b. 1987, China

Ruozhe Xue Biography

Ruozhe Xue straddles the thin line between realism and dreamlike, surreal imagery. His canvasses are pervaded by a cryptic aura, skillfully emphasized through the use of dark tones that cast a sense of timelessness and suspension upon the figures. The missing context, very often hidden or dissipating into vagueness, eludes any plausible attempt to unravel the enigma. Xue inevitably reflects on his own culture in his works and the attempt in China in the quite recent past to mould the very great differences in human character into a highly regimented and controlled society notwithstanding the raw material is so hugely complex and varying. Throughout his career Xue has been fascinated by the tension created between the dual image of certain individuals, often situated in a timeless and alienating landscape which, on a superficial first viewing, merely appears a little odd yet, little by little, reveals its total strangeness to our knowledge of the world.

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Ruozhe Xue (b. 1987, Xuzhou, China) lives and works in Beijing, China.

After studying at the Painting Department of China Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, he graduated from the Painting Programme at the Royal College of Arts in London. Award winner of the Neville Burston Prize and the Tom Bendhem Prize for Figure Drawing, Xue has presented his work in numerous exhibitions in London and in China. In 2019 his works were presented during the Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival in Jimei.

Ruozhe Xue Featured Artworks

This is not a hand by Ruozhe Xue contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Ruozhe Xue This is not a hand, 2022 Oil on linen
120 x 120 cm
rosenfeld Contact Gallery
Still-life no.3 (2) by Ruozhe Xue contemporary artwork painting
Ruozhe Xue Still-life no.3 (2), 2021 Acrylic on canvas
60 x 50 cm
rosenfeld Contact Gallery
1 by Ruozhe Xue contemporary artwork painting
Ruozhe Xue 1, 2016 Oil on canvas
80 x 50 cm
rosenfeld Contact Gallery
Easy peace by Ruozhe Xue contemporary artwork painting
Ruozhe Xue Easy peace, 2019 Oil on linen
190 x 140 cm
rosenfeld Contact Gallery

Ruozhe Xue Recent Exhibitions

Ruozhe Xue Represented By

rosenfeld contemporary art gallery in London, United Kingdom
rosenfeld London

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