RCA SHOW 2012

Ya-Wen Chou

Textiles


Precious Object

Mixed media


It started as an exploration of traditional patterns from the native culture in my home, Taiwan. Native people believed everything contained spirits and adopted the philosophy of harmonious coexistence between humanity and nature, hoping that in the afterlife they could become the sacred presence watching over their offspring. Today, capitalism has stepped in and choices are bought at the expense of our great traditions. We are forced to rediscover beauty and restore our belief in a processed, synthetic reality.

My goal is to create a paradise where one may commune with nature and pass stories to the next generation as family heirlooms.



+44 (0)7876 276 290

yawen.chou@network.rca.ac.uk

www.arwenchou.com


Specialism: Mixed-media Textiles


CV

Degrees

BA Hons, Textile Design, Chelsea College of Art & Design, 2009; Foundation Art & Design, Textile Design, Chelsea College of Art & Design, 2006

Experience

Freelance swatch work, Calvin Klein Underwear, J Crew, Kenneth Cole, New York, 2009-10; Internship, Christopher Farr, London, 2010; Internship, Alexander McQueen, London, 2009

Exhibitions

Paradise , Salone Internazionale del Mobile, Milan, Italy, 2012; East Meets West: Art and Design Now, MOKSPACE Gallery, 33 MUSEUM STREET, London, 2012; Indigo, Première Vision, Paris, France, 2008