Jacky Tsai

Chinese artist Jacky Tsai’s inventive approach fuses traditional eastern imagery and artistic techniques with references from western pop culture to create artworks that seek to determine balance and harmony between cultural extremes.


Originally entering the limelight in 2008 after he created the now iconic floral skull illustration for British fashion designer Alexander McQueen, Tsai works across many 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.