JAM 'Elegantly Avantgarde'.
Jewellery combines sensitive materials, decorative forms and transforms nature into beauty. It is truly one of the most accessible and desirable forms of ART.
Jam Suchiva is from Bangkok and is one of the most exciting and avant-garde artists whose pieces are unique, precious and a sensation to wear.
They are collected by famous art collectors and fashion designers worldwide.
Combined with an amazing photography that focuses on the female beauty, he is regarded as one of the most distinctive contemporary jewellery artists working today.
We are proud to show an extract of his Berlin exhibition now in Mumu arthouse in Bangkok.
The comment of Berlin media and visitors: “ Exceptional!”
Jam studied architecture in London and lives and works in Bangkok.
Neckless combined of unexpected materiallike gold, plastic, copper.
Jam calls his work “jewellery”, but makes no mistake about it – this is art. His bold pieces juxtapose old-world glamour with cutting edge urban design. He decorates necklaces of rubber tubing with gold-flake traditionally reserved for Buddhist temples, pairs bronze with buffalo horns and combines oxidised copper with elephant bones.
“I like to combine natural and artificial materials,” says Jamjaras. “I like texture and form, playing around with unconventional things and mixing materials you don’t normally see together.”
Jamjaras has extended this philosophy of combining the unexpected by showcasing his jewellery on 60 by 50 centimetre photographs of a woman in various poses. The portraits are in black and white, with hints of industrial colour – copper, metallic green and pink. The jewellery adds an intriguing three dimensional element, as though the woman is about the leap from the photographs into the room.
“I took hundreds of photos in this series and then I matched them with the jewellery,” he says. “The form interacts with the lighting and the colour. They go together. The shape of the body matches the shape of the jewellery.”
Jamjaras used to photograph models wearing his jewellery, but as he says, “It became repetitive. I wanted to find a new way to document my work.” Collaborating with a film director friend, they came up with the concept of pairing portraits with jewellery, creating an art form in and of itself. He now sells his jewellery along with the accompanying portrait, offering his clients the most exclusive of products; a work of art you can wear to a cocktail party.
JAM Suchiva hatte bereits eine Ausstellung im Löwenpalais in Berlin, die Detlev F. Neufert dort kuratiert hatte. Beide sind seit vielen Jahren befreundet.
Mit seiner Ausstellung 'Elegantly Avantgarde' eröffnete er MUMU arthouse in Bangkok.
Ungewöhnliche Schmuckkunst kombiniert mit dezenten photografischen Frauenakten.
Diese Premiere war für Bangkok ein Must-go, zudem auch in internationalen Medie ein grosser Erfolg .
JAM lebt in Bangkok und London.
Jam (Jamjaris Suchiva) is the grandson of a prince and the son of an interior designer. He grew up in a creative environment and studied architecture at the London Metropolitan University in England, but found the scholastic environment stifling, because “you don’t get to be yourself.” To unwind in his spare time, he began applying his new design skills to jewellery, experimenting with silver, beads and semiprecious stones. When he graduated two years ago at the age of twenty-five, he returned to Bangkok to explore his creativity and his capabilities.