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I believe in the making is thinking. Tingting Chen interviewed by Klimt02

Interview  /  Artists
Published: 20.06.2019
Tingting Chen Tingting Chen
Author:
Klimt02
Edited by:
Klimt02
Edited at:
Barcelona
Edited on:
2019
Tingting Chen. Object: Metalwork collections, 2019.  Cooper, bamboo, wood, stainless steel, silver plating, leather, acrylic.. Photo by: Tingting Chen. From series: Metalwork collections. Tingting Chen
Object: Metalwork collections, 2019
 Cooper, bamboo, wood, stainless steel, silver plating, leather, acrylic.
Photo by: Tingting Chen
From series: Metalwork collections
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Intro
In my opinion, it is a great thing that I can use my own hands to re-define the waste material. It can be born through my hands, even with the strength and creativity of my own hands. I believe in the making is thinking.
What's local and universal in your artistic work?
I want to use waste materials or second-hand materials to create new definitions for these materials.


What do you expect when you show your work to the public (for example, with an exhibition)?
I think people can read my work and get some reflection and resonance through my work.


How important is the handmade for you in your development? What role does technics and technology play in your development?
In my opinion, it is a great thing that I can use my own hands to re-define the waste material. It can be born through my hands, even with the strength and creativity of my own hands. I believe in the making is thinking.


When you start making a new piece what is your process? How much of it is a pre-formulated plan and how much do you let the material spontaneity lead you?
I think the way I started more is to get my finished design through practice. There are too many waste materials around us, we can make a product at any time through them, as long as you like.


Are there any other areas besides the jewels present in your work?
I am involved in different areas of the product, there are jewelry, metalwork, and home decoration, I think the design is the same.


What/who is the biggest influence in your career?
In my career, I feel that my grandfathers and my father all have a great influence on me because my grandfather (from my father side) is a house-building engineer, my grandfather (from my mother side) is a woodworker. When my father was a metal craftsman when he was young. Although my father later became a businessman, I think my understanding of craftsmanship is quickly derived from their inheritance.


Can you describe your personality in 3 words, describe your work in 3 words.
Sincerity, enthusiasm, respect.
 
Tingting Chen. Object: Sugar bowl, 2019. Cooper, silver plating, bamboo, wood.. 6.3 x 10 x 19 cm. Photo by: Tingting Chen. Tingting Chen
Object: Sugar bowl, 2019
Cooper, silver plating, bamboo, wood.
6.3 x 10 x 19 cm
Photo by: Tingting Chen
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