‘manga ormolu ver. 3.0-a’ by brendan lee satish tang, 2007

born to trinidadian parents in ireland, brendan lee satish tang is a ceramic artist who now resides in kamploops, british columbia, canada. his series ‘manga ormolu’ is a commentary on globalization examined through the relationship between traditional chinese ming dynasty vessels and techno-pop art of japan. tang casts traditional vessels and adorns them with prosthetics inspired by japanese anime and manga, subverting the elitism of the vessels ‘with the accessibility of popular culture.’ the concept of adapting the ming vessels is designed to recall 18th century french gilded ormolu, which borrowed chinese vessel forms to act as curiosity pieces for aristocrats.

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brendan lee satish tang: manga ormolu ‘manga ormolu ver. 2.0-d’ by brendan lee satish tang, 2003

brendan lee satish tang: manga ormolu‘manga ormolu ver. 2.0-e’ by brendan lee satish tang, 2003

brendan lee satish tang: manga ormolu‘manga ormolu ver. 3.0-b’ by brendan lee satish tang, 2007

brendan lee satish tang: manga ormolu‘manga ormolu ver. 5.0-b’ by brendan lee satish tang, 2009

brendan lee satish tang: manga ormolu‘manga ormolu ver. 2.0-i’ by brendan lee satish tang, 2008

brendan lee satish tang: manga ormolu‘manga ormolu ver. 2.0-h’ by brendan lee satish tang, 2004