‘Distorted Reality’ represents Ruozhe Xue’s second solo exhibition at the gallery rosenfeld porcini. In the little over two years since his work was last seen in London it’s immediately evident how the acute psychological state of unease which his works conjure up in the viewer has been further developed.
In the current world where any idea of ‘truth’ has been trampled on by ‘fake news’, ‘hacking’ and the abuses of social media, our understanding of what constitutes ‘reality’ has been grossly distorted. Moreover, the wave of ‘populist politics’ which has invaded so many countries in the world has added to the potent cocktail where we have a very strong sense of living in a strange unfamiliar world. The paintings of Ruozhe Xue feel like a perfect mirror to what we are experiencing.