Our fourteenth featured artist for OPEN, the community art event coordinated with Team London Bridge and taking place at London Bridge Hotel is Ying Chang who has three pieces exhibited here.  This arts programme looks to promote those talented artists living or working in Southwark, where our hotel is sited.

Over 100 artists submitted work for consideration with 14 being asked to participate in this first phase of the London Bridge Hotel OPEN which gives potential buyers the opportunity to see an artwork in an environment more akin to a contemporary home. All OPEN art works can be purchased and the exhibition runs until June 2019.

She says about her featured artworks:

‘lllusive Luminaire’ is a light group at the crossroads of the virtual and physical worlds. With the aid of additive manufacturing, the unconventionally formed lights break the archetypal mould of
everyday objects.

“The outcome is a series of shapes that are lit and can be stacked in endless possibilities through fitted magnetic connections.

“The shapes take inspiration iconic architectural forms, their seemingly ornamental details help to create intricate shadows and manipulate the illumination. The forms and the way light emits are tailored to complement each other. Furthermore, those charismatic forms are as aesthetically pleasing on standby as they are illuminated. Once dried, it bears the strength of wood and the aesthetic
resembles leather or plaster.

“Mallebable State’ is a selection of objects created with a process that evolved from an experimental project ‘Sketch Objects.’ It explores the characteristics and expands the limits of paper. By layering sheets of paper with glue, the treated material becomes malleable that enables the maker to create various forms and ‘freeze it in that state.”

Once dried, it bears the strength of wood and the aesthetic resembles leather or plaster.”

Illusive Luminaire’ No.1
3D printed in nylon
£920 made to order

Illusive Luminaire’ No. 2
3D printed nylon
£720 made to order

Malleable State
45cm x 23cm dia


Artist background: Ying Chang is a London Conceptual designer. Her work driven by expanding the characteristics limits of materials and explore the process. then contextualizes her finds to offer an alternative or reinterpretations of archetypal objects. She believes theoretical investigating is an indispensable process in producing truly meaningful practical work.

Awards: Ying Chang was awarded a master degree at Royal College ofArt in 2014, among selected ours and grants are ‘ADAGP’ Design Award, ‘Pure Talent Contest’, Emerging Talent Award.


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