Jewellery & Metal (MA)
Gearry Suen is a 1996 Chinese born jewellery artist based in London, educated at Central Saint Martins and Royal College of Art. His early years' painting and experimental art experiences guide his creativity toward an exceptionally bold style of 21st-century jewellery. Gearry’s jewellery is deeply imaginative, an escape from reality.
Transboundary brings new blood to the jewellery industry. Visual art, photography and fine art all provide opportunities and themes for Gearry’s creative process. His strict selection of coloured stones, precious metals and diamonds are based on playful drawing skills, mural restoration methods and photographic effects. Gearry uses techniques at the forefront of High Jewellery, such as superior jade carving, gem carving, and the use of titanium, to shape his imaginative world. His creative passion is to be incisive and vivid, and create “one of a kind” pieces.
2020 Sep | Goldsmiths' Fair 2020
2020 Mar | Schmuck 2020 Lovaas Gallery
2019 Jun | Matter Morphosis
2019 Mar | HongKong International Jewellery Week
2017 Mar | Schmuck 2017
My collection explores the intersecting relationship between humanity and cyberspace through hallucinogenic experience that revealed personal conflict both loving and violent. Deconstructing both style and color from fine art painting into structures of high jewelry, I nurtured my practice to allow the use of titanium, gold, jade, diamond, sandalwood, and precious gemstones, to strengthen and soften one another in a sensual balance.
Right side velvet spinel
final sketch of Chimera Earrings
My generation, the millennials, we were born surround diversity cultures, religions, sexualities, ideologies, each of us don’t represent a single identity. I was born on the border between north China and Far East Russia, I came to the UK first when I was 18. I have a Chinese background but also take all the new information I learn from other countries. All the things I saw and experienced go deep inside me and become a matter part of my identity. We are a container of everything in this information explode era, we are chimaeras.
On this pair of earrings, I used hand carved organic shape Hetian Jade, with titanium, featuring a 9 carat velvet spinel, with over 18 carat multi cut diamonds, and over 15 carat paraiba tourmalines, Burma spinels, hauynites, emeralds and multi color sapphires.
Medium:titanium, 18k gold, rose cut diamonds, color diamonds, paraiba tourmalines, spinels, sapphires, jade, emeralds, haunites
front side of earrings
back side of earrings
left side earring
In this project, I plan to discover the irreplaceable elements from both traditional hand skill and digital 3D
technology, something both could never simulate. I'm interested in discovering a dominant relationship between AI and humanity. I wish to bring back the traditional hand skills but accelerated by technologies which represent the possibility of 21st-century art. This piece is like a multicultural conversation. This conversation is about my imaginations and trippy dreams. The conversation starts while the past meets the future, and created a hybrid creature by the witness of the cyber goddess.
The titanium structures are designed by VR oculos Medium, sandal wood parts are hand made and covered with Urushi
Medium:sandal wood, titanium, 18k gold, padparascha sapphire, diamonds, spinels, emerald, pearls,tanzanites
heavy cross, fallen of astronaut Lucifer
BAROQUE ORGANS ring
BAROQUE ORGANS ring
The Birth of Aphrodite
The Birth of Aphrodite, gold plated bronze, 3D printed black ceramic
skulls of my soul
"Elysium" Bangle, designed by VR. Background jewellery; emerald and diamond brooch designed and made in 2019
I am inspired by cathedral decoration during plague and war periods in human history. Pure imagination turned into metal work objects convinces me to enter this Eden, a place without ideologies, boundaries, political conflicts, discrimination or cultural-identity differences.
I was inspired by the hybrid process of reproducing alien creatures and am willing to create a dark new art nouveau atmosphere. I wish to extend my interactions and experiences with Virtual Reality programs by using modern technology to recreate inspiring historical jewellery objects. I am using scanned museum objects and sculptures, and the Oculos Medium program to make new forms. The process changes one's view of small precious objects, I can manipulate them to become giant architectural VR structures which one can walk freely through. Thanks to the kind help I received from some video avatar designers I was able to do final retouching. Through constant experimentation and learning I am using these new technologies to discover the future possibilities of high jewellery.
My ideas are currently evolving around retelling legendary stories with a cyber sci-fi language, and giving symbolic Royal jewellery and luxury objects a rebirth with half biology, half machina bodies. My work seeks to reflect human emotion about its potential demise by the next generation AI or super human. The panic of losing our humanity, desire, sensualism and emotions pushes me to stand on the opposite side of rationality and minimalism.
Medium:urushi, titanium, sandal wood, gold, resin, 3D print ceramic
details of the brooch
rose cut orange diamond earrings
Yellow diamond brooch
Settled over 20 carat yellow, brown and orange diamonds. With a 3 carat D color flawless white diamond.On the bottom, there is a shield shape 1ct brownish yellow diamond.2019
A pair of golden palm shape earrings, 18k gold with two orange rose cut diamonds total 4.9carat , brown and yellow diamonds and multi cut diamonds total 22 carat. 2019
Medium:diamonds, 18k gold, yellow, brown and orange diamonds
The Abstract Bonsai Brooch This pieces of brooch were inspired by San-Yu’s oil painting and specific contemporary art style from 60s70s between Chinese ink painting aesthetic and French decorative oil painting. 18k gold, titanium, diamonds, jade, opal, garnets and alexanderites.
Seashell earrings 2020 made in titanium, aquamarines, sapphires, paraiba tourmalines and yellow aquamarines
titanium cast of seashell earrings, work in progress/ the sketch of Cygnus Brooch
Deconstruct Earrings 2019 , 18k gold, Columbia Emerald, diamonds, sapphires and paraiba tourmalines
"Au Coucher Du Soleil" ring. 15.98 carat rubellite tourmaline, Burma spinels, yellow diamonds, brown diamonds and 4.0 carat diamonds
“ Fibonacci ”bangle guache final sketch/ background; honeycomb structure of Nebula brooch (2020) wax mode
A pair of opal earrings with rose cut diamonds. Painting process. Inspired by Dunhuang Frescoes
Extreme, tension, sexual, maximal and trippy.
This symphony of love and violence informs the sketches, materials and the retouching of each piece of mine.