Back

Momentum

Exhibition  /  28 Mar 2015  -  26 Apr 2015
Published: 21.05.2015
Ubi Gallery
Management:
Machtelt Schelling
.

© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.

Intro
Tradition as the starting point for exploring materials or culture and perfecting techniques, is inherent in the new works of the three emerging Beijing based artists.

Artist list

Natalie Xinzi Song, Lu Yi, Xiaomu Zhao
Spring season in Ubi Gallery starts with an exhibition of three jewellery artists from Beijing. Song Xinzi, Yi Lu and Zhao Xiaomu are all alumni of Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology. This institute is known for its focus on exploration of material and the interaction between art and technology.
Ubi艺廊春季首展是关于三位来自北京的首饰艺术家。宋鑫子,卢艺和赵晓睦均为北京服装学院毕业的校友。北服以注重材料应用和艺术与技术的结合而著称。

Song Xinzi works mainly with silicone and has been trying to get to know the ins and outs of this material. She has been successful in creating innovative forms and textures with this material. By the repetition of simple elements she turns complex patterns and structures into colourful jewellery, bowls, vases and objects.
Her new series of jewellery evolves from the traditional Chinese knot. She attempts to give this very well known traditional symbol a contemporary approach by using industrial silicone tubes and appealing colour mixtures, which are created with liquid silicone. This also offers a fascinating extra touch to her work. For her new series of tableware she was inspired by deep-sea creatures while trying to resemble their boneless body structures. She knows exactly how to capture the liquid material into the right shape, creating just the right balance between form and function.
宋鑫子主要使用RTV硅胶进行创作,希望充分了解这一材料的内涵。她能够使用这一材料创造出极具创意的作品,充分展示材料的质地。通过重复使用简单的元素,她将复杂的样式与结构转化成为多彩的珠宝、碗、瓶和其它物品。
她的新系列首饰由中国传统双联扣转化而来,运用工业硅胶管,试图给这个众所周知的传统符号加入当代设计理念。有趣的混合色彩由液体硅胶实现,同时也为首饰增添了独特触感。她的新系列器皿以深海生物为灵感,模拟其无骨的身体结构。她巧妙地将液体材料赋予恰当形态来实现形式与功能之间的平衡关系。

Zhao Xiaomu grew up in a traditional Beijing setting, in a hutong, surrounded by family and extended family members. As an adult she adjusted to the contemporary housing setting and now has been evaluating her own upbringing in her work. To her the house itself reflects the vivid memories of her family and their connection and interaction.
For this new series of work, Zhao Xiaomu asked female friends to reflect on their valuation of home. She translated these answers into beautiful, spiritual statements, like ‘Home is the place where I can embrace my shadow’. The other part of her new collection is called ‘Moments’. These are Xiaomu’s own reflections on the special moments in life.
赵晓睦在传统的北京胡同环境中成长,在大家庭中家人的陪伴下长大。作为成年人她调整到现代的家居环境中并将这种变化体现在作品中。对于她自己,房子本身影射着鲜活的家庭记忆和他们的联系与互动。
在新系列作品中,她向女性朋友们调查了关于家对她们的影响。她翻译了这些答案并写
成漂亮的有神韵的文字,如“家是我可以拥抱我的影子的地方”。新作品的另一部分叫做“时刻”。这些是晓睦对自己人生特别瞬间的影射。

Yi Lu is part of the first generation of jewellery artists graduating from BIFT. She uses the traditional Chinese technique of cloisonné and applies traditional material. She solders thin silver strips on a silver base, to confine space, ready to be filled with the most amazing colours of glass powder that create the enamel. Yi Lu is a master in designing beautiful objects with a perfect choice of colours, while using the difficult technique of enamelling.
Her bird series brings out the best optical effects and long lasting colours. The objects present birds in general, not specific species. She is able to capture animals in a resting position, before they fly out or start their songs.
卢艺是北京服装学院的首届毕业生。她的这一系列作品运用了掐丝珐琅工艺,将银丝焊接在银片上制成封闭空间,之后将不同颜色的釉料粉末填入其中进行烧制。设计上的自然流动、丰富的颜色选择和珐琅技法的力求完美,使得这一系列作品的制作并非像看起来那么简单。她的小鸟系列具有良好的视觉效果,釉色鲜艳持久。
这些作品来源于鸟类群体的总和,而并非某一种或某一只鸟,作品把握住了鸟类安静停歇时的姿态,或者展翅欲飞之前的瞬间。
Natalie Xinzi Song. Vase: Untitled, 2015. Silicone  硅胶. Natalie Xinzi Song
Vase: Untitled, 2015
Silicone  硅胶
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Natalie Xinzi Song. Ring: Untitled, 2015. Silicone  硅胶. Natalie Xinzi Song
Ring: Untitled, 2015
Silicone  硅胶
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Natalie Xinzi Song. Object: Silect - gray, 2015. Silicone, rubber. Ø 28 cm. Photo by: Zhang Qiguo. Bottom view. Natalie Xinzi Song
Object: Silect - gray, 2015
Silicone, rubber
Ø 28 cm
Photo by: Zhang Qiguo
Bottom view
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Natalie Xinzi Song. Vase: Untitled, 2015. Silicone  硅胶. Natalie Xinzi Song
Vase: Untitled, 2015
Silicone  硅胶
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Xiaomu Zhao. Brooch: Boating Night  载夜泛舟, 2015. Copper 24K gold plated, lapis lazuli  24k金镀铜, 青金石. Xiaomu Zhao
Brooch: Boating Night 载夜泛舟, 2015
Copper 24K gold plated, lapis lazuli  24k金镀铜, 青金石
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Xiaomu Zhao. Brooch: Watching the sunset  观霞, 2015. Tortoise shell, red zircon, silver, copper  玳瑁, 红宝石, 银, 铜. Xiaomu Zhao
Brooch: Watching the sunset 观霞, 2015
Tortoise shell, red zircon, silver, copper  玳瑁, 红宝石, 银, 铜
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Xiaomu Zhao. Brooch: Relaxing in a cool shade  乘凉, 2015. Silver, natural red coral, copper  银, 天然红珊瑚, 铜. Xiaomu Zhao
Brooch: Relaxing in a cool shade 乘凉, 2015
Silver, natural red coral, copper  银, 天然红珊瑚, 铜
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Lu Yi. Brooch: Untitled, 2015. Silver, enamel  银, 珐琅. Lu Yi
Brooch: Untitled, 2015
Silver, enamel  银, 珐琅
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Lu Yi. Brooch: Untitled, 2015. Silver, enamel  银, 珐琅. Lu Yi
Brooch: Untitled, 2015
Silver, enamel  银, 珐琅
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Lu Yi. Brooch: Untitled, 2015. Silver, enamel  银, 珐琅. Lu Yi
Brooch: Untitled, 2015
Silver, enamel  银, 珐琅
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Appreciate APPRECIATE