Growing up in China, Jacky Tsai was taught that skulls and anything related to death were unlucky. It was a desire to overcome this fear and subvert these traditional superstitions that led the artist to start experimenting with transforming skulls into objects of beauty.
By creating intricate skulls teeming with colourful flowers and wildlife, Tsai highlights the beauty in decay and explores regeneration, rebirth and the circle of life.
In Porcelain Skull, Tsai uses patterns from traditional blue and white Chinese porcelain to depict the features of the skull, combining dark and light blue to create striking contrast.
This silkscreen print is from a limited edition of 50, signed and numbered by the artist.
Size (cm): 66 x 96
Any questions? Call: +44(0)1273 724829 or
message us at the bottom right of this page.
Own Art This artwork is part of the OWN ART Scheme.
Spread the Cost of Your Art Collection with 0% Finance
At Enter Gallery we make art accessible to everyone. As a leading member of the Own Art Scheme (backed by Arts Council England), we offer an interest free* finance option to our UK customers, for many of the artworks we sell. Spread the cost of the art you love, over 10 or 20 months.
To apply, simply complete the application process in the checkout or call us and we'll arrange your finance application for you:
(Lines open Monday to Saturday 9.30am to 6pm and Sunday 11am to 5pm, UK time).
Our Own Art loans are provided by Novuna Personal Finance PaybyFinance. If you choose to apply, your checkout will include a secure visit to them, to complete your application.
Visit our Own Art page for more details.
Medium: Silkscreen, Print
Edition Type: Limited Edition
Edition Size: 50
Size (cm): 66 x 96
Looking to add a frame?
Many of the prints at Enter Gallery have the option to add a hand-crafted frame.
Our framing includes FREE DELIVERY within the UK (shipping charges apply outside the UK).
Our Framing Service
Our experts will cut, join and assemble each frame by hand to the exact dimensions of your artwork, creating your perfect finished work of art, ready to hang on your wall.
Some of our framing options may be more suitable for your artwork than others. For expert advice on the best way to frame, give us a call:
+44 (0)1273 724829
(Lines open Mon to Sat 9.30am to 6pm and Sun 11am to 5pm, UK time)
Your Framing Options at entergallery.com
Box framing is provided with all our online framing, creating a distance between the glass and your artwork, so no risk of ink transfer to the pane. it's the perfect, gallery grade choice for limited edition prints or original artworks.
Shadow float mounting is an option at our website, to give the appearance of an artwork floating within the frame. The mount – an archival foam core – creates depth too, by casting a shadow beneath the artwork. We highly recommend using a float mount when framing artwork with deckled (hand-torn) edges.
As always, all our materials are sustainable and archival to keep your artwork in mint condition and perfectly presented. Simply choose from our white or black float framing options, before adding to basket.
Glazing all our framing orders are shipped with glass. We take great care with packaging to protect your artwork.
Alternatively, for added piece of mind, we've the option of gallery grade cast acrylic, offering superb clarity and protection.
If you would prefer acrylic or other options such as ornate frames or UV protection, please call our gallery team on +44 (0)1273 724829 for a quote, or message us at the bottom right of this page.
Find out more about all our framing options at our framing page.
See our Delivery page for full details.
Almost everything ordered through our checkout here at entergallery.com has
FREE DELIVERY WORLDWIDE!
Our only exception is if you live outside the UK and wish to buy framed artworks or selected large or '3D' items, such as sculptures or prints that cannot be rolled. Then a shipping cost applies, full details are provided in the checkout (unframed artworks outside the UK, packaged in tubes, have free delivery).
(Faster shipped items have ‘EXPRESS DESPATCH’ under ‘Add to Cart’ above, otherwise they will be Regular Despatch)
Marked ‘Express Despatch’ above – 2 to 3 days
Regular Despatch unframed items – 2 to 3 weeks
Marked ‘Express Despatch’ above – up to 3 weeks
Regular Despatch framed artwork – 3 to 6 weeks
Delivery and Covid-19
Due to the rapidly changing situation with Covid-19 some items may be delayed during despatch and shipping. Rest assured we are doing all we can to ship your art as quickly as possible.
We will keep you regularly updated by email or text.
Shipping Within the EU - Receive 10% Cashback!
For deliveries within the EU, please note the price above does not include local taxes and your order may be subject to import duties & tax, payable on delivery. We have no control over these charges and cannot predict their amount.
To lessen the impact of these charges we are currently offering 10% Cashback for all orders over £200 shipped within the EU (cashback excludes any shipping costs). Your cashback will be refunded shortly after you order (unfortunately we are unable to apply the discount before ordering). You will also receive an email confirming the refund.
See our Cashback Within the EU page for full details.
About the artist
Originally from Shanghai, Jacky Tsai made the leap to London to study at Central St Martins. It was here that he first dipped his toe into the artistic limelight, designing the now iconic floral skull for Alexander McQueen’s 2008 Spring/Summer menswear collection.
The floral skull has since become synonymous with Tsai’s work. It encapsulates his artistic vision; to dispel fear and superstition, explore mortality, and to reveal the beauty to be found in decay.
Tsai’s colourful, richly-layered pieces take inspiration from Pop Art icons like Lichtenstein and Warhol. He is known for fusing traditional eastern artistic techniques and imagery with western Pop Art references, creating a unique style that establishes balance between cultural extremes. If you look a little closer, most of his artworks include hidden narratives, either hailing from Chinese myths and legends, or straight from his imagination.
Tsai works prolifically across multiple mediums, including painting, sculpture, screen printing and mono printing. Most recently, he has explored ancient Chinese techniques such as enamel cloisonné, blue and white porcelain printing and silk embroidery. Tsai also boasts his own luxury fashion label, which has enjoyed high-profile collaborations with the likes of Harvey Nichols.