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Interview with Hsieh I Ting

Interview
Published: 16.12.2013
Interview with Hsieh I Ting.
Author:
Klimt02
Edited by:
Klimt02
Edited at:
Barcelona

Intro
On the one hand, I do not think that the jewelry has to be standardized; I believe that the artists are trying really hard to break the limitation of standardization and searching his/her own voice to create the unique pieces. On the other hand, I think that there are more and more artists focusing on the similar issues and working with the similar material and there might be a new tradition being formed in the field of the contemporary jewelry.
Do you think that jewelry is being standardized? What is there of local and universal in your artistic work?
It is a question difficult to answer. On the one hand, I do not think that the jewelry has to be standardized; I believe that the artists are trying really hard to break the limitation of standardization and searching his/her own voice to create the unique pieces. On the other hand, I think that there are more and more artists focusing on the similar issues and working with the similar material and there might be a new tradition being formed in the field of the contemporary jewelry.
I think there are no specific local characters in my jewelry. What I like to evoke is the common feeling of the beauty.

What do you expect when exposing your work to the public (for example with an exhibition)?
Most of my works contain two concepts: One is much more abstract which combined with concise shape and geometric line, such as my “Folding Space” or “Dancing Line” collection. The other concept is trend to storytelling style with delicate and fine sensibility, as it can be found by my “Unfolding Stories” and “Story Line” collection.

When I expose my jewelry to the public, I expect people regard my jewelry as mini-sculpture and discover variety beauty presented form different angles. I also expect people could perceived the warm and peaceful feeling which transmitted from my jewelry.

Are other areas besides the jewelry, present in your work?
Most of my inspiration comes from my own illustration. I like to memorize feelings or emotion by drawing and transferring it into jewelry with different skills. I want to create not only an object but something alive and vivid. Therefore I also regard myself as an illustrator.

The last work, book, film, that has moved me was...
I enjoy different kind of art works and art performances a lot. The last work impressed me most are two contemporary dance choreographers, “Migratory Birds” presented by Jiří Kylián and “DESH” by Akram Khan. As for the book I really like is “Invisible Cities” by Italo Calvino.

A place, space, country whose creativity surprises me...
I always attracted by the different streets and alleys in different cities. I am deeply fascinated with walking through in a foreign city and discover different culture or atmosphere by strolling in alleys. I could always find something new and creativity unexpectedly to inspire my design.

Is there any designer, jeweller, artist, you appreciate a lot?
There are many artists that I admire a lot. I am fond of the colors and forms created by Paul Klee, Joan Miró, and Alexander Calder. I also like Jean-Jacques Sempé , a French illustrator, who is well-known by striking lines and gentle sense of humor and irony. As for jeweler, I am captivated with the refined and graceful work by Jacqueline Ryan very much.

What piece or work has given you the most satisfaction?
It is difficult to specify certain piece of my work, since each of them is unique. If the choice has to be made, “Fruiting” brooch comes to my mind because of its delicate detail. To express the feeling of life, I use technic repoussé and chasing on the silver plate to enrich the texture of the leaf. I use silver wire to make the veins and to represent the maturing fruits and the nascent seeds by granulation. I want the piece come to alive as if it seizes the moment of bearing lives.
Hsieh I Ting
. Flying, sketch  & jewellery.
Hsieh I Ting
Flying, sketch  & jewellery

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Hsieh I Ting
. Flying, sketch.
Hsieh I Ting
Flying, sketch

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Hsieh I Ting
. Growing Tree: sketch
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Hsieh I Ting
Growing Tree: sketch

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Hsieh I Ting
. Brooch Fruiting, 2010.
Hsieh I Ting
Brooch Fruiting, 2010

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