RAY (JUI-PIN) TUNG
Artist, Designer, Fashion Buyer.
Base in London, UK.
2013 - 2015 Design Foundation & Fashion Design, Central Academy of Fine Art, China
2014 - 2014 PR & Executive Department, PLITZS Fashion Week Beijing, Beijing, China
2015 - 2018 BA Cordwainers Fashion Bags & Accessories, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London, UK
2018 - 2019 MA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Arts, University of the Arts London, UK
2018 - NOW Co-founder / Creative Director / Business Development / Buyer of LAB STORE LONDON
I was born and grow up in Guangdong, China in 1995 summer. My parents are from Taiwan and Sichuan, and I moved to Beijing alone from the 2nd year of high school for the next 4 years of my teenage time.
I started learning drawing and painting since I was 6 years old. And drop out of high school for an intense training course of 1 year just for the Chinese Art College Entrance Exam. I was going to apply fine art (sculpture), but at the last minute, I had to give up and turn to design courses.
When I finally made into the gate of CAFA (China Central Academy of Fine Art), I felt extremely empty and lonely. After the first year of study, I choose to quit CAFA, and took a gap year just for parties and crazy shits.
The self-abandoned year makes me felt even more empty and lonely like never before. I decided to give up everything, and come to London, so I applied fashion design in LCF of the University of the Arts London.
The few years in London and LCF has been extremely enrich and busy, in both good and bad ways. But I’m happy with the result so far.
The childhood dream of being an artist (painter), the training I got for 11 years, the massive influence from my parent, and training of designing and fashion, the work experiences since 17 year-old, the part-time job I did in London when I’m trying to be financially independent, the company I started with my business partner, the friends and heroes, the parties, the exhibitions, the life I had, results to be my “style”.
To make fun things, make cool things; be extreme, be extra, be angry, be depress, be lonely, be peacefull, be wise, be stupid, be meaningful/meaningless, be totally random, be myself.
What do I desire? I want my life to be more interesting than anyone else.