JOHNSON TSANG

Hong Kong based | born 1960 

Born in Hong Kong, Tsang’s works mostly employ realist sculptural techniques accompanied by surrealist imagination. In 2002, Tsang started to represent versatile splashes with ceramics. He created the Yuanyang series, which were then collected by the Hong Kong Museum of Art and the Yingge Ceramics Museum of Taiwan.
 
During the past decade, Tsang continues to develop his techniques in capturing the instantaneous moment of splashes with white porcelain and stainless steel. In 2011 and 2012, Tsang’s works were awarded the Special Prize of Korea Gyeonggi International Ceramix Biennale 2011 International Competition and Grand Prize of 2012 Taiwan International Ceramics Biennale respectively. Tsang is the first Chinese artist who received both of these two prestigious international ceramics awards.

FEATURED WORKS

 


 

 

 

L U C I D   D R E A M   I I   -   H E R E   A N D   T H E R E

 

 

Where I found "inspirations" in is "in my spirit". The only way to reach the spiritual state of mind is to be in silence, especially when there are no intervention of thoughts. This is easy for me, for I love being in solitude. I meditate everyday and I become extremely absorbed when molding clay. As a result, I am often connected with my inner and spiritual world. In this world, there are no time, distance, boundaries, conditioning, races and it is a pure Imagine Nation. I can see the mind floating in the air, which seen to be unseen in the physical world. I can capture them only by raising my hand, and make these concepts into concrete sculpture like a wizard making miracles out of nothing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

L U C I D   D R E A M   I I   -   R E M E M B R A N C E

 

 

Moreover, in reality, how my works are born is through my hands molding the clay to present their essence, with concept and spirit included. Therefore, I am convinced that the real creator of these works is not me; instead, I am just an executor, or even a mere sculptor. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

L U C I D   D R E A M   I I   -   U N D E R   T H E   S K I N

 

 

As a consequence, I don't want to make any interpretations on these works. I expect the audience to watch them, feel them and interpret them with their own viewpoints and through their hearts freely, thereby finding out the answer for themselves.

 

 

 

AWARDS & HONORS

 


2013| 8th Cheongju International Craft Biennale

Honorable Mention

 

2013|The 58th Premio Faenza International Competition of Contemporary Ceramic Art

Honorable Mention

 

2012|Taiwan International Ceramics Biennale

Grand Prize

 

2011|10th International Ceramics Biennale, Manises, Valencia, Spain

Design Award

 

2011|Korea Gyeonggi International Ceramix Biennale 2011 International Competition

Special Prize

 

2010|Teaware by Hong Kong Potters Competition

Champion

 

2001|Philippe Charriol Foundation 16th Annual Art Competition

First Prize

EXHIBITION RECORD

 


2019|LITTLE WORLD

Beinart Gallery, Australia

 

2018|ALONG WITH CLAY - SOLO EXHIBITION

Giant Year Gallery, Hong Kong

 

2015|INNER CHILD - SCULPTURES BY JOHNSON TSANG

Museum of Art and Design, Singapore

 

2013|LIVING CLAY - SOLO EXHIBITION

Taipei Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taiwan

 

2008|IMAGINE - SCULPTURES BY JOHNSON TSANG

Hong Kong Central Library, Hong Kong

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