Nude Jade Pierced
Brutal States

“Piercing” for jade seems to be a dialogue with a piece of jade in the coldest way. But when I used the word “dialogue”, I suddenly realized that I had regarded the stone jade as human in my mind. The visual stimuli presented by this series of works brought me painmade me feel painful, as if what is being pierced those body nailspiercings pierced and penetrated is not jade but a flesh and bone. The jade in front of me is no longer just a beautiful, uninterrupted  stone, but has been given a new definition and a new potential.

- Xiao Liang, Gallerist
on Tai’s solo exhibition Nude Jade Pierced at The Closer Gallery, Beijing

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