Nel Linssen always took an intuitive approach to her bracelets and necklaces made from paper; however, it is also an approach based on years of research and haptic knowledge. The relationship between wearer and viewer is paramount to Linssen’s work, its articulation on the body enhancing and highlighting the jewellery’s colours and textures. While the wearer is aware of the sensuous nature and movement of the jewellery, the viewer is drawn to the constant visual changes to the work wrought by the slightest movement of the body. Nel Linssen died on the 1st August 2016. She was one of The Scottish Gallery’s favourite jewellers and will be missed. We celebrated her eightieth birthday with a special exhibition in 2015.
Public Collections include:
Museum of Modern Art, Arnhem; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums; Victoria & Albert Museum, London; Handwerkspflege Bayern, Munich; Brooklyn Museum, New York; Fonds National d’Arts Contemporain, Paris; Museum of Applied Art, Oslo; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, USA; The National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Musée des Arts Decoratifs, Montreal