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Jewelry sculpture exhibit at Capital Museum

Updated: 2010-04-29 12:51
By Cong Fangjun (chinadaily.com.cn)

From heaven brought - the craftmanship of a soul, an exhibit of sculpted jewelry, opened on April 28, 2010, at the Capital Museum in Beijing.

International art jewelry designer and sculptor Wallace Chan continues his world tour showcasing his creations.

Chan is recognized internationally as the only Chinese jewelry sculptor of revolutionary design and unique technique. He was born in China and grew up in a traditional Chinese cultural environment. He completed rigorous training as an ivory sculptor and studied art at university. A self-taught person by nature, in the mid-1980s he invented the "Wallace Cut," an image-carving and reflecting technique incorporating elements of cameo, intaglio and gem faceting. A rich practical knowledge of metallurgy and machinery led him to combine different kinds of gems, like opals and various metals, which are not easily combined. He “marries” them until they are melted or cast into one. Creative influences include traditional art realism, Buddhist art and Greco-Roman mythic motifs. Particularly sought after by collectors in Hong Kong, China, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, and Germany, his works are available in selected venues.

The exhibit ends on June 27.

(Voice over: Xing Xudong)