The hardest part about working with ceramic, as many sculptors would agree, is the aesthetic. A mental image, however beautiful, is many times not the final result. But it is this transition in perspective and setting free the sculptures of expectations that makes them breathtaking.
In our gory times when the past is hazy, the future uncertain and the present in need of diversion, sculptor Johnson Tsang’s ceramic sculptures have come out as pieces of meaning and beauty. Born in 1960, and based in Hong Kong, the Chinese sculptor’s sculptures employ realist techniques – some of them capturing the surrealism of his lucid dreams.
What else does the sculptor create?
Tsang’s works coms in series, compiled and created consecutively.
The teapot series Is dreamlike, sculpting teapots from ceramic and porcelain. Unusual shapes and impressions make these teapots outstanding, their strange imagery only enhancing their beauty.
Tsang works for 50-60 hours a week to develop his splendid sculptures. One of his most stunning series is ‘Lucid Dream’. Caught between dreams and reality, the artist explores the world of dubious etherealism.
Struggle finds itself in the midst of Tsang’s expressionist art, sculpting being the way in which he communicates with the world. These sculptures are not only aesthetically appealing, but also thought provoking.
This baby in military uniform is one such example.
Even though Tsang works with other materials on occasion, such as stainless steel, his most favoured medium of sculpting is clay.
Johnson Tsang’s ceramic sculptures has won various awards around the world because of his magnificent art!
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