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Michelle Chung. University for the Creative Arts. New Talent Award Nominee 2021

Article  /  NewTalentsByKlimt02   Artists
 
Published: 02.12.2021
Michelle Chung. Body piece: Hand Object 1, 2021. Jesmonite, plywood. . 7 x 6.5 x 4 cm. Unique piece
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. Living in London and observing the changes within the urban environment has significantly contributed to my practice and area of research. The current research investigates physical built environments inhabited as a visual stimulus with the aim of creating site-specific objects designed for a particular location and that have an interrelationship with the body.
. Utilising the body as the landscape, I have been exploring how jewellery objects become the architecture positioned and developed in relation to that landscape. Whilst continuing to challenge the boundaries of wearability and the body’s silhouette, as a contemporary jeweller, I perceive jewellery to be an extension of the human body. At present the current body of research has allowed my work to be more explorative, futuristic, and editorial, which has contributed towards beginning to identify with the field of avant-garde fashion.
. The materials I have used in this series reflect the qualities of those used in built environments and are limited in this collection to jesmonite and plywood.
.  . Michelle Chung
Body piece: Hand Object 1, 2021
Jesmonite, plywood. 
7 x 6.5 x 4 cm
Unique piece

Living in London and observing the changes within the urban environment has significantly contributed to my practice and area of research. The current research investigates physical built environments inhabited as a visual stimulus with the aim of creating site-specific objects designed for a particular location and that have an interrelationship with the body.
Utilising the body as the landscape, I have been exploring how jewellery objects become the architecture positioned and developed in relation to that landscape. Whilst continuing to challenge the boundaries of wearability and the body’s silhouette, as a contemporary jeweller, I perceive jewellery to be an extension of the human body. At present the current body of research has allowed my work to be more explorative, futuristic, and editorial, which has contributed towards beginning to identify with the field of avant-garde fashion.
The materials I have used in this series reflect the qualities of those used in built environments and are limited in this collection to jesmonite and plywood.

 
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Intro
London architecture, from the Brutalist buildings on the South Bank to contemporary architecture has been a key factor in Michelle’s developing practice. The jewellery she designs and makes has a distinct architectural quality; indeed, she spends a great deal of time making card models to understand the objects and the landscape of the body before moving into her materials of choice, which are reduced to only two or three in a piece.
/ Debra Allman