We were delighted to host the solo exhibition ‘Reincarnation’, featuring new works by eminent Chinese contemporary artist, Jacky Tsai.
Tsai works across a range of mediums including installation, sculpture and fashion. His practice unites cultural influences from the East and West, fusing a range of motifs on large-scale vibrant canvases. By innovatively blending Chinese craft tradition – lacquer carving, painted porcelain, silk embroidery, and guohua painting – with western pop iconography, the works stimulate new ideas relating to beauty, mortality and identity. Tsai’s imaginative use of perspective and layering create culturally harmonious and aesthetically rich narratives.
Timed for the opening of Asian Art in London (1 – 10 November 2018), ‘Reincarnation’, was be Tsai’s largest UK show to date with over twenty works and a monumental floral leather ‘Skullpture’, hanging in the centre of the gallery. The iconic skull design, originally created by Tsai for Alexander McQueen, has been adapted by the artist into a sculptural form.
Jacky Tsai, The Retirement Gold Version, 2017