contemporary
jewellery & ceramics
Sept 26 - Oct 21 2016
In the Clouds - Beijing Design Week 2016

At Ubi Gallery you will always find the latest trends in contemporary jewellery and ceramics. For this year’s Beijing Design Week, the gallery will present colourful pieces by a mix of renowned designers from Europe and Asia. Inspired by the photo-sharing culture, Ubi selected designers who work with lenses, photo filters, light and endless clouds and scenes full of inspiration, hope and dreams. They play around with panels of colours, soap bubbles, shades and transparency to ignite your creativity.

In cooperation with: Atelier Murmur (CN), CHP..? (NL), Daisuke Motogi (JP), House of Thol (NL), Jiro Kamata (JP/DE), Kana Umeda (JP), Petite Friture (FR), Phenomena (JP), Talia Radford (AU), Studio Oddness (NL)

July 28 - Sept 4
Ubi Topyoung 2016

From over 50 Asian jewellery graduates a jury selected the 10 best submissions. A range of innovative and elegant pieces and personal stories expressed in jewellery. The artists worked with concrete, brass, leather, textile, acrylic, horsehair and more.

Jewellery designers are famous for their innovative use of material and their ability to make small wearable sculptures. If you want to see what is going on in this new discipline, you can find a nice and fresh overview in Ubi Gallery. The top 3 of this award exhibition is accredited to Yenim Park, Muhua Chen, Wei Zhou. Congratulations!

Hansek Tai | Jong Seol Lim | Muhua Chen | Ruoyan Wang | Suel Ki Lee | Ting Chun Chen | Wei Zhou | Xiaoning Lin | Ye Jia | Yenim Park

Deadline June 22nd - exhibition July 28th - Sept 4th 2016
Ubi Topyoung 2016 - Award exhibition for Asian Jewellery graduates

For the 4th year in a row Ubi Gallery will organize the Ubi Topyoung graduation exhibition. The most visited exhibition of the year for young Asian jewellery talents. Are you graduating this year and do you want to know more - drop us an email on topyoung@ubigallery.com 

March 26 - May 7 2016
TRACKS: THE PERSONAL STORY OF HENG LEE, LI JING, FRANK CHAI

Frank Chai, Heng Lee and Li Jing all want one thing – to tell a story, to make sure, some things are not forgotten. Heng Lee reveals the hidden beauty of Taiwanese nature and craft. Li Jing can’t stop herself sharing the fun lead figures in all kinds of stories you can imagine yourself. And Frank Chai impresses with colourful statements, full of objects and references to the story of daily life.

The work is different in technique, material and personality. But they all invite us to enjoy our imagination and cherish hidden stories and keep memories alive.

Heng Lee is educated as a jewellery artist in Taiwan. He is inspired by Chinese traditional crafts, as embroidery from the many ethnic minorities. He enlarges the colourful embroidery pattern and attaches this to the laser cut stainless steel. In this specific series of works, he used flowers that only grow in Taiwan, hence the title of the collection ‘Floral print of Formosa.’ His works shows you the pixel structure of the enlargement and the details and texture of the flower embroidery. He is literally building a bridge between traditional and contemporary crafts.

On one hand images on the internet give you the opportunity to see details of nature, that you wouldn’t have seen otherwise. On the other hand, you can see so many pictures online, that you might forget where they really come from. This tension inspired Heng Lee to use natural images, traditional crafts and digital technology all in one. He reveals hidden beauty into beautiful patterns. For the first time we will show his new, smaller sized work.

March 26 - May 7 2016
TRACKS: THE PERSONAL STORY OF HENG LEE, LI JING, FRANK CHAI

Frank Chai, Heng Lee and Li Jing all want one thing – to tell a story, to make sure, some things are not forgotten. Heng Lee reveals the hidden beauty of Taiwanese nature and craft. Li Jing can’t stop herself sharing the fun lead figures in all kinds of stories you can imagine yourself. And Frank Chai impresses with colourful statements, full of objects and references to the story of daily life.

The work is different in technique, material and personality. But they all invite us to enjoy our imagination and cherish hidden stories and keep memories alive.

Frank Chai started with fashion design and switched to jewellery design, which he studied in Shanghai and Birmhingham. His work is narrative, due to the found objects that play a central role in his pieces. Those objects reflect on his daily life and dream world. They are part of his environment and don’t conceal hidden meanings. For him art is a way of recording, keep things alive, that otherwise might be forgotten. His objects are not selected because of its material, but he is interested in the way the object can communicate and tell a story. His work is quite dramatic in size, colour and esthetics. He likes that his work catches people’s eyes and are statements and most of all good looking pieces in every sense.

March 26 - May 7 2016
TRACKS: THE PERSONAL STORY OF HENG LEE, LI JING, FRANK CHAI

Frank Chai, Heng Lee and Li Jing all want one thing – to tell a story, to make sure, some things are not forgotten. Heng Lee reveals the hidden beauty of Taiwanese nature and craft. Li Jing can’t stop herself sharing the fun lead figures in all kinds of stories you can imagine yourself. And Frank Chai impresses with colourful statements, full of objects and references to the story of daily life.

The work is different in technique, material and personality. But they all invite us to enjoy our imagination and cherish hidden stories and keep memories alive.

Li Jing is educated in printmaking and engraving. She developed her taste for storytelling and creating her own animations and figures. When she made some copperplate engravings of her humorous animal stories, she noticed that the audience was as interested in the sparkling copperplates as in the final prints. That made her wonder if she could use the copperplates in a more profound way. She continued her education at the jewellery department of Tsinghua University and worked on her series of copper engraved brooches and necklaces. She uses copper, brass, Japanese pure gold and silver foil. The coloring ink is commonly used for printing RMB notes, which gives a special shine and depths to the pieces. The metal surface is coated with an anti – oxidation layer.