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Treasures from Taiwan

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.

Curator: Heng Lee

Location: Taiwan, online
Members: 41
Latest Activity: Feb 18, 2014

Treasures from Taiwan

 

 

Mei Fang, Chiang

 

The Bridge

Aluminum Anodize, silver
15x 105x 5 (cm)
2009

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)

2013

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.

mayfun6886@gmail.com

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

2010

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. 

chaoamal@gmail.com 

 

Ying Hsiu, Chen

 

Mutualism III

Copper, fine object, prismacolor, patina

14.5× 6× 5.5 (cm)

2011

Sketch Series- Seashell I~XX

Super-light soil, stockings, 18K plated brass

6.5x 5.5 x6 (cm)

2012

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.

show741204@hotmail.com

Yu-Fang,Chi

 

The Nerve Ending

Steel wire

20x 20 x 120  (cm)

2006

Crush

Steel wire

50x 50x 25 (cm)

2006

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.

 

 www.yufangchi.com

Chun Lung, Hsieh

 

The Construction of Light

Compact disk, brass, screw, plastic

35× 38× 7 (cm)

2010

The Value of Light

Compact disk, Brass, Plastic

6× 6× 9, 5.5× 5.5× 10, 6× 6× 8, 5× 7× 98× 9× 6 (cm)

2010

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.

 

 chunlung0513@gmail.com

Chien Ching, Liao

 

Floral Simulation II

Copper, patina, prismacolor

29× 27× 13 (cm)

2012

Duplication of Structure I

Copper, patina

38× 13× 12 (cm)

2012

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.

chienching7684@gmail.com

Heng, Lee

 

Floral Embroidery- Pixel 4.5

Stainless steel plated with platinum, tread, silk organza

13.5x 14x 1  (cm)

2012

Download Nature- Swallowtail I

Stainless steel, glass beads, tread, silk organza

9.5x 12x 7.5 (cm)/ piece

2012

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.

henglee1017@msn.com

https://www.facebook.com/HengLeeJewelry

Tsang Hsuan, Lin

 

Shifting

Monel, electronic components, plastic,stainless steel,

spray paint, prismacolor

25 x 10 x 18 (cm)

2011

Conglomerate

Monel, electronic components, plastic, stainless steel

Left:9x 6x 5/ Middle: 9x 5x 3/ Right: 11x 5x 7.9 (cm)

2012

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.

Linusqlin@yahoo.com.tw

Chia Cheng, Tsao

Poking

Brass, stainless steel, spring

23x 2.5x 3.8 (cm)

2009

Bulky Tableware

Silver, wood, poly

knife: 22x 2x 1.8/ fork: 21x 3.7x 3/ spoon; 21x 3.5x 3.5 (cm)

2010

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.

qqaq1111@yahoo.com.tw

I Shan, Tsai

 

Deer Pretty

Silver

14x 11.5x 1 (cm)

2007

Someone Who Eat Heart

Silver, bread, coral, prismacolor, wax

34x25x2 (cm)

2009

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.

 

 13.fable.creations@gmail.com

ishan13.com

Hung Jeng, Wu

 

I Have Something to Tell You...

Brass, bronze

25.5 x 5.5 x 8 (cm)

2007

Cock

Brass

27 x 16 x 44 (cm)

2008

"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.

 

 a077414709@hotmail.com

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Comment by Heng Lee on August 27, 2013 at 10:09am

Thank you sooo much!!

Comment by Atelier Hg on August 27, 2013 at 6:21am

This is a wonderful and impressive collection of works.  It is a pleasure to be introduced to such a talented and thoughtful group of jewellery artists.  

Heng Lee, I truly love your pixel series!!!

Ezra Satok-Wolman

Comment by Ligia Rocha on June 1, 2013 at 8:48am

Wonderful work!

Comment by Harriete Estel Berman on May 31, 2013 at 2:26pm

So many wonderful examples of work. In particular I respond to the Window series bracelets and rooftop series by   Yung Huei, Chao 

Comment by Heng Lee on May 12, 2013 at 8:06pm

Thank you for all lovely comments!! It's our pleasure to share Taiwanese contemporary metal art and jewelry! Hope you enjoy!!

Comment by Leisa Rich on May 11, 2013 at 7:51am

Incredible and inspiring sculptural body adornments. Thanks for exposing us to these talented artists!

Comment by Judy H Morgan on May 9, 2013 at 1:26pm

Such impressive, talented artists! Amazing collection!

Comment by Catherine Marche on May 9, 2013 at 4:32am

Stunnig work !

Comment by The Justified Sinner on May 9, 2013 at 1:03am

What an amazing collection of work! Thanks for posting this.

Comment by Jennifer Dewey on May 9, 2013 at 12:25am

Such an inspiring array of talents... thank you so much for sharing the beauty!

 

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