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Tongxin Gao

Jeweller
Published: 17.06.2020

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Transfer daily elements to jewellery with her own aesthetic language.
Tongxin Gao. Necklace: Snail shells and folks, 2020. Silver, concrete, mineral.. 110 x 1.5 cm; 4 x 4 x 1.5 cm. Photo by: Linda Andersson. From series: Still Life Portrait. Tongxin Gao
Necklace: Snail shells and folks, 2020
Silver, concrete, mineral.
110 x 1.5 cm; 4 x 4 x 1.5 cm
Photo by: Linda Andersson
From series: Still Life Portrait
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Tongxin Gao. Necklace: Snail shells and folks, 2020. Silver, concrete, mineral.. 110 x 1.5 cm; 4 x 4 x 1.5 cm. Photo by: Linda Andersson. From series: Still Life Portrait. Alternative view. . Tongxin Gao
Necklace: Snail shells and folks, 2020
Silver, concrete, mineral.
110 x 1.5 cm; 4 x 4 x 1.5 cm
Photo by: Linda Andersson
From series: Still Life Portrait

Alternative view.

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Tongxin Gao. Piece: Pill box, 2020. Silver, concrete, mineral.. 5 x 5 x 1.5 cm; 2.5 x 4.5 x 1.5 cm. Photo by: Linda Andersson. From series: Still Life Portrait. Brooch and necklace.. Tongxin Gao
Piece: Pill box, 2020
Silver, concrete, mineral.
5 x 5 x 1.5 cm; 2.5 x 4.5 x 1.5 cm
Photo by: Linda Andersson
From series: Still Life Portrait
Brooch and necklace.

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Tongxin Gao. Piece: Pill box, 2020. Silver, concrete, mineral.. 5 x 5 x 1.5 cm; 2.5 x 4.5 x 1.5 cm. Photo by: Linda Andersson. From series: Still Life Portrait. Alternative view.Brooch and necklace.. Tongxin Gao
Piece: Pill box, 2020
Silver, concrete, mineral.
5 x 5 x 1.5 cm; 2.5 x 4.5 x 1.5 cm
Photo by: Linda Andersson
From series: Still Life Portrait

Alternative view.
Brooch and necklace.

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Tongxin Gao. Piece: Frame, 2020. Silver, concrete, stainless steel.. 3.5 x 5 x 1.5 cm. Photo by: Linda Andersson. From series: Still Life Portrait. Brooch and necklace.. Tongxin Gao
Piece: Frame, 2020
Silver, concrete, stainless steel.
3.5 x 5 x 1.5 cm
Photo by: Linda Andersson
From series: Still Life Portrait
Brooch and necklace.

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Tongxin Gao. Piece: Frame, 2020. Silver, concrete, stainless steel.. 3.5 x 5 x 1.5 cm. Photo by: Linda Andersson. From series: Still Life Portrait. On body.Brooch and necklace.. Tongxin Gao
Piece: Frame, 2020
Silver, concrete, stainless steel.
3.5 x 5 x 1.5 cm
Photo by: Linda Andersson
From series: Still Life Portrait

On body.
Brooch and necklace.

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Tongxin Gao. Brooch: Fading Rose, 2020. Concrete, silver.. 8 x 8 x 15 cm. From series: Still Life Portrait. Photo by: Linda Andersson. Tongxin Gao
Brooch: Fading Rose, 2020
Concrete, silver.
8 x 8 x 15 cm
From series: Still Life Portrait

Photo by: Linda Andersson

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Tongxin Gao. Brooch: Fading Rose, 2020. Concrete, silver.. 8 x 8 x 15 cm. From series: Still Life Portrait. Photo by: Linda Andersson
. Details.. Tongxin Gao
Brooch: Fading Rose, 2020
Concrete, silver.
8 x 8 x 15 cm
From series: Still Life Portrait

Photo by: Linda Andersson
Details.

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Intro
Tongxin Gao is a Chinese jewelry artist now living in Stockholm, Sweden. After her bachelor in Central Academy of Fine Arts (Beijing), she continued her study in Konstfack (Stockholm). Her work expresses her thinking of life under two different cultural backgrounds, and also explores the value of jewelry in addition to decoration.

Statement

My jewelry is based on everyday life. I work with things that are not usually considered as beauty. I find their atheistic and add value to them by making them into jewelry. 

Still life portrait
Death as one form of impermanence used to be part of daily life in the past, which made people fear but respect. It leads people to pursue permanence; which is a lacking voice in nowadays society, no one cares about others’ life, nor do they respect the life that has a different form, such as objects. Giving spiritual meanings to objects is a tradition in art, still life is one of them. Known as the nature morte, literally ‘dead nature’, still life express that life is impermanent, and cherish the time remains. 

Connecting with my background, I use jewelry to create a still life. Fading rose, half-empty pillbox, toner package, etc, they all symbolized people’s peruse of a longer or a better life, or was life once being cherished. Through making them into jewelry by milling and casting, the life and form of the objects are changed but extended. The jewelry is valuable and fragile, so is life, and all life should be kept as precious jewelry.

 

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