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More People Want to Have their Own Special Jewelry. Interview with Hongmeng Luo by Klimt02

Interview
Published: 15.12.2020
Hongmeng Luo Hongmeng Luo
Author:
Klimt02
Edited by:
Klimt02
Edited at:
Barcelona
Edited on:
2020
Hongmeng Luo. Necklace: I see Aurora on your Body, 2020. Titanium, 925 silver.. 12 x 5 x 50 cm. Photo by: Galaxia Wang. On body.. Hongmeng Luo
Necklace: I see Aurora on your Body, 2020
Titanium, 925 silver.
12 x 5 x 50 cm
Photo by: Galaxia Wang

On body.

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Intro
I am trying to make works by different technology and material processing methods, the combination of digital technology and traditional craft. [...] I hope to make my work not only with contemporary concepts but also wearable, [...] and as a kind of wearable art, contemporary jewelry can bring the wearer and viewer a feeling of the beauty of art.
Tell us about your background. What were your first influences to be creative and become an artist and what has drawn you to contemporary jewellery?
I obtained my BA from Beijing University of Technology, majoring in jewelry and metalsmithing, and MA from the Geneva University of Art and Design, majoring in fashion and accessories. I like contemporary jewelry because it has a diverse art form that can be made with different materials and techniques. Moreover, as a kind of wearable art, contemporary jewelry can bring the wearer and viewer a feeling of the beauty of art.


How important is networking for you in your professional practice and what are your preferred tools for this?
The network has provided great convenience for my creation, such as communicating with artists overseas online, buy tools from an online shop, teaching students through the internet. I like Klimt02 very much and learned a lot of knowledge on the development of contemporary art over the world.


What are your general thoughts on the contemporary jewellery world, (education, market, development...), where do you see chances, and where are dead ends?
In my view, the future of contemporary jewelry development is good, because more and more people want to have their own special jewelry. However, contemporary jewelry is still very avant-garde, how to popularize the knowledge of contemporary jewelry is very important. I hope to make my work not only with contemporary concepts but also wearable, which will be easy to understand by wearers and viewers. The market of contemporary jewelry is very limited. It is needed to establish an effective way to promote the link between jewelry artists and buyers.


Thinking about your career, what role do technology and the digital play in your artistic development & communication?
Digital technology is very important in my work. I use it to make models or sketches which increases the efficiency of creation. In my work Jewelry Player, I made a set of contemporary jewelry using 3D printing with titanium.


How has your work changed over the past few years and what are you excited about these days?
I made a lot of metal crochet works in past few years. I like metal crocheting because it is not limited by the working condition. Recently, I am trying to make works by different technology and material processing methods, such as the combination of metal crochet and anodized titanium, the combination of digital technology and traditional craft.
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