XUE JI YE, Find Head, 2006, 180 x 120 cm,Oil on Canvas
XUE JI YE, Center, 2010, 90 x 60 cm, Oil on Canvas
XUE JI YE, Process, 2010, 90 x 60 cm,Oil on Canvas
Xue Ji Ye, Untitled, 45x38x35cm, 2006, Bronze
XUE JIYE 薛继业
Xue Jiye was born in 1965 in Dalian, China. He studied at the Guangzhou Fine Art Academy and is one of China's most important creative contemporary surrealist painters in China. Xue Jiye studied the works of Italian masters, such as Giovanni Boccaccio and Hieronymus Bosch in his early years, which led him to discover his voice as an artist. Bosch's depiction of heaven and hell and the combat of good versus evil are reoccurring reference in his works. Xue Jiye's paintings and sculptures portray a central theme of male figures battling against one another: a symbol of the pressures of man against society. Sometime the individual wins, sometimes society, but the tension is always present. Xue Jiye captivates his viewers with his imagination and visionary power. Whether in his sculptures or paintings, his message does not fail to send a powerful statement.