Jo Riis-Hansen x MKDT
For Spring Summer 2021 Mark Kenly Domino Tan presents a collaboration with Danish contemporary jewellery designer Jo Riis-Hansen.
Jo Riis-Hansen is born, raised and based in Copenhagen. A trained goldsmith, she worked for more than a decade in her own shop and jewellery company before she embarked on a journey in 2016 to explore working with ceramics as a new craft and means to a path of a more artistic and free form of production. Jo works in a place of unrestrained expression- her jewellery is the embodiment of her pursuit of artistic freedom, representing a personal journey of renouncing norms and typical genre confines.
Riis-Hansen is fascinated with surfaces, textures and the contrast between soft and hard that transpire in the metal and exploring the boundaries of her materials. She is interested in proportions and diversities: the moment before “too little “ becomes “too much”. She believes she is trained and learned in everything right but has always been interested in everything wrong. Working with the size and weight, she sets up different dogmas to work under to challenge herself, to see what happens outside of her comfort zone.
This jewelry collaboration focuses on surfaces, textures and the contrast between soft and hard that transpire in the metal-exploring the boundaries of the materials.