Artist Distorts Reality in Stunning Surreal Sculptures
Hong Kong-based artist Johnson Tsang creates porcelain artwork with a twist, often literally. He sculpts rubbery, lifelike human faces that are distorted in mind-blowing ways reminiscent of surrealist paintings. Looking at each is like looking into Tsang’s subconscious.
In some of the busts, hands emerge from the head to manipulate the face, such as scratching facial features or stretching the skin past the skull to reveal an empty space within. Others depict faces that have been completely blurred by a whirlwind or melted into a puddle with the ears, nose, and eyes all misplaced.
The variety of Tsang’s creative work demonstrates his love for experimentation. However, there are some common characteristics that unite these ivory masks. For example, he always depicts eyes closed, as if the faces were asleep and what was happening to them was part of a dream. This perhaps underlines the interior appearance of these sculptures. Ultimately, the artist’s sculptures are left open to interpretation, though it’s hard not to extract a deeper internal struggle or emotional element in each piece.
You can buy Tsang’s art through his online store and see what he does next by following the artist on Instagram.
Hong Kong-based artist Johnson Tsang creates mind-blowing sculptures.
He sculpts faces in porcelain with a surreal touch.
Sometimes that involves a literal twist.
Each sculpture is a unique and often fantastical reimagining of human form and reality.
Tsang’s sculptures invite viewers to decipher the pieces for themselves, leaving emotional and inner struggles open to interpretation.
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