Au Salon REVELATIONS …… une REVELATION !!
En 2016, Zhou Yiyan fait partie des 5 lauréats du Prix de la Jeune Création Métiers d’Art, piloté par les Ateliers d’Art de France depuis 1960,qui révèle les nouveaux visages de l’avant-garde des métiers d’art en France.
RÉVÉLATION / GRAND PALAIS PARISBIENNALE INTERNATIONALE METIERS ART & CRÉATION
Du Mercredi 4 au Lundi 8 Mai 2017
Zhou Yiyan at Revelations, The International Fine Craft and Creation Biennial Exhibition / 03 - 08 May 2017 – Zhou Yiyan – Piece: Set Of Jewelry, 2016 – Porcelain with matte and glossy gold paintPhoto by: Zhou Yiyan
Zhou Yiyan Piece: Set Of Jewelry, 2016 Porcelain with matte and glossy gold paint Photo by: Martin Konrad
Set of Jewelry it’s a composition of objects in porcelain displayed on a porcelain tray.
Zhou YiyanComing from the province of Anhui in the east of China, Zhou Yiyan studied art and design at the Shanghai Normal University, and then worked as a graphic designer for four years before settling in Paris in 2007 to pursue her artistic studies in photography and fashion design at Berçot Studio.
She subsequently developed a collection of art objects in porcelain that are inspired by her fascination for circles in Chinese culture, and that are worn as jewellery. Each item is unique and created by the artist in a contemporary ceramics studio. Featuring glossy or matt enamel, gilded or left untreated, each piece requires a long period of design work and perfect technical mastery in order to adapt the artisanal processes of ceramics to suit the desired form.
In 2016, Zhou Yiyan was among the 5 winners of the Young Creative Craftsworkers Award, which has been run by the Ateliers d’Art de France since 1960 with a view to revealing new faces from the vanguard of crafts in France.
Also, last year, in spring, Yiyan was noticed by Esther de Beaucé who selected a dozen pieces for Yiyan ‘s solo exhibition :“Circles”, which was held at Esther’s MiniMasterpiece Gallery. The gallery also showed Yiyan’s work at PAD PARIS ART+DESIGN, and ART ÉLYSÉES Art & Design, along with pieces by contemporary artists and designers.
In these porcelain circles, inspired by the traditional circles of Chinese culture and embroidery rings, Yiyan metaphorically retranscribes the complexity of human society, of the ties between people which build into circles (family, friends…) She primarily reveals the joy that she experiences when she spends a full day in the company of the “soft and modest clay” which she discovered at the Manufacture de Sèvres.
Yiyan exhibits her works in international Fine Craft & Creation Biennial taking place in Grand Palais, Paris.
Zhou Yiyan interviewed by Klimt02
« The shapes in my work are universal due to my inspiration in the nature and old cultures, the way I use these shapes in my object and the material I use are makes it singular. »
Zhou Yiyan Necklace: Construct-Decontructed, 2016 Porcelain with matte and glossy gold paint Photo by: Zhou Yiyan View on model:
Zhou Yiyan Necklace: T-R-I-O, 2016 Porcelain with matte gold paint Photo by: Martin Konrad Top view
Zhou Yiyan Necklace: Folded Twisted Oval With Gold Painting, 2015 – 2016 Porcelain with matte gold paint Photo by: Zhou Yiyan
Zhou Yiyan Necklace: Folded Twisted Oval With Gold Painting, 2015 – 2016 Porcelain with matte gold paint Photo by: Martin Konrad
Zhou Yiyan Ring: Panels, 2016 Porcelain with matte gold paint, silver 950 Photo by: Zhou Yiyan View on model
Zhou Yiyan Ring: Panels, 2016 Porcelain with matte gold paint, silver 950 Photo by: Martin Konrad
Zhou Yiyan Ring: Forest, 2016 Porcelain with matte gold paint, silver 950 Photo by: Martin Konrad
Zhouyiyan – COLLIER « OVALE TORSADÉ » 2015-2016
Zhouyiyan Collier Biscuit Cercle ouvert 2016 PORCELAINE PIÈCE UNIQUE
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