Kaori Juzu & Per Suntum
The Bornholm Art Museum and the Danish Arts Foundation acquire works by the two Danish artists for their collections.
We are so pleased to share this great news from two of our guests, the Danish artists Kaori Juzu and Per Suntum : several of their works that were featured in the exhibition held at the Bornholm Art Museum last winter have recently been acquired by the Museum and by the Danish Arts Foundation :
Kaori Juzu is participating in the group exhibition “ARTS AND CRAFTS FROM BORNHOLM – NEW TRENDS” currently hosted by the Hempel Glasmuseum. A catalogue of the exhibition in pdf format is available online by clicking here.
About the artists
Born in Fukuoka, Japan, Kaori Juzu completed her apprenticeship with goldsmith Per Suntum in 2008 and then started her individual artistic practice. Her jewellery is forced beyond familiar boundaries with a sophisticated mix of techniques, an experimental continuation of enamelwork. The result is a new and seductive expression within a beautiful harmony in the shape of jewellery. Juzu’s work has been featured in both private and public collections that include Designmuseum Denmark, Koldinghus Museum, The Danish Arts Foundation and The Cominelli Foundation.
An internationally acclaimed art jeweller, Per Suntum lives and works on the island of Bornholm, Denmark. After obtaining Hans Hansen’s silver medal in 1965, he moved to Ireland in 1967 where he worked for a few years at Rionore before leaving Europe for Asia. For more than ten years, he studied and traveled between Asia and North Africa before finally returning to Denmark in 1981. He then resumed his goldsmith training at the College for Silversmithing and Jewellery and graduated in 1985. His work is included in many public and private collections and he has received numerous awards including the Danish Arts Foundation’s Life Long Granting and the Price of Distinction from Inga and Ejvind Kold Christensen’s Foundation.