Born in 1965 in Dangshan, Anhui, and graduated in 1988 from the Stage Design Department of the Shanghai Theatre Academy, Xue Song is a contemporary Chinese artist, who’s style of collage is characterized by the burning ready-made images and his rearrangement of the burnt fragments on the canvas. This symbolic destruction and rebirth or deconstruction and reconstruction underline the significance of his artistic practice, as well as fashions a brand new visuality.
May 8 – Nov 20
May 18 – July 14, 2019
Long Museum, Shanghai
Jan 6 – Mar 4, 2018
Lin Pang-soong, Xue Song, Zhou Gang
Sept 15 – Oct 17, 2015
The Art of Xue Song
Lofty Culture & Art, 2017
© Loftyart Gallery
Art Creation Project
Lofty Culture & Art, 2015
© Loftyart Gallery
Xue Song’s Role as an Artist in Contemporary Culture
As a Chinese Contemporary artist, the challenge of Western art has undeniably shaped Xue Song’s practice. Consciously working within this premise, he addresses his own identity and confronts the complex history that has shaped him and the fast-changing society in which he is a part of. In this way, Xue Song’s evaluation of himself as an artist ultimately corresponds to the value of his art.
Xue Song in his Studio, Shanghai, 2017. Photo: Timothy Chang
In contemporary art magazine ArtReview‘s coverage of the upcoming Art Taipei 2021 art fair, Xue Song’s mixed-media collage New Heights was prominently featured as both the article’s cover and content image.
Xue Song, New Heights, 2020 © Xue Song
The cover of the upcoming April 2020 issue of Taiwan’s Crown Magazine features Xue Song’s 2018 painting, Return Peacefully After Success – Poetry by Feng Zikai.
Crown Magazine, April 2020, No. 794 © Crown
The cover of Robb Report Lifestyle China’s October 2019 edition features a collaboration between Chopard’s new sport-chic timepiece, Alpine Eagle, and artist Xue Song’s eponymously titled painting.
Xue Song with Alpine Eagle © Robb Report. 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, MFA, Boston. Photo: Richard Chang
This year in 2017, Sweden’s leading air purifier company Blueair is entering the Chinese market, and inviting artist Xue Song to act as spokesperson, and to custom design the front panels of their three top purifier models.
Xue Song’s custom designed air purifiers © Blueair。Photo: Courtesy of Xue Song