E.G. Etal Gallery, 2022
Bringing together a range of new works by Bowyer, that showcase his evolving affection for texture, structure and the gemstone.
As the audience for contemporary jewellery has evolved and expanded, so has what might be deemed a suitable engagement ring. At first glance these pieces reach along that spectrum from classical to contemporary, but look closer and you will find the lines are getting blurry.
There are pieces that reference classical symmetry from one view, while flipping to reveal a brutalist structure from the other. Pieces that come together quickly and spontaneously, others that are considered and immaculately carved over hours. Some look to ignore their relationship to the stone, looking to dominate, while others submit to the beauty and perfection of the jewel, melting into the background, albeit a background of ancient geometric ruin.
As always the reward for the wearer is in these details.