Jacky Tsai 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.
Porcelain Skull, 2020
Limited edition silkscreen print
66 x 96 cm
26 x 37 3/4 in
Edition of 50
Even more poignant perhaps than the bringing together of these two extremes is Tsai’s desire to dispel attitudes of fear and superstition prevalent in Chinese culture, in relation to the human skull, death and decay. Via his experience as an expat as well as an artist, he channels nostalgia for the conditions of his past to concentrate effort and encouragement on the emergence of beauty within the symbol of the skull – playing with concepts of regeneration within the cycle of life.
Jacky Tsai is well known for creating the iconic floral skull image for late British fashion designer Alexander McQueen’s Spring/Summer 2008 Menswear collection.
After working with McQueen Tsai set up his own luxury fashion label, Jacky Tsai, which sees him place his art imagery onto clothing and accessories with the aim to break the barrier between art and fashion and create "art level" fashion products for collectors of both exclusive fashion and art.
32 5/8 x 40 1/8 in