Caroline Van Hoek
Born in South Africa, living and working in Berlin, Daniel Kruger is an artist who has specialized in jewelry since 1972. Between 1984 and 2005 Kruger also worked on series of ceramics, principally during residencies at the world renowned EKWC (European Ceramic Workcentre in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands).
Relying on a broad array of skills and techniques Kruger reveals in his practice an eclectic world in which historical references and popular culture, painting and knitting, Africa and Europe, necklaces and tureens mingle joyfully.
The guiding principle of his forty-year career can be found in his enthusiastic and witty approach of ornament and adornment in both disciplines. His jewels are a technical feat in which gold, silk, pearls, stones and pigments come alive when worn. His ceramics stand like trophies celebrating beauty, youth, and exuberance.
During 2014 and 2015, museums in Leipzig, Pforzheim, Hanau and ‘s-Hertogenbosch have hosted retrospective exhibitions of Daniel Kruger’s works from both disciplines. NOTHING OLD NOTHING NEW, the second exhibition of Kruger at the gallery features ceramics and jewelry selected from his retrospective exhibitions, complemented with new works.
Caroline Van Hoek Gallery opened in 2007. Showing jewelry, silver and related objects by contemporary international artists.
Caroline Van Hoek portrait by Jean-Pierre Gabriel