Hsiao-Chi Tsai and Kimiya Yoshikawa are currently based in London, and work and exhibit internationally.
Since graduating from Royal College of Art in 2006, Tsai and Yoshikawa have worked collaboratively on large-scale projects and commissions.
Tsai and Yoshikawa met in the Chelsea College of Art and Design in 2000. After gaining BA degrees in 2004, they continued their studies at the RCA, graduating with Masters of Art in Mixed-media textiles, and Sculpture respectively.
Tsai and Yoshikawa’s different creative histories richly combine in their joint practice to provide forward thinking ideas. Individually their practices draw many parallels; both artists are experts in bold use of colour, pattern, form and structure. The duo design and produce unique sculptures and art installations, which are eye-catching, dynamic, and have intricate detail.
Tsai and Yoshikawa’s work is often celebrative, offering dramatic visual impact to their locations. Their shared interest in modern materials and constantly exploring new method’s of manipulating them, makes their work truly innovative and contemporary.
Tsai and Yoshikawa have worked together on several prestigious art commissions. Their first major collaboration was commissioned by Harvey Nichols department store to create seven art installations called Futuristic Flowers for their Spring/Summer 2007 windows.
Their creative talent continues to be discovered. In 2008, they won two public art sculpture commissions. One of them, an iconic permanent sculpture at the heart of London’s Chinatown, The Lion, was unveiled on April 8th 2009, and has been a huge success.
Tsai and Yoshikawa continue to work on diverse projects with councils, organizations, and private companies, for both permanent and temporary site-specific art commission projects for indoor and outdoor spaces. Every piece of artwork is created specifically to a brief and purposely for a particular space. Their public artwork is often inspired by the local history and identity of the site.
Tsai and Yoshikawa also create large and small scale of commissions for private clients. The pair also work in a creative design consultancy capacity.
Alongside creating their collaborative artwork, Hsiao-Chi Tsai and Kimiya Yoshikawa are continually developing their personal design and art practices.