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Ziqi Li. China Academy of Art. New Talents Award Nominee 2023

Published: 17.08.2023
Ziqi Li Ziqi Li
Author:
China Academy of Art
Edited by:
Klimt02
Edited at:
Barcelona
Edited on:
2023
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Intro
The 9th edition of the New Talents Award by Klimt02 aims to recognize the work of graduate students in our field by supporting their careers in the professional world. Nominated by our school members, one of the selected graduates will win the New Talents Award.

Li Ziqi has observed and studied traditional Chinese culture from his unique perspective, and found his own expression context in People's Daily life in classic paintings. He takes the toy elements in 'Qiuting Baby scene' as his creation object, and reconstructs the multiple possibilities of toy elements in artistic creation under the contemporary cultural context.
 

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Name of graduation student: Ziqi Li
Name of guiding teachers: Xianou Ni

Nominated by China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China.


The theme of this year's graduation creation is the sustainable development of Chinese traditional culture in the field of jewelry. Through researching and mining excellent traditional cultural elements, we will convert them into fashionable and contemporary formal language with the spirit of The Times, and obtain new life extension in the field of current jewelry creation. Li Ziqi has observed and studied traditional Chinese culture from his unique perspective, and found his own expression context in People's Daily life in classic paintings. He takes the toy elements in 'Qiuting Baby scene' as his creation object, and reconstructs the multiple possibilities of toy elements in artistic creation under the contemporary cultural context.

His innovation point is to pay attention to the play function and cultural extension of toys, combined with contemporary technology and expression techniques for innovative design. The work combines traditional metalworking technology and artistic collage techniques to carry out unrealistic reorganization and narration. The relationship between two-dimensional images and three-dimensional transformation has blurred the difference between reality and illusion in art, allowing toy elements in painting to recombine the narrative scene of current life, and the simple and interesting shapes and complex traditional painting images are mixed together to form contradictory and balanced visual effects. And with bright colors to enhance the viewer's mental relaxed and pleasant feeling.

This group of graduation works has strengthened the fun and games of the works, dispels the clear formal boundaries, not only breaks the use of cultural elements in the field of conventional jewelry, but also the interpretation of the form and rhyme of traditional Chinese culture has reached a new height through this way, and has broadened the horizon of future creation and observation.

/ Ni Xian'ou


Statement of the artist:
Children's toys in Song Dynasty are not a kind of language, they bear the weight of history. The inspiration for the graduation work《Paradise2023》comes from the toy elements in the baby play paintings of the Song Dynasty. The ingenious ancient Chinese children's toys show the interesting life and exquisite skills of the Song Dynasty and also express the yearning of the Song people for pure and leisure life. The refined scholars of Song try to get rid of the strict system, care for and respect life, these ideas of the super era also gave contemporary people a lot of inspiration.
I use jewelry and metalworking as the medium, metal forging as the process, and traditional lacquer combined with artistic spray painting as the expression technique. Through the interaction of ancient children's games to enhance the fun of jewelry, and combined with the multiple perceptions of modern life, I finally created a geometric paradise. Key words: Qiuting baby scene, Chinese children's toys, Culture interaction, Jewelry.



Contact:
Email: chikonlee@foxmail.com
Instagram: @chikonziqi_li24

Find out more about the courses at China Academy of Art.
 
Ziqi Li. Necklace: Rebuilding I, 2023. Copper, paper, wood. 6 x 8 x 2.1 cm. Photo by: Zongquan Ling. From series: Rebuilding garden. 'The autumn sound of the courtyard falling jujube red, pick up the spinning play children'.
. Song Dynasty children's toys carry the weight of history even though they are not used as a language or a script. Inspired by the Song dynasty's infant play paintings and their toy elements, the work uses contemporary jewellery and goldsmithing as its medium, and metal forging as its craft technique, to create a geometric interactive playground.. Ziqi Li
Necklace: Rebuilding I, 2023
Copper, paper, wood
6 x 8 x 2.1 cm
Photo by: Zongquan Ling
From series: Rebuilding garden
'The autumn sound of the courtyard falling jujube red, pick up the spinning play children'.
Song Dynasty children's toys carry the weight of history even though they are not used as a language or a script. Inspired by the Song dynasty's infant play paintings and their toy elements, the work uses contemporary jewellery and goldsmithing as its medium, and metal forging as its craft technique, to create a geometric interactive playground.
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Ziqi Li. Necklace: Rebuilding I, 2023. Copper, paper, wood. 6 x 8 x 2.1 cm. Photo by: Zongquan Ling. From series: Rebuilding garden. Alternative view'The autumn sound of the courtyard falling jujube red, pick up the spinning play children'.
. Song Dynasty children's toys carry the weight of history even though they are not used as a language or a script. Inspired by the Song dynasty's infant play paintings and their toy elements, the work uses contemporary jewellery and goldsmithing as its medium, and metal forging as its craft technique, to create a geometric interactive playground.. Ziqi Li
Necklace: Rebuilding I, 2023
Copper, paper, wood
6 x 8 x 2.1 cm
Photo by: Zongquan Ling
From series: Rebuilding garden

