Born in Zhejiang Province, China. Studied in the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing from 1994 and has received his PHD in 2007. He's now a teacher at the Wall Painting Department in the academy. YE studied Chinese painting in his early years, subjects of his works are rich in traditional Chinese culture. He is adept in using western oil painting techniques and concepts to the Chinese traditional painting themes and spirit. His artworks are like old black and white photographs, not only capturing the image but also the spirit of nature. The layer of oil in his works is light and thin and also extremely blurry. Ye would like to bring out the theme – the contradiction of history and reality; old culture is fading out in the face of modernization and urbanization. He has participated in various exhibitions at home and aboard, including: "Ye Jianqing Artworks Exhibition", iPreciation Gallery, Singapore, 2004 & 2005; "China's Emerging – Ye Jianqing Works Exhibition" in Hong Kong and "Beijing International Art Biennale Show", Beijing in 2007,"Hutong Memory", iPreciation Gallery, Hong Kong, 2009.
YE Jianqing 葉劍青