Chinese artist Johnson Tsang reaches deep into the well of cultural history to inspire himself and his art. His sculptures reflect the influences of the Western world by using a traditional drink for inspiration. Yuanyang is a local drink that showcases perfectly that very mix of influences; made from coffee and milk tea, both strong influences of Eastern and Western cultures are represented in the drink. In his art, Tsang uses ceramics and stainless steel to showcase a brief kiss amidst a splash of spilt Yuanyang.
Original Yuanyang ceramic sculpture – 2002
Yuanyang sculpture, reinvented in stainless steel – 2012