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Treasures from Taiwan shows contemporary metal art and jewelry from 11 Taiwanese contemporary emerging artists. Treasures from Taiwan will be highlighted on Crafthaus as an online exhibition from May 8 to June 7, 2013.
Location: Taiwan, online
Latest Activity: May 1
Mei Fang, Chiang
Aluminum Anodize, silver
15x 105x 5 (cm)
The Weight of the Winter
Aluminum Anodize, silver
Left:12.5x 4x 1.5/ Middle: 8.5x 3.5x 2.3/ Right: 11x 4.5x 1.8 (cm)
My work has been focused on the making of aluminum, which is not only light and changeable but can be painted or dyed colored on the surface through anodizing. Like pages in books, aluminum then prints out the messages in our brains. I combined the techniques of rolling, scraping and burning to create the texture, meanwhile built the work with a rather delicately light/weak structure. I hope the jewelry could be felt as if it almost disappears in the body so that the work could dialogue with oneself as the soul does.
Yung Huei, Chao
Left: Window Series I / Right: Window Series II
Nickel silver / Nickel silver, silver
8x 7x 3.2 (cm)/piece / 2x 2x 1.7 (cm)/piece
2010 / 2009
Rooftop Series II
Copper, nickel silver, stainless steel, paint
7x 10x 4 (cm)/piece
When building is described as body, the objects attached, naturally grown or built on, are responded as jewellery and decoration pieces. Not all jewellery we put on to our bodies are intentional, there are certain pieces that we might favor or rely on and has become a natural practice.
Photographs of my surrounding environment that are taken on my daily basis are the source of my inspiration, I always tend to start from photos, then transferring and simplifying the image. The repeated objects within the photos are referred to symbols of regular daily lives. The reiteration has abated the stimulation of our eyes to be able to neglect these daily objects even though they are surrounding us.
Ying Hsiu, Chen
Copper, fine object, prismacolor, patina
14.5× 6× 5.5 (cm)
Sketch Series- Seashell I~XX
Super-light soil, stockings, 18K plated brass
6.5x 5.5 x6 (cm)
I was born in Penghu, a small island Southwest of Taiwan. In the process of growing up, the beach is my most frequently visited spot as I was raised in an environment surrounded by the sea. Through observing familiar natural phenomenon and summarizing their essence, I have conveyed characteristics observed into her works. By utilizing unusual materials, vivid, lifelike works such as “Wearable Sculpture” and “Miniature Sculpture” are representations of what nature looks like in my heart.
The Nerve Ending
20x 20 x 120 (cm)
50x 50x 25 (cm)
Weaving is applied to create the hollow, stereoscopic object, thereby sculpting the conflict and tension between the external/internal, visible/invisible and strong/weak, thereby attempting to structure different imagery between the inner and the outer realms. The internal discovery and external exploration respectively depicts the individual’s self-observation and pressure of emotions under different eras and mindsets.
Chun Lung, Hsieh
The Construction of Light
Compact disk, brass, screw, plastic
35× 38× 7 (cm)
The Value of Light
Compact disk, Brass, Plastic
6× 6× 9, 5.5× 5.5× 10, 6× 6× 8, 5× 7× 9, 8× 9× 6 (cm)
The principle of kaleidoscope optics is adopted, to retrieve and utilize the instantly-condensed changes of the ever-changing geometric patterns in kaleidoscopes, and to transform them into three-dimensional shapes. Also, through the attempts to observe kaleidoscopes’ different secular structures, ex. triangle, tetragon, rhombus and others, the differences of their formation of image are studied, and the structures are applied to the works. Besides, different creation materials are searched, for enriching the diversity of the works, so as to seek for developing the unique style of personal creation.
Chien Ching, Liao
Floral Simulation II
Copper, patina, prismacolor
29× 27× 13 (cm)
Duplication of Structure I
38× 13× 12 (cm)
My works focus on all of plants, particular on seeds' shell and flowers. People always passed by them, but not noticed those tiny spaces in shell of seeds and flowers.They are combined different unit to constitute structure and organic forms in many ways. So I try to attract people's attention when those plants are change into my works with different size. When they are in another size, shape and space, anyone can have their own imagination.
Also, I always used foldforming to imitate those plants' characteristic and created those organic forms with my own imagination.
Stainless steel plated with platinum, tread, silk organza
13.5x 14x 1 (cm)
Download Nature- Swallowtail I
Stainless steel, glass beads, tread, silk organza
9.5x 12x 7.5 (cm)/ piece
Embroidery is a treasure of Chinese culture among all traditional crafts. Wide variety of thread or yarn color not only constitute a rich and delicate texture but also make gorgeous surface on prosaic clothing.
In my series of works, I enlarge the images which as a decorative garment on the dresses or creatures of nature. Throughout magnified image process, pixels of the pattern also weakened, and the rest is similar to the mosaic image. As the image to magnify, the border out of focus, then hand-embroidery would be the highlight of all.
Tsang Hsuan, Lin
Monel, electronic components, plastic,stainless steel,
spray paint, prismacolor
25 x 10 x 18 (cm)
Monel, electronic components, plastic, stainless steel
Left:9x 6x 5/ Middle: 9x 5x 3/ Right: 11x 5x 7.9 (cm)
For me, many precious things are the subtle details that go unnoticed to an ordinary eye, and the negligible things that hide in the corners. Things in the background are usually ignored or deliberately concealed for their insignificance. “Seeing is believing.” We rarely recognize the existence of what the eyes don’t see.
I chose electronic materials as the main components because they hide inside the electronic device cases and are rarely recognized. The deliberate usage of such minute materials magnifies the forgotten details, in the hope that they get the attention they deserve.
Chia Cheng, Tsao
Brass, stainless steel, spring
23x 2.5x 3.8 (cm)
Silver, wood, poly
knife: 22x 2x 1.8/ fork: 21x 3.7x 3/ spoon; 21x 3.5x 3.5 (cm)
Combining the functional part of hand tools with cutleries, to mimic the repetition feature by adding springs, hinges, structures and other elements. For example, a spring is added to the fork to create the common impression of how forks are used as a tool, and gears for rotating the fork to show the mechanical movement of eating spaghetti.
I Shan, Tsai
14x 11.5x 1 (cm)
Someone Who Eat Heart
Silver, bread, coral, prismacolor, wax
The main source of my inspiration for every one of my works is based on the feelings in life. The creations of fantastic roles with human faces and animal bodies are the metaphor of the situation I have encountered. Every role has its own story and scene. In function, it can be a personal ornament; in art, it is a piece of work that tells a fable. Its shape is created by sophisticated jewelry-making techniques.
Hung Jeng, Wu
25.5 x 5.5 x 8 (cm)
27 x 16 x 44 (cm)
"Armor" is the tool which carries a variety of historical meanings. In addition to the original purpose of defense, the armor has been progressively endowed by people with multi-dimensional contents. With probing more deeply into the comparison between the inner self and the hollow armor, my works start from the image of animal, further leading in the meaning of hollow armor, and to describe their (or my) stories.