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Zhihan Liu

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Published: 29.06.2019

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In my works, I hope to use metal wires to make vessels, which can not only maintain the uniqueness and beauty of the lines but also make the metal wire vessels have the supporting force compared with metal plate vessels through structural changes.
Zhihan Liu Zhihan Liu
Place
Tongzhou District
Beijing
CHINA
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Zhihan Liu. Object: Gorgeous 2, 2019. Brass wire, Asian natural lacquer.. 65 x 58 x 11 cm. Photo by: KC Studio. From series: Accompany. Zhihan Liu
Object: Gorgeous 2, 2019
Brass wire, Asian natural lacquer.
65 x 58 x 11 cm
Photo by: KC Studio
From series: Accompany
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Zhihan Liu. Object: Lake in Memory, 2018. Sterling silver wire, Asian natural lacquer.. 16 x 16 x 33 cm. Photo by: Wenjie Liu. From series: Hometown Memories 2. Zhihan Liu
Object: Lake in Memory, 2018
Sterling silver wire, Asian natural lacquer.
16 x 16 x 33 cm
Photo by: Wenjie Liu
From series: Hometown Memories 2
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Zhihan Liu. Object: Nest, 2018. Sterling silver wire, Asian natural lacquer.. 14 x 14 x 34 cm. Photo by: Wenjie Liu. From series: Hometown Memories 2. Zhihan Liu
Object: Nest, 2018
Sterling silver wire, Asian natural lacquer.
14 x 14 x 34 cm
Photo by: Wenjie Liu
From series: Hometown Memories 2
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Zhihan Liu. Object: Arcs, 2016. Brass wire, Asian natural lacquer.. 55 x 52 x 8 cm. Photo by: KC Studio. From series: Accompany. Zhihan Liu
Object: Arcs, 2016
Brass wire, Asian natural lacquer.
55 x 52 x 8 cm
Photo by: KC Studio
From series: Accompany
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Zhihan Liu. Object: Rain 1, 2016. Sterling silver wire, Asian natural lacquer.. 40 x 40 x 40 cm. Photo by: KC Studio. From series: Accompany. Zhihan Liu
Object: Rain 1, 2016
Sterling silver wire, Asian natural lacquer.
40 x 40 x 40 cm
Photo by: KC Studio
From series: Accompany
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Zhihan Liu. Object: Together 2, 2016. Brass wire, Asian natural lacquer, silver plate.. 40 x 40 x 8 cm. Photo by: KC Studio. From series: Accompany. Zhihan Liu
Object: Together 2, 2016
Brass wire, Asian natural lacquer, silver plate.
40 x 40 x 8 cm
Photo by: KC Studio
From series: Accompany
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Zhihan Liu. Object: Together 3, 2015. Brass, Lacquer. 44 x 51 x 5.5 cm. Photo by: KC Studio. From series: Accompany. Zhihan Liu
Object: Together 3, 2015
Brass, Lacquer
44 x 51 x 5.5 cm
Photo by: KC Studio
From series: Accompany
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Zhihan Liu. Object: Memory, 2015. Brass wire, Asian natural lacquer.. 49 x 49 x 10 cm. Photo by: KC Studio. From series: Accompany. Zhihan Liu
Object: Memory, 2015
Brass wire, Asian natural lacquer.
49 x 49 x 10 cm
Photo by: KC Studio
From series: Accompany
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Zhihan Liu. Object: Sake Cup, 2014. Brass wire, Asian natural lacquer.. 5 x 5 x 7 cm, 30 x 30 x 5 cm. Photo by: KC Studio. From series: Accompany. Zhihan Liu
Object: Sake Cup, 2014
Brass wire, Asian natural lacquer.
5 x 5 x 7 cm, 30 x 30 x 5 cm
Photo by: KC Studio
From series: Accompany
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Zhihan Liu. Necklace: Overlap, 2014. Stainless steel wire.. 120 x 10 x 10 cm. Photo by: Meongke Studio. Zhihan Liu
Necklace: Overlap, 2014
Stainless steel wire.
120 x 10 x 10 cm
Photo by: Meongke Studio
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Zhihan Liu. Necklace: Constant dropping wears the stone, 2013. Brass, silver plate.. 15 x 25 x 5.5 cm. Photo by: Meongke Studio. Zhihan Liu
Necklace: Constant dropping wears the stone, 2013
Brass, silver plate.
15 x 25 x 5.5 cm
Photo by: Meongke Studio
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Zhihan Liu. Object: Gorgeous 1, 2012. Iron wire, Korean paper, metal mesh.. 110 x 40 x 40 cm. Photo by: Meongke Studio. Zhihan Liu
Object: Gorgeous 1, 2012
Iron wire, Korean paper, metal mesh.
110 x 40 x 40 cm
Photo by: Meongke Studio
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Zhihan Liu. Necklace: Interweave, 2012. Copper wire, sterling silver wire.. 22 x 19 x 4.7 cm. Photo by: Meongke Studio. Zhihan Liu
Necklace: Interweave, 2012
Copper wire, sterling silver wire.
22 x 19 x 4.7 cm
Photo by: Meongke Studio
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Zhihan Liu. Brooch: Wax and wane, 2012. Stainless steel wire, epoxy.. 7 x 5 x 5 cm. Photo by: Meongke Studio. Zhihan Liu
Brooch: Wax and wane, 2012
Stainless steel wire, epoxy.
7 x 5 x 5 cm
Photo by: Meongke Studio
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Zhihan Liu. Ring: Various, 2012. Acrylic, silver, brass.. 2.5 x 2.5 x 5 cm. Photo by: Meongke Studio. Zhihan Liu
Ring: Various, 2012
Acrylic, silver, brass.
2.5 x 2.5 x 5 cm
Photo by: Meongke Studio
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Intro
I graduated from M.F.A in Metal Craft and Jewelry, Faculty of Craft & Design, College of Fine Arts, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, as an undergraduate in 2013, and then finished my MFA in Metal Craft and Jewelry, Faculty of Craft & Design, College of Fine Arts, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, in 2016. During my study in Korea, I systematically studied the metal craft and received design education, especially the logic of designing. However, I always consider myself as a craft woman and insist that only on the basis of complete technology can I create better works. Since then, I have worked as a metal craft teacher in CAFA (China Central Academy of Fine Arts City Design School) and established my own hand-making jewellery brand Jeeham-Yoo in 2018. I as well have got some prizes, the valuable ones of which, for instance, are what I have got at 18th Silver Triennial International, Hanau, Germany and 2017 China National Arts Fund, Beijing, China.

