Write a Letter to the Stars – TSAI Chieh-Hsin Solo Exhibition
Duration: 2022.08.06 (Sat.) – 2022.09.18 (Sun.)
Opening: 2022.08.06 (Sat.) 3:00pm
Venue: Liang Gallery (No.366, Ruiguang Rd., Neihu District, Taipei, Taiwan)
“The letter is for the stars to pass the message that I have to force you out of my mind to get through every day…”
Write a Letter to the Stars features 13 artworks, including 11 pieces of recent creation. The artist’s clever use of light creates a dramatic tension for the paper pulp sculptures, as if bringing them from the white cute to a black-box theatre, which thus enriches the colors and material qualities of the artworks to highlight different characters.
The exhibition is thematically drawing on the stars as the carriers for humans to project their emotions, while it also integrates humans’ life experiences to depict and define the personality and appearance of the stars.
Known for her paper pulp sculpture, TSAI Chieh-Hsin chooses the material for its warm and sincere quality, but also for her belief in ecological sustainability with low-power consumption and waste reduction. Her artistic practice mostly focuses on human’s relationship with animals and plants as well as the relationship between people, featuring a shared life of mutual learning and co-existence. The smiling face is the key motif in her works, with the familiar hugging gestures to express “love,” the simplest and purest form of feeling.