Start From the Lacquer:
The Expression of Contemporary Forms and Concepts
Top Red Center for Contemporary Art, Xiamen
杜梦堂DUMONTEIL很高兴与您分享由翁纪军和文森·漆(Vincent CAZENEUVE)参展的「从大漆出发——当代形态与观念表达」当代艺术展，展览由厦门红顶当代艺术中心策划，集中呈现了28位国内外艺术家以大漆为媒介的创作面貌。展览以“当代”与“传统”、“日常物”与“艺术品”为切入点，通过艺术家的创作实践鼓励大家“从大漆出发”，抛开传统工艺的有色眼镜重新认识大漆、欣赏大漆，和艺术家一起在当代视角中为漆艺创作注入更多的可能性。DUMONTEIL is delighted to share with youWENG Jijun and Vincent CAZENEUVE's participation in "Starting From Lacquer—the Expression of Contemporary Forms and Concepts", curated and currently on view at Top Red Center for Contemporary Art, Xiamen, featuring works from 28 national and international artists who focus on the medium of lacquer.Focusing on the "contemporary" and the "traditional", "everyday object" and "artwork", the exhibition encourages the viewer to look beyond the convention of traditional craftsmanship, to re-understand and appreciate lacquer. Together with the artist, we will explore more possibilities for lacquer art creation in a contemporary context.
WENG Jijun | 翁纪军 (b. 1955)
Constellation 2019-20 | 集聚 2019-20Chinese lacquer on wood panel, ramieWENG Jijun | 翁纪军 (b. 1955)
Constellation 2019-22 | 集聚 2019-22Chinese lacquer on wood panel, ramie
Drawing inspiration from lacquer, its characteristics, and its tradition, Weng Jijun provides an alternative for us to re-examine our connection with the world in a way that bridges its different dimensions. "Constellation" is both the starting point of the artist's philosophical contemplation in today’s social context and his latest development on the creative level.
Weng's mastery of lacquer has enabled him to transform the traditional "patterns" and "motifs" into a search for the origin of life and a depiction of cosmic forms, breaking the stereotype of lacquer as a craft and decorative art from different aspects. The artist prefers abstract expressions that have color at their core. Unlike the abstract brushwork on canvas and paper, the subtle yet visible complexity — the aggregate of energy and overlapping traces, the intentional and the accidental — are achieved by the interpenetration of accumulated lacquer layers and repeated polishing effects.
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Vincent CAZENEUVE | 文森·漆 (b. 1977)
Untitled | 无题Chinese lacquer, water buffalo skin, sheep skin, rice bag fabric, bronze powder, iron powder
Vincent Cazeneuve gradually developed his narratives and aesthetics in his lacquer creations from both occidental and oriental influences with his deceptively simple and yet complex language while relentlessly exploring non-traditional supports such as old rice bags, jute ropes, bamboo, wool felt, and leather. He also tries to draw on other art forms such as lithography, relief carving, collage, and traditional crafts such as cloth and bamboo weaving, lending his work rich layers and tactile feelings.
This work belongs to Vincent Cazeneuve’s latest creations, inspired by the lacquered leather armour of the Yi people in the Daliang Mountains. With lacquer as the core of his work, the artist is passionate about integrating the unique textures of everyday objects and traditional crafts into his own abstract expressions, bringing a rich visual sense and cultural attributes to his works. This new series provides another possibility for the continuation of this ancient ethnic craft, which is on the verge of being lost.
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