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Big Bird
'Big Bird' is part of Sarah Tse's latest collection ‘Re-composing Identities’ that portray the inner and outer ideals of self with physical attributes. Piecing together magazine imageries with painted surfaces and found materials, Sarah’s spectacular and provocative mixed media collages explore the split nature of cultural identity, referencing consumerism, fashion and contemporary politics. Using a variety of techniques from controlled spills to stencilling, photography, dragging paint and detailed brushwork, Sarah’s images exploit the physical qualities of her media to create a self-referential sensuality. Her collaged photographic elements merge seamlessly into the painterly aesthetic. Repulsive and ludicrous, Sarah’s eerie portraitures are also simultaneously attractive and glamorous: Paradoxical faces consist of animal parts, individual human body, wild plants, modern architecture, old machine components. Sarah engages in her own form of story telling, her scarred figures struggle to voice their identity.
53cm (L) x 30cm (W) x 1cm (H)
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34cm (W) x 60cm (H)
Sarah Tse
Born 1985
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Sarah Tse is a Hong Kong born mixed media artist, she graduated at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design in London in 2009. Sarah has exhibited in cities such as New York, London,Tokyo, Shanghai, Beijing, Seoul, Singapore, Taipei, Hong Kong, etc. In 2010, Sarah moved to New York to continue her artistic journey, she developed a unique visual language with pencil and watercolour on an unconventional surface of paper and wood. Her fantasy-themed drawings are paradoxes inspired by childhood memories, travels and dreams, producing a fragile, nostalgic, timeless and sometimes disturbing ambience. Through her sketches, Sarah manipulates the meaning and complexity of objects, changing the way the world is interpreted. Objects appear in her works are always contradictive — soft animal skin complement ceramic tea cups, modern buildings are juxtaposed with old telephones, living plants are compared with man-made machines. In 2017, Sarah moved to Shanghai to open her first art cafe 'FOMO', now Sarah shuttles between Hong Kong and Shanghai.
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Sarah Tse
Flat 10C, 35 Tai Yau Street, San Po Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Hong Kong
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ARTRACX by Art Group
9/F Sing Shun Centre
495 Castle Peak Road, Lai Chi Kok
Hong Kong
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