Chinese artist Zhong Cai Xie was born in 1969 in JiLin, Northern China. Described by the mainland Chinese press as "one of the most enigmatic and inspiring artists of the contemporary Chinese art world", Xie lives and paints in his adopted home town of Qingdao. Zhong Cai Xie is involved in painting landscapeg, figures and stilllifes. Xie is one of few contemporary artists to immerse themselves in detailed realism. His experimentation with a combined realism/impressionism form has created some groundbreaking pieces and the artist's unique flowing style has won him a strong reputation in the West. Currently his work is being exhibited in galleries in North America ,Paris, Madrid, Rome, and Venice.