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Contemporary jewelry is a relatively young form of art. Interview with Nuo Jiang by Klimt02

Interview
Published: 31.08.2021
Nuo Jiang Nuo Jiang
Author:
Klimt02
Edited by:
Klimt02
Edited at:
Barcelona
Edited on:
2021
Nuo Jiang. Ring: True Nature/Nostalgia, 2021. Sterling silver, amber, concrete.. 1.5 x 2 x 2.5 cm. From series: True Nature/Nostalgia. Nuo Jiang
Ring: True Nature/Nostalgia, 2021
Sterling silver, amber, concrete.
1.5 x 2 x 2.5 cm
From series: True Nature/Nostalgia
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Intro
I have been focusing on explore memories and things that have been left behind in our world. I’m a nostalgic person, and I believe there are many precious things in those that have been thrown behind in our fast-developing world. 
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?
My mum is an interior designer, and she has an MFA in Painting. She is the first person that introduces me to art, and she has been encouraging me to think creatively since I was a child. When I was eight, I found an art book by Henri Matisse on the bookshelf at my home, and I spent the whole summer break copying his paintings. It was the start where I really started finding passion in art. I grew up in three different cities and witnessed changes in my family when I was a child. These experiences have made me constantly lack a sense of belonging and try to search for it. When I first learn about contemporary jewelry, I was surprised to find a form of art that has a great connection to bodies. The jewelry works that I made as extensions of my body and mind. When I wear them, they offer me a sense of belonging. 

 
How important is networking for you in your professional practice and what are your preferred tools for this?
Networking has been a great part of my professional practice. I’m also the founder and curator of Artists Living Room. I need to stay connected and get in touch with many artists and art lovers. Most of my connections start on different social media platforms, and I enjoy meeting people in person afterward. 


What are your general thoughts on the contemporary jewellery world, (education, market, development...), where do you see chances and where are dead ends?
Contemporary jewelry is a relatively young form of art. It takes time and effort for people to change traditional perspectives regarding jewelry. It also means that contemporary jewelry has more potential. 


How has your work changed over the past few years and what are you excited about these days?
I have been focusing on explore memories and things that have been left behind in our world. I’m a nostalgic person, and I believe there are many precious things in those that have been thrown behind in our fast-developing world. 
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