Artist Johnson Tsang is next in the K+ line-up of extraordinary talents. Hailing from Hong Kong, the sculptor’s exhibition at K+ from 7 to 31 August will be his first in Singapore. Titled “Inner Child”, visitors can look forward to a fascinating display wherein Tsang’s mastery and maturity of technique are brought to bear on social issues and scenarios depicted with the innocence of a child.
“Every adult has an inner child deep inside our soul. It is what keeps us curious, urges us to pursue happiness… and above all, gives us courage to embrace our truest selves,” says Tsang. “Being an artist is a privilege. It allows me to unleash my inner child in my artworks. For this exhibition, I created a series of kids who express themselves freely, as only children can.”
Though Tsang works with a variety of materials, he uses porcelain as the primary medium for this series, choosing it for its purity and whiteness to match the innocence of his subjects. Pann Lim, creative director and co-founder of Kinetic Singapore, says, “Looking at Johnson’s works, one cannot be helped but be won over by the vivid expressions of the children. But even more interesting are the scenarios he has put them in, some of which are truly unsettling, like the one with the children as gun-wielding soldiers.”
Venue: K+, Scotts Square #03-14/15, Singapore
When: 7 - 31 Aug 2015, 12noon - 8pm