Chinese artist Xie Lei has lived and worked in Paris since 2006. His paintings immerse the viewer in a disturbing imaginary world based on real situations, often subtly connected to literary and cinematographic memories or drawn from a profound crucible of personal emotions. The artist dwells on the complexity of events and situations, exploring the ambiguities and tensions they foster. His palette begins with sombre hues that mutate to become luminous and powerful.

In Galerie 3, 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.

Curators: Claudia Buizza & Ludovic Delalande (Fondation Louis Vuitton)