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Lacquer Artists

Xie Zhen

Artist Statement
Natural, raw lacquer’s character, its molding ability and the method are what interest me. Is it possible to express the feelings of modern people in a pure way by keeping the materials and improving the method? That is a deep turning point for me in some of my experimental works.

Sometimes, in reverting to the so-called “pure native” in lacquer awareness, I find the explored and elaborated space expressed by traditional raw lacquer to be very vast.

The material possesses beauty inherently, and the beauty is greater when it is natural. Expressing the material’s character in greater degrees may lead to works that produce unique beauty and shape fresh ideas, all of which adds fun to the experimental process of creating lacquer art.


Selected Exhibits
2008 ‘Piano Under Use’, exhibited at Creature & Space, China Contemporary Lacquer Artist Nominated Exhibition. Hanyaxuan Gallery, Hong Kong.
2005 ‘Latent’ won Award of Excellence at China Lacquer Exhibition in Xiamen, sponsored by CAA and Xiamen government
2002 ‘Double Land’ won First Prize at The Fourth National Sports Art Exhibition, sponsored by Art Bureau, CAA & China Sports Committee
1997 ‘Old Palace’ selected by Sino-Korean Lacquer Exchange Exhibition
1994 ‘String Narration’, Prize awarded at The Eighth China National Art Exhibition, sponsored by China Art Bureau & CAA
1989 ‘Flowing Water’ won First Prize at The First Lacquer Exhibition of Jiangsu Province.
1986 ‘Moonshine’ & ‘Fun in Autumn’ selected by The First Chinese Lacquer Exhibition, sponsored by China Art Association. ‘Moonshine’ won Award of Excellence


Public Collection
2006 ‘Piano under Use’ (modern lacquer) collected by Hong Kong Hanyaxuan
2003 ‘Summer’ (lacquer) collected by China Art Museum, Beijing
1998 ‘Double Land’ (lacquer) collected by Olympic Games headquarter, Lausanne, Switzerland
1986 ‘Moon shine’ & ‘Fun in Autumn’ collected by China Foreign Exhibition Corporation


XIE Zhen
XIE Zhen
XIE Zhen

XIE Zhen
XIE Zhen

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