Weng Jijun

Chinese, 1955
Deeply rooted in the history of lacquer art in China, Weng Jijun continues to explore and innovate while persisting the tradition. Weng uses wood panel and lacquer as his basic materials for painting, and various sophisticated lacquer-making techniques as his expressions. The subjects and themes evolved from the early still life and Buddhists to the abstract visual representations of lacquer, the material itself. In addition to lacquer paintings, the artist also makes sculptures with bodiless lacquer techniques. His main series including ‘Red’ series, ‘Landscape’ series, ‘Buddha’ series, as well as recent ‘Memory’ series, ’Gathering’ series, and ‘Angle’ series, etc.
Weng Jijun (b. 1955, Shanghai, China) graduated from Jiangxi Normal University College of Fine Arts in 1981 and from the Mural Paintings department of Central Academy of Fine Arts in 1996. Later he began his teaching career at Shanghai Art & Design Academy. He is recognized as a member of China Artists Association, China Professional Lacquer Steering Committee, and vice director of Working Committee of Lacquer Painting, Shanghai Artists Association.
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