Sculptures and Wall Hangings by ReCheng Tsang
ReCheng Tsang

ReCheng Tsang

Berkeley, CA

"Porcelain sculptures and installations for interior spaces"
"Working primarily with porcelain, ReCheng Tsang creates site-specific installations and smaller sculptures. The work consists of up to several hundred sometimes thousands of thin porcelain pieces. Each piece is rolled, pinched, pulled, torn, or otherwise manipulated by hand, then composed within a pre-defined grid. She explores the intrinsic qualities of porcelain, malleable and impressionistic, to create work that is tactile and sensual. She is also interested in the dichotomous relationship between the porcelain’s hardness and permanence, and the resulting work which appears to be delicate, ephemeral and in motion. She works monochromatically, often leaving the porcelain unglazed, to allow the attention to focus on the subtle shifts in form, color, and texture."
Q&A

What is your favorite material to work with?

"porcelain and textiles"
-- ReCheng Tsang
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What do you want people to do or feel when they encounter your creations?

"I would like viewers to take the time to observe the slight differences and variations in each piece. I also want the viewer to feel the sensuality of porcelain, and movement of the piece, as well as the presence of the artist's hand in motion when creating the piece."
-- ReCheng Tsang
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What motivates and inspires you?

"I am inspired by my travels, especially to places that are at once austere and colorful, like the desert, and beautiful and decayed like urban environments. I am also inspired by the artists in my art critique group. It's a multigenerational group that has been meeting for almost a decade. Their persistence in pursuing an artistic, productive life always motivates me to do better, to continue to pursuit my artistic vision."
-- ReCheng Tsang
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What makes a space special?

"A special place is one where I can move within the space with ease and feeling like I am part of the environment and not just an observer; it may be my studio or on a crowded street in the middle of the city, or out in nature."
-- ReCheng Tsang
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What’s unique about your work?

"I create multiples by hand: manipulate, roll, pinch, tear, and pull thin slabs to create hundreds and thousands of components that form a piece. The porcelain, at first glance, resemble paper or textile, fragile and ephemeral. Upon closer look, the viewer realizes it's something hard and permanent. This dichotomy in my work has continued to intrigue me.
I also treat porcelain as canvas onto which I use acrylic and ink washes."
-- ReCheng Tsang
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How do your pieces come to life? Tell us one interesting thing about your creative process?

"While my work looks spontaneous in its composition, actually, placement for each individual component is deliberate. I consider how each piece corresponds to another and how they interact as a whole."
-- ReCheng Tsang
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What funny moments, unexpected surprises, or obstacles have you encountered?

"When I travel to create site-specific work, I pack many small packets of porcelain, wrapped in layers of toilet paper and bubble wrap in my carry-on suitcase and hand bag. These always confuse the TSA folks when I go through screening. They can't figure out what these suspicious looking packets."
-- ReCheng Tsang
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