Greetings from JCCB#4
We would like to thank to all applicants of JCCB#4 2016 Residency Program.
We received many applications from around the world showing very good artworks. Our curator has selected :
- HE Wenjue (China)
Born in Hunan in 1970, now residing in Beijing. He graduated from Shenzhen University, Central Academy of Fine Arts and Jilin College of Arts. He received an M.A. degree. Now he is the leaguer of Chinese Art Association and Chinese Painting As- sociation respectively. He attended solo exhibitions including: 2002 “Sunshine & Water “, Beijing; 2006 “Water: Sparkling Ripples and Wavering Shadows “, Bangkok; 2007 “He Wenjue Solo Exhibition”, Shanghai; 2008 “He Wenjue Watches Movies”, Beijing; 2008 “Beijing He Wenjue Solo Exhibition”, Essen. Group exhibitions he has-has participated in includ: 1999 “The 9th National Fine Arts Exhibi- tion”, Shanghai; 2005 “Visual Express: 2005 Shang- hai Youth Biennale” Shanghai; 2006 “Exhibition of Today’s Chinese Fine Arts “, Beijing; 2006 “Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition”, Paris and London; 2007 “15 Contemporary Artists from China, Zurich; 2008 “7th Shanghai Biennale”, Shanghai.
- Bojana Krizanec. Born in Slovenia, 1973
In my work I use different materials. Lately I have been concentrated in expressing my ideas in ceramics. I use simple and clear forms which I “decorate” with a few colours, usually only black, red and gold are present. In a way my work is very graphical and very direct. I am interested in contrasts like good and bad, black and white, male – female, strong – weak… My ceramics work is made in the technique Japanese Raku which is very unpredictable, because when you take the object from the kiln, you don’t know where the cracks and different patterns will appear, but that is what I like, not to be able to control everything and expect the surprise. 2007 : She graduate from sculpture and ceramics (BA) at Famul Stuart High School for Art, Ljubljana, Slovenia 2013: 3rd Prize at the exhibition Okusi/Taste, Municipality Museum of City Umag, Croatia. 2013: Honorary Diploma at the International exhibition of ceramics and glass, Zagreb, Croatia. 2008: Prize for the young artist, Majski salon (annual May exhibition of the association of Slovene artists). Solo Exhibition: 2015: Erotic tasting, Gallery C’Here, Beijing, China. 2014 : Gallery Plevnik–Kronkowska, Celje. 2014: Gallery AQ, Celje. 2011: EKTC, Gallery Castle Betnava, Maribor.
Jose Luis Singson (The Phillipines)He was born 1985, recently graduated from the University of the Philippines (Diliman) in 2013 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Painting. He has been extensively working with terracotta since his undergraduate thesis, subsequent to his apprenticeship under UP College of Fine Arts professor and ceramicist Rita Badilla-Gudiño. He has been constantly making use of bantog clay from Vigan, Ilocos Sur, and appropriating the visual language of old buildings of the city into his artworks. Using the syntax of absence and presence, he uses different media to create pieces that serve as a reflection of society immediate to his proximity and personal history.
- Soe Yu Nwe is an artist from Myanmar. In 2009, she left Myanmar to study abroad in the United States at Albion College. In 2013, she received her BFA from Albion College and was awarded the Outstanding Senior Art Major Award and Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges upon graduation. She continued her education at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), and recently graduated from their MFA program with the Ceramic Wintersession Residency award. Soe Yu has received numerous awards and grants from Rhode Island School of Design, Albion College and Michigan Ceramic Art Association such as
RISD Fellowship, Distinguished Fellowship from The Hambidge Center, Runyon Pottery Award for Outstanding Ceramic Entry, Albion FURSCA grants and Artist Grant from Vermont Studio Center. She is currently participating in numerous residencies around the United States. Soe Yu will be a presenting for Myanmar in “The Tree of Life: 4th Southeast Asian Ceramics Festival” at Ayala Museum.
- Joris Link, born 21 april 1979 Dutch/ BritishVisual artistThe ceramic sculptures of Joris Link are about shapes, structures and contrasts. Often using repetition, constructed of serial produced elements which, depending on the space, are combined in different ways to become bigger sculptures. The sculptures are often monumental but can also be small objects. They tickle the imagination and form a relationship with its surroundings.The sculptures in itself usually do not give away its size. They can easily be very small or huge. Inspiration comes from mathematical forms, molecules but also landscapes and nature.Characteristic of Joris Link his work is his own idiom of form and use of colours displaying beautiful craftsmanship