Statement

I use more metal plates when making utensils. Metal is superior to other materials in strength and hardness, but the strength of a single wire is still weak. In my works, I hope to use metal wires to make vessels, which can not only maintain the uniqueness and beauty of the lines but also make the metal wire vessels have the supporting force compared with metal plate vessels through structural changes.
In my works, I chose the raw lacquer, one of the natural paints, to do the surface treatment of the vessels. The raw lacquer is not only harmless to the human body but also special for its corrosion prevention. After the protective film treatment on the flavonoid line, the brass wire can be oxidized slowly. Even if it is oxidized, it will be processed cleanly inside the protective film of the lacquer, which will not cause harm to the human body.

The colour of the metal is very single, but the surface treatment with raw lacquer also enriches it. When the paint just dries, it will be dull in color, in sharp contrast to the bright metal, making the metal even more dazzling. But as time goes by, the metal oxidizes slowly, becoming dim without light, and raw lacquer will get more and more bright, outstanding the precipitation feeling of metal.

When using metal wires to make utensils, I did not follow certain rules. Instead, I follow the feeling of my hands. It feels like sketching with wires. In such a way of production, I can make full use of the self-usage of lines and let them play their own music as if they were alive.

/ Zhihan Liu

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2017:
2016:
Exhibition  06 Nov 2016 - 12 Jan 2017  Silver Triennial, 18th International Competition Exhibition.
Award  07 Jan 2016 - 11 Jul 2016  Silver Triennial, 18th International Competition Award.

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Book:  Silver Triennial International. 18th Worldwide Competition. Arnoldsche Art Publishers:  Stuttgart,  2016
Magazine:  Concerto - The charm of vessels made of metal wires. Fujian Province Federation of Literary and Art Circles:  Beijing,  2016
ARTTITUDE September 2016; P. 54 - 60.
Catalogue:  Geometry Lamp. KOFUSO International Furniture Design Seminar& Exhibition:  Seoul,  2013
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