Presenting Oscillations as part of Polyphonous at Munich Jewellery Week 2019
Yanyu Chen, Chun Cheng, Naomi Clarke, Yahan Fan, Spam Glam, Yuexin He, Chloe Henderson, Yasi Hu, Dantong Huang, Ningjue Ji, Qixuan Jin, Prim Li, Ji-Ru Lin, Yi Mu, Yiji Pan, Haochen Shih, Jingyao Sun, Mengjing Tian, Yichen Wang, Yueshan Wang, Xingxing Yu, Bingchan Yuan, Jiaqi Zhang, Zihan Zhou
Facebook: Oscillations Exhibition
For the artists exhibiting here, these ideas are imbued with cultural resonances, often informed by the distances travelled – personally, as well as geographically. Yearning for the familiar has led some to search out materials that bear poetic traces of home – autumnal leaves, flawed concrete, reflective acrylic – whereas others have used their practice to prise open and probe the rupture in their lives created by the migrations that they have made. They have been taking in soundings, contemplating jewellery’s capacity to carry narrative, to communicate their ideas and challenge thinking. And yet, amongst all this variation and divergence, can we see evidence of a central value around which jewellery oscillates?
Throughout, there is a focus on play, and the wear and use of jewellery. Having coaxed their works into life, the artists have followed the process through, exploring the role jewellery plays once it leaves the jeweller’s bench and makes its own way in the world. They celebrate the fact that, in use, jewellery becomes a vehicle to bring wearers and viewers together, sharing a moment of appreciation or fun. It is created to be worn, experienced and – above all – enjoyed.
- Sian Hindle MA Course Director
Bingchan Yuan Ring: Reflection, 2018 Acrylic, aluminium, resin.
The Chimera Artist, 2018
Film, human, infection powders.
Earrings: Interpersonal Connection, 2018
Acrylic, elastic cord.
Necklace: Kinetic Energy, 2018
Ring: Regeneration, 2018
Plastic bags, acrylic, sliver.
Necklace: My Uncanny, 2018
Brooch: Food, Fat, Anxiety, 2018
Brass, sugar, spray, resin.
Brooch: Leaf Cycle, 2018
Leaves, copper, brass.
Necklace: Variation, 2018
Jesmonite, silver, silk, mesh tube.
Ring: Reframe, 2018
Acrylic, resin, copper wire, cotton thread.
Set: What Affects your Perception of Things?, 2018
Acrylic sheet, gilding.
Brooch: Magnetic Memories, 2018
Vitreous enamel, steel, bocote wood, tulipwood, neodymium magnets.
Necklace: Your scarring is beautiful, 2018
Thread, cotton, beads, fabric, brass.
Necklace: Second ”skin”, 2018
(PLA), silicon rubber.
Necklace: The Relationship Between Movement and Colour, 2018
Necklace: Time Capsule Creations, 2018
Plastic Iceland bags, textile, thread, tape, glue.
Photo by: Greenlandphotography
Necklace: Colourful Plants and Negligible Defence, 2018
Sponge, plaster, felt, lycra.
Earrings: Vision of Depth, 2018
Acrylic, resin, brass, silver, rope.
Brooch: Bubble Pop, 2018
Acrylic, TPU, PVC.
Ring: B1 3PA, 2018
Concrete, resin, silver, jesmonite.
Brooch: Gold Tag, 2018
Brass, gold plating.
Necklace: Light, 2018
Head Piece: Soothing Cocoons, 2018
Wool, silk, pearl, faux.
Necklace: Remains, 2018
Resin, eggshell, silver, gold plating.
Necklace: Resonating, 2018
Olive, wood, silk, silver, resin.