Jacky Tsai’s Amazing Pop Art
Jacky Tsai’s art is jam-packed with jovial esthetic output, ethical quandaries, existential darkness and Apollonian-Dionysian dialectics.
Exploding with creative experimentation, cross-cultural entropy, visual wit and roguish nerve, JT’s East-West wallops will get you woke. Yep, his mythic, manic macrocosms are pretty, polymorphous, psychotic and sexed up. (JT worked at Alexander McQueen’s atelier for a while, by the way, where he devised that iconic floral skull (below) that’s been burnt into our psyche).
Crackling with kaleidoscopic colorways and cool contemporary superheros/villains (Superman, Wonder Woman, possibly ‘Pai Mai’ from Kill Bill, Patrick Bateman, etc.), his optical structures and visual syntax examine a range of issues from cultural archetypes to modern sin and civilizational decay.
Fusing classical Chinese craft – traditional styles like silk embroidery, painted porcelain, lacquer carving, fabric sculpture and ‘gou hua’ 勾画 compositions – with Western narratives around laissez faire capitalism, literary structuralism and epinephrine-inducing sybaritic mishmashes, JT is the buck-wild buccaneer depicting postmodernism, pole dancers, sex dens, decadence and avant-garde ecstasy. His joyful juxtapositions and complex collages are psychic snake pits of style, substance and Sino-surreal 闺房记乐 sass.
His dopest exhibition to date, ‘Reincarnation’, over at Unit London gallery in Mayfair, showcases dozens of gutsy works from his insane oeuvre, with a monumental floral leather-fabricated ‘Skullpture’ at the center and lovely lenticular prints. We heart 爱戴 Jacky Tsai’s terrific art ♥ ! Tai Bang le – 太棒了 – WONDERFUL!
This show is on until December 22 in Mayfair, London. Click here for coordinates.
VIVISXN MEDIA – Chinese Artist Jacky Tsai + Art + Fashion + Tech + Music + Pop Culture + 深度学习 + AI + Machine Learning + 音乐时尚 + 艺术 + 高科技 + 流行文化 + 大众文化 + 前卫艺术 + ‘Reincarnation’ at Unit London Gallery + ‘Skullpture’ Art + Chinese Pop Art + Alexander McQueen + Floral Art + Lenticular Prints + 上海 Art + 艺术家 Jacky Tsai in London + Art in Mayfair