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[ART JOURNAL] Scaled to fit

Many of Lee Tsai-chien’s sculptures at Main Trend Gallery are smaller versions of his earlier monumental works, many of which have an architectural flair

By Noah Buchan  /  STAFF REPORTER

“They represent the materials, such as wood or stone, we sculptors use in our art,” he said. After thinking for a moment, he added, “They do look like sausage links.”

Lee is an artist who doesn’t take himself too seriously, even though he works with Buddhist and Platonic concepts. The simplicity of his later work reflects Lee’s recent approaches to sculpture, one that finds him stripping away all extraneous form. “It’s minimalist,” he said.

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