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CCW 2019 | Hsiao-Chi Tsai & Kimiya Yoshikawa

Updated: Apr 18, 2022

Tsai & Yoshikawa, one of the studios in China Craft Week this year. London-based artists Hsiao-Chi Tsai (b.1981, Taiwan) and Kimiya Yoshikawa (b.1980, Japan) work collaboratively on distinctive sculptural interventions which explore classical notions of colour, shape and form derived from nature onto post-industrial materials, starting with glass and metal through to more cutting-edge Neoprene, Jesmonite, fibreglass, Perspex.

The duo’s shared interest in modern materials and continual exploration of new methods of manipulating them, make their work truly innovative and contemporary. They create otherworldly organic sculptures and art installations that are both eye-catching at a distance whilst also rewarding closer inspection, with intricate details of abstract shapes, patterns, and textures that dance with changes of light.

The duo have undertaken numerous commissions, projects and exhibitions internationally, debuting in 2007 with a spectacular sequence of seven large-scale window displays for the Harvey Nichols flagship store in Knightsbridge, London. Most prominently, ‘The Lion’, a three meter high permanent sculpture unveiled in 2009 in London’s Chinatown. This public art piece, was chosen as one of four works recognised for the prestigious Marsh Award for Excellence in Public Sculpture in the same year. Their most recent permanent commission, is a 9 story high series of hanging sculptures ‘Aquatic Flora I & II’ for the new East Wing atriums at St. Thomas’ Hospital in Westminster, London.

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