Liaung-Chung Yen was born and raised in Taiwan. His jewelry and artistic aesthetic is influenced by both Chinese culture and art. As is traditional in Chinese painting, Yen sees his work as an expression of the mind as well as small sculptures documenting the time and emotion in which he lives.
Yen’s work is also an exploration of sculpture form in jewelry by using geometric shapes and architectural structures. By arranging the similar forms in repetition, he tries to create the sense of rhythm in space. The wire forms and structures are hand fabricated and require countless solder points, creating strength and durability as well as the sense of delicacy in his jewelry.
Yen’s inspiration comes from the structure of nature, plants, rocks and minerals, landscape, and architecture. The materials that he uses are mostly 18k gold, sterling silver and precious stones. The techniques include fabrication, forming, fusing, soldering and stone setting.
Liaung Chung Yen has been featured in many publications and is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions. His work is also in the collections of the Museum of Contemporary Craft (Portland, OR) and the National Museum of Art, Design and Architecture (Oslo, Norway).