Deeply rooted in the history of lacquer art in China, Weng Jijun continues to explore and innovate while drawing on tradition. The subjects and themes evolved from the early still life and Buddhists to abstract expressions that have colour at their core. His main series including the 'Memory' series, 'Constellation' series, and 'Angle' series,Read More
Weng Jijun (b. 1955, Shanghai, China) graduated from Jiangxi Normal University College of Fine Arts in 1981 before continued his study at the Mural Paintings department of Central Academy of Fine Arts in 1994. Later he began his teaching career at Shanghai Art & Design Academy. He is recognised as a member of the China Artists Association, China Professional Lacquer Steering Committee, and director of the Working Committee of Lacquer Painting, Shanghai Artists Association.
Weng's work has been the subject of solo exhibitions including Collision, Galerie Dumonteil, Paris, France (2019); Urban Colors in the Shanghai School of Lacquer Art - Weng Jijun's Lacquer Art, Shanghai Urban Planning Center, Shanghai (2018); The Enduring Practices of Lacquer, Galerie Dumonteil, Shanghai, China (2018); He, Yibo Gallery, Shanghai, China (2015); Buddha's head, Gallery on Old Bailey, Hong Kong, China (2007); Weng Jijun's Solo Show, Gallery on Old Bailey, Hong Kong, China (2001), etc.
Weng Jijun's work has won numerous awards in China including: 'Shenroujian' Art Fund Prize of the 9th Shanghai Art Exhibition (2017); 'Shenroujian' Art Fund Prize of the 8th Shanghai Art Exhibition (2015); Recognition Award of the National Exhibition of Fine Arts of EXPO (2010); Recognition Award of the 3rd National Lacquer Painting Work Exhibition (2012); Recognition Award of the 2nd National Lacquer Painting Work Exhibition (2007)
His work has been collected by major art institutions in China such as Guangzhou Museum of Art, Fujian Museum of Art, Chinese Olympic Committee, Expo Shanghai China, etc. His publications include Weng Jijun, 2nd column of Shanghai Artists Work Collection (2005); Splendidness - Lacquer Art, Shanghai Scientific and Technological Education Publishing House (2006).
Text courtesy Galerie Dumonteil Contemporary.