The Unity by Karin van Paassen, Mujun Liu and Huiyu Yan
Exhibition / 06 May 2019 - 13 May 2019
E6 Bentu One
- RMS. Ruddy Metal Studio
- Dandan Xing
Ruddy Metal Studio was invited by E6·ONE, organizing a Sino-Dutch artist group exhibition. Ceramic is the media connected to the three artists but translated dramatically different. Jewelry is the language for Karin and Mujun while Huiyu chooses sculpture as her tool to tell the story about her identity.
Artist listMujun Liu, Huiyu Yan, Karin van Paassen
About Karin van Paassen
Karin has had a lifelong passion for jewellery. She is a curator of many international design exhibitions, and she is an avid collector of ethnic jewellery. Most of which she discovers during her extensive travels.
Karin is fascinated by the significance of jewellery in different cultures, the surprising use of unconventional materials, the lavishly opulent decorations and the power which is often attributed to jewellery. As a curator, Karin has organized many projects and exhibitions integrating ethnic jewellery collections, combined with contemporary jewellery. For a number of years, Karin has been designing jewellery and objects, incorporating predominantly natural materials as well as searching for new forms and applications.
About Mujun Liu
Mujun Liu is a ceramic and metal jewelry artist who was born in 1992 in China and currently lives and works in Beijing. The inspiration for the work of "Touch" comes from the fact that I once asked myself a question: How big is the difference between different people after experiencing the same thing in the same time period? The touch points and the depth of feelings vary from person to person. Everyone's mood is like a unique lake. We can see the surface of the lake, but we can't see the gullies deep under the water. The differences between people’s thinking make us like standing on a planet while observing another. The expectations and demands of communication force us to stretch our tentacles and enter or observe each other's "planet". I think that each material has its own character, just like people, so the creation is more like interaction and a kind of communication. In the equal process of "mutual creation" between people and materials, I began to understand the materials, and the materials also told me "Who am I". Materials are frank, and in such a candid interaction, people’s most real emotional and psychological state that lies deep in the heart will be evoked. Creating concrete forms of abstract feelings like emotion has always been my favorite. We all know emotion, but we have never seen it throw eyes. I think it must have its own appearance.
About Huiyu Yan
Born in Dandong, Liaoning province, Huiyu now works in Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province. From 2008 to 2014, Huiyu studied in France, and graduation work won the best work award of the institute of art school of Rhine. Her works were selected in the international glass Biennale when she was in art school. In 2014, she holds a solo exhibition on behalf of the French glass art association. In 2016, Huiyu works at Jingdezhen international studio as resident artist.
Huiyu Yan’s works often use glass and ceramics and use their own material characteristics to express her own artistic language. Her works have always revolved around the question of identity. The series is based on a resin prototype of a children's clothing model.
I was born in the 1980s in China, so how to find and reflect the existence and value of individuals in the collective? And how do we define a person's identity? Is it the question about psychological, social or political...?
But what makes a man human is the richness, the subtlety, the variety, the versatility of his nature.
About Ruddy Metal Studio RMS
RMS established in 2016, Beijing China. Found by Dandan Xing who graduated from George Brown College in Toronto. She is a member of Ontario Arts and Crafts Association and SNAG. RMS is a platform devoting to popularizing handcraft jewelry and contemporary Jewelry in China, training and gathering professional, cross-professional and amateur jewellers. RMS represents a brand-new turning point, without being afraid of change, without sticking to rules. All designers here have a unique past. RMS sincerely hopes to become the intersection point for original art jewelers, original art jewelry designs, and consumers who love original art jewelry.
About E6 Bentu One
As an experimental and non-commercial space, E6 · Bentu One is a joint project of BNETU and URBANUS. Based on similar cultural genes and mutual ideas, We are exploring a growth model of a deproduction, self-renewal for space: a model that allows new ideas sparkle in the brainstorm of art, design, humanity and technology, generating the intangible thoughts comes within the space and sublimating the profound cultural deposits.
E6 Bentu One
- RMS. Ruddy Metal Studio
- Dandan Xing
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