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Xiuching Tsay

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Xiuching Tsay

My work is essentially to irradiate the objects of memories, resurrect their essences and rediscover their hidden characters through an ecstatic quality of vision. So, I adopt the concept of hallucination in order to recondition my perceptions toward the intimated objects. This hallucinatory practice experiments with the concept of water because water has both metaphoric and substantial qualities that unfold infinite visions as water melts all the possible subject matters into the most ambiguous forms.

Moreover, my practice is also inspired greatly by poetry. Its concept of theatrical reincarnation of an object through speech always ignites my ideas on how to approach the canvas in the same ways as puppetry, with a deformation of a dialogue.


  • Previous degrees

  • BA Fashion Illustration, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London, 2016
  • Experiences

  • Guest tutor and artist's talk, University of Northumbria, Newcastle, 2019
  • Exhibitions

  • Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds, 2019; 'College', House of Vans, London, 2019; 'Deaf Man's Fantasy', 3331 Art Chiyoda, Tokyo, 2019
  • Publications

  • ArtMaze Mag, Issue 7, 2018
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