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 collaboration between Chopard’s new sport-chic timepiece, Alpine Eagle, and artist Xue Song’s eponymously titled painting.
During the Ink Asia 2017 art fair at the Hong Kong Convention Centre, 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, through the help of a generous donor. The MFA has an extensive collection of Chinese art, ranging from the classical master Shen Zhou, to contemporary artists including Liu Xiaodong and Zhan Wang. Wu Tung Senior Curator of Chinese Art, Nancy Berliner commented that the lines of Xue Song’s landscapes are reminiscent of the brushwork of the Ming Dynasty master Shen Zhou.
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. The one-of-a-kind custom designs were debuted on November 10, during the opening of the Art 021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair, at the Shanghai Exhibition Center.