Kwok Pong "Bobby" Tso

Bio: Kwok Pong "Bobby" Tso‘s work focuses on investigates the spatial relationship between the development of objects and human interaction. Pong originally was born and raised in Hong Kong, and decided to come to the USA to continuing his education while begin exploring the cultures differences. In 2009 he completed his BFA from Northwest Missouri State University, and completed his M.A and MFA from the University of Iowa in 2013. Pong is currently an Assistant Professor at Northwest Missouri State University, he was named as Ceramics Monthly Emerging Artist in 2014, and NCECA Emerging Artist in 2016, He spend two summer as summer resident at the Archie Bray Foundation, he has exhibited and published internationally and nationally including in China, Rep.of Korea, Romania, Germany and United Kingdom. Statement: In the world of everything are already make, the moment of reinvention consist of taking apart something that is known, to reconstruct something that is unknown. My recent body of work is a metaphor for me to express the importance of this miscellaneous, compact relationship. Through reconstruction, I process my work methodically, allowing myself to flow through a predefined process, picking up each part to investigate, look for a new angle, explore the characteristics of different materials and express their qualities of balance, weight, and texture, rather physical or conceptual. I hope to enrich this relationship by not only asking the viewer to look closer to the objects, but also disassembling the work of art as it is a unprecedented opportunity to learn more about it in terms of how it was make, and its subsequent history from the past.
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