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I would like to say my works is just like my diary. Dongyi Wu interviewed by Klimt02

Interview  /  Artists
Published: 22.10.2018
Dongyi Wu Dongyi Wu
Author:
Klimt02
Edited by:
Klimt02
Edited at:
Barcelona
Edited on:
2018
Dongyi Wu. Brooch: Access to Unknown Worlds 2, 2017.  Sterling silver, nickel silver, plastic, clay, wax thread.. 8.89 x 9.4 x 4 cm. Photo by: Kanghong Zhong. Dongyi Wu
Brooch: Access to Unknown Worlds 2, 2017
 Sterling silver, nickel silver, plastic, clay, wax thread.
8.89 x 9.4 x 4 cm
Photo by: Kanghong Zhong
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Intro
I would like to say my works is just like my diary. So the resources may come from a book, a painting, philosophy and impression of life. I describe myself as a storyteller, and I like to share my stories and feelings by my jewelry works. My works that are my best ways help me to communicate with the world.
Do you think that jewellery is being standardized? What is there of local and universal in your artistic work? 
It is hard to define that jewelry is being standardized or not. The commercial jewelry has been standardized over time. But I believe jewelry artists are unconsciously influenced by their surroundings. Even like climate, temperature or pace of life would be able to influence their artwork. Different kinds of life surroundings will help jewelry artists to create unique works based on their own feeling and experiences.


What do you expect when exposing your work to the public (for example with an exhibition)? 
First, I expect to know how people understand my pieces honestly and directly. I always feel surprised and excited to know the way that they think about my works. Sometimes the audiences would give me the feedback that is just what I want to express, but most time they like to go the other direction. I appreciate knowing the different understandings about my jewelry works. They always help me to find the possibilities hidden in my finished pieces. Second, it is also very interesting to know how the other artists to express the same themes when I was selected in group shows.


Are other areas besides the jewellery, present in your work? 
For sure yes. I would like to say my works is just like my diary. So the resources may come from a book, a painting, philosophy and impression of life. I describe myself as a storyteller, and I like to share my stories and feelings by my jewelry works. My works that are my best ways help me to communicate with the world.


The last work, book, film, city that has moved me was...
I recently read a Japanese novel and it moved me a lot. The title of the book is No Longer Human. I made a series works to express my feeling after reading the book. The main stories told a troubled young man tried to survive in the complex society. He was warm and innocent, but finally he was gradually changed, he just forced to uphold a facade of hollow jocularity.


A place, space, country whose creativity surprises me... 
I would say Rochester and New York City.
I lived in Rochester for four years. Rochester is a city covered with snow for more than half of a year. The thick snow, deep forest and gloomy sky bring the quiet surrounding in winter that helped me to focus on my works and find something special.
New York is a city that always crowded but young. NYC never fails to inspire me to find interesting things. It can be interesting to pass by a normal street park and find people enjoy their coffee but wearing fashion clothing on Sunday.


Is there any designer, jeweller, artist, you appreciate a lot?
The artists I appreciate lots are Eva Hesse and Louise Bourgeois. I fascinated by Eva Hesse’s style, which combined organic forms with a sense of minimalism. I also like the sculpture and drawings made by Louise Bourgeois. Especially for the lines she created in her paintings were placed with sensitive and delicate methods are attractive me a lot.


What piece or work has given you the most satisfaction? 
I would like to say I never have works that satisfied me. It makes me feel like an endless long-time walking when I am working on my pieces. “I am done,” I told to myself and then took pictures for my work; all that things seem to announce that I finished a work. But actually I find it is not. My works are growing. It is because the new understandings and discoveries always found by me after some time. I feel I would leave behind by my works if I have not run fast.
 
 
Do you read Jewellery Magazines? What is your source to get information?
Compared to read jewelry magazines on paper, I spend more time on the Internet such as I subscribe the news about my favorite websites and jewelry galleries. I also enjoy browsing Instagram of jewelry artists, the process pictures post by them are sometimes more attractive to me.


Do you discuss your work with other jewellery artists or any other person? 
I enjoy discussing my works with other jewelry artists. They always provide their special understandings about my works. Even when I shared the sad stories that hidden in my works, some people feel those stories can be the one with happy endings.
I also like to talk with my mom about my inspiration; she always listens to my long stories patiently and encourages me to make my original art with my own stories.


What is your first thought when you hear the word Future?, What do you expect for? 
I find the most interesting part for the future is the possibilities. If you have read science fictions that wrote decades ago, you might suspect the writers were lack of imagination. I think it is easier for us to hold fast to habits of our mind rather than to know the whole world thoroughly. But I feel the real future is not promoted by a single person but every people, so the possibilities of future tend to beyond the illusion and imagination created by one person. I am always fascinated by the possibilities that make me feel surprised and excited, it helps me to think out of boxes.
 
Dongyi Wu. Body piece: Horizon3, 2017. Paper, paper pulp, acrylic pigment, steel, glue, plastic, string.. 96.5 x 71.1 x 38.1 cm. Photo by: Elizabeth Torgerson-Lamark. Awarded at: Enjoia't Award 2017. Dongyi Wu
Body piece: Horizon3, 2017
Paper, paper pulp, acrylic pigment, steel, glue, plastic, string.
96.5 x 71.1 x 38.1 cm
Photo by: Elizabeth Torgerson-Lamark
Awarded at: Enjoia't Award 2017
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Dongyi Wu. Body piece: Horizon3, 2017. Paper, paper pulp, acrylic pigment, steel, glue, plastic, string.. 96.5 x 71.1 x 38.1 cm. Photo by: Elizabeth Torgerson-Lamark. Awarded at: Enjoia't Award 2017. Alternative view.. Dongyi Wu
Body piece: Horizon3, 2017
Paper, paper pulp, acrylic pigment, steel, glue, plastic, string.
96.5 x 71.1 x 38.1 cm
Photo by: Elizabeth Torgerson-Lamark
Awarded at: Enjoia't Award 2017

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