Xi Fei was born in 1956 in China. He left China in 1989 for the United States, and arrived at the end of the Reagan years to a city and country that on the verge of the global information age, was more heterogeneous than ever, fixed on capital, consumerism and commodification, to see pop culture close up and compare it with the Pop art that had earlier fascinated him. Even the celebrated art school he had enrolled in couldn't hold his desire of creation, he left the school and started his career as a professional painter.
In Xi Fei’s most representative released series are:
1. Reverse Plato-ism - Pop Art One Hundred whys
2. Manhattan - Fillers atop the Crown
3. Image Liberation : When the outline of the conceptual art began to tremble - a professionl artist's 15 conceptual beliefs
These series are filled with epic-like allegories and auras of innovation that have since become Xi Fei’s signature style. Xi Fei's practice is a canny blend of the artist's Chinese heritage and his American milieu, indebted to both Eastern and Western system of thought.
Xifei believes that “artistic wholeness” is of uttermost importance in art above individual element of technique, color, style and etc. This belief in the ‘supremacy of artistic wholeness’ will surely leave a path of reflection for those to follow in the 21st Century contemporary art.
1998 The Art Students league, New York
1991 Present Professional artist
The artist currently lives and works in New York
2012 Private Invitation Exhibition, Goldman Art, New York
2012 Special Invitational Solo Exhibition, White Box, New York
2013 The Story of The Creative Rising , See Team, New York
2013 SCOPE MIAMI BEACH See Team, Miami
2014 Raising Temperature： Art in Environmetal Reaction, Queens Museum, New York
Art News, Nov. 2007, USA
Hi Art Magazine, Jan. 2008, China
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Hi Art Magazine, August. 2008, China
Art News, Nov. 2008, USA
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Art Investment Magazine, Nov. 2008, Taiwan
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Art Investment Magazine, Dec. 2008, Taiwan
Hi Art Magazine, Dec. 2008, China
Art Investment Magazine, Jan. 2009, Taiwan
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Art Investment Magazine, Nov. 2009 Taiwan
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