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"The Virtue of Tranquil Beauty: Xue Mo"
2003-09-10 until 2003-10-04
Karin Weber Gallery
HK Hong Kong
Karin Weber Gallery is delighted to announce that Inner Mongolian-born, Beijing-based artist Xue Mo, will be showcasing her latest body of work entitled the virtue of tranquil beauty, an exhibition comprising luscious oil paintings of adorned, Oriental women in profile. These portrait works however, are much more than mere
representations; Xue Mo's premise is that the composition of these paintings allows for a type
of meditative contemplation of such concepts as virtue, beauty, serenity, benevolence, and tranquility. What do these poignant expressions
tell us? About ourselves? About the artist? And about our society?
Variously described as indicative of "Renaissance", "Chinese Vermeer" and "Medici-like", Xue Mo's paintings evoke a timeless elegance, a return to
pure‚ painting, and by turn, a contemporary interpretation of formalism. Graduating in 1991 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting), Xue Mo lectured
in Fine Art in Beijing for approximately 7 years, and then commenced practising full time as a professional artist thereafter. The virtue of tranquil beauty is Xue Mo's 8th exhibition, having previously exhibited to great
success in Beijing, Singapore, the US and Australian market. This will be her inaugural exhibition in Hong Kong.