Xie Lei interview - Open Space #13

The artist Xie Lei, invited to the Fondation as part of the Open Space programme, presents his exhibition "Au-delà". From his studio and the Fondation's Galerie 3, he reveals his sources of inspiration and explains his working methods.

Xie Lei has chosen to exhibit reflections on today’s questions of identity, life and death in a collection of 5 monumental paintings. Juxtaposed like a frieze along the walls of gallery 3, they form a phantasmagorical landscape through which the artist questions our perception of reality, evoking the possibility of the existence of other worlds. From one canvas to the next, among the branches and foliage, faceless anthropomorphic figures emerge on the surface, their outlines diluted in a palette of green and blue, between appearance and disappearance.