薛松 | Song Xue
Je fine art Gallery’s art world
In the early 90s Xue’s studio was burnt down in an accidental fire. Rather than a moment of desperation Xue viewed this as an enlightenment for his artistic creation. He collected the burned remains of his earlier paintings and collaged them onto a single canvas. After the remnant pieces from the fire has been used up, he started burning new materials to use. The fire therefore had a dual nature: both destruction and rebirth. After the ablution by fire, the original meaning of the material was dissolved. The collaged fragments of history formed a background for Xue’s landscapes allowing a dialogue across time and space.