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Ruhong Chen

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Published: 15.10.2020

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Body of work that explores the concept of impermanence in the world, from the idea of constantly changes to transient materials and actions.
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Ruhong Chen. Brooch: Brooch I, 2019. Charcoal powder, 18k fair trade gold (inner brooch).. 5.5 x 1.5 x 5.3 cm. From series: The Only Permanence is Impermanence. Ruhong Chen
Brooch: Brooch I, 2019
Charcoal powder, 18k fair trade gold (inner brooch).
5.5 x 1.5 x 5.3 cm
From series: The Only Permanence is Impermanence
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Ruhong Chen. Brooch: Brooch I, 2019. Charcoal powder, 18k fair trade gold (inner brooch).. 5.5 x 1.5 x 5.3 cm. From series: The Only Permanence is Impermanence. Alternative set view.. Ruhong Chen
Brooch: Brooch I, 2019
Charcoal powder, 18k fair trade gold (inner brooch).
5.5 x 1.5 x 5.3 cm
From series: The Only Permanence is Impermanence

Alternative set view.

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Ruhong Chen. Necklace: Neckpiece II, 2019. Soil, silk thread Gold leaf, freshwater pearls (inner necklace).. 43 x 0.65 cm. From series: The Only Permanence is Impermanence. Ruhong Chen
Necklace: Neckpiece II, 2019
Soil, silk thread Gold leaf, freshwater pearls (inner necklace).
43 x 0.65 cm
From series: The Only Permanence is Impermanence
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Ruhong Chen. Necklace: Neckpiece I, 2019. Soil, silk thread Gold leaf, freshwater pearls (inner necklace).. 43.5 x 0.8 cm. From series: The Only Permanence is Impermanence. Ruhong Chen
Necklace: Neckpiece I, 2019
Soil, silk thread Gold leaf, freshwater pearls (inner necklace).
43.5 x 0.8 cm
From series: The Only Permanence is Impermanence
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Ruhong Chen. Necklace: Neckpiece I, 2019. Soil, silk thread Gold leaf, freshwater pearls (inner necklace).. 43.5 x 0.8 cm. From series: The Only Permanence is Impermanence. Details.. Ruhong Chen
Necklace: Neckpiece I, 2019
Soil, silk thread Gold leaf, freshwater pearls (inner necklace).
43.5 x 0.8 cm
From series: The Only Permanence is Impermanence

Details.

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Ruhong Chen. Ring: Ring III, 2019. 24k gold, talc.. 3 x 1 x 3.8 cm. From series: The Only Permanence is Impermanence. Ruhong Chen
Ring: Ring III, 2019
24k gold, talc.
3 x 1 x 3.8 cm
From series: The Only Permanence is Impermanence
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Ruhong Chen. Ring: Ring II, 2019. 24k gold, talc.. 3.5 x 1 x 3.5 cm. From series: The Only Permanence is Impermanence. Ruhong Chen
Ring: Ring II, 2019
24k gold, talc.
3.5 x 1 x 3.5 cm
From series: The Only Permanence is Impermanence
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Ruhong Chen. Ring: Ring I, 2019. 24k gold, talc.. 3.3x1x3.6. From series: The Only Permanence is Impermanence. Ruhong Chen
Ring: Ring I, 2019
24k gold, talc.
3.3x1x3.6
From series: The Only Permanence is Impermanence
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Ruhong Chen. Ring: Ring I, 2019. 24k gold, talc.. 3.3x1x3.6. From series: The Only Permanence is Impermanence. Set view.. Ruhong Chen
Ring: Ring I, 2019
24k gold, talc.
3.3x1x3.6
From series: The Only Permanence is Impermanence

Set view.

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Ruhong Chen. Necklace: Sugar!, 2018. White granulated sugar, silver.. 4 x 1 x 30 cm. Ruhong Chen
Necklace: Sugar!, 2018
White granulated sugar, silver.
4 x 1 x 30 cm
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Ruhong Chen. Necklace: Neckpiece I, 2017. Fine silver, freshwater pearls.. From series: Vanishing Memories. Ruhong Chen
Necklace: Neckpiece I, 2017
Fine silver, freshwater pearls.
From series: Vanishing Memories
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Ruhong Chen. Necklace: Neckpiece IV, 2017. Fine silver, freshwater pearls.. From series: Vanishing Memories. Ruhong Chen
Necklace: Neckpiece IV, 2017
Fine silver, freshwater pearls.
From series: Vanishing Memories
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Ruhong Chen. Brooch: Brooch I, 2017. Fine silver, freshwater pearls.. From series: Vanishing Memories. Ruhong Chen
Brooch: Brooch I, 2017
Fine silver, freshwater pearls.
From series: Vanishing Memories
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Ruhong Chen. Brooch: Brooch I, 2017. Fine silver, freshwater pearls.. From series: Vanishing Memories. On body.. Ruhong Chen
Brooch: Brooch I, 2017
Fine silver, freshwater pearls.
From series: Vanishing Memories

On body.

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Ruhong Chen. Necklace: Dress your Lips and Dress your Dreams, 2016. Tin, sewing threads.. Ruhong Chen
Necklace: Dress your Lips and Dress your Dreams, 2016
Tin, sewing threads.
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Ruhong Chen. Brooch: Between Us, 2015. Fine silver, resin, acetate film, magnet.. Ruhong Chen
Brooch: Between Us, 2015
Fine silver, resin, acetate film, magnet.
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Intro
I have studied abroad in the UK alone since I was 15, and art has gradually become my way of meditating on memories and ongoing sensory experiences. I earned a BA Jewellery degree at Central Saint Martins and an MFA at Edinburgh College of Art in 2019. During my studies, as an award, I received the Precious Metal Bursary from the Incorporation of Goldsmith, and my works were exhibited in Wallpaper* Magazine. My works were shown in many exhibitions, including Gallerie Marzee, and are currently on show at Intro in Amsterdam.

Statement

The Only Permanence is Impermanence.
Buddhism philosophy proposes that individuals are merely collections of strands of experience, and everything in the world is constantly changing, so everything has an essence of impermanence. It goes on to posit that suffering can be overcome when people become mindful of the impermanence of reality.

Inspired by the philosophy of impermanence, in my work, I explore the idea of building in fragility through the use of transient materials such as talc, soil, and charcoal. The jewellery pieces have a lifespan and go through transformative processes, both physically and conceptually, when interacting with the wearer. Hidden preciousness is eventually revealed through the act of wearing and wearing out the jewellery pieces, in which the jewellery becomes a form of ritual. The pearls and gold revealed in the jewellery symbolize the state of serenity achieved through the acceptance of our own impermanent state. The wearer can draw their own symbolic values and meanings from experiencing this transitory jewellery collection.

My creations tend to echo the concept of impermanence. Besides, philosophical thinking about the essence of life and worldly phenomenon has often been my source of inspiration. I tend to integrate natural materials, varying from gold to soil, to my work through the exploration of innovative techniques. I am now continuing my jewellery practice in my studio in Shanghai. In my current ongoing project, I am focused on the creation of 100% plant-based plastic jewellery.

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Online:  Under the loupe: our 2019 watch and jewellery finds. Hannah SilverWallpaper*:  London,  2020
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