(Xiao Qin, 蕭勤)
To the eternal garden 01-16
13 mosaics realized with
Venetian smalto tesserae
47 1/4 x 31 1/2 x 1 1/5 inches
Courtesy the artist and
Hsiao Chin International Art Foundation, Taiwan
The original sketches of this mosaics series belong to a portfolio of paper works entitled To the eternal garden, a theme particularly close to the Chinese artist, who began to develop at the beginning of the Nineties.
For the realization of these glass works, Lino Reduzzi and Hsiao Chin worked side by side in order to create a specific new mosaic texture: the mosaics are made of colored Venetian smalto tesserae, meticulously hand-cut in small tiles and laid at different heights on various layers, in order to fully match the stylistic requirements expressed by the artist.
Some of these works were shown for the very first time in the retrospective exhibition Eighty years of energy: Hsiao Chin’s restrospect & prospect, that the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts of Taichung (Taiwan) organized in 2015 to celebrate Hsiao Chin’s 80th birthday.