Johnson Tsang is a master of the ceramic art. He creates figures in different situations and showing different emotions. Some of the ceramic figures is with babies faces.
Porcelain clay figures is something that you usually come across in your grandma’s house, or when you go and visit one of your old aunties. Usually, when someone mentions porcelain and figures in the same sentence, we imagine the small dolls, but nowadays ceramic evolute to much more than that.
The works of Johnson Tsang break that mental image, and does it in the first second you look at his Porcelain clay figures. Tsang’s realistic, yet surrealist works, just throw you far, far away from what you believe can be done with clay.
“I touched clay for the first time some 20 years ago. It was familiar and intimate, like touching someone’s smooth skin. I clearly felt the energy contained in the clay and how each of my movements affected it. It was as if I already knew how to engage it, knowing that the clay was waiting for me to bring it to life. My first ceramic work was a cup with human facial features. ”
Already back then, Tsang played with faces. Happy or sad ones, fearless or afraid, those are several expressions we can see on his work, and especially on the babies faces it give each masterpiece a funny side.
The artist says: “I think there must be lots of different points of views from different viewers. I don’t mind what they think about my work. I actually like them to view my work in their very own way. They might have their own story interacting with mine.”