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HONG Yidong 洪乙棟 was born in Shanxi, China, in 1983. Graduated from the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, he  obtained his Master’s Degree in mural painting and lacquer painting in 2009. HONG’s artistic practices consist of painting, sculpture and Qishan 漆繕. He is well versed in different lacquer art techniques such as the Xipi, Maki-e, inlays of shells and eggshell from traditional application to reinvention. "The process of lacquer art creation is always full of surprises. The artwork is always covered until the final polishing. It is so mysterious and exciting as if I were a child digging a treasure."

Lacquer Qishan Wood-fired Porcelain Teapot with Gold Powder by HONG Yidong

SKU: LAC-HY-YQ202023
  • Originated from China, Qishan (Kintsugi in Japanese) is an art of mending broken ceramics, with natural lacquer, sap of the tree. The same technique can also be applied on repairing bamboo, wood or even jade. It involves some very tedious process, with a variety of lacquer techniques. So, it means much more than just mending with gold. Philosophically, it is an act of embracing the flawed or the imperfect.

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