Diane Farris Gallery is delighted to
welcome Inner Mongolian-born, Beijing-based painter, Xue Mo,
to our Gallery roster.
Her portraits of Oriental women are more than representations
of female beauty. Xue Mo's premise is that the composition of
these paintings act as a focal point for meditation on such
concepts as virtue, beauty, serenity, benevolence, and tranquility.
Variously described as "Renaissance", "Chinese Vermeer" or "Medici-
like portraiture", Xue Mo's paintings evoke a timeless
elegance and a return to pure painting. Critic Katherine Wilkinson has written, "In the 20th Century, many Asian artists have sited, in the human figure, the portrayal and exploration of their own and their society’s identity and history and its changing relationship with other nations and a global culture...Xue considers her work deeply affected by old Chinese culture, its traditional music, calligraphy and early portraiture."
in 1991 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting, Xue Mo lectured
in Fine Art in Beijing for many years before beginning her
career as a full-time professional artist.
She has exhibited in Beijing, Singapore, Hong Kong, the US
and Australia. The Diane Farris Gallery provides her first
exposure in Canada.
Miss Xue Iiam, 2005