YE XUE is a Buddhist artist living in Beijing. He was born into a family of Chinese folk artists in Wubao County, Shaanxi Province in 1962, and graduated from the Xi’An Academy of Fine Arts. Ye Xue’s work is pervaded by a profound spirituality. Using both traditional Chinese and Western painting techniques, and through the media of oil, acrylic, inks, clay and found objects, he explores what it means to be human: our place in the world, our emotions, our interaction with the environment, the inter-connectedness of all things, and the journey toward enlightenment. Ye Xue’s works have been exhibited in China, Japan, Australia and the U.S., and are held in private collections internationally.