material as identity of a place and the people living there – material as a bridge in cultural dialogue.
this key explains konrad laimer’s artistic affinity with russia, a country whose history has inspired and moved him since his first visit in 2005. since then he has launched and supervised both cultural and didactic initiatives in kaliningrad and moscow.
in order to build a bridge between the different cultures a jewellery series called “time travel” was created.
the dark oak wood found in the swiss alps dating from the ice age enters into a dialogue with the elegance of mammoth ivory from siberia and the warmth of baltic amber.
the respect and admiration for the materia prima is obvious, just a few cuts reveal the character of these unique materials.