CHINESE HERITAGE ; RE-ORIENT YOURSELF –
the contemporary chinese artist JACKY TSAI x SHANGHAI TANG collections are centered on six artworks; the FLORAL PLAY, LOTUS PORCELAIN, CARVED DRAGON, GINGER FLOWER, PETROL RAINBOW & FLYING TIGER. in the video, these six artworks are smoothly blended together into one universe to form the garden of vibrant dreams. this magical dimension is filled with colorful energy, reflecting on the optimism of modern China.
FLORAL PLAY – the first scene – an awaking of nature – captures attention with the opening gates of leaves, followed by acrobats and ballerinas dancing on tree branches, among a kaleidoscope of butterflies, forming a surreal universe embracing the vitality of life.
LOTUS PORCELAIN – a sudden splash of ink introduces peaceful lotus flowers inspired by chinese porcelain. the leaves float quietly on a mirror-like river, while acrobats play energetically underneath on the stems. these contrasting actions form an unexpected sense of harmony.
CARVED DRAGON – chinese motif makes a reference to a traditional chinese painting. Animated, they resemble wiggly tree branches leading to an idyllic red sunset.
GINGER FLOWER – the signature scent of SHANGHAI TANG takes you through a tunnel of birds, dragonflies, and koi fish to come together in a picturesque portrait.
PETROL RAINBOW – a compelling spiral of paint swiftly takes the viewer to a colourful valley, set in a landscape of an iceberg with dolphins and gold fish.
FLYING TIGER – enter a pop-art-like circus of chinese acrobats and Western performers, jumping and swinging up in the air to celebrate the chinese new Year on a festive background of Chinese lanterns and dancing lions.
BIO: best known for his artistic creations bringing together the east and the west, JACKY TSAI was born in shanghai in 1984 and moved to london after completing a BA at the china Academy of art to study at central st martins collge of art and design. he quickly made an impact in the fashion world with his iconic floral skull image made for ALEXANDER MCQUEEN.