Jiayang Chen : The Box World - an escape from real life and a fantasy of a better world

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Un-commissioned | New Talent

Why did you make this work:
It takes courage to break one’s boundaries, and it takes courage to leave “the box”. It is difficult to define whether we are looking at the box or we are looked at by the world in the box at the same time. Perhaps we all are in a huge box ourselves, and box planets also exist in the heart of all of us.

How was the illustration used:
Inspiring Interaction Model. I set up 13 storyboards and put them into independent boxes. Each box is a link in the story scene, and the audience can use deduce different stories.

How did you make this work:
I choose to make the box out of recycled old elm because the old wood has a more aged feel. The size of the box is set according to the setting of the scene, which is in line with people’s visual experience and has strong interaction and operability. In this way, 13 boxes of different sizes can be freely combined into stories with different effects.


Social Media:
instagram.com/caia_juanyangji
weibo @圈养记


College:
Goldsmiths
Course:
Children's literature: Children's Illustration book
Year of Graduation:
2022


Currently Based:
London, UK

Biography:
Jiayang Chen is currently a postgraduate student in children's illustration at Goldsmiths in London. She is skilled in paper art, hand model making, watercolour creation and other art forms. She has worked with the Shenyang Metro newspaper in China and the Higher Education Department of the French Consulate in Shenyang. Her ins Account is caia_juanyangji, her mail is jiayanginuk@126.com.

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