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Nannan Zhang

Jeweller
Published: 16.08.2023
Nannan Zhang Nannan Zhang

Bio

At both my undergraduate and postgraduate levels, I learned landscape design. In 2016, I officially began my metal technology studies in a craftsman's workshop. And in the winter of 2017, I went to L'ECOLE, The School of Jewelry Arts in Paris, to accomplish the enamel and Japanese lacquer arts classes.  My personal artistic practice started with those keen perceptions after mastering the craft technologies and traditional metal skills proficiently. Now I’m a professional teacher in the Arts and Crafts Department of Nanjing Institute of Technology, and I do a creative job in the Association's Jewelry Education Committee of Jiangsu Jewelry and Jade Industry, and also a member of the Jiangsu Folk Association. I was the referee for the jewellery processing of World Skills Competitions and municipal competitions, as well as the professional qualification examination for jewellery designers in the national industry vocational skills competition. My works have won awards in numerous exhibitions both at home and abroad, and some of them are privately collected.
 

Statement

Since I was born on the spring equinox in March, which marks the beginning of the year's revival, my feelings about life and the world are primitive, similar to those of a newborn, absorbing the purest parts of things and seeing the world through the eyes of a child. The majority of my works have simple lines, and the materials I use highlight their own texture. The overall style is pure and bright, revealing women's sensitive and delicate feelings.

Sites of Carbon-Based Series:
With the development of artificial intelligence, human feelings of life are also constantly deepening. The development of inorganic chemistry has proposed a conjecture about the development trend of life on Earth: all living organisms and carbon-based life present on Earth will one day be replaced by more advanced silicon-based life in the future. We should actively face this possibility and explore new technologies and social forms. Assuming that the physical body of the future world can sleep soundly, all memories and feelings are sealed up in the form of brain machines, what can prove the existence of carbon-based life on Earth thousands of years later may be the remnants of abandoned urban landscapes and the highest level of image representation of human spirit: art.
 

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2023:
Exhibition  11 Jan 2023 - 11 Jan 2023  Literary and Artists Endeavouring to usher in the new era Exhibition.
2022:
Exhibition  19 Nov 2022 - 19 Nov 2022  The Sixth Eastern Industrial Arts’ Capital Exposition.
Project  01 Oct 2022 - 31 Oct 2022  Jewelry Design for Feicuinan Project of Hefei Kechen Real Estate Co. Lt.
Exhibition  09 Sep 2022 - 11 Sep 2022  Purifying The Soul. VONMO 3rd Contemporary Jewelry Exhibition.
Project  01 Aug 2022 - 31 Aug 2022  Jewelry Design for Nanjing Vanke Enterprise Co., Ltd. Langshi.
Exhibition  15 Jun 2022 - 15 Jun 2022  Integrity・Innovation-Beijing International Contemporary Enamel Art Exhibition.
2021:
Exhibition  21 Aug 2021 - 21 Aug 2021  "Craftsmanship Today" Art and Design Exhibition.

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Book:  Modern Jewelry Technology and Design. 2023