Also Known as: Pavel Opocenský
Karlovy Vary, Czechoslovakia 1954
- New York, New York
- Prague, Czech Republic
Luce Artist Quote
“In the process of exploring his materials, [Oppochensky] discovers their properties and nuances, making them do the most unexpected and delightful things.” Susan Grant Lewin, One of a Kind: American Art Jewelry Today
Luce Artist Biography
Pavel Opocensky uses natural and synthetic materials in his jewelry, such as ivory, stone, and manufactured Corian, which he works into fragments of transparent thinness. He challenges traditional notions of “precious” materials and conventional ideas of how jewelry is experienced, creating works that are as often made to be held in the hand as worn on the body.