11.27.2012

Artist : Recheng Tsang

Recheng Tsang's work defies categorization. Are they installations, sculpture, ceramics? You could say they evoke textiles even though they're made of porcelain.
ovalsglazed and unglazed porcelain, aluminum wire and panel, 53" x 93", 2012
by Recheng Tsang. Image by Muffy Kibbey.
Whatever you want to call them, they're beautiful. Hundreds of painstakingly handmade porcelain tiles, delicately assembled to form stunning wall installations.


Ovals (detail)glazed and unglazed porcelain, aluminum wire and panel, 53" x 93", 2012
by Recheng Tsang. Image by Muffy Kibbey.
And then there's the detail. A single hint of color, just quietly slipped in, but making such a bold statement. It completely changes the meaning of the entire piece.


frayed : white, unglazed porcelain and acrylic on plexiglass, 6" x 6" each panel, 2011
by Recheng Tsang.  Image by Muffy Kibbey.

I first learned of ReCheng's work via Handful of Salt, back when I was a reader and not a writer for the site yet. I loved Regina's profile on Recheng. I felt as though I knew her already. She likes Richard Tuttle, she sews and she procrastinates by cleaning her house. Hmmm, boy does that sound familiar. I admire her honesty.


Circles and Variations, glazed porcelain on plexiglass panel, 24" dia, 2012
by Recheng Tsang. 
 Image by Muffy Kibbey.
A few years down the road and I still remembered reading the article but now my friend Myrna Tatar mentioned her name to me every time we met. "You must connect with Recheng. You're both working with ceramics and I know you'd love her work." Myrna was right.

Study for Ovals, glazed and unglazed porcelain on aluminum panel, 10" x 10", 2012
by Recheng Tsang. 
 Image by Muffy Kibbey.
The best bit, Recheng lives just over the Bay Bridge from me. In a couple of weeks, I'll have the chance to visit her studio and meet her in person. I can't tell you how excited I am. Maybe she'll let me snap a few photos I can share with you soon.


circles and variations : white, porcelain and lithium on wall, 15" x 63", 2010
by Recheng Tsang.  Image by Muffy Kibbey.
Until then, see all of Recheng's work on her website and read the Handful of Salt profile here.

3 comments:

**EYE-SNACKS** said...

Wow,Kathryn...it's right in the middle for me! I absorbed the text and images!! right on time because I was cleaning the house :-))

Thank you so much!

xx Ingrid

Lindsay said...

I love the meditative quality of her work.

lisa s said...

i am also a fan of her work ;)
[meant to comment when you first posted, but was -ahem- a little pressed for time]

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