Sheng Zhang is influenced by minimalist art and inspired by contemporary architecture. His passion concentrates on the exploration and expression of the relationship between internal and external spaces with significant contrasting elements such as forms, textures and colours.
By employing simple geometric forms and contrasting colours, Sheng demonstrates a minimal style and visual language that reflects his personality, philosophy and personal aesthetic.
“I graduated from Birmingham School of Jewellery in 2016 and I am currently in a Postgraduate course in Edinburgh College of Art. These brooches, earrings, cufflinks are a development of my ‘Inside Out’ collection, which developed from creating a silversmithing-objects-based collection and turning it into wearable pieces, from big scale to small shape, from concept exploring to body adornment.”
The collection involves the utilisation of highlighted incisions and openings to imply and emphasise the links between internal and external space, as well as introducing light as an indicator of different spaces, to allow the viewer to look through and explore the entire piece. This also strengthens the visual response, captures attention and produces curiosity for the viewer.