Xue Mo is an artist born in Mongolia, currently working in China.
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Xue has been working as a full-time practicing artist since 1998. Mongolian Secrets continues Xue’s unique approach to the genre of portraiture, situating Asian subjects in a highly stylised manner that is reminiscent, both technically and compositionally, of the portraits of early Renaissance artists of the quattrocento period such as Piero della Francesca, Fra Angelico and Andrea Mantegna. To Xue, these great ‘masters’ epitomize painting in its purest form. Xue draws her subjects from her homeland of Mongolia and is singularly focused on the female subject, impressed by the ‘noble simplicity, natural beauty, and serene dispositions’ of the young fieldworkers.

Xue’s oil paintings are technically exquisite, and offer a compelling contemporary interpretation of formalism.

Xue lives and works in Beijing, China, and has had solo exhibitions in Australia, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, the USA and Canada.

Xue Mo is represented by Catherine Asquith Gallery in Melbourne, Australia.

Title: Mongolian Girl in National Dress
Medium: oil on linen
Dimensions: 60.5 × 46cm
Work date: 2009