譚德熙
譚德熙
TAM Tak Hei
Previous Works
TAM Tak Hei

Tam Tak Hei is interested in the space that surrounds us, objects that change the atmosphere of it, especially the interactions between space and architectural forms. He tends to use elements of space and architecture to create his works. Putting his interests into practice, instead of creating large scale sculpture, he typically creates smaller objects. To be more specific, he likes to adopt the idea of the “miniature”, objects that captured the essence of forms even in small size. He adopts metalsmithing and jewellery making as his art practice. He considers jewellery as a small space—each piece of jewellery contains a spac​e of its own. He interprets the essence of architecture and adopt the structure and details of certain architectural elements. His works are often miniature and wearable at the same time, thus the context changes when it is being displayed or worn. Using the body as an architectural interface, he addresses the relationship and intimacy between architecture and humankind, making those ornaments of architecture become ornaments of the body and parts of the body silhouette. Reminding us our relationship with the architecture, creating a alternate intimacy between architecture and mankind.

譚德熙十分留意周遭空間與物件之間的影響,尤其是空間與建築物的互動,因此他的作品亦傾向運用空間及建築元素。在他的創作中,他一般會製作小型物件而非大型雕塑。更準確地說,他喜歡引用「微型」這概念:從細小體積捕捉物件的精髓,並利用建築的精隨,對結構與細節的構造加以詮釋。 金工則是譚德熙主要的創作方法,他認為「首飾」是一種微型空間——每一件首飾都是一個空間的載體。他的作品既是一件「微型」作品,亦是可穿戴的物品,所以其作品的內容在展示或佩戴時會有所轉變。當「首飾」穿戴在身上時,身體便成為了一種建築載體,他希望以此強調建築物與身體的親密關係,將建築物的配件轉化成為身體的穿戴物及身體輪廓的一部份——提醒我們與建築物之間的關係,凝造另類的親密感。

Pipe Form Study

2017

Brass

4.5 × 2.2 × 6.5 cm 5.5 × 4.5 × 10.8 cm 9.5 × 4.2 × 2 cm (From left to right)

We often neglect certain parts of the architecture when we are being inside of one. By making ornaments of the building become ornaments on the body, extending the interface of the body into the architectural space, an alternate intimacy between architecture and mankind is created.

Signal Tower Study

2018

Brass, enamel on copper, screws and stainless steel wire

4.5 × 4 × 8 cm

He study different kinds of signal towers, analyze their forms and capture the essence. Finding the common characteristics of different signal towers, and what are the most significant form to depict them.

Tribute To Le Corbusier

2017

Brass, epoxy and stainless steel wire

4.5 × 0.8 × 6.5 cm

He made a brooch based on the “The Five Points of a Modern Architecture” suggested by Le Corbusier.

Concrete Series

2017

Brass, concrete, stainless steel wire and silver findings

7.2 × 0.9 × 5.5 cm (Necklace), 1 × 0.8 × 3.5 cm, 1 × 0.5 × 1 cm (Earrings)

Combining concrete and brass, he made a jewellery series of necklace and earrings based on different architectural forms.

Landscape in Shell

2017

Shells, brass and pearl

Size variable

Shells came from the death of shellfish, they were then washed onshore, and become part of the landscape. Within the landscape, they provide nutrients and nurture new life, and the cycle starts again. He made a jewellery series using shells and pearl, which is jewellery and landscape miniature at the same time.