“Open Mind” Surreal Porcelain Sculptures by Chinese Sculptor Johnson Tsang

Only few artists are able to inspire with their rather unconventional sculptures of porcelain or ceramics. Born in Hong Kong in 1960, artist Johnson Tsang employs realist sculptural techniques accompanied by his incredible surrealist imagination.

In line with his playful art, the Open Mind series is whimsical, yet emotionally revealing. The artist’s work is focused on emotional struggles of childhood and human existence in general. Tsang himself found inspiration in his daily meditation.

His new project adds an emotional dimension where porcelain faces are stretched by hands, split or even cut in half. With their eyes closed and faces serene, each figure seems to be lost in a dream.

“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”

Since 1993, Tsang’s works have been exhibited in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Spain and Switzerland and collected by local and overseas museums and collectors.