Craft and creativity continues to grow in China, none of which would be possible without the inspired and daring minds behind the ideas and production. We are asking the creative community in China five fun questions to learn a little bit more about the people behind this burgeoning industry. Hope you enjoy! If you think you should be profiled or you know someone creative who should be profiled send an email to email@example.com.
Hammer Chen 大木耳
Printmaking artist/Illustrator 版画艺术家和插画师
Main manager of printmaking studio “Wait and Roll”.
滚动版画Wait and Roll主理人
Graduated from the Department of Illustration, University of the Arts London.
Hammer began to study prints while in the university, and deep-dived into the subject for 3 years at several printmaking studios. Hammer has been exploring different applications of printmaking in illustration, and was selected as a member artist of The Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers in 2016. In 2017 Hammer founded printmaking studio “Wait and Roll”, which doubles as a “printmaking creative lab”.
毕业于伦敦艺术大学插画系。在就读插画系期间，因受到版画的诱惑开始研习版画。除了在伦艺，3年里还分别在伦敦5家版画工作室里学习。一直在探索版画作为创作方式在插画设计领域应用的可能性。2016被选拔为英国皇家版画协会的成员艺术家。2017在上海创立滚动版画工作室Wait and Roll。滚动版画工作室Wait and Roll是一家专业版画工作室，更是一个版画创作实验室。
1. Favorite meal to cook? 最喜欢做的一道菜？
Sliced beef in chili oil. I can eat it everyday, better with some cucumbers.
2. Coffe or tea? 喜欢喝茶还是咖啡？
Tea, I quite like earl grey it goes so well with beef in chili.
3. Favorite sound? 最喜欢什么声音？
The sound of raindrops tapping on the roof and window on a rainy day.
4. If you could master any instrument what would that be? 如果你能演奏任何乐器，你希望是什么？
Bass guitar. Recently my friend said that when we grow old, we should form a band. Other instruments and lead singers already decided, for now missing a someone playing bass.
5. Last photograph you took? 你拍的最后一张照片是什么？
I took it in the morning on the way to workout.
We invite each of the creatives we profile to tag another interesting person for the series. Hammer Chen suggested illustrator Aki Jiang.
我们邀请创意人士来一场接力赛，每个人都要推荐另一位有意思的创意人士。 Hammer Chen 推荐的下一个人是：插画师Aki Jiang。