Johnson Tsang is the playful artist responsible for these surreal, whimsical ‘Open Mind’ series porcelain sculptures which may seem rather emotionally revealing to some. The Hong-Kong based sculptor has somehow made porcelain look like Silly Putty, stretching human faces along with their minds, transforming into some rather odd looking shapes.
Tsang, a self-taught artist served for 13 years on the Royal Police Force until 1991, where he turned to art, mastering many techniques, but clay remaining his favorite medium. The results speak volumes on the surreal consciousness, defying explanation.
Closed eyed, serene expressions in tow, each figure would almost seem to be lost in a dream. Possibly, the visuals you see in front of you are depictions of their dreams? According to Tsang, all is possible. The master sculptor morphs each face into what he sees fit, almost like rubber.
It’s the moment of creation which is most thrilling to Tsang. The commissioned series, Open Mind is seen as another problem for the artist to solve. “I feel excited when building an idea in my mind. I find peace of mind when I touch clay. I feel satisfied when a problem is solved,” Tsang shares. “I feel grateful when the mission is completed. Then, I feel that I love it more than ever. So I feel excited to start the next project”