Johnson Tsang is a 58-year-old sculptor from Hong Kong, who creates mind-bending sculptures that express his ideas and thoughts on people and society. He combines a realistic technique with his surrealist imagination, which brings his artworks to life. He manages to create sculptures that are both ‘objects’ and ‘humane’ at the same time, trying to be provocative and challenge the viewers to see the world through a different lens. His ”Open Mind” series in particular wants to push people to widen their way of thinking and try to be more open-minded than our closed society helps us think.
First, Johnson started drawing, but his 2D drawings weren’t satisfactory enough, since he viewed everything in 3D. Working with clay a bit later in his life started becoming his artistic career.
His time serving as a police officer made him see the dark side of humanity and therefore decide to see humans differently and not just as random names.
His works challenge people to try and think more freely and not let anyone trap their minds and their free thinking.
Many of his artworks feature kids and this concept started when he was teaching pottery to kids. He tried to go back to his childhood and think like a child, which he did successfully.