BioJichang Chai was born in Shanghai, China, he studied fine jewellery ND skill Course in Birmingham City University School of Jewellery, and graduated from BCU MA in 2011. Jichang won four times “Goldsmith Award” in UK and published works on British VOGUE, Aesthetica and lots of professional journals. He is a contemporary jewellery activist for the new generation in China. Meanwhile, he is also doing fine jewellery, craft education and being a curator. At present, he is director of Art and Crafts major, in TongJi University Zhejiang Collage.
StatementI am a straightforward person, do not like complex and conceal, even if somewhile we have to do it.
My concept of creating is to first grasp the creative motivation and passion than translate into a scene, replacement and decorate some or other moment. Shape, color, material, I want every part and element all speaking in my work. Work is always more powerful than language.
The composition of the picture always the first thing I think about in my work, I consider a total effect is the earliest point to catch people’s eyes. From my own aesthetical perspective I like plump formation and succinct line, sometimes I am extreme because contrast can increase work’s dramatic effect that is the second point what I care, fine detail can increase work’s difficulty and atmosphere can give work more space of view and admire.
Exhibition 19 Dec 2020 - 31 Mar 2021 The Palace of Shattered Vessels: Light Catchers.
Exhibition 16 May 2019 - 20 May 2019 From the Fashionable World to the New Communities.
Exhibition 03 Apr 2019 - 07 Jul 2019 The Palace of Shattered Vessels: Chinese Porcelain and Contemporary Jewelry in Shanghai.
Exhibition 13 Mar 2019 - 17 Mar 2019 The Palace of Shattered Vessels: Chinese Porcelain and Contemporary Jewelry. FROOTS & Nogart at Frame 2019.
Exhibition 26 Mar 2016 - 07 May 2016 Tracks. The personal story of Frank Chai, Heng Lee and Li Jing.
Exhibition 29 Jan 2016 - 01 Feb 2016 Artistar Jewels.
Exhibition 07 Nov 2015 - 19 Nov 2015 Body Alchemy - the Hangzhou Contemporary International Jewelry and Metal Art Triennial 2015.
Meeting 19 May 2015 - 24 May 2015 Triple Parade.
Exhibition 09 Oct 2014 - 12 Oct 2014 Shanghai Design Week: Metalsmithing & Jewelry Art Exhibition.
Award 01 Sep 2012 - 03 Oct 2012 Cominelli Foundation Award 2012.
Elvira CibottiBuenos Aires, Argentina
Hilde DramstadFjerdingby, Norway
Miriam ArentzBerlin, Germany
Johanna TörnqvistStockholm, Sweden
Yiota VogliAthens, Greece
Robert SmitAmsterdam, Netherlands
Ramon Puig CuyàsBarcelona, Spain
Cristina CelisMexico City, Mexico
Hermann JüngerMunich, Germany
May GañánMadrid, Spain
Catherine LargeBrisbane, Australia
Benedict HaenerLuzern, Switzerland
Vacide ErdaLima, Peru
Sandra BostockMexico City, Mexico
Laura ForteCopertino, Italy