Shengyi Chen. Central Saint Martins, BA (Hons) Jewellery Design. Selected Graduate 2018

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Published: 05.07.2018
Shengyi Chen. Brooch: President Twitter, 2018. Copper, brass, wig, blue powder coating. 5.5 x 2 x 5 cm. Photo by: Shengyi Chen. Shengyi Chen
Brooch: President Twitter, 2018
Copper, brass, wig, blue powder coating
5.5 x 2 x 5 cm
Photo by: Shengyi Chen
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Shengyi’s collection of jewellery reminds us of the capacity of jewellery to be a vehicle for strong ideas and political attitudes.
Outrages at recent events, Shengyi has used
 humor, in the same way as cartoonist do, to lampoon and satirize the inconsistencies and shortcomings of politicians, and made a series of works that address the scandals, the media campaigns, American attitudes to gun control and the potential trade war between China and the US.
This is sharp work created with a keen eye and strong feelings of politics going wrong and potentially dangerously so. It is reassuring to know that attitudes towards current issues can be translated into and communicated through wonderfully thought through pieces of
/ Caroline Broadhead,
Course Leader, BA (Hons) Jewellery Design.