Studio Job - Agenda

Studio Job was founded in 1998 by Job Smeets in the renaissance spirit, combining traditional and modern techniques to produce once-in-a-lifetime objects. At once highly specific and yet entirely universal, personally expressive and yet experimental, Studio Job has crafted a body of work that draws upon classical, popular and contemporary design and highly visual and sculptural art.

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November 2021

The Salon Art + Design Fair, New York

Studio Job and Job Smeets exhibit the new Rock Oxidised Collection at The Salon Art + Design 2021 in New York with gallery R&Company.

The Rock Oxidized collection was created as a special edition for R & Company Gallery as one of their first collaborations with Job Smeets and his studio. “I wanted to create something with classic Studio Job history, the rock pieces but with the idea they have been excavated from our archives, eroded and oxidized over time.”
This finish is hand crafted in the Studio Job atelier with the bronze sculpture to give the oxidized effect with colour and texture. The ‘rock’ structure was created by Job Smeets over twenty years ago as one of the founding sculptural elements of his work, each facet is hand crafted edge by edge to create an organic structure.
On show now at the The Salon Art + Design Fair, Park Avenue Armory 11-15 November, New York.

Idiosyncratic objects referencing pop culture and baroque ornamentation are hallmarks of Antwerp-based Studio Job. ‘Weeping Lantern’, an eery floor lamp-cum-sculpture which the Studio’s founder, Job Smeets, is presenting at Salon Art + Design with New York gallery R & Company, speaks to all these themes. Made from a combination of glass and polished and patinated bronze, it demonstrates Smeet’s mastery of materials and ability to combine wit, tradition, design and art in a single work. “This piece plays with the states of matter, shaping an industrial object gently into the impossible,” he says. “It is the meeting point between gravity-defying sculpture and realistic surrealism.”

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April 2021

Masciarelli Art Project

On the occasion of it’s 40th anniversary, the Masciarelli Tenute Agricole winery announces its commitment to contemporary art.

 

The protagonist of the first edition of Masciarelli Art Project is Job Smeets, invited to imagine a site-specific intervention for the Castle of Semivicoli and to design a label for the Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Riserva Villa Gemma.

 

The installation and the label, the result of a residency period that took place in April, will be previewed in October 2021. Masciarelli Tenute Agricole, winery ambassador in the world of excellence of Abruzzo wine culture, on the occasion of the celebration of its 40th anniversary, announces its commitment to contemporary art by inaugurating Masciarelli Art Project, an initiative born with the desire to involve international talent in a dialogue with the kaleidoscopic world of Masciarelli. The project, which sees the Belgian artist and designer Job Smeets as protagonist for the first edition, includes a period of residence in the suggestive Castello di Semivicoli aimed at creating a site-specific installation and a label for Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Riserva Villa Gemma, the most representative wine of the winery.

 

The first edition of Masciarelli Art Project features the Belgian artist Job Smeets, founder of Studio Job, one of the most avant-garde and internationally recognized creative realities. Smeets was invited by Miriam Lee Masciarelli precisely for his eclectic and counter-current vision, and his extraordinary ability to blend in a highly recognizable style a unique craftsmanship and a contemporary and original imaginary that translates into overcoming boundaries between art and design.

 

 

 

Masciarelli Art Project provides for the artist a real immersion in the Masciarelli world with a period of residence in the seventeenth-century baronial Castello di Semivicoli, a monument of historical interest, which, located on the Abruzzo hills a few kilometers from the Majella National Park, is today a relais de charme among the vineyards.

 

Always able to fascinate great artists and travellers – it seems that Lord Byron stopped there on his return from Roccascalegna during his Grand Tour, while it was visited on several occasions by Gabriele D’Annunzio, a friend of the Baron – the Castle of Semivicoli is an evocative place, representative of Masciarelli’s identity, which thus becomes the heart of the project from which to draw inspiration, exploring the history of the company and its production, coming into contact with the terroirs of the different vineyards, the colours, the scents, the suggestions of a territory rich in tradition, in history that still manages to preserve the beauty of the past and its authenticity.

