Launched by VONMO Studio, The 2nd “Intimate Relationship”-themed Contemporary Art Jewelry Exhibition selected 66 artists and 193 shortlisted works. “Artists need to consider the relationships between things in the world, and show what “intimate relationship” is by means of jewelry. In reality, it may in essence be a “social exchange”, in which both parties are weighing their own costs and rewards to decide whether to continue such a relationship. From this perspective, intimate relationships aren’t romantic at all; nevertheless, perhaps it is such rationality that helps intimate relationships become happy and long-lasting.” (Supplementary Notes to “Intimate Relationship”)
My interest for jewellery came when I was a child from my mother. I`ve always browsed her treasure drawers, admired the colours and shapes of her earrings, necklaces, brooches and rings. She had a lot of non-precious material pieces made of Bakelite, painted metals, wood, glass or plastic. I`ve carefully played with the pieces, they were like toys for me. Sometimes, when I found a broken jewellery piece or two, I`ve tried to put it together again or to make another wearable piece out of it. I`ve learned to recycle and to create something original. It became important for me to find a way, how to put materials and colours together. Precious and non-precious materials has become one whole. Soft and strong colours are playing together one symphony. I`m very thankful to my mama for letting me play with her jewellery since I was a child, about 7 years old.