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Jiakun Zhang. Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology. New Talent Award Nominee 2021

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Published: 10.12.2021
Jiakun Zhang Jiakun Zhang
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Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology
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Klimt02
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2021
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Intro
Her work tells the story of an over-industrialized future city, where high-rise buildings and light pollution limit people's observation of the natural starry sky. In the reset universe series, she reshapes the artificial light in the city through the parallel method of theoretical research and design practice, and presents abstract and concrete light in front of the audience with jewelry works, thus replacing starlight as people's new emotional sustenance.
/ Xiaoqi Liu
Name of graduation student: Jiakun Zhang
Name of guiding teachers: Xiaoqi Liu


Nominated by Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology, China.

Jiakun Zhang, a graduate majoring in jewelry design of the Beijing institute of fashion technology in 2021, I have known her for more than four years as her graduate tutor and class teacher. In professional courses, she has considerable enthusiasm for learning and design talent, excellent completion of a number of design projects. "Reset the universe" as her graduation project is also widely praised.
 
Her work tells the story of an over-industrialized future city, where high-rise buildings and light pollution limit people's observation of the natural starry sky. In the reset universe series, she reshapes the artificial light in the city through the parallel method of theoretical research and design practice, and presents abstract and concrete light in front of the audience with jewelry works, thus replacing starlight as people's new emotional sustenance. It is divided into two series: stars on the roadside and stars on the buildings.
 
She chose to combine resin, gemstones and metal in her creation, the resin representing the product of industrialization, the gemstones representing the light of the stars and the metal representing the light emitted, comparing this artificial object for mass production with the naturally occurring forms to create a strong sense of visual contrast.
 
The New Talent Award held by Klimt02 has a history of many years, which provides great encouragement and support for new jewelry designers and is a valuable experience for every contestant.

/ Xiaoqi Liu, Assistant professor


Summary of the Bacholar Thesis:
Light warms the earth and creates the splendor of all things in the world. Human beings have never stopped their pursuit of light. At the same time, light is also endowed with hope, enthusiasm and other derivative meanings. Artists express their yearning and longing for light through a variety of artistic languages and means, and the study of light has become one of the most interesting topics in the field of art.

Jewelry as a "sculpture on the body" is also inextricably related to light, from gem cut to metal polishing, people's respect for "sparkle" has never diminished. When jewelry design goes out of the traditional way of expression and wearing, the visual presentation of light becomes more colorful. This topic takes "light" as the starting point, in-depth analysis of the visual expression form of "light" in jewelry design from daily to avant-garde. The topic will start with the analysis of the basic concepts and types of light, and study the presentation and design innovation of light based on different materials in jewelry design. at the same time, the author will further explore the materialized expression of the derivative meaning of light in jewelry and the emotional resonance caused by light. This paper will study the visual tension and aesthetic expression of light in jewelry design from several dimensions, and deeply analyze the aesthetic characteristics of "light" in jewelry under the thinking of the new era.

The hypothetical scenario of "Reset the Universe: " series shows that the residents of the future city are in an over-industrialized environment, and high-rise buildings, light pollution and other factors hinder people's observation of the natural starry sky. What comes into view is the light emitted by artificial light sources. By reshaping the artificial light source in the city, the author tries to present the concrete and abstract light in front of the audience with 10 jewelry works, so as to replace the starlight as people's new emotional sustenance.

At the same time, I hope to guide the viewer to enter the future space through imagination, and use the starlight evolved from industrial lighting to make up for the loss of being unable to see the stars, thus causing the viewer to reflect on the relationship between man and the universe, as well as the spiritual value carried by light.



More work and contacts:
Phone:+86 18500358908
Email: 974877401@qq.com; jiakunzzz@gmail.com

Find out more about the school at Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology.
Jiakun Zhang. Head Piece: Stars on the roadside, 2021. Brass gold plating, gray resin, gems, glass.. 8 x 2.8 cm; 8.6 x 5.6 cm; 2.5 x 2.5 cm; 2.5 x 2.5 cm. From series: Reset the universe. Jiakun Zhang
Head Piece: Stars on the roadside, 2021
Brass gold plating, gray resin, gems, glass.
8 x 2.8 cm; 8.6 x 5.6 cm; 2.5 x 2.5 cm; 2.5 x 2.5 cm
From series: Reset the universe
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Jiakun Zhang. Head Piece: Stars on the roadside, 2021. Brass gold plating, gray resin, gems, glass.. 8.6 x 5.6 cm. From series: Reset the universe. Jiakun Zhang
Head Piece: Stars on the roadside, 2021
Brass gold plating, gray resin, gems, glass.
8.6 x 5.6 cm
From series: Reset the universe
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Jiakun Zhang. Head Piece: Stars on the roadside, 2021. Brass gold plating, gray resin, gems, glass.. 8.6 x 5.6 cm. From series: Reset the universe. Details.. Jiakun Zhang
Head Piece: Stars on the roadside, 2021
Brass gold plating, gray resin, gems, glass.
8.6 x 5.6 cm
From series: Reset the universe

Details.

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Jiakun Zhang. Head Piece: Stars on the buildings, 2021. Brass gold plating, gray resin, gems, glass.. 8 x 4.2 cm; 5.2 x 3.5 cm; 3.6 x 3 cm; 3.9 x 2.8 cm; 3.6 x 3 cm. From series: Reset the universe. Jiakun Zhang
Head Piece: Stars on the buildings, 2021
Brass gold plating, gray resin, gems, glass.
8 x 4.2 cm; 5.2 x 3.5 cm; 3.6 x 3 cm; 3.9 x 2.8 cm; 3.6 x 3 cm
From series: Reset the universe
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Jiakun Zhang. Head Piece: Stars on the buildings, 2021. Brass gold plating, gray resin, gems, glass.. 3.6 x 3 cm. From series: Reset the universe. Jiakun Zhang
Head Piece: Stars on the buildings, 2021
Brass gold plating, gray resin, gems, glass.
3.6 x 3 cm
From series: Reset the universe
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