"Tranquil Spree". Ching Wen Tsai's first solo show

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Friday, 15 September 2017 to Sunday, 24 September 2017
Friday, 15 September 2017 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm

ARTI.NYC is pleased to present the gallery’s first solo exhibition “Tranquil Spree,” an assemblage by interdisciplinary visual artist Ching Wen Tsai.

The impact of nature’s aesthetics is powerful. Many psychology studies demonstrated radical reductions in the observer’s stress level when seeing aesthetic of natural image.

In the time when chasing efficiency is the priority, especially in a busy city like New York, the subliminal messages cause anxieties. The intensity and high working/living pressure destroy our spirit. What is the most precious thing we lose in the process? Tranquility. 

In “Tranquil Spree,” Ching Wen showcases artwork inspired from Canna Indica, a sort of flower commonly grown in the tropical regions. The seeds of Canna Indica were hard enough to be used instead of bullets when soldiers ran out them in the 19th century. The seeds could survive and flourish after shooting. The way they expand is bursting open seeds and scattering them as far as possible. The characteristic of the plant resonated Ching Wen’s experience. She uses blue color for the seeds to relate it with water where life began; it emphasizes the spirit of the plant.

Ching Wen expects her audience to engage with the space to reach an altered state of mind. 

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Ching Wen Tsai (b.1989 Taipei, Taiwan) is an interdisciplinary artist whose work intends to serve as a medium for the public to become more aware of the mystery of the spiritual world. Tsai received her first diploma in advertising design from Fu-Hsin Trade & Art school in Taiwan, second diploma in western painting from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts from Singapore, and BFA in interdisciplinary sculpture from Maryland Institute College of Art. 

Tsai’s work were selected and exhibited nationally and internationally ranging from Taiwan, Singapore, France, U.K, and to the U.S.A. She is recipient of Tuition Grant Scheme from Ministry of Education Singapore; Ngee Ann Kongsi Scholarship from Ngee Ann Cultural Center; Competitive Scholarship for Transfer Student from Maryland Institute College of Art. She was offered scholarship for South Africa program from The Winifred M. Gordon ’28 International Programs Award in 2014. Tsai lives and works in New York City. 

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1027 Grand St, #305, Brooklyn, 11211

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