Jacky Tsai (b. 1984) is a Chinese artist based in London. His inventive approach fuses traditional eastern artistic techniques and imagery with western Pop Art references to create an original style that seeks to establish balance and harmony between cultural extremes. Tsai works across many fields, conceiving artworks that manifest themselves through a variety of mediums including painting, sculpture, installation, screen-printing, and mono printing. In recent years, a large part of his working process has been to explore ancient Chinese artistry techniques such as lacquer carving, painted porcelain, and ‘Suxiu’ silk embroidery, and as a result, has since produced a number of works applied in these mediums.
Tsai studied for his BA at the China Academy of Art before moving to London to study at Central Saint Martin’s. Since then his work has been exhibited worldwide, with key exhibitions in London, Moscow, Hong Kong, New York, and Singapore. August 2021 saw Tsai’s retrospective exhibition at the prestigious Fosun Foundation Shanghai, which presented a number of works completed over the past several years and marked his first museum show in China. Other notable solo shows have been at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA), Unit London, and Contemporary by Angela Li, Hong Kong. Jacky has two upcoming solo museum exhibitions in 2022. His works will be exhibited at the Chengdu Fosun Foundation in Spring 2022. Additionally, his works will be on view at the Shenzhen Museum of Contemporary Art and Urban Planning (MoCAUP) in August 2022.More