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Bo Zhang. Pforzheim University. School of Design. Selected Graduate 2020

Published: 16.10.2020
Bo Zhang Bo Zhang
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Pforzheim University / School of Design
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2020
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Intro
Significant in Bo Zhang’s work is her depth of material exploration and sensitivity for forms, resulting in essences of unexpected beauty. The natural - artificial dialectic is also a recurring theme, which in her graduation work Chameleon examines man’s relationship with nature and the artist's role as both a natural being as well as creating artifice. The painstakingly developed and executed methods reveal beautiful visual irritations that are compounded when one interacts with these light jewelry pieces. Her work testifies to a deep maturity, and her singular aesthetic and confident craftsmanship a fitting representative of the jewelry design spirit in Pforzheim.
/ Professor Christine Lüdeke
The main material in Bo Zhang’s graduate work are stockings, which through melting transform into unique forms. Working with fire on the one hand represents destruction and on the other hand symbolizes new life. It can destroy everything and give the object a new look and colour. In experiments different materials were melted. The effect seems to be best with polyamide. Different flame strengths were used in order to work with different colours and thicknesses of polyamide. The final pieces show how artificial materials can imitate natural materials in an amazing way.

Chameleons can adapt to their environment through camouflage. In nature they are considered to be masters of imitation. Not only animals, but also humans have always had the desire and the habit to imitate nature - art is always the first answer of humans to nature.


More work and contacts:
Phone: +49 17697801913
E-Mail: gaodamu1234@gmail.com
Website: Bo Zhang featured at Here We Belong.


Name of graduation student: Bo Zhang.
Name of the guiding teacher: Prof. Christine Lüdeke, Sam Tho Duong.

Find out more about the courses at Pforzheim University / School of Design.
Bo Zhang. Necklace: Chameleon, 2020. Polyamid , hemp rope.. 50 x 30 x 6 cm. Photo by: Petra Jaschke. Bo Zhang
Necklace: Chameleon, 2020
Polyamid , hemp rope.
50 x 30 x 6 cm
Photo by: Petra Jaschke
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Bo Zhang. Necklace: Chameleon, 2020. Polyamid , hemp rope.. 50 x 30 x 6 cm. Photo by: Petra Jaschke. On body.. Bo Zhang
Necklace: Chameleon, 2020
Polyamid , hemp rope.
50 x 30 x 6 cm
Photo by: Petra Jaschke

On body.

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Bo Zhang. Brooch: Chameleon, 2020. Polyamid.. 12 x 11 x 5 cm. Photo by: Petra Jaschke. Bo Zhang
Brooch: Chameleon, 2020
Polyamid.
12 x 11 x 5 cm
Photo by: Petra Jaschke
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Bo Zhang. Brooch: Chameleon, 2020. Polyamid , copper.. 7 x 6 x 5 cm. Photo by: Petra Jaschke. Bo Zhang
Brooch: Chameleon, 2020
Polyamid , copper.
7 x 6 x 5 cm
Photo by: Petra Jaschke
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Bo Zhang. Brooch: Chameleon, 2020. Polyamid, plastic film.. 20 x 10 x 10 cm. Photo by: Petra Jaschke. Bo Zhang
Brooch: Chameleon, 2020
Polyamid, plastic film.
20 x 10 x 10 cm
Photo by: Petra Jaschke
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Bo Zhang. Brooch: Chameleon, 2020. Polyamid, plastic film.. 20 x 10 x 10 cm. Photo by: Petra Jaschke. On body.. Bo Zhang
Brooch: Chameleon, 2020
Polyamid, plastic film.
20 x 10 x 10 cm
Photo by: Petra Jaschke

On body.

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Bo Zhang. Brooch: Chameleon, 2020. Polyamid , coppere.. 19 x 7 x 5 cm. Photo by: Petra Jaschke. Bo Zhang
Brooch: Chameleon, 2020
Polyamid , coppere.
19 x 7 x 5 cm
Photo by: Petra Jaschke
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