Tsang Johnson - 'Who Did It?' 2014
One of the trips highlights for me was connecting and becoming friends with a massive group of like minded artists who live scattered across the entire globe, all of which I hope to see again! The conversations that I had with many of these people will always be remembered, some of which have been responsible for shifts in both my attitude towards and understanding of 'Art' and in particular ceramics.
One conversation in particular was with a Malaysian artist, Yeow Seng Cheah. Yeow Seng makes beautiful works and has a vast amount of knowledge and experience with ceramics and other mediums. We were in one of the many art galleries we visited together and discussed the issue of 'The Artists Statement'. Yeow Seng believes that an artworks' title alone should speak for the artwork enough so as an artists statement should not be required to 'explain' the content or meaning behind a work? This was a new idea to me as I have always used everyone of my available 150 words in an artists statement. It got me thinking though.
I decided to look through the 100's of photo's I had taken of artworks on my trip and pick the work that did this best and really spoke for itself with no explanation needed. What do you think? Find out more about the artist Tsang Johnson on his website.