The new creations by Wallace Chan, with his indestructible ceramic, on show in London ♦ ︎
The teacher. The artist. The innovator. Wallace Chan is all three of these definitions at the same time. For example, just a couple of years ago he developed an incredible indestructible porcelain and five times harder than steel, a material that allows him to create jewelry, but also sculptures, which could not be made with other materials.
And for the European public, Wallace Chan presents some of his most recent (and rarefied) jewelry creations in London. The exhibition is entitled Shapeshifter: The Multiverse of Wallace Chan (September 14-17, Asia House). It is also the third and final stage of this traveling exhibition, over time arrived at 20 pieces, with unbreakable porcelain. In addition, the exhibition includes ten large titanium sculptures, the metal favorite of the Hong Kong artist-jeweler. Another invention of the jeweler is the Wallace Cut, a technique of engraving in a transparent stone or crystal, which combines faceting and carving techniques. The result of this delicate work is a multidimensional optical illusion, which reveals four additional images of the incision if they are observed on the front face.
Some of these pieces have already been presented in New York and Hong Kong, others are new. Among the most interesting pieces is the Garden of Dreams pin, which uses porcelain that is repeatedly carved and baked. The filaments of the flower are in blue-green titanium and the anthers are made with red precious stones. The first creation with the special porcelain is, instead, a ring entitled A New Creation, which combines white porcelain with blue sapphire, aquamarines and pavé diamonds. Federico Graglia