Artist-IN-Residence: TONY WHLGN
We’ve recently collaborated with Tony Whlgn on an in-house artist residency to create a jewelry capsule collection proposed by the artist. The collection was inspired by Oneself identity and the masking of intention; hiding who we really are behind the mask of our egos, conflicted with showing the world our true self. Using the structural bases of indigenous masks, and using them to express the reflection of the environment of inner and outer self.
Casting de Khrysopoeia offers a artist-in-residence program that allows for collaboration between our production team, our founder/CEO Karissma Yve and the Artist. The residency offers full-access to the design/manufacturing facility with the option to create hand rendered designs. Over the course of the three week residency, the participant will be able to cast their unique jewelry pieces and carry out Research, Lost-Wax casting and Finishing processes with the assistance of our production team.
About Tony Whlgn
Paradox . Humor . Change
"...I heard it in a movie once, and it hasn’t left my Philosophy since."
Professionally known as Tony Whlgn ( Hoo - li - gen ), I’m an Artist + Designer, born on Detroit’s Eastside. With a background in Digital and Fine Art, I’ve survived as an Artist in the 21st Century by creating unconventional ways for my work to be experienced and made available for mass exchange. From music to garments, carrying out a solid narrative effectively is a top priority.
At an early age, my life was consumed by the Arts, which allowed my skills to be refined and developed thru various artistic disciplines. I.e. Photography, Architecture, Painting, Sculpture and Transportation design. I decided College, wasn’t the route my Life was destined to go and began Pioneering a path of my own.
In 2009, with the help of my close friends we formed, the Whlgn®. My friends and I came to a mutual understanding and we believed in each other’s progress and in our own skill sets respectively. We encourage creatives and individuals alike to be entrepreneurial, live out their dreams, follow what they believe to be true, and not conform to what society believes will make them happy in their lives. Our objective is to open the door of imagination & inspire individuals that can relate. What makes us Whlgns, is that we do what we want because we love what we do.