The artwork «Thunder» was created during the 3nd Art Symposium (1993), the theme of which was «Art in Politics»
Chinese artist Tsi Tson (born 1961) combines the cultural principles of the West and the Chinese heritage, rendering concepts into works of physical, material body. His pictographs, entirely different from the ideograms and hieroglyphic symbols, acquire a conceptual status, breaking fresh ground in their calligraphy, both as concrete and abstract entities. In his work “Thunder” (1993) Tsi Tson, who is dedicated to the natural order of things, presents a dual tautology. A bolt of lightning strikes the earth at the same point where the depiction of the bolt striking the earth shows a bolt of lightning. With this creative gesture that, conceptually, is entirely in tune with the Chinese culture and by using material that is unconventional in oriental art, Tson bridges the gap between East and West.