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Zhou Yiyan at Revelations, The International Fine Craft and Creation Biennial

Exhibition  /  03 May 2017  -  08 May 2017
Published: 05.04.2017
Zhou Yiyan. Piece: Set Of Jewelry, 2016. Porcelain with matte and glossy gold paint. Photo by: Zhou Yiyan. View on models. Zhou Yiyan
Piece: Set Of Jewelry, 2016
Porcelain with matte and glossy gold paint
Photo by: Zhou Yiyan

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Intro
Révélations takes a fresh look at contemporary creation. The designer is the core of the event. The biennial encourages the dialogue between fine craft and creation professionals of the world.

Artist list

Zhou Yiyan

Coming from the province of Anhui in the east of China, Zhou Yiyan studied art and design at the Shanghai Normal University, and then worked as a graphic designer for four years before settling in Paris in 2007 to pursue her artistic studies in photography and fashion design at Berçot Studio.

She subsequently developed a collection of art objects in porcelain that are inspired by her fascination for circles in Chinese culture, and that are worn as jewellery. Each item is unique and created by the artist in a contemporary ceramics studio. Featuring glossy or matt enamel, gilded or left untreated, each piece requires a long period of design work and perfect technical mastery in order to adapt the artisanal processes of ceramics to suit the desired form.

In 2016, Zhou Yiyan was among the 5 winners of the Young Creative Craftsworkers Award, which has been run by the Ateliers d’Art de France since 1960 with a view to revealing new faces from the vanguard of crafts in France.

Also, last year, in spring, Yiyan was noticed by Esther de Beaucé who selected a dozen pieces for Yiyan ‘s solo exhibition :“Circles”, which was held at Esther’s MiniMasterpiece Gallery. The gallery also showed Yiyan’s work at PAD PARIS ART+DESIGN, and ART ÉLYSÉES Art & Design, along with pieces by contemporary artists and designers.

In these porcelain circles, inspired by the traditional circles of Chinese culture and embroidery rings, Yiyan metaphorically retranscribes the complexity of human society, of the ties between people which build into circles (family, friends...) She primarily reveals the joy that she experiences when she spends a full day in the company of the “soft and modest clay” which she discovered at the Manufacture de Sèvres.

Yiyan exhibits her works in international Fine Craft & Creation Biennial taking place in Grand Palais, Paris.
 

Hours

Thursday, May 4th: 10 am - 8 pm
Friday, May 5th: 10 am - 8 pm
Saturday,May 6th: 10 am - 8 pm
Sunday, May 7th: 10 am - 8 pm
Monday, May 8th: 10 am - 7 pm

Opening

Wednesday, May 3th 2017: (on invitation)
- Preview (press, V.I.P., professionals) : 3pm - 6pm
- Opening : 7pm - 10pm
Zhou Yiyan. Piece: Set Of Jewelry, 2016. Porcelain with matte and glossy gold paint. Photo by: Martin Konrad. Zhou Yiyan
Piece: Set Of Jewelry, 2016
Porcelain with matte and glossy gold paint
Photo by: Martin Konrad
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Zhou Yiyan. Necklace: Construct-Decontructed, 2016. Porcelain with matte and glossy gold paint. Photo by: Zhou Yiyan. View on model. Zhou Yiyan
Necklace: Construct-Decontructed, 2016
Porcelain with matte and glossy gold paint
Photo by: Zhou Yiyan

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Zhou Yiyan. Necklace: Folded Twisted Oval With Gold Painting, 2015 - 2016. Porcelain with matte gold paint. Photo by: Martin Konrad. Zhou Yiyan
Necklace: Folded Twisted Oval With Gold Painting, 2015 - 2016
Porcelain with matte gold paint
Photo by: Martin Konrad
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Zhou Yiyan. Ring: Panels, 2016. Porcelain with matte gold paint, silver 950. Photo by: Zhou Yiyan. View on model. Zhou Yiyan
Ring: Panels, 2016
Porcelain with matte gold paint, silver 950
Photo by: Zhou Yiyan

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Zhou Yiyan. Necklace: Deconstructed Circle, 2016. Porcelain with matte gold paint, silver 950. Photo by: Zhou Yiyan. View on model. Zhou Yiyan
Necklace: Deconstructed Circle, 2016
Porcelain with matte gold paint, silver 950
Photo by: Zhou Yiyan

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Zhou Yiyan. Necklace: Construct-Decontructed, 2016. Porcelain with matte and glossy gold paint. Photo by: Martin Konrad. Zhou Yiyan
Necklace: Construct-Decontructed, 2016
Porcelain with matte and glossy gold paint
Photo by: Martin Konrad
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