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Flower of life I

Flower of life I

Code: WEI02


Artist: WEI Nan

Materials: Natural lacquer, cowhide, linen, Japanese paper

Size: H580mm x W390mm x D330mm

Year: 2020


In permanent collection of V&A Museum in London

  • Nan Wei was inspired by the sculptural lacquer creation in Japan, which demonstrates that lacquer art could be a progressive medium. She learns about employing non-traditional techniques, such as using leather instead of only wood or cloth as a substrate, to create innovative conceptual works that respect the material’s natural qualities. Her Chinese background has offered her sets of beliefs and a sense of aesthetics which she incorporates into her creations. There are a lot of subconscious influences in the process that she does not necessarily think about beforehand.