AS IS | Ruozhe Xue

Artist

From Xuzhou City, China

Based in Beijing and Guangzhou, China


Ruozhe is a figurative painter whose subjects, often young women, tend to leap from mundane to dreamlike settings and situations. His light play creates a mysterious, surreal atmosphere in the audience


A: Please, tell us a bit more about yourself. What brought you into art?


R: The obsession of looking, making marks.

A: What inspires you the most?


R: At this moment, film.



A: Do you have any specific rituals while working(creating)?


R: Listening to music, making myself comfortable.

A: What would you recommend to someone who's new to art (whether artist or just an admirer), what to begin with?


R: See as much art as you can.

A: What are your three favourite adjectives related to art?


R: Silent, timeless, disquiet.



A: The best angle to look at art is from ...?


R: Your own point of view.

A: The perfect phrase to start any conversation about art is: ...?


R: "I feel..."



A: Must-read books to help us talk about art (or do we even need them)?


R: This is a must-read: The Art of Faking It: Sounding Smart Without Really Knowing Anything by Laurence Whitted-Fry

A: If you could change one thing in the art world - what would it be?


R: West-centred ideology.

A: Please, share your favorite quote (not necessarily related to art).


R: "Painting is not a profession, but an obsession."




Thank you!


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