am a goldsmith, my passion is making. My endeavours for real creation have their origins in the idea, the first sketches, the development of a concept. As a goldsmith, I leave my mark on the jewellery through the often very manual, time-consuming execution, giving the material life and form.’ Eckhard Adler

In the studio exhibition ‘Concept Form Construction’, the master goldsmith and designer from Hanau shows how he materialises his ideas and concepts in variations and works them into series such as ‘The Squaring of a Circle’. These groups of works are characterised by recurring themes, geometric constructions, kinetic elements or perforated structures inspired by natural phenomena.

Eckhard Adler (*1948) passed his journeyman's examination as a goldsmith and silversmith in the mid-1960s. From 1969 to 1972, he attended the Hanau State Drawing Academy and passed his master craftsman's examination with Heinz Ullrich Bullermann in 1971. He then studied at the Pforzheim University of Applied Sciences for Design with Reinhold Reiling, graduating in 1975. In 1985, he returned to the Hanau State Drawing Academy as a teacher of jewellery design and goldsmithing. For over 20 years he was the school’s head of the design and workshop department. He taught until 2008 and his students included Alexander Blank, whose solo exhibition is taking place at the same time.