b. 1977, France

Wensen Qi Biography

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. 

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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.

Wensen Qi Featured Artworks

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Untitled by Wensen Qi contemporary artwork sculpture
Wensen Qi Untitled, 2020 Chinese lacquer, old rice bag, gold leaves, egg shell inlay
107 x 75 x 7 cm
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Dumonteil Contemporary
Untitled by Wensen Qi contemporary artwork sculpture
Wensen Qi Untitled, 2020 Chinese lacquer, ramie fabric, gold leaves, egg shell inlay
147 x 96 x 2 cm
Dumonteil Contemporary Contact Gallery
Untitled by Wensen Qi contemporary artwork sculpture
Wensen Qi Untitled, 2020 Chinese lacquer, wood panel, old rice bag, gold leaves, graphite
142 x 97 cm
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Dumonteil Contemporary
Untitled by Wensen Qi contemporary artwork sculpture, textile
Wensen Qi Untitled, 2020 Chinese lacquer, aleatory double weft weaving cotton fabric hand woven by the artist, gold leaves, graphite, oxidised iron powder
101 x 91 x 6.5 cm
Dumonteil Contemporary Contact Gallery
Untitled by Wensen Qi contemporary artwork sculpture
Wensen Qi Untitled, 2020 Chinese lacquer, ramie fabric, oxidised silver leaves, iron powder
80 x 100 x 5 cm
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Dumonteil Contemporary
Untitled by Wensen Qi contemporary artwork sculpture
Wensen Qi Untitled, 2020 Chinese lacquer, wood panel, old rice bag, gold leaves, oxidised silver leaves, iron powder
88 x 60 x 5 cm
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Dumonteil Contemporary
Untitled by Wensen Qi contemporary artwork sculpture
Wensen Qi Untitled, 2020 Chinese lacquer, old rice bag, gold leaves, concrete powder
52 x 32 cm
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Dumonteil Contemporary
Untitled by Wensen Qi contemporary artwork sculpture
Wensen Qi Untitled, 2020 Chinese lacquer, 40 bodiless lacquer tablets and 8 wooden tablets, gold leaves, lamp black
180 x 192 cm
Dumonteil Contemporary Contact Gallery

Wensen Qi Recent Exhibitions

Wensen Qi Represented By

Dumonteil Contemporary contemporary art gallery in Shanghai, China Dumonteil Contemporary Paris, Shanghai
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