Date: November 28, 2016
An exhibition showcasing metal artworks and items of jewelry by Ruan Weng-mong is underway at the
Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, offering visitors an opportunity to explore the acclaimed Taiwan designer’s extravagant creations.
Running until Dec. 4, the event displays a variety of works produced by Ruan since 1997, including Original Decoration, a brass sculpture in the shape of a human head; Ruts of Homeland, a broach made of agate, ebony and silver; and Seeds of Life, a metal painting created using lacquer and metallic powders.
The pieces on display highlight the artist’s diverse interests and talents. “I like to cross boundaries and experiment in terms of both subject and materials,” the 64-year-old explained during a Nov. 25 discussion at the museum for members of the Taiwan Creative Jewelry Designer Association.
Ruan encouraged the designers in attendance to be daring, noting that he begins projects without regard to the cost, even though his pieces are often very expensive owing to his frequent use of precious stones. [FULL STORY]