Jewellery & Metal (MA)
I was born in Chengdu, China. Before entering RCA, I majored in Jewellery design at Beijing Institute of Fashion Techonology. I reaaly love my major and enjoy the design process.
2019 Beijing International Jewelry Art Exhibition
2019 “Matter-morphosis” JAM first year show
2015 “HONG” Contemporary jewelry exhibition
2015 ’Input & Output” Graduation Show
2014 Contemporary International Art Fair For Modern Craft and Design
My works focus on expressing emotions and thinking about human nature, especially the aspects of human nature that are often ignored, avoided and forgotten by people. I have sought out these aspects of subjective experience and used them as inspiration for my practice.The whole process forces myself and the audience to face our true selves, to accept ourselves, deepen our understanding of ourselves, and improve ourselves.
The task in life is not to become perfect, but to become whole.
Greed — Size: 52mm x 65mm x 31mm Material: Bronze(plated with 24K gold). Zircon.
Indifference — Size: 60mm x 38mm x 19mm Material: Bronze(plated with 24K gold)
Wrath — Size: 52mm x 49mm x 22mm Material: Bronze(plated with 24K gold). Garnet
Humour — Size: 52mm x 63mm x 26mm Material: Bronze(plated with 24K gold). Obsidian. Black bristles.
Bullying — Verbal abuse — Size: 52mm x 62mm x 30mm Material: Bronze(plated with 24K gold). Tape. Bronze(plated with platinum)
Lust — Size: 52mm x 69mm x 29mm Material: Bronze(plated with 24K gold). Black bristles
Seduction — Size: 80mm x 110mm x 20mm Material: Bronze(plated with 24K gold). Red silk fabric
Everyone carries a shadow. In Jungian psychology, it refers to an unconscious aspect of the personality which the unconscious ego does not identify in itself. The shadow is largely negative, such as, animalistic needs, primitive instincts, sexual desires, the desire for money and power.... There are, however, positive aspects that may also remain hidden in one's shadow (especially in people with low self-esteem, anxieties, and false beliefs).
Most of us are willfully blind to its existence. Our dark side is concealed or camouflaged in a painful attempt to protect an image that fits the narrative we decide to espouse. However, a person is as free as their mind allows, and if the mind creates barriers between the reality of the person and the reality of the rest of the world, delusion and neurosis could take over.
In order to avoid being the victim of this “shadow-possession”, we must become conscious of our shadow qualities and integrate them into our conscious personality, accepting them with open arms not as abhorrent aspects of our self, but as necessary and vital parts of our being.
Among the five senses, we always think of vision and our eyes are the window to the soul. The eyes convey a lot of emotions and information. In fact, when it comes to feelings and emotions, the mouth expresses this just as well if not more. In our daily life, the mouth is a really important tool that we use to express our appeal, emotions, desires and something inside. At the same time, by observing people's mouths, they can even help us to detect deception. The mouth conveys a lot of information that is often ignored or not even observed. When the mouth is separated from the body, it becomes a strange alien, violent and potentially sexual object.
Therefore, I finally choose the mouth as the main visual element in articulating the “shadow”.
Face the shadow — The cobra’s eyes are never blinking, evoking a supernatural vigilance, like the eye of the unconscious psyche that sees where consciousness cannot. The whole work is like a magnifying glass. Through it, people can see the hidden and neglected self. Facing the shadow, although it is full of pain, grief, darkness, vulnerability and tenderness, but finally you will be touched by it and love it. Size: 84mm x 153mm x 33mm Material: Bronze(plated with 24K gold). 925 silver. Pearls. Cat's Eye
Shadow—Lust — Size: 26mm x 80mm x 24mm Material: Bronze(plated with 24K gold). Pearls
Conceal the shadow — Size: 85mm x 60mm x 37mm Material: Bronze(plated with 24K gold)
Life is struggle — The heart is bound up and corroded, Unable to accept the whole self, the gap between ideal and reality makes us feel painful and struggling. Size: 53mm x 110mm x 20mm Material: nail. black bristles. Bronze(plated with 24K gold). 925 silver. Red wool
I combine the eyes, the heart, the mouth, these important parts of the human body with some symbolic elements, such as spiders, vagina, cobra's eyes,,, and form a series of new strange body structures. They replaced the wearer's original body parts and were given new functions and meanings.
Joker — Although the clown always smile, whereas the meaning of the smile is not always the same. Size: 160mm x 250mm x 130mm Material: Resin . Feather
Prisoner — People are being imprisoned under great pressure and unable to breathe, longing for freedom from bondage. Size: 160mm x 220mm x 400mm Material: Resin . Feather
Warrior — Warrior refers to a person who fights in a battle or war, being aggressive and defensive. This mask suggests a state of hostility and resistance to the outside, as well as a refusal to engage with it. Size: 160mm x 220mm x 80mm Material: Resin . Feather
We force ourselves to adapt to society, disguising our real self, creating a personality as a facade, ignoring and restraining our feelings. This brutal reality means that we all have developed some form of mental illness, just to varying degrees.
When I feel upset, depressed or hopeless, there are always some negative, crazy thoughts that come up, and my whole mind is in a state between normal and abnormal. I have designed a series of masks which combined with photography visualize the negative emotional states and to arouse people’s emotional resonance.
In the design process, my negative emotions were released and alleviated, which was also a self-healing process. The human face is the real mask, and the mask is the real ego. The essence of the mask is not a disguise but an exposure.