Thursday, 26 May 2016

'' Emotion and motion '' by Johnson Tsang

Hong Kong-based artist Johnson Tsang (featured previously) is a sculptor specializing in ceramics, stainless steel sculpture and public artworks. Tsang’s art mostly employ realist sculptural techniques with a surrealist imagination; integrating the two elements, human beings and objects, into creative themes.http://twistedsifter.com/2014/02/sculptural-embraces-by-johnson-tsang/In a collection called ''Inner Child'', Johnson Tsang has sculpted bulbous, porcelain-skinned babies with a surrealist twist. With their enlarged heads, bright eyes, and wrinkled faces, they are painstakingly detailed to capture their emotions. From teary-eyed angst to pouting petulance, they seem to behave like normal infants, but each one is infused with elements of the absurd; Whereas babies are ordinarily known for their heart-melting cuteness, Tsang’s sculptural offspring almost repel us with their bizarre conflations of infancy and adulthood.
 Tsang explains the playful motivations behind his sculptures:
“Every adult has an inner child deep inside our soul. It is what keeps us curious, urges us to pursue happiness . . . and above all, gives us courage to embrace our truest selves.” 












  







Tsang’s work, then, is an observation of the youthful drives that persist within all of us. Because age is often viewed as a linear process—from innocence and emotional expression to maturity and stoic intellect—“childish” traits or behaviors in an adult context may seem odd or even off-putting. Tsang wants us to enjoy his sculptures, however, and to reflect on our own inner children—then maybe we can accept and explore those feelings of unbridled glee, frustration, need, and discontent. After all, these are feelings we will experience again to that “unsophisticated,” childlike degree; as Tsang states humorously, “some day, we will all be old enough to start acting like kids again.” 



http://beautifuldecay.com/2015/09/14/johnson-tsang-sculpts-bulbous-bizarre-babies-melt-infancy-adulthood/

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