If only the world could get enough of ‘manga’ but perhaps the endless stacks of Naruto and his peers lying in our bookshelf as well as the hordes of anime from Pokemon to the works on the TV make us hungry for even more. Well, British Columbia-based ceramicist and artist Brendan Lee Satish Tang knows just what we mean. For starters, he has created a very impressive range of colorful mangafied vases for the likes of us.
And we love them. It is a true delight to witness such a wonderful amalgamation of traditional Chinese art with the ‘oh so popular’ manga art intrinsic to the Japanese culture. The idea behind the concept of adapting the ming vessels is really to recall 18th century french gilded ormolu, this was in turn borrowed from Chinese vessel forms to act as curiosity pieces for aristocrats.
The series is referred to as Manga Ormolu. In fact, it is quite clear that Tang who sells these vases under brand Kamloops shares the same ideal as Brian Jungen. After all, didn’t we see similar impressions on the latter’s native art sculptures. The Manga Ormolu is a must have for it symbolizes the rich fusion of tradition with modern pop. These will liven up your home decor.