Yao Jun Xue 薛耀军 • China

Xue Yaojun is an artist who focuses on representationalism. He insists on combining techniques and concepts, expressing his inner voice through realistic style. He lives in China; the country embraces the paradoxical environment, where full of tension and harshness. Xue grasps the subtle differences among surroundings in everyday life. He uses surrealism to represent the helplessness, anxiety, depression, struggle, desire and joy he observes from people, objects and incidents in his life. His work resonates viewers' feeling of depression, struggling, as well as freshness and joy.

Xue's work invites viewers to experience the desperation of people who discard beliefs in modern life. It's a mixed feeling of degeneration and happiness.

薛耀军是个具象观念画家,他执着于技法和观念的结合,用写实的技法呼唤出他内心的呐喊,生活在中国的他,周围环境紧张而恶劣,敏感的他,细腻的抓住他与身边的人、事、物的不同,用超现实的风格把那些彷徨、无助、迷茫、焦躁、不安、欢喜、挣扎、欲挣脱破茧而出的渴望,淋漓尽致的展现在他的作品里,他的作品有给人忧郁的,有压抑的,有挣扎的,有清新透明的……

让观者可以透过他的作品,去看到现代一些人失去信仰后的迷失与绝望,堕落后的挣扎与彷徨,被欲望纠缠后的混乱与妥协,被爱包围后的幸福与快乐。