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Tsai & Yoshikawa

United Kingdom

London-based artists Hsiao-Chi Tsai (1981, Taiwan) and Kimiya Yoshikawa (1980, Japan) are choreographers of culture, colour, material and expression. They work collaboratively on distinctive art installations and sculptural interventions, exploring classical notions of colour, material, shape and form that are derived from nature. From glass and metal, to neoprene, Jesmonite, Perspex, fibreglass, UV pigments and blacklight, each material is subjected to new techniques. Their unique sensibility to re-examine the characteristics of materials composes a playful rhythm between form and void.

As diverse as the materials and techniques, Tsai & Yoshikawa’s inspiration for their artworks range from feathers and flowers, to sea anemone and jellyfish. With scale equally varying, from microscopic details to the giant swirls of galaxies. Their work opens the mind to new possibilities. The celebration of natural organic forms is the characteristic of their work. They present viewers with familiar shapes but simultaneously lead them on a journey of discovering new elements.

The duo has 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 London. Most prominently, The Lion, a permanent sculpture unveiled in 2009 in London’s Chinatown, was recognised as the prestigious Marsh Award for Excellence in Public Sculpture in 2009 in the UK.

Their largest permanent commission is a series of 9-storey-high hanging sculptures Aquatic Flora I & II for the new East Wing atriums at St. Thomas’ Hospital in Westminster London. The Tail of the Ocean Carousel is one of their most recent collaboration with Hermès UK and Ireland for the 2022/2023 festive windows and in-store art installation.

Their works have been exhibited in indoor and outdoor spaces in China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, the Netherlands, Russia, South Korea, Taiwan, and the UK.

Artist portrait courtesy of the artists.