The cover of the upcoming April issue of Taiwan’s Crown Magazine features Xue Song’s 2018 painting, Return Peacefully After Success – Poetry by Feng Zikai. The theme of the mixed media painting represents the Chinese ideal of retreating into a simple and quiet life in old age, after busy life of success. Through collage, Xue Song juxtaposes images of high culture and material excess with simple traditional Chinese landscapes. The article also features Xue’s Seven Color Landscape, which transforms traditional scenes of nature with strong commercial and modern colors and symbols.
The cover of this October’s Robb Report Lifestyle China features a special work by Xue Song in collaboration with Chopard’s new sport-chic timepiece, Alpine Eagle.
Xue Song with Alpine Eagle © Robb Report Lifestyle。Photo: Courtesy of Xue Song
On June 2, Porsche’s first electric sports car, the Taycan, was officially released in Shanghai, in collaboration with the Chinese contemporary artist Xue Song.
Porsche Taycan 2019 © Porsche
During the Ink Asia 2017 art fair, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston made a decision to include Xue Song’s painting, Spring Colors, 2013, as part of the Museum’s permanent collection.
Timothy Chang, Art Director of Loftyart, with Nancy Berliner, Senior Curator of Chinese Art at MFA, Boston. Photo: Richard Chang