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WENSEN QI, AKA Vincent Cazeneuve
(b. 1977 in Toulouse, France)

Wensen Qi, AKA Vincent Cazeneuve, studied at Ecole des Metiers d’Art in Revel with an expertise in wood cabinet making, marquetry and gilding. Lacquer painting, one of the most ancient arts in China, acted like a strong magnet to him. So Wensen committed himself to live in China and with his own language deciphering the work of lacquer, learning and drawing lessons from traditional Chinese lacquer paintings. Simultaneously, he blends his own creativity into Chinese lacquer traditions, mixing elements of Western modern art into his lacquer works. Wensen is deeply touched by natural objects and natural beauty that contain endless stories and mysteries that he would like to recount through his lacquer paintings. Besides Chinese lacquer, he makes extensive use of various natural elements such as mud, linen, silver, gold, tin, lead, shells, stone, wood, and so on. Wensen also adopts various texture effects, including lithography, engraving, relief piling, mosaic collage and incrustations, lending his artworks abundant tactile feelings.

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WENSEN QI

Artworks

WENSEN QI / Vincent Cazeneuve Untitled chinese lacquer, bodiless technique, old jute rice bag, graphite brass powder. 45 x 34 cm, 2019 in UNEARTHED - a duet exhibition | 1 June - 13 July 2019
WENSEN QI / Vincent Cazeneuve Untitled chinese lacquer, bodiless technique, crochet made from jute fibre, porcelain clay, bronze powder 56 x 40 cm, 2019 in UNEARTHED - a duet exhibition | 1 June - 13 July 2019
WENSEN QI / Vincent Cazeneuve Untitled chinese lacquer, bodiless technique, textile woven from cotton and jute fibre, old jute rice bag, oxidized iron powder, cement powder 54 x 50 cm, 2019 in UNEARTHED - a duet exhibition | 1 June - 13 July 2019
WENSEN QI / Vincent Cazeneuve Untitled chinese lacquer, bodiless technique, textile woven from cotton and jute fibre, oxidized iron powder, red bronze powder, gold leaves 74 x 40 cm, 2019 in UNEARTHED - a duet exhibition | 1 June - 13 July 2019
WENSEN QI / Vincent Cazeneuve Untitled chinese lacquer, bodiless technique, textile woven from cotton and jute fibre, cement powder 50 x 38 cm, 2019 in UNEARTHED - a duet exhibition | 1 June - 13 July 2019
WENSEN QI / Vincent Cazeneuve Untitled 45 chinese lacquer on old rice bag, hemp fabric, gold leaves 63 x 88 cm, 2016 in UNEARTHED - a duet exhibition | 1 June - 13 July 2019 in COMMITTED - a solo exhibition - Le French May| 2016
WENSEN QI / Vincent Cazeneuve Untitled Chinese lacquer bodiless technique, ramie fabric, graphite and gold leaves on old rice bag 107 x 100 cm, 2017 in UNEARTHED - a duet exhibition | 1 June - 13 July 2019 in PATH - a duet exhibition | 2017
WENSEN QI / Vincent Cazeneuve Untitled Chinese lacquer bodiless technique, cinnabar red, tin and gold powder on old rice bag 52 x 37 cm, 2017 in UNEARTHED - a duet exhibition | 1 June - 13 July 2019 in PATH - a duet exhibition | 2017
WENSEN QI / Vincent Cazeneuve Untitled Chinese lacquer bodiless technique, gold leaves, tin on kitchen floor 39 x 34 cm, 2017 in UNEARTHED - a duet exhibition | 1 June - 13 July 2019 in PATH - a duet exhibition | 2017
WENSEN QI / Vincent Cazeneuve Untitled 33 chinese lacquer on old rice bag, hemp fabric, gold leaves 36 x 35 cm, 2016 in UNEARTHED - a duet exhibition | 1 June - 13 July 2019 in COMMITTED - a solo exhibition - Le French May| 2016
WENSEN QI / Vincent Cazeneuve Untitled 46 Chinese lacquer on hemp fabric, indigo, wood, gold leaves 90×70cm, 2016 in UNEARTHED - a duet exhibition | 1 June - 13 July 2019 in COMMITTED - a solo exhibition - Le French May| 2016
WENSEN QI / Vincent Cazeneuve Untitled 38 chinese lacquer on old rice bag, hemp fabric, gold leaves 47 x 42 cm, 2016 in UNEARTHED - a duet exhibition | 1 June - 13 July 2019 in COMMITTED - a solo exhibition - Le French May| 2016
WENSEN QI / Vincent Cazeneuve Untitled Chinese lacquer bodiless technique, gold and silver powder on petrified old rice bag 48 x 38 cm, 2017 in UNEARTHED - a duet exhibition | 1 June - 13 July 2019 in PATH - a duet exhibition | 2017
WENSEN QI / Vincent Cazeneuve Untitled 47 Chinese lacquer on bamboo weaving, carved cinnabar red, gold leaves 116x63cm, 2016 in UNEARTHED - a duet exhibition | 1 June - 13 July 2019 in COMMITTED - a solo exhibition - Le French May| 2016