VERONIKA FABIAN (Hungary)
Veronika Fabian’s work poses as a two-way mirror between contemporary society and jewellery. Her work circulates around questioning the established and conventional, stirring up the status quo. In her chain work, Fabian explores the question of identity under the current sociocultural conditions. The series Rebellious Chains visualize the process of changing identity, inspired by her own artistic journey towards jewellery.
The original assumption regarding chains is that they often are subservient to the main jewel. Therefore, she transforms ordinary chains, still respecting their original values but enabling them to form their own patterns and achieve jewellery status on their own. The collection Chains for an Average Woman draws connections between women’s self-identity, popular culture and mass media, exploring how identity develops against a background of economic and cultural conditions. In her latest work, she investigates the complex relationship of consumerism and craftsmanship, colliding the mass-produced and the unique.