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Intersection by Jinye Wang

Necklace  /  Abstract
Published: 13.08.2021
Jinye Wang
Necklace
Intersection
2021
Enamel, brass, sand.
ca. 8.9 x 6.5 x 4.7 cm
Photo by:
Jinye Wang
From series:
Intersection
Unique piece

Intersection refers to the meeting of Eastern sensibilities and Western experiences. Jinye Wang studies in Germany while her roots are in Asia, discovering that both have different philosophical genetic keys. Eastern thought advocates nature and avoids rational order, which is in conflict with the Western sense of beauty and order. She is interested in finding an intersection between the logical aesthetics of the west and Chinese contextual aesthetics. Jinye Wang’s work is experimental, choosing enamel because its unique place in Western art. She approaches the technical process with a different perspective, essentially breaking all the rules. Combining enamel with substrates of brass, nickel silver, stainless steel, memory metal, even really thin sheet metal, she eventually achieved porous and spongey textures. Based on geometric patterns, the flat planar metal surfaces are formed into hollow shapes and filled with enamel material. During firing, the development of the spongey enamel texture affects the metal form, opening it up, transforming the clear geometry into something more spontaneous and organic. The enamel takes on different relationships to the metal – no longer confined to the surface, it develops its own aesthetic and form.
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