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Shape of Nature 2021. Selected artist list announced

Exhibition  /  26 Sep 2021  -  06 Oct 2021
Published: 23.12.2021
Shape of Nature 2021. Selected artist list announced.
DBC International Designer Space
Curator:
Herman Sun
.

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Intro
The exhibition theme is about nature: The Shape of Nature in jewellery art. Wearability, techniques and aesthetics are important parts for admission. The committee received hundreds of excellent international submissions from all over the world. After the evaluation and selection, 62 international artists have been selected and 3 prizes are awarded. The next steps of this project will be the official book edition, exhibition, and art jewellery conference organization.

Artist list

Kessara Bangpichet, Frans Beelen, Einav Benzano, Raquel Bessudo, Annarita Bianco, Paula Castro, Cristina Celis, Baoyu Chen, Michelle Currie, Codie Decottignies, Adriana Del Duca, Clara Del Papa, Hairuo Ding, Sita Falkena, Hilde Foks, Paolo Gambarelli, Jolanta Gazda, Luke Hammond, Kedi Huang, Karin Kent, Marisa Andrea Kesman, Maria Kiialainen, Marta Kleinrok, Wanshu Li, Noa Liran, Weiping Lu, Hongmeng Luo, Ran Luo, Anne Léger, Katharina Moch, Floor Mommersteeg, Viktoria Münzker Ferus, Natalia Gomensoro & Flavia Bertorello, Irene Palomar, Yiji Pan, Chotanan Pincharoennopphakun, Lucas Pinto Dos Santos, Natalia Ruth, Nicole Schuster, Ruining Shi, Kritsana Soison, Lynne Speake, Philipp Spillmann, Lin Stanionis, Leyla Taranto, James Thurman, Tamara Trusova, Deniz Turan, Luca Ujvári-Zsiga, Jeanine Van Der Linde, Valentijn Vanmeirhaeghe, Yasmin Vinograd, Deniz Vrancken, Qixuan Wu, Qian Xu, Qin Xu, Lan Zhang, Siqiu Zhang, Jiancheng Zhao, Jianxia Zhao, Yanfang Zheng, Yolanda Zheng
We come from nature, then we create culture; we do believe natures, then we gain powers.
If we do jewellery on natures, what we can create? Natures always endow strong influence on art and design, What is the shape of nature in your mind? Shape your nature in jewellery art, record natures in jewellery cultures.

Nature is the source of inspiration for all design. Whether it is the ancient jade cultures of ancient Asia, the mask art of primitive Africa, the feather decorative style of indigenous America or the metalwork of classical Europe, the decorative design themes used are all inseparable from nature. Man was born from nature and is a part of it, and his existence and development has transformed it. From the initial imitation of nature and the analysis of nature based on scientific research, to the conscious creation of new images of nature. From the direct artistic reproduction of natural objects to the introduction of knowledge linked to the notion of human competence, all reflect the fact that nature, which embraces all things, is the source of all art, and the aspiration of life that jewellery seeks to pursue. Based on this, the video includes the harmony between man and nature, as well as the destruction of nature, but all the designs are derived from nature and, in the words of the five judges, call for awareness of the importance of nature to mankind.

Human beings are a part of nature, therefore everything we create is a Shape of Nature. Nature is everywhere: in the food we eat, outside in a garden or in “wild nature”, but also in the form of designs, with the forces of natures as the benchmark. Almost all shapes that people use can be found in nature. Nature guides us to dream and imagine using the ancient felt and intuited language of wonder, connection, trust and awe. She amplifies all of the body’s senses, turns myth into reality, and reflects back to us our true selves. Body adornment becomes a sentience of its one-connective, a bridge; a curious communication from the unheard, unseen and unknown realms of nature’s enigma that can be used to solve the labyrinthine mystery of oneself. Nature has many forms, many faces. She is harsh, scary, sometimes even cruel. But she can also be full of charm, beauty and wisdom. She is vast but accurate, even in the smallest details. Nature has the power to take us to a place of peace and imagination. The connection between jewelry and nature is inseparable, both in terms of materiality and inspiration, but also in terms of design solutions - whether it is for the objects as a whole or the mechanism within it. We are nature ourselves and inseparable from our environment and origin. Humanity cannot exist without nature and it is time we realized that.


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> Watch the selected artist documentary


Awards:
Design Award: Floor Mommersteeg [Netherlands]
Concept Award: Cristina Celis [Mexico]
Innovation Award: Jiancheng Zhao [China]

Key dates:
07.09.2021- Deadline for Work Receive
26.09.2021- Exhibition Opening [Beijing Design Week Branch Venue]
06.10.2021- End of Exhibition
07.10.2021- Work Ship Back [Certificate & Publications] 

Curator and Art Director: Herman Sun

Jury Team:
Taizen Wada [Japan]
Maja Houtman [Netherlands]
Kim Nogueira [USVI]
Supavee Sirinkraporn [Thailand]
Juan Riusech [France]
Ariel Lavian [Israel]

Organiser: DBC International Designer Space - Beijing Design Week Branch Venue.

