There is no material that Ulrich Reithofer can not turn into a fabulous jewelry piece. Wood, spoons, stones, glass, silver, beads, bone, aluminum, ropes, cherry pits, coins, gold leaf, lapis lazuli are recurring finds. His pieces generally combine a multitude of techniques which makes one stare at them for ever and always discover a new detail. A variety of locks and opening systems form a true part of the piece itself and a testimony to his desire to make the story complete from front to back. He is not afraid to tackle unsexy subjects like insects but most of his works contain references to his own life and loves. Having traveled and taught to jewelry students all over the world home comings usually go together with new influences and elements from cultures far away.
Solo exhibitions at the gallery:
2012 A curse of symmetry
Works in public collections :
Main museum solo exhibitions :
Selected bibliography :