Elke Kramer

Vogue gives a comprehensive profile on Elke

Elke Kramer is a Sydney-based jewellery designer, illustrator, graphic designer, art director and devoted flower picker. Her love of all things peculiar lends itself to her curious, decorative and elaborate creative work. Working across a multitude of mediums, such as fashion textiles, website art-direction, magazine illustration and much more, always evident is her distinctive bizarre, marvelous and self-indulgent touch.

Fascinated and inspired by psychedelic folk music, the textiles of Zandra Rhodes, orchids, Yayoi Kusama, jellyfish, Bakelite kitchenware, ocean swims and her boyfriend’s colossal porcelain animal collection, her jewellery is a passionate, amalgamated combustion and celebration of everything curious and mistaken. Seen around the necks of Fafi, Karen O, Chiaki Kuriyama and quirky hipsters around the world, her unique creations have been best described as “something that’s completely unlike anything else you have ever seen before.”

The “Anti-Curse of Greyface” is a collection of limited edition wooden necklaces, pendants and earrings by Elke Kramer. The inspiration comes from a celebration of chaos and nonsense and is designed to oppose the teachings of Greyface, who is 1166BC, taught that all humans must live life in an orderly, serious manner and that play was sin. The overtly nonsensical, frivolous shapes of the collection counteract the curse and rejoice in delighted ridiculousness. Though completely abstract in form the pieces are vaguely reminiscent of insect forms, Aztec motifs and clockwork mechanics.

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  1. January 14, 2011 at 5:20 am

    that is amazing, would love some art like this for sure !

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