Rembrandt jordan

Rembrandt Jordan characterizes his minimalist jewelry by bringing it back to its expressive essence. He obtains this by combining craftmanship with a timeless esthetic, noble materials and a well-balanced wearing comfort.

His sculptural jewels are autonomous miniature works that always contain a deeper story. Central to this is their natural interaction and unity with the wearer.

The inspiration for Rembrandt's unique wedding rings is the duality between man and woman. A personalised approach is always the starting point, comparing the most suitable options to attain a jewel that can be cherished for a lifetime.

Biography

2014 New shop and gallery - Wijngaardstraat, Antwerpen
2010 Fine Silver: Lectures on Contemporary Metal with Michael Rowe & Anders Ljungberg - PHL University College, Hasselt
2006 Own workshop and gallery
2005 8th International Medal Symposium - Kremnica, Slovakia
2004 Self-employed artist, jewellery designer & silversmith
2002-2004 Masterclasses with Allistair McCallum, Derek Keen, Brian Marshall & Christopher Laurence - Silvermuseum Sterckshof, Antwerp
2001 Lecture ‘The architecture of the table’ - Bijloke, Ghent
1999-2001 MA Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork & Jewellery - Royal College of Art, London
1994-1998 Three-Dimensional Design: Jewellery & Silversmithing - Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp
1976 Born in Brasschaat, Belgium

Exhibitions

Public Collections:

Royal College of Art, London
Silvermuseum Sterckshof, Antwerp
Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Museum of Coins & Medals, Kremnica (Slovakia)
Design Museum, Ghent (Collection Schrijvers)

2015
‘Glass-works’ - Art Gallery De Mijlpaal, Heusden-Zolder (B)

2014
‘Rembrandt Jordan - Objects & sculptures’ - Gallery Rembrandt Jordan, Antwerpen (B)
‘(ge)tijden(loos)’ - Art Gallery De Mijlpaal, Zeedijk Knokke (B)
‘(ge)tijden(loos) II’ - Art Gallery De Mijlpaal, Heusden-Zolder (B)

2013
‘Collect’ - Saatchi Gallery, London (UK)
‘Rembrandt Jordan - Small objects, big subjects’ - Design September, Contemporary Jewelry Gallery Sophie Heymans & Els Vansteelandt, Brussels (B)
‘Pas de deux – Kunnsthandwerk aus Belgien und Baden-Württemberg' - Regierungspräsidium, Karlsruhe (D)
‘Pas-Par-Toutes’ -
Art Gallery De Mijlpaal, Heusden-Zolder (B)

2012
‘Silver Moves’ - Grassi Museum, Leipzig (D)
‘Battle of the Rings - COMBAT' - Art Gallery De Mijlpaal, Heusden-Zolder (B)
Jewelbook' - Les Anciens Abattoirs, Mons (B)
‘You & Me, HRD Awards 2011' - Mas Pavilion, Antwerp (B)

2011
‘Prize Winners’ - Design Flanders Gallery, Brussels (B)

‘Diamond Boulevard’ - HRD Antwerp (B)
‘Andermans Veren’ - De Mijlpaal, Heusden-Zolder (B)
‘Belgian Silver’ - AD Gallery, Antwerp (B)
‘HRD Awards 2011’ - Hong Kong & Shanghai (CHI)

2010
7th Biennale Bijou Sauvage – Bold jewelry’ - Design Flanders Gallery, Brussels (B)
‘Silver Market’ - Silvermuseum Sterckshof, Antwerp (B)
‘Haarlemse Kunstlijn’ - Haarlem (NL)

2009
‘XIII Zilveren Sterckshofopdrachten 1996-2008’ - Design Vlaanderen Galerie, Brussels (B) & Schoonhoven (NL)
‘Schitterend Zilver’ - Art Gallery De Mijlpaal, Heusden-Zolder (B)
‘WandObjecten’ - Galerie Picoux, Antwerp (B)
‘Design Verpakt’ - Design Vlaanderen Galerie, Brussels (B)
‘Auction of Precious Design’ - Pierre Bergé, Salle des Baux-Arts, Brussels (B)

