Kwok-Pong Bobby Tso - Spotlight, October 2012

SPOTLIGHT, October 2012: Kwok-Pong Bobby Tso

Kwok-Pong Bobby Tso - Spotlight on Ceramics Now Magazine

Interview by Ileana Surducan for Ceramics Now Magazine - Issue Two

Your work evokes artificial landscapes and strange architectural agglomerations. What is your source of inspiration?

Most of my work inspired by man-made objects; something like a view of building blocks from the sky, transformer boxes out in the field, and strange formations on the roof. Recently I started to add more abstracted objects, like the connection parts of an exhaust fan, pipe or even inside a lock. I am inspired by something that is recognizable but has an uncertain function.

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Kwok-Pong Bobby Tso

Kwok-Pong Bobby Tso Contemporary Chinese Ceramics

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“The concept of my recent work is about form, and it grows from my curiosity about space; it investigates the relationship between two objects and it questions how we should make the landscape to react to man-made object. In my work I aim to explore that joyful, interesting, and mysterious relationship between objects and to create compositions with complex configurations though simple and unexpected components.

It is my intention to trigger the viewer to look closer and rediscover the ordinary, yet unfamiliar relationships that exists everywhere within all objects and human beings. Through sensations, communication and exploration, both objects and humans are able to obtain appropriate space and attention. I hope my work is able to look into this perception of the relationships, but more importantly - to enrich this relationship and establish a sense of place.” Kwok-Pong Tso

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Kwok-Pong ‘Bobby’ Tso: Kappa, Industrial landscape Series, 2010, White earthenware, underglazes, wood, hobby paper, metal, latex paint, enamel, H 12 1/4, W 15, D 13 1/2

Kwok-Pong ‘Bobby’ Tso: Kappa, Industrial landscape Series, 2010, White earthenware, underglazes, wood, hobby paper, metal, latex paint, enamel, H 12 1/4, W 15, D 13 1/2

Kwok-Pong ‘Bobby’ Tso: The View From Above Series No.2, Industrial landscape, 2012, White earthenware, cone 04 oxidation, sanded surface, plastic, metal, and wood, H 8, W 24, D 16

Kwok-Pong ‘Bobby’ Tso: The View From Above Series No.2, Industrial landscape, 2012, White earthenware, cone 04 oxidation, sanded surface, plastic, metal, and wood, H 8, W 24, D 16

Kwok-Pong ‘Bobby’ Tso: The View From Above Series No.1, Industrial landscape, 2011, White earthenware, cone 04 oxidation, sanded surface, plastic, metal, and wood, H 8, W 18, D 15

Kwok-Pong ‘Bobby’ Tso: The View From Above Series No.1, Industrial landscape, 2011, White earthenware, cone 04 oxidation, sanded surface, plastic, metal, and wood, H 8, W 18, D 15

Kwok-Pong ‘Bobby’ Tso: Delta, Industrial landscape Series, 2010, Earthenware, underglazes, wood, hobby paper, plastic, metal, latex paint, enamel, H 12 1/4, W 15, D 13 ½

Kwok-Pong ‘Bobby’ Tso: Delta, Industrial landscape Series, 2010, Earthenware, underglazes, wood, hobby paper, plastic, metal, latex paint, enamel, H 12 1/4, W 15, D 13 ½

Kwok-Pong ‘Bobby’ Tso: From the ground up, Industrial landscape Series, 2011, White earthenware, cone 4 oxidation, sanded surface, additional details from wood, hobby paper and sand, Metal hanging system, H 8, W 28, D 11

Kwok-Pong ‘Bobby’ Tso: From the ground up, Industrial landscape Series, 2011, White earthenware, cone 4 oxidation, sanded surface, additional details from wood, hobby paper and sand, Metal hanging system, H 8, W 28, D 11

Kwok-Pong ‘Bobby’ Tso: We Alter, We Change and We call it our own, Industrial landscape Series, 2011, White earthenware, cone 4 oxidation, sanded surface, additional detail created by wood, hobby paper and sand, Metal hanging system, H 8, W 18, D 15

Kwok-Pong ‘Bobby’ Tso: We Alter, We Change and We call it our own, Industrial landscape Series, 2011, White earthenware, cone 4 oxidation, sanded surface, additional detail created by wood, hobby paper and sand, Metal hanging system, H 8, W 18, D 15

Kwok-Pong ‘Bobby’ Tso: Industrial landscape: The View From Above Series No.3, 2012, White earthenware, cone 04 oxidation, sanded surface, additional detail created by plastic, metal, and wood, H 13, W 20, D 16

Kwok-Pong ‘Bobby’ Tso: Industrial landscape: The View From Above Series No.3, 2012, White earthenware, cone 04 oxidation, sanded surface, additional detail created by plastic, metal, and wood, H 13, W 20, D 16