Jewellery & Metal (MA)
Eavan Yiwen Wang
Eavan Yiwen Wang is a conceptual jewellery artist and independent fashion jeweller who trained at Royal College of Art and based in London. Her early years metal experiences and contemporary art education in Nanjing University of the Arts guide her jewellery creativity towards a conceptual way.
Eavan’s work is a personal response to everyday experiences and observations by using both conventional goldsmithing materials and feminine elements. Her work also allows one to go deeper beyond the physical structures into abstracted textures that speak a new language of jewellery.
As a fashion jeweller, Eavan’s work carries a strong minimalist, timeless, chic and deconstructed style.
Eavan believes jewellery is a reflection of lifestyle and experience which gives her opportunities and themes to create and shape her own art world.
“Is your body your home?”
My objective is to emancipate a women within a censored society, by positivity allowing women self-exploration on sexual matters. The collection allows us to discover our bodies, perceive desire in a new perspective.
Designing and implementing through self-perception enriches the jewellery/object spectrum of possibilities. It allows me to pursue a more sustainable way of designing through digital and craft in a different extent. By rendering antique denudate with my own design will effectively illustrate the concept of contrast and body interflow. Each piece will lead viewers to touch, to experience, and to ponder on each topic.
In hope of introducing my production will leave the audience with a sense of astonishment through my perspective, and in-depth apprehension on my artworks.
Chapter1;01 — 7 x 40 x 85 mm Sterling Silver 2020
Chapter1; foodddddd combs
Chapter1;02 — 25 x 40 x 100 mm Bronze, Silver Plated 2020
Chapter1;03 — 50 x 60 x 115 mm Bronze, Silver Plated 2020
My belief is self-understanding, daily ritual, and it represents a person’s soul. Combing, touches your body and soul. Our hair is part of our body, and it connects us to our soul. By implementing this idea, my first subject, “Food Comb”, touches one soul in each use. Our hair comes in different forms, curly, straight, long, short, black, white, etc. Each soul manifests its selves in different forms as well, by judging a person’s character, background, education, and influence. A food comb grooms our hair, disentangle mull hair strand, like a fork divide food to pieces. The fork is similar to a comb, as they operate the same by isolating and segregating. Our soul is tangled with daily chaos, it has become a necessity on a daily basis, to segregate our mixed feelings from the influence of life. It is another way for us to feed and distribute our soul with order from disorder, good auras from bad vibes.
Medium:Sterling Silver/Bronze, Silver Plated
Size:25 x 40 x 100 mm / 50 x 60 x 115 mm / 7 x 40 x 85 mm
Chapter2;01 — 1 x 17 x 140 mm Copper, Silver Plated 2020
Chapter2;02 — 2 x 17 x 240 mm Copper, Silver Plated 2020
Chapter2;03 — 2.5 x 15 x 660 mm Copper, Silver Plated 2020
My subjects envision the female body as a provisional source, it is similar to one eats with a designed spoon envelop the thorax, milk funnels through a devised opening in the mid-section of the spoon; Whilst a women’s breast too is a sexual innuendo to the same or opposite sex. They serve as a sexual implication, where my subject embellishes a women’s chest, signifying the decorated female breast, amplifying the seductive, stimulating sensation for the touch and fondle of a bosom. Is the human nature through age, the conception of a nipple evolve from food to sex, barrier becomes vague.
Medium:Sterling Silver/Copper, Silver Plated
Size:1 x 17 x 140 mm / 2 x 17 x 240 mm / 2.5 x 15 x 660 mm
Cigarette Case Necklace 2020
Our collaboration comes with the intention to convey femininity, and elegance in a brief and playful way; Whereas my jewellery will be part of the garments, exhibiting in different ways, by utilising reflective materials as the key elements for the design.
Yishi’s design emerge from the women’s perspective, which be of opinion that female gaze is more about explore the inner feelings, and the freedom of privacy of contemporary women, being charismatic, captivating, congenial and genuine.
Medium:Sterling Silver/ Bronze, Silver Plated
Size:110 x 26 x 1 mm / 89 x 7 x 7 mm / 25 x 32 x 2 mm / 40 x 25 x 5 mm / 12 x 4 x 20 mm / 15 x 500 x 1 mm
Cat Dropping Earring — 85 x 15 x 30 mm Sterling Silver, Resin, Metal Plated 2019
Cat Choker — 205 x 30 x 15 mm Sterling Silver, Resin, Metal Plated 2019
Cat Long Necklace — 470 x 30 x 15 mm Sterling Silver, Resin, Metal Plated 2019
Rose Ring — 150 x 35 x 35 mm Bronze, Sterling Silver 2019
Carpet Bangle — 85 x 100 x 10 mm Copper, Silver Plated, Sterling Silver 2019
The majority of hypothesis and elements of the specific jewelleries are based on the places visited by Timothee. A blend of traditional craftsmanship with modern aesthetics, transfuse the details of these memories into jewelleries. Recreating the very symbols, in hope that all the wearer adorns is not only a piece of jewellery, but also a special memory.