Ye Sen (b.1971, Liaoning, China)
Graduated from the Printmaking Department of Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts with a BFA in 1998. Graduated from Experimental Art Department of the Central Academy of Fine Arts with a Master’s degree in 2015.
The concept of “Living Wood” demonstrates the versatility of wood as an art material, which the artist frees a piece of wood from its primitive state and transforms it into a flexible living form, all born of the same wood and never having existed in isolation from one another. His various series are informed as much by cultural history, craftsmanship, and traditional philosophies as they are by contemporary imaginings and social tensions, and cultural and political changes.