Fire and Water

The Art of Xue Song

Xue Song walked through fire and ran with the flames. From the ashes of old, a new art is born; tradition is deconstructed and repurposed in a contemporary context, like turning a new leaf on an ancient tree.

While his inspiration is fueled by fire, the creative process is nourished by water. Each and every collage clipping is burned, but also soaked in water. The element of water allows the images to be rearranged while being pasted onto canvas. Dancing around the canvas, coming together in a new composition, they are brought back to life. In a cycle of destruction and rebirth, a song of fire and water is sung through the ages.

A Song of Fire and Water – Xue Song’s Spirit of Ink and Wash by Elaine Suyu Liu
Evaluation and Value by Timothy Chang

Plates: (Excerpts)
Interview with Xue Song by Liu Chun
A History of Art in 20th Century China by Lu Peng
Pine.Smoke.Ink by Elaine Suyu Liu
History of Chinese Oil Painting by Liu Chun

The Infinite Exploration of Printmaking by Richard MC Chang

Selected Solo Exhibitions
Selected Group Exhibitions
Selected Public Collections

Xue Song, Fire and Water
January 8 – April 22, 2022

Publisher: Lofty Culture & Art, Sept 2022
Language: Traditional Chinese, English
Curator: Elaine Suyu Liu
Editor: Timothy Chang, Ming Kong
Paperback: 176 Pages
Demensions:30 x 23 x 1.5 cm


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