Kay Guo interviewed by Klimt02

Interview  /  Artists
Published: 22.01.2018
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Kay Guo. Ring: AVE.LIFE 10 TIMES, 2016. Oxidized silver, freshwater pearl, sand.. 2.5 x 2.5 x 0.6 cm. Photo by: Kay Guo. From series: Every Time You Put Me On, I Die, A Little. Kay Guo
Ring: AVE.LIFE 10 TIMES, 2016
Oxidized silver, freshwater pearl, sand.
2.5 x 2.5 x 0.6 cm
Photo by: Kay Guo
From series: Every Time You Put Me On, I Die, A Little
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A jewellery artist deeply influenced by Buddhist doctrines, her series of subtle work relate to interaction and experience telling stories and bringing illumination to the wearers’ live.
Do you think that jewellery is being standardized? What is there of local and universal in your artistic work?
Jewellery nowadays is wide-ranging. It is being standardised by many designers and audiences but there is a group of people who dedicate to redefining the boundaries of jewllery. My works always relate to interaction and experience. They tell stories and bring illumination to the wearers’ live. 

What do you expect when exposing your work to the public (for example with an exhibition)?

Imagination, interaction and arousal...

Are other areas besides the jewellery, present in your work?
Buddhist doctrines, highlights and subtle meanings in everyday life...

The last work, book, film, city that has moved me was...
Sushiqiren written by Jicai Feng, China where narrates of a group of people with rare skills in Qing Dynasty. The quality of attention to details is common to most of them.

A place, space, country whose creativity surprises me...
London, the city that I took the jewellery design course in, is well know of its creativity. No doubt that I was surprised when I first landed in this place. However, what I have learned from this place is discovering the unique creativity of every corner. So once I really look into a place, it will always surprise me...

Is there any designer, jeweller, artist, you appreciate a lot?
Charles and Ray Eames, Carsten Höller, Hussein Chalayan, Marina Abramovic, Mona Hatoum to name a few.

What piece or work has given you the most satisfaction?
This Is A Ring.

Kay Guo. Ring: This Is A Ring, 2015. Material: Silver, gold plated. Size: 2 x 2 x 0.2 cm. Photo by: Kay Guo

Do you read Jewellery Magazines? What is your source to get information?
Seldomly. I get information mainly from web pages, emails, Instagram accounts, and the facebook group page of CSM's (Central Saint Martins) jewellery design course alumni. 

Do you discuss your work with other jewellery artists or any other person?
In normal circumstances, I discuss with my parents very occasionally during the project and friends from different fields when the project was finished.

What is your first thought when you hear the word Future?, What do you expect for?
The word ‘designer’ bumped on my head. Live in the moment and try hard for the unknown yet exciting tomorrow.