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Yuxi Sun

Jeweller
Published: 04.06.2019
Yuxi Sun, photo by Agnes Costa. Yuxi Sun, photo by Agnes Costa.
Place
Barcelona
SPAIN
Mail:
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Yuxi Sun. Hand Piece: Everyone is connected, 2017. Wood, silk thread.. Yuxi Sun
Hand Piece: Everyone is connected, 2017
Wood, silk thread.
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Yuxi Sun. Hand Piece: Everyone is connected, 2017. Wood, silk thread.. On body.
. Photo by Tillmann Zizka.. Yuxi Sun
Hand Piece: Everyone is connected, 2017
Wood, silk thread.

On body.
Photo by Tillmann Zizka.

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Yuxi Sun. Hand Piece: Everyone is connected, 2017. Wood, silk thread.. Photo by: Yuxi Sun. Yuxi Sun
Hand Piece: Everyone is connected, 2017
Wood, silk thread.
Photo by: Yuxi Sun
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Yuxi Sun. Hand Piece: Everyone is connected, 2017. Wood, silk thread.. Photo by: Yuxi Sun. Yuxi Sun
Hand Piece: Everyone is connected, 2017
Wood, silk thread.
Photo by: Yuxi Sun
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Yuxi Sun. Pendant: Untitled, 2015. Wood, magnet.. Photo by: Agnes Costa. From series: 62 Pendants, 62 Stories, The Diary of a Couchsurfing Host. Yuxi Sun
Pendant: Untitled, 2015
Wood, magnet.
Photo by: Agnes Costa
From series: 62 Pendants, 62 Stories, The Diary of a Couchsurfing Host
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Yuxi Sun. Pendant: 3 returning guests, 2015. Wood, magnet, cord.. Photo by: Yuxi Sun. From series: 62 Pendants, 62 Stories, The Diary of a Couchsurfing Host. Yuxi Sun
Pendant: 3 returning guests, 2015
Wood, magnet, cord.
Photo by: Yuxi Sun
From series: 62 Pendants, 62 Stories, The Diary of a Couchsurfing Host
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Yuxi Sun. Pendant: Untitled, 2015. Wood, magnet, cord.. Photo by: Yuxi Sun. From series: 62 Pendants, 62 Stories, The Diary of a Couchsurfing Host. Yuxi Sun
Pendant: Untitled, 2015
Wood, magnet, cord.
Photo by: Yuxi Sun
From series: 62 Pendants, 62 Stories, The Diary of a Couchsurfing Host
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Yuxi Sun. Pendant: 24th and 29th Guest, 2015. Wood, magnet, cord.. Photo by: Yuxi Sun. Part of: Central Saint Martins The Museum & Study Collection. From series: 62 Pendants, 62 Stories, The Diary of a Couchsurfing Host. Yuxi Sun
Pendant: 24th and 29th Guest, 2015
Wood, magnet, cord.
Photo by: Yuxi Sun
Part of: Central Saint Martins The Museum & Study Collection
From series: 62 Pendants, 62 Stories, The Diary of a Couchsurfing Host
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A video introduction about Yuxi Sun' s collection 62 Pendants, 62 Stories, The Diary of a Couchsurfing Host, video edited and made by Shuai Jiang, pieces made by Yuxi Sun, 2015.

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The full version of the whole collection and the diary book, graduation show display at Central Saint Martins in 2015, photo by Yuxi Sun..
The full version of the whole collection and the diary book, graduation show display at Central Saint Martins in 2015, photo by Yuxi Sun.

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Part of the display at the graduation show in 2015, 4 pieces from the whole collection and the diary book, photo by Agnes Costa..
Part of the display at the graduation show in 2015, 4 pieces from the whole collection and the diary book, photo by Agnes Costa.

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62 Pendants, 62 Stories, The Diary of a Couchsurfing Host, book cover, pieces by Yuxi Sun, graphic design by Shuai Jiang, book editing by Nick Hutchens-Boll..
62 Pendants, 62 Stories, The Diary of a Couchsurfing Host, book cover, pieces by Yuxi Sun, graphic design by Shuai Jiang, book editing by Nick Hutchens-Boll.

