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Liqi Chen

Jeweller
Published: 09.06.2021

Intro
I am talented at trimming, modifying, processing, and splicing materials that are common in my life to express the beauty of a rule, rhythm, and pictogram.
Using common materials, changing its shape, giving it a new inner, letting tradition and reality splicing, the East blends with the West, and acquires a new life like phoenix nirvana and carp phlegm, giving it a new vitality.
Nature is a precious source of inspiration, spring is here, flowers that bloom, and a sea of ​​psychedelic flowers that leads to drunkenness. I manage to gradually switch from contemporary jewelry to contemporary portable sculpture. Through the exploration and experimentation of different materials, themes and techniques are used in my works to express my thoughts. People have to ask questions and look for something beyond my thought.
For me, the most significant meaning expressed in this area is that any result is precious, because whatever the material value of the material used, it will have its own soul. From this perspective, I tend to produce works that can reveal my own points of view and oppose the current view of value concepts and valuable concepts that can be discussed, making this creative process in my position.


Qishan·Beiming series:
Feng ming Qishan, Beiming you yu. Inspired by the mythical phoenix in Chinese mythology and the singer from the fish to the bird, the feathers of the phoenix and the scales of the Kunpeng are the inspiration for my work, extracting them for repetitive regular arrangement, producing a different rhythm. The beauty of rhythm, red and blue is the main theme of my work.
This series of works, through the combination of paper material and silver, constitutes a shape with obvious spatial characteristics, rich color information and strong emotional expression. Paper of different colors and materials is cut into the shape of phoenix feathers and phoenix scales by advanced techniques. Through the arrangement of feathers and scales, a rhythmic aesthetic is produced. The combination of traditional silver material and modern paper innovatively expresses the artistic characteristics of contemporary jewelry design. The use of large red and black and white with Chinese tradition in color enhances the visual impact of the work and gives a strong oriental flavor.


 

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2019:
Exhibition  20 Apr 2019 - 02 Jun 2019  Play! Design.
2018:
Award giving  15 Dec 2018 - 15 Dec 2018  Liqi Chen and Zeyun Chen. Winners at New Horizons Awards 2018.
Exhibition  15 Dec 2018 - 25 Feb 2019  New Horizons Young Talents.
Exhibition  28 May 2018 - 02 Jun 2018  China Academy of Art. BFA Degree Show 2018.
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