Winfried Krueger

Winfried Krüger (born 1944) belongs to that generation of jewellery artists who witnessed the birth of avant-garde jewellery in the 1960s. The skilled goldsmith liberated himself from precision, fineness and other virtues of his craft in order to allow free rein to his creativity. He does not, however, defer to art jewellery; rather he moves freely and skilfully between jewellery, drawing, painting and staging. With technical sophistication he implements his ideas, with the wearability of his pieces assuming subordination.