Daniel Kruger
South African, born 1951
Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Selected exhibitions
2018
DANIEL KRUGER | In Decorum,
Sienna Patti Contemporary
2017
Sienna Patti Contemporary at Collective Design 2017,
Sienna Patti Contemporary
2015
Haute Couture,
Caroline Van Hoek

Taking cues from historical artifacts and Euclidean geometry, jewelry and ceramic designer Daniel Kruger says that many of his pieces “have a distinct erotic quality.” His creations are often symmetrical and in pairs: two-pronged rings, brooches hiding double pearls, necklaces with twin pendants. He balances mathematical patterns—grids, tessellating shapes—with softer, more organic lines. It’s Kruger’s choice of materials, such as silver, turquoise, and coral, that give his works their aura of ancient treasure. Kruger is not loyal to particular time periods or regions though; influences include everything from Apache beading to Byzantine enamelwork.