Circulation (Heart #4)
情感循環 (心臟 #4)

Luk Shan 陸珊


Porcelain, Glaze and Onglaze Paint Decal, Bronze 瓷、釉、漆貼花、青銅
22x12x14cm
2019
$9,800

Luk Shan

The process of mending an object is also a process of self reflection and healing.

 

A series of surgeries I underwent in 2016 challenged me tremendously physically and emotionally, and resulted in a calling to capture and share my perspective of optimism towards imperfections in the form of broken and mended porcelain objects.

 

My solo exhibition in 2019 presented the linkage between mending myself and mending an object. In preparing for the show, through the repetitive creating, spontaneous breaking, and the lengthy mending processes, I was able to dig out wounds, re-experience the pain and start the healing process.

 

Initially the exploration of glass art and porcelain mending as creative media started purely as my personal interests, yet the longer I work with these media the more I realise how they may represent the antagonistic and complementary influences of Eastern and Western cultures within me.

 

My journey started learning glass art in Murano, Venice from Maestro Lucio Bubacco; it continued with an apprenticeship with Master Wang Lao Xie (王老邪) in the ancient Chinese porcelain mending techniques called Ju China (鋦瓷 juci). Master Wang,  himself a intangible cultural heritage (非物質文化遺產代表性傳承人), not only taught me about techniques, but also opened my perspectives on Chinese culture which I was not aware of during my colonial upbringing in Hong Kong.

I was so inspired by that aspect of Chinese culture that I began my research into different porcelain making and mending crafts and the aesthetics choices involved across different cultures. Little did I know at the beginning that my artistic direction was closely connected to my early interest in psychology and the cultural confusion I experienced during my adolescence.

 

Born in the colonial years of Hong Kong, Shan Luk chose to study psychology in her first degree, hoping that it might answer the many questions about life, mind and existence. Throughout the years, she continues her search for these answers.

With her talents in working with a vast diversity of materials, she started sewing during her teenage years (grandmother being a self-taught tailor, mother being a seamstress), and moved on creating jewellery and accessories. In recent years, she focused on porcelain, glass and metal as creative media. 

Since her first solo exhibition held in 2019 (supported by ADC),  the concept of healing as represented by ju china mending technique became a signature of her work.

 

Solo Exhibition

 

2019

  • Juci Art by Shan Luk Solo Exhibition, Hong Kong Arts Development Council Project Grant

 

Group Exhibition

 

2021

  • Beyond/Behind, IAMA, Hong Kong Central Library

  • Graduate Show of Master of Arts in Visual Arts, HKBU

  • 重塑·新生活 ACT II,Quayside, Kwun Tong

 

2020

  • Crossing Border | Border Crossing International Festival of Intermedia 2020

  • I AM An artist Exhibition Group Exhibition by IAMA, The Fringe Club

 

2019

  • JCCAC Festival 2019

  • A Bauhinia, JCCAC Art Exhibition

  • Lantern Festival, Various Locations, LCSD

 

2018

  • 廠出, JCCAC

 

2016

  • Ju China Group Exhibition, JCCAC

 

2009

  • RUSH Exhibition, JCCAC

 

2006

  • Hong Kong Glass Art Development Association Group Exhibition

 

Academic

 

2021

  • Master of Arts in Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University (Awarded 2020/21 Taught Postgraduate Fellowship)

 

2002

  • Master in Business Information Technology, Middlesex University, UK

 

1998

  • Bachelor of Social Sciences (General) Major in Psychology, The University of Hong Kong

 

Curatorial Experience

 

2018

  • Esplorare 索 · Ying Wa Joint-School Art Tour to Venice Exhibition 英華聯校威尼斯遊學團師生展

 

2017

  • Textile and Fibre Art Show 紡• 織•布藝作品展, Arts Cowork Gallery

  • Scents of Life Contemporary Jewellery x Wearable Object Exhibition, Arts Cowork Gallery

 

2016

  • FIREWORK – Works of Fire Group Exhibition < 火作 – 花火> 玻璃陶瓷聯展, Artisens Studio

  • Ju China and Ceramic Exhibition 鋦瓷陶瓷師生展, Central Courtyard, JCCAC

 

Related Training

 

2019

  • Interdisciplinary Special: Hot Glass and Ceramics by Rike Scholle and Eva Masterman, Bild-Werk, Germany

  • Sculpting with Clay with Luo Xiao Ping, Jingdezhen, China (羅小平雕塑.泥片成型塑造藝術, 景德鎮陶溪川國際工作室)

 

2018

  • Kiln Casting and Printing on Glass by Silvia Levenson, Bild-Werk, Germany

  • Safety Use of Grinding Wheels, Hong Kong Occupational Safety and Health Council

 

2017-2019

  • Traditional Porcelain Crafting, Jingdezhen, China

 

2014

  • Ju China Basic and Intermediate Workshops by Wang Lao Xie, China

 

2011

  • Gas Welding Safety Training, Hong Kong Occupational Safety and Health Council 

 

2005

  • Sculpting with Glass by Luicio Bubacco, Murano, Vernice, Italy

 

2004

  • Glass Lampworking Basic, Kinari Studio, Osaka, Japan

 

Working Experience

 

2021

  • Vice Chairperson, Tai Po District Arts Advancement Association

 

2019

  • Guest Lecturer on Glass Making in Chian Academy of Arts, Hangzhou, China (受邀到中國美術學院玻璃系教授玻璃燈工課程)

 

2017-Now

  • Established Arts Cowork Limited (provide exhibition, teaching space and experience sharing platform for craft art practitioners in Hong Kong)

 

2018

  • Ying Wa Joint School Art Tour to Venice, Italy and art consultant

 

2016

  • Teaching Assistant to Master Lucio Bubacco, Murano, Venice, Italy

 

2008

  • Established Artisens Studio in JCCAC, one of the very few teaching studio focused mainly on craft art in glass and ceramics

 

1997-2008

  • Executive Officer, HKSAR Government

 

Media Coverage

 

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