Erotic Dream of the Red Chamber - Artwork - Jacky Tsai

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Erotic Dream of the Red Chamber

Erotic Dream of the Red Chamber


In: 2015, Lacquer Carving, Original  |  180cm x 148cm
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Erotic Dream of the Red Chamber


In: 2015, Lacquer Carving, Original



With a blushing superman as the centerpiece, Erotic Dream of the Red Chamber depicts a flirtatious scene. Inspired by the one of the four great novels in Chinese classical literature, Dream of the Red Chamber, Tsai’s Erotic Dream of the Red Chamber illustrate a playfully erotic game of blind man’s buff.

Set in 18th Century China, Dream of the Red Chamber depicts the life of wealthy and aristocratic Jia Clan. With over hundreds of character, the book’s main story center a round Baoyu the male heir of the clan and twelve female heroines, Jingling’s twelve beauties.

A reflection on the change in Chinese feminine virtues in present days, Erotic Dream of the Red Chamber is an allegory to present-day view on the fascination with foreign beauty. With a jealous Baoyu on the back planning to take action, and a girl with an indifferent attitude to the scene, Erotic dream of the red chamber narrate Baoyu’s and the blondes distinctive temperaments take on the deviant performance by Jinling Beauties and Superman.

Teleporting between space and time, Tsai’s Erotic Dream of the Red Chambers reveals the hidden social outlook on the ever-changing laws of attraction.