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The Mosaic Man

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Alex Šepkus

Poking around on Instagram the other night, I was stopped dead by the glorious bijoux above, crafted by master goldsmith Alex Šepkus. Once I started exploring his other work, I became somewhat obsessed. If you described one of his pieces to me, I’m sure I would imagine something fussy and cluttered. There really is so much going on. But somehow, he manages to keep it just this side of too much. His mosaic-like designs remind me of those glorious, lush, abstract backgrounds in Klimt paintings.

“Alex Šepkus is an intellectual eccentric, which would explain his exceptionally large hat size and his slant towards a somewhat dandy cut of suit.”

-About Alex Šepkus by Stephen Webster

After studying industrial design at the Lithuanian Academy of Arts, Šepkus worked in interiors, glass making, sculpture, etchings, and graphics before finally settling on jewelry design. Here is yet another example of an artist who is a jack of all trades, then brings all those influences in to become the master of one. That path always seems to result in truly unique, fascinating work, whatever the medium.

You can see all the phenomenally-talented Alex Šepkus’s work on his website and Instagram.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

12 thoughts on “The Mosaic Man

  1. Wow, those pieces are so unusual but truly fabulous.

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  2. Jewelry isn’t my thing but these are really different from a lot of artist.

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  3. Beautiful work. I have no reason to doubt that all of them are gold, but I do wonder how he is casting some of them. Making the mold is probably the hardest part of his art.

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  4. These are just stunning!!!

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  5. I don’t care how avaricious this makes me seem: I want them all! I absolutely love every single piece. Forget the One Ring nonsense. I would batter a dozen orcs to get my mitts on these pieces.

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