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Qian Xu. China Academy of Art. Selected Graduate 2020

Published: 28.07.2020
Qian Xu Qian Xu
Author:
China Academy of Art
Edited by:
Klimt02
Edited at:
Barcelona
Edited on:
2020
Qian Xu. Brooch: Bearing 4, 2020. Silver, paper, wooden board, ruby.. 9 x 9 x 3 cm. Photo by: Zongquan Ling. From series: Bearing. Qian Xu
Brooch: Bearing 4, 2020
Silver, paper, wooden board, ruby.
9 x 9 x 3 cm
Photo by: Zongquan Ling
From series: Bearing
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Intro
Qian Xu's work named "Bearing", which was inspired mainly by the Dougong of Yongan Temple in Hunyuan County and the image of the Vidyaraja in the murals in the temple. As the main body of the material space, the form of Dougong implies the meaning of "Bearing" with its core function in Chinese traditional wooden architecture. As the key motif for the plafond painting carried by the Dougong, the image of Vidyaraja implies the deep relationship between painting and architecture. The three-dimensional Dougong and the two-dimensional mural are both bearing the craftsmen tradition in China for thousands of years.
The work “Bearing” embodies the spirit of Chinese craftsmen for thousands of years not only in the form but also in the process of creation. The work is made from paper materials, which have been rolled and mounted for thousands of time to stimulate the solid clod-feeling of Mud Base in ancient murals. Cut into logs, the paper-made clods then be shaped as a Dougong, which not only connects the mural but also implies “claw inlay”. In the space, it perfectly shows the weight and age sense of the high buildings and pavilions as well as forms a dialogue across time and space with the craftsmen of Song and Yuan Dynasties.
 
This group of works reflects Qian Xu's bold attempt and exploration of jewelry art. She observes traditional Chinese art with her unique playful perspective of young people and transforms it into jewelry. Through four years of undergraduate study, she is on her way toward a qualified jewelry artist. As her tutor, I recommend Qian Xu to attend this award for encouraging her. I hope she can enter into the version of jewelry lovers and artists by participating in the JPLUS Emerging Talent Award 2020 which held by Klimt02 website, and move towards a broader platform.

/ Prof. Zhenghong Wang

China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China.

Taking Yongan temple in Shanxi Province as an example, this paper makes a comprehensive analysis and innovative application of the mural art and architectural art of Yongan Temple by taking the mural and architecture in the temple as two main lines. Through field investigation, literature research, material practice and other methods, this paper explores the artistic connection between the ancient architecture and the mural in the temple, and applies it to jewelry creation to observe ancient China from a comprehensive perspective Architectural murals, put murals in the context of architecture to appreciate and analyze. The author will analyze the unique artistic style of Yongan temple mural in this paper, combining with his own professional knowledge and previous literature, and describe the design and material experiment process of Yongan temple mural applied to graduation creation, so as to add new blood to the existing research review of Yongan temple mural.
 
Keywords: Yongan temple, Mural, Ancient architect, Jewelry.
/ Qian Xu

More work and contacts:
Email: 1228849908@qq.com.
Instagram: chainingold.
Phone number: +86 15905815461

Name of graduation student: Qian Xu.
Name of the guiding teacher: Zhenghong Wang.

Find out more about the courses at China Academy of Art.
Qian Xu. Brooch: Bearing 2, 2020. Silver, gypsum, rock color.. 9 x 9 x 2.5 cm. Photo by: Zongquan Ling. From series: Bearing. Qian Xu
Brooch: Bearing 2, 2020
Silver, gypsum, rock color.
9 x 9 x 2.5 cm
Photo by: Zongquan Ling
From series: Bearing
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Qian Xu. Brooch: Bearing 5, 2020. Silver, paper, wooden board, bloodstone.. 10 x 10 x 2.5 cm. Photo by: Zongquan Ling. From series: Bearing. Qian Xu
Brooch: Bearing 5, 2020
Silver, paper, wooden board, bloodstone.
10 x 10 x 2.5 cm
Photo by: Zongquan Ling
From series: Bearing
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Qian Xu. Brooch: Bearing 5, 2020. Silver, paper, wooden board, bloodstone.. 10 x 10 x 2.5 cm. Photo by: Zongquan Ling. From series: Bearing. Back view.. Qian Xu
Brooch: Bearing 5, 2020
Silver, paper, wooden board, bloodstone.
10 x 10 x 2.5 cm
Photo by: Zongquan Ling
From series: Bearing

Back view.

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Qian Xu. Brooch: Bearing 3, 2020. Silver, paper, wooden board, grating.. 10 x 10 x 3 cm. Photo by: Zongquan Ling. From series: Bearing. Qian Xu
Brooch: Bearing 3, 2020
Silver, paper, wooden board, grating.
10 x 10 x 3 cm
Photo by: Zongquan Ling
From series: Bearing
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