Luzia Vogt is a Swiss jewellery artist living and practicing in Basel, Switzerland. As a technically trained jeweller, Vogt developed a conceptual understanding for jewellery through her studies with the Department of Jewellery and Hollowware at the University of Pforzheim in Germany. Her artistic practice explores how life is a cycle of giving and taking, development and change through the ‘found object’. Vogt’s work has received international recognition through a strong catalogue of solo exhibtions and juried group exhibitions. Represented by the gallery since 2001, Luzia had two duo exhibitions, in 2006 with Natalie Luder and in 2015 with Katja Prins. She curated Natural/Artificial, an exhibition gathering work by international artists for the gallery in 2012.
“The found object, a discard from the utilitarian world lays idle awaiting destruction, renewal or metamorphosis. A found object is a reminder of a person’s presence, a witness of time. With intuition, I transform these pieces leaving my own traces on them. Common ways of looking at things and values in society are being questioned. The results are bringing up memories and are playing with the imagination.”