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Tsai Chih-Hsien
LAST UPDATE : 2018.11.4 / EDITOR : sculpture
22 artworks / 50 exhibition

Devoting many years to the practice of iron sculpture, Tsai Chih-Hsien brings his sculptures welded with readymades to a conversation with the ephemerality of life. He cherishes simplicity, modesty, and tranquility. His elegance combines both gentleness and aloofness, while the deepest part of his heart is the unswerving passion for art and the devotion -- almost an obsession – to artmaking. Tsai has a good eye for the most ordinary wastes. With his natural persistence and endless inspiration, the materials and mechanical components in his hand have been continuously cast, shaped, sculptured, and pieced together. He reveals his exploration of the original material, welds metals with full concentration, destructs concepts, and reconstructs the vocabulary of life in the final works, in which the material “iron” visualizes a very different rhythm and air. The world of iron sculpture features simple but yet rich and diverse life experiences in its ultimate essence. The artist solidifies the deep and strong metal force within the coagulated rationality, moving beyond the conventional iron sculpture practice by transforming dots, lines, and planes to visualize Chinese-calligraphy-like contours: his works capture the essence by representing iron as fluid as water with sensitive ease and generous twist while its unyielding pride also implies the substantial presence of the medium. The sculptured iron welded with readymades juxtaposes the industrial coldness and the pure post-modernist artistic sensuality. It is an absolute creation, trying to make ephemerality and ambiguity titillating as it offers them a new spiritual visual image and philosophical trace.

birth year
1958
Place of Birth
Chia Yi
Taiwan
education
National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences
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CURRICULUM VITAE
2014
"The Time of Silence"iron sculpture solo exhibition
Z space , Taichung , Taiwan
2014
"Yi Guang" solo exhibition
NCKU Art Center , Tainan , Taiwan
2013
Photography solo exhibition
691 share , Chunghua , Taiwan
2013
"Alone" sculpture solo exhibition
107 Gallery , Taichung , Taiwan
2012
"This Kind"solo exhibition
102ART , Tainan , Taiwan
2012
秋詩篇篇─iron╳Tsai Chih-Hsien art work exhibition
691 share , Chunghua , Taiwan
2012
solo exhibition
Pemalamo Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
2012
poetry of abandoned iron
Weeds and Wood , Chia Yi , Taiwan
2010
"NO NO" sculpture solo exhibition
VIEW Galleries , Taipei , Taiwan
2010
"That" sculpture solo exhibition
Pemalamo Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
2010
sculpture solo exhibition
107 Gallery , Taichung , Taiwan
2009
The Book After Death
blackblank62 , Taichung , Taiwan
2009
sculpture solo exhibition
107 Gallery , Taichung , Taiwan
2008
"extremely"photography solo exhibition
107 Gallery , Taichung , Taiwan
2008
"elsewhere"photography solo exhibition
107 Gallery , Taichung , Taiwan
2008
"elsewhere"photography solo exhibition
Ke-Yuan Gallery , Taichung , Taiwan
2007
"in a trance"photography solo exhibition
Kao Yuan University , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2007
Beginning-chasing the art's way of life
Da Xiang Art Space , Taichung , Taiwan
2006
"The way of estranged" art work exhibition
Black Box Art Space , Taichung , Taiwan
2006
sculpture solo exhibition
Ke-Yuan Gallery , Taichung , Taiwan
2006
Me。No Me:Photography VS. sculpture solo exhibition
107 Gallery , Taichung , Taiwan
2005
sculpture solo exhibition
Ke-Yuan Gallery , Taichung , Taiwan
2005
sculpture solo exhibition
Moon Gallery , Taichung , Taiwan
2004
sculpture solo exhibition
Ke-Yuan Gallery , Taichung , Taiwan
2003
sculpture solo exhibition
Fu-Guei , Yingge , Taiwan
2003
sculpture solo exhibition
Ke-Yuan Gallery , Taichung , Taiwan
2003
sculpture solo exhibition
NCKU Art Center , Tainan , Taiwan
2015
Plants
Black Box Art Space , Taichung , Taiwan
2014
Time of No Names:Sculpture ‧ Photography
Z space , Taichung , Taiwan
2014
Pretend:Three People Group Exhibition
Crane Gallery , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2013
distinguish the weight:Four People Group Exhibition
Crane Gallery , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2012
"Death and Life of Fiction", Taipei biennial
Taipei Fine Arts Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2010
Taipei Extra
Taipei Artist Village , Taipei , Taiwan
2010
Taiwan : Contemporary Reality Exhibition
Ke-Yuan Gallery , Taichung , Taiwan
2009
Open Sesame : Full of Surprise
Sincewell Gallery , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2009
Modern Eyes Art Association Exhibition
Cultural Affairs Bureau of Taichung City Government , Taichung , Taiwan
2009
Modern Eyes Painting Association Exhibition
Hung Kuang Art Center , Taichung , Taiwan
2008
Present Perfect Progressive Tense─27th Modern Eyes Painting Association Exhibition
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts , Taichung , Taiwan
2007
Kio-A-Thau Sculpture Biennial Exhibition
Ten Drum Ciatou Creative Park , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2007
Grey & White Associate With Each Other : Art Joint Exhibition
107 Gallery , Taichung , Taiwan
2007
2007Modern Eyes Creation Association Exhibition
Taichung City Cultural Center , Taichung , Taiwan
2005
The Conversation Between Architecture & Sculpture Joint Exhibition
Modern Art Gallery , Taichung , Taiwan
2005
Taichung Sculpture Association Joint Exhibition
Sanyi Wood Sculpture Museum , Miaol , Taiwan
2005
Miniatures Sculpture Joint Exhibition
Celebrated Art Gallery , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2004
Modern Eyes Art Association Exhibition
Cultural Affairs Bureau of Taichung City Government , Taichung , Taiwan
2003
Contemporary Writing Feelings
Prototype Art , Tainan , Taiwan
2003
Contemporary Writing Feelings
Art stock 20 , Taichung , Taiwan
2003
Modern Eyes Art Association Exhibition
Cultural Affairs Bureau of Taichung City Government , Taichung , Taiwan
2003
Kaohsiung International Art Festival─Shelter Device Art Exhibition
Ten Drum Ciatou Creative Park , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2003
Miniatures Sculpture Joint Exhibition
Celebrated Art Gallery , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2006
Kao Yuan University Artists-in-Residence
Kaohsiung , Taiwan
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Rise And Fall
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