By the 2010s, Wallace Chan was already renowned internationally for his works as a jewellery artist and innovator, but most of the carvings and sculptures he created alongside his jewellery pieces in the past decades remained unknown to the world. Chan is obsessed with new discoveries, and is constantly looking for bigger canvases and new materials.
After eight years of research and experimentation, he unleashed titanium's undiscovered potential not only in jewellery but also in large-scale sculptures, allowing the materialisation of unprecedented colours and forms.
Subsequently, he spent seven years on the rebirth of porcelain, resulting in the birth of The Wallace Chan Porcelain, a material five times harder than steel, which is colourful, smooth and lustrous -embodying new aesthetics and high complexity in both his jewellery and sculptural works.
Now in his 60s, Chan focuses on reflections, which are often conveyed through the use of mirrors and glass in his works. He regards the creative process as a means for him to recreate himself and the world in which he lives. The imagery of the newborn continues to be prevalent in his works, more often than not, a manifestation of himself.
To date, Chan is one of the very few artists - if not the only one - to use titanium in sculptures of such colour and scale.
First image: Lotus Children by Wallace Chan (Sulptures & Carvings)
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