 

 

“It is an honor to be the protagonist of the first edition of Masciarelli Art Project – says Job Smeets – the tradition and magnificence of this land and this company are a great inspiration for me. Gianni Masciarelli founded the winery with an incredibly far-sighted vision, today carried out with courage by two extraordinary women Marina and Miriam.

 

Immersing myself in the unique and evocative atmosphere of the Semivicoli Castle, I was overwhelmed by centuries of history, surrounded by the beauty of nature and the enormous variety of vineyards.

 

I was extremely fascinated by the elements that help to safeguard them: roses, bees, herbs, flowers, symbols of a vigorous nature that supports the delicate balance of wine production.”

 

The Job Smeets residence, which took place in April, represents the starting point for the artist to imagine a site-specific intervention for the castle spaces – which will be inaugurated in October 2021 and freely visible to the public – and to design the label of the limited edition of one of the most famous wines, recognized and appreciated in the world of Casa Masciarelli: the Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Riserva Villa Gemma. A wine that, included among the 50 best wines in Italy, boasts a unique history and has been at the top of the rankings of Italian guides for over three decades.

 

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May 2019

DYSFUNCTIONAL VENICE BIENNALE

CARPENTERS WORKSHOP GALLERY

 

8 MAY – 24 NOVEMBER 2019

PRESS VIEW | MONDAY 6 MAY AND TUESDAY 7 MAY 2019

 

Carpenters Workshop Gallery, in partnership with Lombard Odier Group, present DYSFUNCTIONAL, an immersive exhibition of collectible design at Ca’d’Oro, during the Venice Biennale 2019

 

The exhibition will present works by established and rising artists seeking to break the thin boundaries between art, architecture and design. The site-specific works combine extraordinary craftsmanship with strong artistic and emotional expression.

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September 2019

Blow at Maison et Object

The Gospel, The Crucifixion, The Birth

Since we are all anarchists hereby we bring you the light gospel according to Job!

Oh Maria! Anarchy! Cartoon holy! Unserious blasphemy! Contemporary Jesus! Holy Happy! Great Gabriel! Good heavens! Biblical funk! Wear that Bible belt! Noahs Party Boat! 

Whether religious or not, you can feel the incredible drama and energy of the lights. Classic tradition mixed with real modern life.

Studio Job are proud to announce the launch of a new collection for Blow their joint with Seletti during the Maison et Object fair in Paris in 6th-10th September. The new collection is inspired by classic Studio aJob art works The Gospel from 2009, this new range of neons and products brings these high end art works into everyone’s home.

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April 2019

Gaasbeek Castle

Expo:  7.04 – 28.07.2019

 

Gaasbeek Castle hold it’s inauguration of the new sculpture “The Peasant Wedding” in the garden of the Hermitage. Studio Job created this powerful sculpture for the current exhibition “Feast of Fools.” Bruegel rediscovered.

 

Mon: Closed
Tue – sun: 10 AM – 6 PM
Last entrance: 5 PM
Open on holidays

 

We advise you to provide at least 2 hours for your visit.

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April 2019

RUSTED PLASTIC

Studio Job x Qeeboo
Salone Del Mobile 2019
9th – 14th April 2019

 

The new Rusted Collection
limited edition hand-finished pieces launching at Corso Como 10

 

The Velvet Collection launching at La Rinescente, classic Studio Job pieces in a new luxury finish.

Studio Job will be launching two new lamps; V-2 Scheider, rocket shaped lamp & Empire the new architectural classic.

 

Locations:
Corso Como, 10, 20154 Milano
La Rinascente, Piazza del Duomo, Milano
Salone Del Mobile – Hall ITL, Showroom E 02

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April 2019

BLOW

Job & Seletti
Salone Del Mobile 2019
9th – 14th April 2019

 

  • The Lazy President & The Lazy Painter Pop & Lock (metal furniture)
  • New Table and Living Room Streetlamps

 

Blow are proud to now launch the new collection of chairs, The Lazy President & The Lazy Painter, reclining armchairs for the laziest leaders, artists and people in the world.
Also new for 2019 is their new metal furniture Pop & Lock, a pop art pick ’n’ mix to express your own identity.

