Tobias Alm is an artist working with Stockholm as his base. He has a Master of Fine Arts from Ädellab, Konstfack, Stockholm.
After Tobias received his Master Degree in 2014 his work has evolved radically. Tobias has adopted a research approach to jewellery as a subject, and challenged himself to step away from his habits and develop new working methods.
In October 2016, Tobias will begin a six months residency at IASPIS/Swedish Arts Grants Comittee in Stockholm.
The Châtelaine, a new body of work from 2015
The Châtelaine is Tobias Alm’s most recent body of work. The project was initiated in 2015.
The Châtelaine is a continuation of Tobias’ investigation in the culture of the tool belt from a jewellery perspective. The pieces of jewellery in this project are a kind of hybrids between the tool belt of today and a historical piece of jewellery called the châtelaine. They are composed out of fragments of used leather tool belts, combined with gilded silver elements made with repoussé and chasing techniques in a rococo style.
This new body of work was exhibited for the first time in 2016, in a solo exhibition at Galerie Rob Koudijs in Amsterdam. Parts of it has since then been exhibited at Nationalmuseum Stockholm, in the exhibition called Open Space – Mind Maps, Positions in Contemporary Jewellery.