ContinuEd Project Space: Kaijie Chen
Students SHARE THEIR ARTWORK AT SVA CONTINUING EDUCATION
December 2, 2019
by Continuing Education
Visit our ContinuEd Project Spaces, where we are pleased to present an exhibition of artwork by Kaijie Chen, who is a recent SVACE student. Chen exhibits two projects, Unusual Beauty and Grow. Chen created this work in conjunction with Adam Meyers' course, Cinema 4D and After Effects Integration. This exhibition will be on view throughout December in our exhibition spaces located at 209 East 23rd Street and 380 2nd Ave, 8th floor.
Kaijie Chen writes:
Unusual Beauty is a collection created after witnessing someone close to me struggling with a mental disorder. I tried to cultivate an unusual and wild beauty of mental disorder and considered an alternative perspective than the general stigmas.The concept was developed into two directions: the illusion perspective created by people who have mental disorders, achieved through camouflage text, melting metal and glitchy art effects; the other being playful looks of the brain and nerves —such as the brain exploding and of the twisting mind.
Grow is a concept that explores the expressive possibilities offered by motion graphics to create unique dynamic and surreal surface imaging for skateboards. It blends the beauty, play and abstractions of art, thereby creating a product that inspires the backdrops of our lives. Patterns on Individual boards are cropped from a motion graphic video I made.
Kaijie Chen, a surface & visual designer living in the US, was born in Shanghai. She chooses to explore the interdisciplinary field of surface design which combines visual design, material exploration, and engineering technology. Her work involves collaborating with a diversity of artists, design studios, and architectural firms. The scope of the projects range from high profile residential units, artist exhibitions, and large scale projects in the hospitality and fashion retail industry. She has won awards in international catalogs such as the Good Design Award, Adobe Design Achievement Awards, A’ Design Award, The International Design Awards (IDA), and Coca-Cola Contour Bottle Design Contest. Her works have been exhibited worldwide and published in Designboom and Interior Design Magazine. This year, she has given talks in SEGD (the Society for Experiential Graphic Designs) and DesignPhiladelphia.