- Unique, signed brooch (2022)
- Shell, mother of pearl, sculpey, remanium
- 4,6 x 1 x 5 cm
The judges said of this work “what stands out in these pieces is the freshness and humour, as well as the incredible material resolution and skill. It’s difficult to work with shell and create something that isn’t a trope. On a number of levels Benedikt’s work comes together incredibly well. They’re an instant classic.”
Benedikt Fischer’s artist statement:
Shelly found some baby teeth and tried them on for size. She is sassy and uncivilized, a loudmouth with no spine. Baring her pearly whites, she whispers, sighs, shouts and grins. Evolution is contagious. Other shells are starting to speak back. Soft on the inside, hard on the outside— to open up they must sharpen their teeth. Each one has its own personality and style. Omnivores speak for themselves, and may bite if provoked. Feed them at your own risk.
Benedikt Fischer (*1984, Fraham, Austria) lives and works in Amsterdam, the netherlands. He completed his studies in 2011, at Amsterdam Gerrit Rietveld Academy, as well as spending a term as a visiting student at Konstfack in Stockholm, Sweden. Since then, his work has been exhibited extensively.He is a professor at the academy of fine art in Antwerp and sometimes gives workshops in other Academies.