"I like to use geometric shapes, architectural elements and hollow construction forms to interpret nature. In result, the work is separated into two directions. One is toward plants, flowers, gardens and the other is rocks, minerals and landscapes. The wire structures and hollow construction forms require countless soldering process, creating strength and durability in what appears to be a fragile and delicate art jewelry piece. I try to create images in my work that will tell stories and express emotions. The materials that I used are mostly 18k gold, sterling silver and precious stones. The techniques include fabrication, forming, fusing, soldering and stone setting"
Liaung Chung Yen was born and raised in Taiwan and his jewelry and artistic aesthetic is influenced by both Chinese culture and art. Yen sees his work as an expression of the mind as well as small sculptures documenting the time and emotions in which he lives.
Yen received his Master of Fine Art in Metals and Jewelry at SCAD, Savannah College of Art and Design. Prior to this he studied Industrial Art at the National Taiwan University of Art in Taiwan. He is a former Visiting Assistant Professor at Metals and Jewelry Design Department at the School of American Crafts, RIT, Rochester, NY
Liaung-Chung is one of the featured artists in Shauna Burke's 'Plan B Art Project' and was selected to show an expanded body of work in Pistachios 'Opulent Compositions' alongside Shauna's traveling exhibition.