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62 Pendants, 62 Stories, The Diary of a Couchsurfing Host, inner page, pieces and text by Yuxi Sun, graphic design by Shuai Jiang, book editing by Nick Hutchens-Boll​..
62 Pendants, 62 Stories, The Diary of a Couchsurfing Host, inner page, pieces and text by Yuxi Sun, graphic design by Shuai Jiang, book editing by Nick Hutchens-Boll​.

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62 Pendants, 62 Stories, The Diary of a Couchsurfing Host, inner page, pieces and text by Yuxi Sun, graphic design by Shuai Jiang, book editing by Nick Hutchens-Boll​..
62 Pendants, 62 Stories, The Diary of a Couchsurfing Host, inner page, pieces and text by Yuxi Sun, graphic design by Shuai Jiang, book editing by Nick Hutchens-Boll​.

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Intro
Yuxi Sun is a maker and art jewellery promoter. She is currently based in Barcelona, working for Klimt02.net global art jewellery platform as a general contents updater and forum contributor after graduated from Jewellery and Gemstone at Trier University of Applied Science (Idar-Oberstein Campus) in 2018. Yuxi’s work was showcased globally in the past few years.
In 2017, she co-founded her art jewellery blog UcIc Art Jewellery with Ranran Fang who is based in Shanghai. Through selected exhibition reviews, emerging jewellery artists introduction, art book recommendations and handmade crafts sales on blog, Yuxi and Ranran work on popularizing the idea of art jewellery in China online.

Statement

The belief that you can share a story through an object was the initial attraction to Jewellery Design for Yuxi and it is a continuous theme throughout her work. Yuxi Sun’s designs are evocative of childlike innocence. The majority of her work is inspired by personal experiences. Each telling a story to people and sharing an emotion, for Yuxi jewellery is a preservation of the experiences she cherishes. Yuxi Sun has many more stories to collect and to tell.


MFA graduation work: UcIc Art Jewellery, a sharing community and up to date blog about art jewellery on WeChat towards to Chinese audience, 2018.
I like telling stories better than listening to them.
I like meeting new friends better than only connecting with the people around me.
I like to express my thoughts through objects better than verbally speaking.
I like to pass the warmness from my hands to others better than just making a piece of jewellery.
I like to share and spread the art pieces I appreciate and the stories I resonate with better than merely talking about my jewellery and my stories.


How UcIc started? UcIc comes from the short term you see, I see, and this is how I send greeting to new friends: I am Yuxi, you see I see. It’s not only a way to remember a name but also to express the vibe I want to bring to my surroundings. It also refers to the ideal environment I am looking forward to living in — an open-minded, tolerant and trustworthy environment. Though each of us come from different backgrounds, from everywhere in the world, we are tightly bound in different ways. Here, I build up connections with people and our surroundings in my way. Somehow, I believe in a world that is based on trust and sharing where art is a shortcut to connect us. It disseminates the beauty I appreciate, transmitting the warmness from hands to hands. This is my belief and wishes to our society and the reason I want to set up this online community. Let’s knit a huge net so that we can help some artists to reach further places, and connect with whomever that also appreciates art. The net will also create chances for encountering my soon to be friends who share our warmness and beliefs.
There is a quote from Gombrich that perfectly explains the life of all artists, designers including myself, the reason why we are clear that we probably cannot live on art, but still continue to work on it. The joy is mingled with our struggles "Wherever there are human beings, there is art…art is not the privilege of a few people but a natural activity of every human being…art is an indispensable tool in dealing with the tasks of being. Art is considered one of the ways of producing mature, complete, and happy people."
We are living a true life. We are worried, anxious, but we are still happy because we live in the present and there is still something that is pulling us, pushing us to work on it. I hope our artwork can have an impact on others. It might lighten up the surroundings inadvertently. This is what I always want to bring into everything I do and each piece I make because this is what art gives to me.

