Yeachin Tsai has practiced calligraphy and brush painting since a young age from her home country Taiwan. Since moving to New York for her MFA, she developed a unique, colorful expression that retains its roots in tradition and embraces the playful and interactive energy and form of Western abstraction.
“I am interested in exploring Yin and Yang principle: active and passive, energy and space. Rather than building up like an oil painting, I use surfaces that soak in—canvases prepared with grounds that behave like traditional rice paper, pulling the paint in. So the space and time are undefined and limitless.”