Xie Aige (°1977, China) graduated from the Ceramic Design Department of Shanghai University's Academy of Fine Arts. She is currently living and working in Shanghai.
Xie Aige was born in Hunan. As a contemporary young female artist, the images in her works are mostly influenced by the protagonists in paintings of Modigliani and the comic of Jimmy (Jimi). The overall appearance of a gentle and quiet Chinese femininity is presented in a soft and sentimental manner, with a linear shape of simplicity and roundness. With many of her works depicting men in nature, at peace or playing, she draws on childhood memories of rural China and prominently features symbolic elements, such as birds for freedom and apples for desire in her sculpted world.
Her figures also delicately present the spiritual essence of female, by removing the shackles and return to nature, as to pursue the unique temperament in Chinese philosophy. Xie Aige is inspired by Buddhist thought and the human spirit.
Xie Aige is renowned as one of the most promising artists from the younger generation.
Her works have been exhibited throughout China, as well as in the USA, United Kingdom, and Germany, and have been collected by a range of private, institutional, and corporate collectors, including the Beijing Capital Airport, People’s Bank of Italy, and Shanghai Park Hyatt Hotel.