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Enjoia't Awards 2021 Winners

Award giving  /  14 Oct 2021
Published: 15.10.2021
Boyang Teng. Brooch: Indivisible, 2021. Clay, resin, acrylic, glass beads, plastic fiber, LED light, battery, plastic, Argentum silver.. 16 x 6.5 x 5 cm. Awarded at: Enjoia't Awards 2021. Winner Enjoia’t Award Professional 2021. Boyang Teng
Brooch: Indivisible, 2021
Clay, resin, acrylic, glass beads, plastic fiber, LED light, battery, plastic, Argentum silver.
16 x 6.5 x 5 cm
Awarded at: Enjoia't Awards 2021
Winner Enjoia’t Award Professional 2021

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Intro
On Thursday, 14th of October, the winning pieces of the Enjoia’t 2021 Contemporary Jewellery Awards, organized by FAD Association of Artists and Artisans (A-FAD), were announced. The international awards reward works that question and transgresses the very limits of contemporary jewellery creation.
After a blank year, this year the most international Enjoia’t Awards are back. Despite the restrictions derived from the coronavirus pandemic, the awards make public the winning and finalist pieces. Both winners will have the opportunity to participate on Joya Barcelona Fair 2022.

The shortlisted and winning pieces will be displayed at Disseny Hub Barcelona -1 floor until the 28th of November.

The 26th edition jurors are Ruudt Peters, jeweller; Nicolás Estrada, jeweller; Roberta Bernabei, jeweller; Pilar Garrigosa, jeweller; and Imma Jansana, jeweller and architect.
These are the results:

Winner Enjoia’t Award Professional 2021
Author: Boyang Teng.
Piece: «Indivisible».
Description of the piece: Three different parts compose this piece of jewellery; all the bases are made of clay. The main part is decorated with a coloured acrylic medium. The second largest part is bespread with glass beads; on top of the glass beads are handmade resin beads covered by a glass globe. The smallest part is also coated in acrylic paint and decorated with a coloured acrylic medium; the hole in the centre is filled with plastic fibre and a blue LED light. This piece is held together by an Argentium silver wire structure; on the back of the main part is the battery and power switch.
Jury’s statement: Because it is an intriguing piece, fragile thanks to the combination of shapes that together create a language, a union of interesting colors and textures. The light gives an added dimension to the piece that stands out for a choice of materials and techniques that enhance the beauty of the jewel.

First Finalist Enjoia’t Professional 2021
Author: Namkyung Lee.
Piece: «Stranger».
Description of the piece: This work began from the memories of the gaze experienced in a strange place. The image of two places independent of each other was used to express memory that is disorderly. In addition, I tried to reproduce ‘space of memory’ by shaping abstract places.
Jury’s statement: Because it is a well-conceptualized piece when it comes to proposing the arrangement of images playing with architectural structures. Everything is designed and conceived with sensitivity. The subtlety of the light that passes through the two photographs stands out, creating illusions, emotions, and a link with the piece.

Second Finalist Enjoia’t Professional 2021
Author: Ute van der Plaats.
Piece: «Paradise Papers Brooch»
Description of the piece: Brooch inspired in the “Paradise Papers”, a huge leak of financial documents that revealed how multinationals and wealthy individuals use so-called tax havens to avoid paying taxes. In 2019 the Netherlands was branded one of these tax havens by the European parliament. My aim is to literally throw light on the subject in order to make the broader public aware of it in a playful way. Colourful collages made from authentic Dutch guilder banknotes allude symbolically to the Netherlands’ involvement.
Jury’s statement: Because of its chromatic combination and being a piece that stands out a lot with a good design. It highlights the fact that the author transfers a social problem to jewelry to create an open debate; with very interesting the opportunities that the piece offers, opening a debate and a conversation with only your perception.

Winner Enjoia’t Award Student 2021
Author: Jingwen Yuan.
Piece: «Calculating Poetry»
Description of the piece: Artist’s works are discussions on poetry. She uses mathematical formulas to visualize poetry and expresses emotional poetry through rational mathematics. Her works have a sense of order and are also another form of expression of poetry. The confrontation between rationality and sensibility in her works is her thinking about ‘what is poetry’.
Jury’s statement: It is very interesting how poetry is embodied in a metallic piece, understanding poetry as messages and sounds that instigate certain feelings. It is a new way of communication, creating an interaction between the person wearing the piece and the person looking at it. The jewel is revealed as a mystery that teaches how small things can have big impacts.