 
Shape of Nature. Selected Artist Documentary 2021
Herman Sun
Zepei Zang
2021
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Floor Mommersteeg. Brooch: Blossom, 2021. Wood, nylon, stainless steel.. 10 x 4.5 x 3 cm. Floor Mommersteeg
Brooch: Blossom, 2021
Wood, nylon, stainless steel.
10 x 4.5 x 3 cm
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Jiancheng Zhao. Brooch: The Shape Form inorganic, 2021. Stone, broken egg shell, large lacquer.. 7.6 x 5.2 x 2.4 cm. Innovation Awards of Exhibition Shape of Nature 2021. Jiancheng Zhao
Brooch: The Shape Form inorganic, 2021
Stone, broken egg shell, large lacquer.
7.6 x 5.2 x 2.4 cm
Innovation Awards of Exhibition Shape of Nature 2021

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Cristina Celis. Brooch: Skeleton, 2021. Organic cast of dried cacti mounted on fabricated back broach, brass, oxidized silver.. 11 x 5 x 2.5 cm. Concept Awards of Exhibition Shape of Nature 2021. Cristina Celis
Brooch: Skeleton, 2021
Organic cast of dried cacti mounted on fabricated back broach, brass, oxidized silver.
11 x 5 x 2.5 cm
Concept Awards of Exhibition Shape of Nature 2021

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Hairuo Ding, Brooch: Equinox Flower 2, 2018. Copper, silver, enamel..
Hairuo Ding, Brooch: Equinox Flower 2, 2018. Copper, silver, enamel.

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Hongmeng Luo, Necklace: Auroan, 2020. Titanium, 925 sliver.
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. 5 x 7 x 40 cm, 10 x 5 x 45 cm, 13 x 7 x 45 cm, 5 x 7 x 40 cm, 10 x 5 x 45 cm. .
Hongmeng Luo, Necklace: Auroan, 2020. Titanium, 925 sliver.
5 x 7 x 40 cm, 10 x 5 x 45 cm, 13 x 7 x 45 cm, 5 x 7 x 40 cm, 10 x 5 x 45 cm.

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Paolo Gambarelli. Ring: Stormy Sea with Buoy, 2021. Ruthenium plated brass/bronze.. Paolo Gambarelli
Ring: Stormy Sea with Buoy, 2021
Ruthenium plated brass/bronze.
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Kedi Huang. Piece: Kinsuiha, 2021. 18K gold, natural diamonds, colored sapphires, rubies, emeralds, tsavorites, garnets.. 10.8 x 4.75 cm. Kedi Huang
Piece: Kinsuiha, 2021
18K gold, natural diamonds, colored sapphires, rubies, emeralds, tsavorites, garnets.
10.8 x 4.75 cm
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Yiji Pan. Necklace: Trace II, 2021. Horn, floating wood.. 7 x 3 x 4 cm. Yiji Pan
Necklace: Trace II, 2021
Horn, floating wood.
7 x 3 x 4 cm
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Jianxia Zhao. Brooch: Broken Time, 2021. 925 silver, brass, acrylic.. 5 x 10 x 10 cm. Jianxia Zhao
Brooch: Broken Time, 2021
925 silver, brass, acrylic.
5 x 10 x 10 cm
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Clara Del Papa. Piece: PSYCHÉ, 2021. Silver 925, Balsamic vinegar and garlic oxidations, cotton paper treated with pigments and balsamic vinegar.. 9 x 6.5 x 6 cm. Clara Del Papa
Piece: PSYCHÉ, 2021
Silver 925, Balsamic vinegar and garlic oxidations, cotton paper treated with pigments and balsamic vinegar.
9 x 6.5 x 6 cm
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Jeanine Van Der Linde. Ring: Turning Tides, 2021. Seashell (whelk), oxidized sterling silver, polymer.. 4 x 5 x 2.5 cm. Jeanine Van Der Linde
Ring: Turning Tides, 2021
Seashell (whelk), oxidized sterling silver, polymer.
4 x 5 x 2.5 cm
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Wanshu Li. Brooch: Go with the Glow - Brooch II, 2018. Acrylic, sterling silver, glass beads, nylon wire.. 7.2 x 6.7 x 4.5 cm. Wanshu Li
Brooch: Go with the Glow - Brooch II, 2018
Acrylic, sterling silver, glass beads, nylon wire.
7.2 x 6.7 x 4.5 cm
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