2008
‘Female Reflections’ - Sophie Heymans Conceptual Jewellery, Brussels (B)
‘Oeverture’ - Galerie S&H De Buck, Ghent (B)
‘British Silver Week 2008’ - David Fowkes Gallery, Nottinghamshire (UK)
‘Surfaces show’ - Aaron Faber Gallery, New York (US)
‘Flowerpower’ - Design Vlaanderen Galerie, Brussel (B)
‘Inhorgenta Europe 2008’ - Messe München, Munchen (D)
‘International Design Biennal Liege - Flowerpower’ - Archeoforum, Liège (B)

2007
MORE' - Fierra Milano, Milan (IT)

2006
Inhorgenta Europe, forum Silversmiths - Messe München, Munchen (D)
'RE:GROUP - New jewellery & metal from RCA graduates of 2001' -Westbourne Grove Church, London (UK)
'Ouverture 2006: Belgian Jewellers at Villa De Bondt' - Ghent (B)
'RE: GROUP Flemisch Connection' - Villa De Bondt, Ghent (B)

2005
'Silbertriennale / Silver Triennial 2004' - Städtisches Museum, Göttingen (D), Museet pa Koldinghus, Kolding (DK), Nederlands Goud-, Zilver- en Klokkenmuseum, Schoonhoven (NL) & Silvermuseum Sterckshof, Antwerp (B)
'10 Years of Sterckshof Commissions' - Silvermuseum Sterckshof, Antwerp (B)
'Picknick for 2' - Gallery Sofie Lachaert, Tielrode (B)
'The Class of David Watkins' - Contemporary Applied Arts, London (UK)
'Shimmer – Contemporary silver from London collections' - Shipley Art Gallery, Newcastle (UK)
Muzea Minci a Medaili – Museum of Coins and Medals, Kremnica (SK)

2004
'Spring 2004' - Koningin Fabiolazaal, Antwerp (B)
'14th Silver Triennial 2004' - Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus, Hanau (D),
Deutsches Klingenmuseum, Solingen (D) & Wasserschloss Klaffenbach, Chemnitz (D)

2003
'Talente - Internationalen Handwerksmesse München' - Munich (D)
'La table d’ouvrage' - Gallery Sofie Lachaert, Tielrode (B) &
Museum Het Kruithuis, ’s- Hertogenbosch (NL)
'Silver Sparks' - Somerset House, London (UK)

2002
'The New Harvest' - VIZO Gallery, Brussels (B)
'A new Belgium in ideas and materials' - CIVA, Brussels (B)
'Rembrandt Jordan - the Sterckshof commission 2001' - Silvermuseum Sterckshof, Antwerp (B)

2001
'Graduation show 2001' - Royal College of Art, London (UK)
'The Flemish Connection' - Villa De Bondt, Ghent (B)
'Jewellery art 1945 - present' - Design Museum, Ghent (B)

2000
'Table de Fin de siècle' - Gallery Sofie Lachaert, Antwerp (B)
'Prize Wim Ibens' - Design Museum, Ghent (B)
'Crafts & Design Awards' - Goldsmiths' Hall, London (UK)
'Twen in 2000' - Silvermuseum Sterckshof, Antwerp (B)

1999
'Contemporary Flemish Silversmithing' - Alden Biezen, Bilzen-Rijkhoven (B)

1998
'The Show' -
Jacob Jordaenshuis, Antwerp (B)
'Annual International Graduating Show' - Gallery Marzee, Nijmegen (NL)

1997
Galerie Ademloos, Den Haag (NL)

Awards

2015
Receiving of quality label ‘Antwerp most Brilliant' (B)

2014
Designing & making of trophies ‘Henry van de Velde Awards & Labels’ 2014/2015 (B)

2013
Receiving of HIB-label ‘Handmade in Belgium' (B)

2012
Winner Modern Jewelry Collection, Broche Moore R154 & R155, Arte Aurea (D)

2011
Laureat HRD Diamond Competition ‘You and Me’, Antwerp (B) & Shangai (CHI)

2010
Winner Modern Jewelry Collection, Ring R202, Arte Aurea (D)

2009
Men’s Jewel as gift of the Province of Antwerp to the Governor of Saint-Petersburg (RU)

2006
Inhorgenta Europe Innovation Award, Munich (D)

2005
Winner of the Church of St. Anne, Kew Candlestick competition, London (UK)

2001
V&A Commission Victoria & Albert Museum, London (UK)

2001
P&O Makower Trust Precious Metals Loan (UK)

2000
Royal Mint Medal Competition (shortlisted) (UK)

1998
Prize Rotary Antwerp for three Dimensional Design 1997 – 1998 (B)