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.