HSIAO Chin – To the eternal garden

The web section “Mosaics” has been updated adding the mosaics series To the eternal garden by the Chinese artist Hsiao Chin (蕭勤).

The series is composed by 13 mosaics realized by Lino Reduzzi and Hsiao Chin in the period 1992-2015, whose original sketches belong to the portfolio of paper works of the same name: it is 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 himself.

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.

HSIAO Chin – Xuan

The web section “Glasses” has been updated adding the art work Xuan by the Chinese artist Hsiao Chin (蕭勤).

It is a glass work that belongs to a series of glasses realized by Hsiao Chin with Studio Reduzzi. The artist himself worked on this glass from the very beginning of the realization process, applying the oldest glass technique under the supervision of Lino Reduzzi and showing great enthusiasm for the results achieved.

HSIAO Chin – Cosmic vortex

The web section “Mosaics” has been updated adding the art work Vortice cosmico / Cosmic vortex by the Chinese artist Hsiao Chin (蕭勤).

It is a large mosaic triptych realized by Lino Reduzzi in 2008. It was made with colored Venetian smalto tesserae in about twenty-five different tones: all these colors were directly chosen by both Lino Reduzzi and Hsiao Chin himself in order to permit the most accurate realization of the original sketch drawn by the artist. The mosaic background was realized with white marble tesserae hand-cut in different sizes and it was enhanced by gold tesserae with surfaces both smooth and wavy.