Infinite S / ∞ S
19 / 06 / 2018
Wang’s project started with the observation and research into the frequent social events around identity that are a characteristic of contemporary European cultures. Events like gay prides, festivals, marches and gatherings. From this standpoint he explores an understanding of personal identities and social values. He questions, from a jeweler’ perspective sexual identity, dress codes and how jewelry can participate in these discourses.
The ‘Infinite S’ collection explores sexuality in a wide range of forms, materials and outcomes. Wang draws upon Asian and Western historical depictions of sex, taboos and openness, through a soft erotic vocabulary of sensuality and restraint.
Synthesizing Asian and Western influences through extensive research into knotting from fishing and farming communities on both sides of the globe provides a cultural bridge into the production of these pieces. The concept plays out through shapes of gender neutral jewelry and jewelry like objects to discover new wearable potentials. Wang seeks to prove that contemporary art jewelry still keeps and defines the core values of our modern lives.