WU CHING CHIH - TAIWAN
Wu Ching-Chih, specialising in enamelling. He is known for his excellence in illustrating abstract themes and personal thoughts with his works. He achieves so by combining traditional goldsmithing and enamelling techniques with his distinguished visual style to create his series of work.
Ching-Chih Wu evaluates ordinary household items, reimagine them and creates a series of work using contemporary crafting techniques. Utilising electro-forming and various metal-smithing techniques, the artist transforms found objects into metal, and varnish them in vivid colours with enamel. He aims to explore whether found objects retain their value after having gone through various modes of transformation. The pieces incorporate the concept of both jewellery and sculpture, taking the functionality of jewellery as partial form of the object; the body of work transcends practicality, embodying the maker’s concept as a “micro-sculpture”. This series, with this concept at its core, demonstrates the versatileness of materials.