Alternative view
'The autumn sound of the courtyard falling jujube red, pick up the spinning play children'.
Song Dynasty children's toys carry the weight of history even though they are not used as a language or a script. Inspired by the Song dynasty's infant play paintings and their toy elements, the work uses contemporary jewellery and goldsmithing as its medium, and metal forging as its craft technique, to create a geometric interactive playground.
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Ziqi Li. Brooch: Rebuilding II, 2023. Silver, wood, sulphate paper, lacquer. 5 x 5 x 1.5 cm. Photo by: Zongquan Ling. From series: Rebuilding garden. Ziqi Li
Brooch: Rebuilding II, 2023
Silver, wood, sulphate paper, lacquer
5 x 5 x 1.5 cm
Photo by: Zongquan Ling
From series: Rebuilding garden
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Ziqi Li. Brooch: Rebuilding II, 2023. Silver, wood, sulphate paper, lacquer. 5 x 5 x 1.5 cm. Photo by: Zongquan Ling. From series: Rebuilding garden. Back view. Ziqi Li
Brooch: Rebuilding II, 2023
Silver, wood, sulphate paper, lacquer
5 x 5 x 1.5 cm
Photo by: Zongquan Ling
From series: Rebuilding garden

Back view

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Ziqi Li. Brooch: Rebuilding II, 2023. Silver, wood, sulphate paper, lacquer. 5 x 5 x 1.5 cm. Photo by: Zongquan Ling. From series: Rebuilding garden. Rebuilding garden set
. 25 x 15 x 15 cm. Ziqi Li
Brooch: Rebuilding II, 2023
Silver, wood, sulphate paper, lacquer
5 x 5 x 1.5 cm
Photo by: Zongquan Ling
From series: Rebuilding garden

Rebuilding garden set
25 x 15 x 15 cm

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Fantasia Ⅰ, Ⅱ, Ⅲ by Ziqi Li.
Fantasia Ⅰ, Ⅱ, Ⅲ by Ziqi Li

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Ziqi Li. Object: Fantasia I, 2023. Silver, copper, lacquer, garnet, bearings. 12 x 12 x 9 cm. Photo by: Ziqi Li. From series: Fantasia. Ziqi Li
Object: Fantasia I, 2023
Silver, copper, lacquer, garnet, bearings
12 x 12 x 9 cm
Photo by: Ziqi Li
From series: Fantasia
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Fantasia Ⅱ, Ⅳ, Ⅴ, Ⅵ by Ziqi Li.
Fantasia Ⅱ, Ⅳ, Ⅴ, Ⅵ by Ziqi Li

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Ziqi Li. Object: Fantasia V, 2023. Copper, wood, lacquer, jade. 5 x 5 x 4 cm. Photo by: Ziqi Li. From series: Fantasia. Ziqi Li
Object: Fantasia V, 2023
Copper, wood, lacquer, jade
5 x 5 x 4 cm
Photo by: Ziqi Li
From series: Fantasia
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Ziqi Li. Ring: Fantasia VII, 2023. Copper, lacquer, zircon. 6 x 7 x 3 cm. Photo by: Ziqi Li. From series: Fantasia. Ziqi Li
Ring: Fantasia VII, 2023
Copper, lacquer, zircon
6 x 7 x 3 cm
Photo by: Ziqi Li
From series: Fantasia
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Ziqi Li. Brooch: Fantasia VIII, 2023. Wood, silver, copper, lacquer. 5 x 5 x 3.8 cm. Photo by: Zongquan Ling. From series: Fantasia. Ziqi Li
Brooch: Fantasia VIII, 2023
Wood, silver, copper, lacquer
5 x 5 x 3.8 cm
Photo by: Zongquan Ling
From series: Fantasia
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