Dark Fantastic lights up West Bromwich with a bouquet at The Public

By Culture24 Reporter | 22 February 2013

Exhibition preview: Light and Dark Fantastic, The Public, West Bromwich, until May 6 2013



Digital collaborations are rarely as eye-catching as this – a set of floral sculptures, suspended from the ceiling in a shimmering five-foot decorative vase, have been fashioned using abstract plastic shapes.

They’re made by Hsiao-chi Tsai and Kimiya Yoshikawa, a light and sound duo who met at the Chelsea College of Art and Design 13 years ago and have partly based this work on the imagery of their Asian heritage.

Having exhibited in Taiwan, Germany, France and the Netherlands, the most high-profile outing for their bloom-based art had previously been at a Harvey Nichols department store, where they created seven installations, called Futuristic Flowers, in 2007.

Light and Dark Fantastic was first shown at London’s PM Gallery and House last year, and artist Matt Venn and sound experimentalists Circumstance are also helping tend to this illuminating West Midlands bouquet.

  • Open 10am-5pm (11am-3pm Sunday, closed Monday and Tuesday). Admission free. Follow the gallery on Twitter @_the_public.

Pictures:

A photo of a digital artwork showing a bunch of flowers in various colours against black
© Hsiao-chi Tsai / Kimiya Yoshikawa
A photo of a digital artwork showing a bunch of flowers in various colours against black
© Hsiao-chi Tsai / Kimiya Yoshikawa
A photo of a digital artwork showing a bunch of flowers in various colours against black
© Hsiao-chi Tsai / Kimiya Yoshikawa
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