Coffe Kiss Illusion by Tsang Cheung Shing

Hey everybody, look what I have just found. At first glance, this may look photoshopped, but it is actually a real sculpture! The author is Tsang Cheung Shing from Hong Kong. He created this installation for a pottery exhibition of “YingYeung” – a drink mixture of coffee and tea (very popular local drink in Hong Kong). The pottery, named Yuanyang II, is one of the collections of Hong Kong Museum of Art now displaying at the Central Concourse of Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA). Tsang Cheung-shing is a ceramic art tutor and product designer. Yuanyang II is modeled in a distinctive form with two figures indulged in kissing each other. Their heads support two elegant cups for drinking tea and coffee. The form and concept design fully complement the theme “Yuanyang” not only typical Hong Kong beverage of mixing tea and coffee which was already mentioned, but also a symbol of marriage and love. Hope you liked this post! Two more photos can be found inside the article.

65 Replies to “Coffe Kiss Illusion by Tsang Cheung Shing”

  1. First post? Doesn’t matter, really great! The coffee become faces and they kiss each other. I won’t matter to have an sculpture like that

  2. That drink sounds really disgusting, coffee and tea. that some serious talent, even though I don’t particularly like it…

  3. This is more than just awesome… This is absolutely fabulous!!!

    I just love it! T.S.Shing is a genius!


  4. Cool, yes, but why is it an illusion, and why would someone suspect it would require photoshop to make this sculpture?



  6. Tharene why are you so negative i mean what is your problem its an awesome optical illusion infact i would even kill a man for it to be on the table.

  7. Hmm… I wonder if the reason it looks so real, is because it’s a photo. You think it’s PhotoShop, then you realize it’s not and that creates the “wow-effect”. I bet it looks really fake in real life – but still interesting…

  8. i feel artistically challenged…

    anyway, that is the most amazing sculpture i have ever seen. so realistic!

  9. bara, it actually really fluids coming out, it is all sculpted but the way the artist sculpted it made it look like its really coffee pouring out

  10. Very nice! Is it made out of clay, wax, or glass? I’d understand the splashes if it was clay or wax, but to be made out of clay is just unbelievable!

  11. “how is this an illusion?”

    How is it not?

    Its an illusion because it looks like coffee spilling but its not. Also, even if it was coffee spilling it wouldn’t have two faces in it kissing. Even if it wasn’t who cares? Do you have OCD or something? The content of every site doesn’t have to match the title perfectly.

  12. Yes…it is extremely kitsch. It is not something I would put in my living room either. However, it is very well executed. I wouldn’t consider it an illusion, though at first glance it is difficult to figure out whether it is real, photoshopped or sculpted.

  13. Hi people, i actually think it’s pretty ugly. Im not bashing the artist because that takes some MAJOR talent, but it’s a little tacky. Sorry!


  14. wow that’s cool! k, i just realized that the slightly darker, green one is tea, and the brown one is coffee, symbolizing the mixture of the drinks… i sound like such a geek. sorry, right now i’m recovering from english finals (finals are early 4 me this year)

  15. i don’t think this is “extremely kitsch”, since this actually shows the transience of love, and how it only exists for exactly one moment and then everything goes back to chaos (or maybe it’s just “over, and then shh shhh, it’s nice and quiet”.. but i’m drifting…)

  16. I wonder if the reason it looks so real, is because it’s a photo. You think it’s PhotoShop, then you realize it’s not and that creates the “wow-effect”. I bet it looks really fake in real life – but still interesting… It’s really sweet

  17. Does anyone know if there is anywhere to purchase a replica of this statue? I would love one of these for my house.

  18. Could it be possible to use this wonderful image for a book cover (a friend of mine is going to publish a poetry book) Is there a way to make it?

  19. Ooooooooooooooooooooh I really want this one! I allways loved it, it´s so beautiful, but when I learned it´s coffe and tea mixed together I want it even more because my husband drinks offe and I drink tea… <3

  20. If I were rich (big if) I would have no problem dishing out a few million for this. This is what I consider to be true art and it speaks to me!!! I love it. Bottom line, I have seen true crap, I mean the big feces thing… UGH go for serious amounts of cash, I don’t see why this one deserves less. It deserves MORE!

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