Wensen Qi (b.1977 in Toulouse, France), birth name Vincent Cazeneuve, accomplished his studies at Ecole des Métiers d’Art in Revel before opening his first studio specialized in the restoration of Western and Asian lacquer wares. To acquire the full knowledge on lacquer art, Wensen moved to Chongqing, China in 2009 and committed himself to deciphering the secret of lacquer as well as the traditional Chinese culture around this particular form of art.Read More
He gradually developed his own narratives and aesthetics from both occidental and oriental influences with his deceptively simple and yet complex language, and further explored the integration of lacquer with materials including but not limited to ramie canvas, rope, bamboos, leather, etc. Wensen also adopts various texture effects, such as lithography, relief prints and mosaic collage, rendering his artworks rich layers and tactile feelings.
Wensen’s work has been the subject of solo exhibitions both nationally and internationally, including Galerie Dumonteil, Paris (2019); Galerie Dumonteil, Shanghai (2018); Sin Sin Fine Art, Hong Kong (2017); Chateau de Beaupré, Bouches-du-Rhône, France (2015); Yenakart Villa Art Gallery, Bangkok (2015); Espace Roguet, Toulouse, France (2014), etc. Wensen’s works have also been acquired by private collectors in the US, France, Italy, Switzerland and China.
Text courtesy Dumonteil Contemporary.