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Artist and designer Carina Wagenaar finished her degree at the Amsterdam University of Art, Textiles and History. After working for fashion brands Oilily and Bad Boys, she decided to choose her own artistic path in combining Art, Fashion and Design.
Her huge medallion artworks are all one of a kind works of art and also large wall jewels. They provide a soul to every environment. Her work invites spectators to experience a new kind of storytelling symbolism. Inspired by jewellery medallions, lace and cameos she offers the viewer unique wall objects with contemporary translations of various detailed themes.
The three-dimensional symbolic stories behind half sphere acrylic glass contain the time spirit in a new and inspiring shape.
In an age of the computer, where mathematicians are able to reduce everything into symmetrical patterns, Carina is looking for the beauty of human patterns, which she explores and visualizes in her own way.
By using the materials’ unique characteristics and shapes as being a part of another bigger story, the content of the materials changes. These modern allegorical three-dimensional story-tales, provides us with a lot of details. Just like in life itself; details do matter. They give us more insight into understanding the bigger picture.
By taking this approach, Carina is often asked to get involved with many design and art projects. The growing success of her artworks has enabled her to exhibit on key locations like; the Salone del Mobile, at Ventura Lambrate Milan 2016, during the New York Design Week at Wanted Design Manhattan 2016, at Maison & Objet – the House of Games- Nelly Rodi Paris 2016, at the store of Paul Smith, Mayfair London 2016, during the Dutch Design Week and in the exhibition ‘Escape’ at the Kazerne, Eindhoven 2016-2017, during the exhibition of Masterly, Milan 2017 and at Gallery Von Hessenbeck in Florence.