/ Yuxi Sun


BA graduation work: Sixty-Two Pendants, Sixty-Two Stories. The Diary of a Couchsurfing Host, 2015.
Couchsurfing is a hospitality exchange and social networking website, it’s a new travelling experience that was born in 2004. No money is exchanged; it relies on sharing and cultural exchange, regardless of regional, national or political boundaries.
I started to host travellers from last year June. The most fascinating part of this project for me is sharing and trust. It is incredible how we trust each other easily and quickly even as we shift from online to face-to-face interactions. I questioned myself so many times: Why I am sure she won’t murder me while I sleep? Why does she think I am a safe host; Why would I open my door and my fridge to someone I never met before? I have no answer for now. From my perspective, I assume everyone is trustable in the world; I choose to trust those people who fall into my life. This project has provided an endless variety of experiences – some more interesting than others – and I offer the same hospitality to every guest.
The philosopher Onora O’Neill stated in a presentation: “There are three cliches in our society about trust. One's a claim: there has been a great decline in trust, very widely believed. The second is an aim: we should have more trust. And the third is a task: we should rebuild trust.” So her conclusion, which I completely agree with, is “... we need to think much less about trust, let alone about attitudes of trust detected or mis-detected by opinion polls, much more about being trustworthy, and how you give people adequate, useful and simple evidence that you're trustworthy.”
Jewellery is not an essential item, it’s a mean to express an idea - to challenge preconceptions and to go further than a practical object may do. I have used photos, journals, and charts to record each of my guests from the beginning when I started to participate in the worldwide project. For my collection, on one hand, I had 10 formulas set up to structure each single piece and limit them in the same system, at a glance; they look similar as they are all my guests. However, the numbers I recorded and marked in the charts are applied to those formulas, which then helped to create completely different pieces to represent the individuals and the unique interactions that we had together.

From time to time, I am still willing to keep doing it because jewelry is a vessel for the idea, couchsurfing is a medium, I am the transmitter. The fountain-head of my design is these experiences: participating in couchsurfing to understand and question the trust we can have with each other and within society; sharing enjoyable moments; absorbing stories and experiences from each of my surfers around the world. The pieces I made out of the stories and people bear the marks and the traces of each single connection, which spread the idea of sharing and trust.I firmly believe that each encounter based on trust is a positive social interaction. I aim to make an interactive project of jewelry based on my couchsurfing experience to spread my view of the world to my worldwide audience.
/ Yuxi Sun

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2019:
Exhibition  05 Apr 2019 - 09 Apr 2019  Beautiful Darkness.
2017:
Exhibition  14 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017  The Koppel Project Hive: Ring is a Ring is a Ring.
London Design Festival, 2017.
Fair  24 Jun 2017 - 28 Jun 2017  Tendence: TALENTS Accessories & Jewellery.
International Trade Fair at Frankfurt Messe.
Fair  18 May 2017 - 21 May 2017  Athens Jewelry Week 2017.
2016:
Meeting  26 Apr 2016 - 05 Jun 2016  Legnica International Jewellery Festival Silver 2016.
Exhibition  20 Feb 2016 - 01 Mar 2016  Shelf Life.
2015:
Exhibition  18 Sep 2015 - 27 Sep 2015  Intelligent Optimist.
London Design Festival, 2015.
Exhibition  23 Aug 2015 - 08 Oct 2015  Marzee International Graduation Show.
Exhibition  24 Jun 2015 - 28 Jun 2015  Central Saint Martins BA Jewellery Design Degree Show 2015.

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Book:  UcIc Art Jewellery #1. Fang, Ranran; Sun, Yuxi.  UcIc Art Jewellery:  Shanghai,  2018
Catalogue:  Ring is a ring is a ring. British Academy of Jewellery:  London,  2017
Catalogue:  Athens Jewelry Week 2017. Athens Jewelry Week:  Athens,  2017
Catalogue:  Legnica Jewellery Festival 2016. Legnica Jewellery Festival:  Legnica,  2016
Catalogue:  Intelligent Optimist. Lethaby Gallery:  2015,  2015
Catalogue:  Marzee International Graduation Show 2015. Gallery Marzee:  Nijmegen,  2015
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