WANG Qin was born in Jingdezhen, Jianxi Province in China in 1978. Growing up in a city made famous for Chinese ceramics, Wang's early interest centered on ceramics and then painting, like many of his counterparts in the West. He then evolved into a conversation with glass as his chosen medium when he attained a Master of Fine Art in Glass at Shanghai University.
In his work, Wang challenges traditional precious qualities of glass such as translucency and vividness by playing with opaqueness and monochromes. In his continual desire to push the boundaries of tradition and glass, Wang's sculptures expand broadly to horizontal explorations of a vertical art of calligraphy.
His early boyhood memories were of his resistance to his father's teachings of calligraphy. Yet in his work, Wang's regret over his early rejection of Chinese culture becomes apparent in his Calligraphy and Non-calligraphy sculptures where he emits an enticing subtle intimacy with the movements of black ink as it hits the rice paper and a quiet pride in his Chinese culture. His deep influence by Zen Buddhism is apparent in his austere forms and his own personal journey seeking nirvana in pursuit of his own artistic growth. The symbolism of personal growth and evolution is the experience Wang seeks to convey throughout his work.
Wang Qin is an important artist in the Contemporary Chinese Glass Sculpture scene, his work now considered an essential part of a cutting edge collection of glass sculpture.
He has been exhibited in Galerie Vee in Hong Kong and the United States since 2005 when his work was first spotted by Vanessa Lee Taub, Director of Galerie Vee.
His past exhibitions with Galerie Vee include Wealth in Creativity in 2008, SOFA Chicago, Galerie Vee in collaboration with Leo Kaplan Modern Gallery New York, China Rises: Orientation in 2006, Dialogue of 8 in 2006, China Rises: The Evolution in 2006, and Explorations: Opposites Attract in 2006.
Museum collections include the Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung Museum in Munich, Germany and currently has work under review for a British Museum.
Further reading: WANG Qin is included in the publication China Rises: China's Contemporary Sculpture in Glass published by Galerie Vee ISBN 988-99525-0-5.