Joachim Sokólski

Renown Post War Designer

Born in Warsaw in 1946, died on July 2, 2008. Pioneer, Polish Post War Artistic Silvermith.

Active for almost 40 years of artistic life, he started making jewellery in 1970. He has completed several dozen individual projects for some of the best galleries around the world.​

I work the way I think,” is the creative position of Joachim Sokolski, an artist and jewellery designer who, using his art, managed to shift aesthetic barriers between design and the production of art jewellery in Poland. His jewellery is unusually contemporary and original, simple yet as precise as a work of an engineer. He first started creating jewellery during the 1970’s, at a time when Poland, a country isolated behind the Iron curtain, did not provide academic education for young jewellers. The isolation was interrupted in 1975 by the activity of the “UFO” art group, founded by four young Polish artists, Sokolski being one of them. After an exhibition in Warsaw, Joachim Sokolski was the first Polish artist ever to exhibit his work at the Electrum gallery in London, that attracted avantgarde artists from all over Europe. That is where he came to know Wendy Remshaw, Gerda Flockinger, David Watkins, Bruno Martinazi etc. “They were thinking the same way as I was – they were trying to escape the bourgeois perception of jewellery”, Sokolski said many years later, sticking to his position that to comply with the average taste means the end of an artist. “My work… shocked people, I’ve never fallen under the influence of buyers.”

Joachim Sokolski’s work is presented in numerous publications and decorated with many national and international awards and commendations, and the collections of his work found place in prestigious museums and galleries (the Jewellery Museum in Pforzheim, Germany, the Museum in Glivice, Poland, the Museum of Goldsmiths’ Art in the city of Kazimierz Dolny, Poland, the only museum dedicated exclusively to jewellery).

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