Gearry Suen is a 90s Chinese born jewellery artist based in London, educated at Central Saint Martins and Royal College of Art. His early years' painting and experimental art experiences guide his creativity toward an exceptionally bold style of 21st-century jewellery. Gearry's jewellery is deeply imaginative, an escape from reality. Gearry was the overall winner in Theo Fennell's Gilded Youth awards.
Gearry learned to observe Mother Nature in a subjective way, which inspires him to create surrealistic forms and structures. He is passionate about imposing that surrealism onto real objects, by incorporating emotional expressions in his pieces through movement and a sense of shock. With or without bodily interaction, Gearry’s works are always a piece of art.
The Chimera phenomenon is an important part of Gearry’s style. Whether it’s the identity diversity of millennials, the interaction between Eastern and Western culture, the future meeting the past, or the digital-analogue relationship, it’s all about contrast and dynamic interaction. In the context of High Jewellery, Gearry’s passion is to explore the relationship between innovation and technology on one side, and traditional craftsmanship on the other side. By studying historical best practices from centuries of High Jewellery craftsmanship and merging this with new advances in technology, he aims to create a novel style of High Jewellery. A real-world implementation of this is Gearry’s use of jade carving (an ancient technique) and virtual reality.
Transboundary brings new blood to the jewellery industry. Visual art, photography and fine art all provide opportunities and themes for Gearry’s creative process. His strict selection of coloured stones, precious metals and diamonds are based on playful drawing skills, mural restoration methods and photographic effects. Gearry uses techniques at the forefront of High Jewellery, such as superior jade carving, gem carving, and the use of titanium, to shape his imaginative world. His creative passion is to be incisive and vivid, and create “one of a kind” pieces.