 

Locations:
Seletti Store Milano, Corso Garibaldi, 117, 20121 Milano MI
Salone del Mobile – Hall 10, E100

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April 2019

Design Pride

10th April, 6pm from Piazza Castello corner Via Minghetti, Party afterwards at Piazza Affari

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April 2019

House of Job

Salone Del Mobile 2019
9th – 14th April 2019

 

House of Job Milano, the art and design studio present their new private gallery space in Milan showing new sculptural work and classic pieces from the last 20 years.

 

Having been exhibiting and working in Milan and Italy for over 20 years, now in 2019 for their anniversary Studio  Job has opened their first permeant base in Milano. The space will be a living gallery and studio space, and for the Salone del Mobile Studio Job will hold it’s first exhibition, showcasing new never before seen art pieces, as well as classic art and design pieces from Studio Job’s oeuvre. The pieces will sit alongside collaborations with many Italian makers such as Venini, Seletti, Qeeboo and Gufram. Studio Job will be hosting a ‘House Warming’ event during the design week for press and special guests to attend. This will be the first Studio Job Gallery exhibition since 2015.

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April 2019

Re-Plastic Masters

Bronze = Plastic
Salone Del Mobile 2019
9th – 14th April 2019

 

Ciao Sandro, 2019
Containers III, 2019

 

At theMuseo Nazionale Scienza e Tecnologia “Leonardo da Vinci” in Milan, Studio Job has designed new boundary-pushing art pieces for the “RE-PLASTIC MASTERS” exhibition organised by Rossana Orlandi. The pieces are made from re-purposed plastic everyday objects combined with bronze for from a lamp collection; Containers III and a unique art piece Ciao Sandro.

 

‘Ciao Sandro’ is a unique art piece a created as a portrait for Mendini. Conceived earlier this year as an homage to the design icon and brilliant mind we planned to create the sculptural portrait for Alessandro Mendini, sadly in February he passed away and this piece now becomes a memorial to the man affectionately called ‘Sandro’ by his friends.

 

Job Smeets explains how the collaboration came about; Earlier this year Rossana called us and told us about this project and I thought; plastic = bronze – interesting. I think those industrial rotation moulded products like jerry cans and buckets, aesthetically are perfectly designed, they are beautiful and durable objects in their form, so why throw them away? Right now I am looking back on our body of work over the last 20 years and the everyday and humble objects have been a major them in our work, this contemporary follow up seemed to naturally progress the footsteps of our work.

 

I thought about the question; why is plastic so bad, the conclusion is that those plastic everyday products are not bad or ugly at all, the only thing that is a problem is how we treat them. When I was young you’d get milk in a glass bottle and an apple packed only in its own skin, now plastic is unnecessarily layered on everything we buy. We want to show the beauty of these everyday objects that we treat as functional slaves. Plastic is just a matter of how you use it, to re-use and to keep it. By combining pop art elements, such as the hands of Mickey mouse, there is a nod to the mass consumption of the famous chains. Plastic started to be introduced in the 19th century as a solution, celluloid was the first substitute for using real animal tortoiseshell, and Bakelite as an alternative for porcelain. It was seen as futuristic and luxurious alternative. It all started with a positive ideological mindset of the precious, but then transformed over the years into wild consumption of the throw away, single-use and low end. This project for us is about uplifting of the normal or everyday, appreciation of the tools around you. By not throwing these pieces away then recycling isn’t even necessary. Although with this new collection Containers III we do not claim to solve the problem of plastics, we just try to elevate them into desirable objects. It’s a mind-set.

 

Containers III

Almost 20 years ago in 2000 Studio Job created the ‘Containers I’, one of their first internationally successful sculptural art collections. So other the result is about relying It’s not so important but it made us look back at past collections and this contemporary follow up seemed to follow in the footsteps.

 

Uplifting of the normal or everyday, appreciation of the tools around you. By never throwing these pieces away then recycling isn’t even necessary.

 

Alongside this at the Galleria Rossana Orlandi Studio Job has created a new floor lamp series from a mixed media of cast bronze and plastic using familiar household containers.

 

About the show:

Re-Plastic Masterpieces will be a show consisting of unique pieces from recycled plastic created by famous artists, designers and architects. The pieces will then be auctioned in London (Mendini. The exhibition will take place in the Museum’s “Railway Pavilion” amongst twenty old locomotives and railway carriages.