First Finalist Enjoia’t Student 2021
Author: Zhipeng Wang.
Piece: «Identity Ring»
Description of the piece: As a Chinese jewellery artist living in Germany, the impact of culture is always full of my daily life, different thinking, different habits, different diet, etc. My creation is mainly based on the differences between Eastern and Western cultures. I choose the most basic Western-style ring as the carrier and reinterpret it with Chinese material: tea and German coffee bean. In ancient Europe, this kind of traditional ring is a symbol of identity. I mixed tea and coffee to make a new ring. The integration of eastern and Western materials symbolizes that we are in constant cultural conflict. I am gradually accepting Western education and things.
Jury’s statement: For the application of innovative materials in a piece with a completely classic appearance. It highlights the fact that two cultures meet and between them create a dialogue about the concept of identity. It is a bold and strong piece, made from alternative materials with a sustainable dimension.

Second Finalist Enjoia’t Student 2021
Author: Aina Térmens.
Piece: «A recer»
Description of the piece: The work forms part of a collection of pieces that seek to speak of the primitive instinct to withdraw when forced to deal with harsh exterior conditions. It is praise for everyday life as a form of resistance to the outdoors. It puts on the table fragility, breakage, and reconstruction as components of the piece’s totality. It presents a predominance of curves, which are associated with fruit, with the mother’s womb, with gentleness, peace, and safety.
Jury’s statement: For having a very romantic shape, with an interesting conceptual proposal behind the piece. By applying techniques that enhance the meaning of the piece; repairs and fragments that trap you inside the jewel. Due to its lightness and use of materials, creating a game with light and textures.



About A-FAD, FAD Artists and Artisans Association.
We are the FAD Association of Artists and Artisans. At A-FAD we champion art and the crafts as an intersection, as a debate: artists and artisans who question themselves together and propose together. We claim ourselves the responsibility of calling upon and dynamizing the connection between the hand and the mind.
At A-FAD we believe that matter is essential to understanding our position in the world as designers, artists, artisans and users. We enthusiastically pursue the task of supporting the artistic and artisan community from a cross-sectional perspective in which art, the crafts and contemporary jewellery share space and dialogue.
Our duty is also to focus our attention to the new crafts that are emerging in a response to new creation models and to dynamise the knowledge born of materials and their properties.
 
Namkyung Lee. Brooch: Stranger, 2021. Sterling silver, photograph printed on acrylic.. 7.8 x 13.7 x 4.1 cm. Awarded at: Enjoia't Awards 2021. First Finalist Enjoia’t Professional 2021. Namkyung Lee
Brooch: Stranger, 2021
Sterling silver, photograph printed on acrylic.
7.8 x 13.7 x 4.1 cm
Awarded at: Enjoia't Awards 2021
First Finalist Enjoia’t Professional 2021

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Ute van der Plaats. Brooch: Paradise Papers, 2021. Porcelain, acrylic glass, golden mirror acrylic glass, gold plated brass, pieces of original pre-Euro 25 and 50 Dutch guilder banknotes, LED lights, magnet.. 13.5 x 11 x 4.5 cm. Awarded at: Enjoia't Awards 2021. Second Finalist Enjoia’t Professional 2021. Ute van der Plaats
Brooch: Paradise Papers, 2021
Porcelain, acrylic glass, golden mirror acrylic glass, gold plated brass, pieces of original pre-Euro 25 and 50 Dutch guilder banknotes, LED lights, magnet.
13.5 x 11 x 4.5 cm
Awarded at: Enjoia't Awards 2021
Second Finalist Enjoia’t Professional 2021

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Jingwen Yuan. Brooch: Calculating Poetry, 2021. Fine sliver, titanium, steel wire.. 7 x 8 x 0.3 cm. Awarded at: Enjoia't Awards 2021. Winner Enjoia’t Award Student 2021. Jingwen Yuan
Brooch: Calculating Poetry, 2021
Fine sliver, titanium, steel wire.
7 x 8 x 0.3 cm
Awarded at: Enjoia't Awards 2021
Winner Enjoia’t Award Student 2021

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Zhipeng Wang. Ring: Identity, 2021. Chinese tea, German coffee.. 4 X 3 X 5 cm. Awarded at: Enjoia't Awards 2021. First Finalist Enjoia’t Student 2021. Zhipeng Wang
Ring: Identity, 2021
Chinese tea, German coffee.
4 X 3 X 5 cm
Awarded at: Enjoia't Awards 2021
First Finalist Enjoia’t Student 2021

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Aina Térmens. Brooch: A Recer, 2021. Porcelain, Japanese lacquer (urushi), silver, polyester putty, steel wire.. 5 x 10 x 4.5 cm. Awarded at: Enjoia't Awards 2021. Second Finalist Enjoia’t Student 2021. Aina Térmens
Brooch: A Recer, 2021
Porcelain, Japanese lacquer (urushi), silver, polyester putty, steel wire.
5 x 10 x 4.5 cm
Awarded at: Enjoia't Awards 2021
Second Finalist Enjoia’t Student 2021

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