The Comical Porcelain Face Sculptures by Johnson Tsang

The Comical Porcelain Face Sculptures by Johnson Tsang

Sculptor Johnson Tsang (previously) continues to push realism’s boundaries in his sculptures of faces that are stretched and opened up in surreal ways.
In his  series, Open Mind and  “Lucid Dreams” series, Tsang incorporates hand gestures and metaphorical materials like growing leaves and rippling water to convey a sense of open-mindedness in his sculptures.
Due to an impoverished upbringing and poor grades in school, he initially focused on trade work, including as an air conditioning assistant and a potato chip fryer.

Tsang first took a clay modeling class in 1991, during his thirteen-year career as a policeman.

The clay seemed so friendly to me, it listened to every single word in my mind and did exactly I was expecting.

Every touch was so soothing. I feel like I was touching human skin. I found peace and joy in it.

I’ve felt in love with it ever since.”

Tsang, now 58, is a prolific creator, and reports that he completes about a sculpture a week. He shares new work on his website as well as on Instagram and Facebook, where he also chronicles works in progress.

 


 

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