Yan Pei-Ming | the artist

The artist Yan Pei-Ming
Born 1960, Shanghai, China.
Lives and works in Dijon, France.

Style and technique of the artist: Painting, Venice Biennale,

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Yan Pei-Ming
Yan Pei Ming’s artworks include other enormous portraits of important figures such as Buddha or Bruce Lee as well as auto portraits. His last painting’s model was the French Prime minister Dominique de Villepin, and was exhibited at the Gran Palais in spring 2006…

Yan Pei-Ming
His giant portraits of Mao, Bruce Lee, the Pope, his own father and even children from the slums of South Africa, are created using big brush strokes and a unique style that renders the works both messy and, from a distance, evocative and emotional portraits of his subjects…

Yan Pei-Ming
Ming, as the art world and the popular press prefer to call him, is one of the most important figures in contemporary art. He has been focusing his extraordinary energy and imagination on creating large-scale, monochrome paintings, mostly portraits. His works are the vivid result of the passionate, dynamic, and powerful gestures with which he “attacks” the canvas—without lacking in conceptual depth. Ming was born in 1960 in Shanghai. His youth took place during the terror-ridden Chinese Cultural Revolution, which was followed by a period of opening and reform. Ming resettled in France in 1981, where he built up his artistic career over the following two decades…

Yan Pei-Ming
Huge landscapes directly painted on the walls of UCCA’s Big Hall frame a series of painted flags representing portraits of 34 children. Imagined as an abounding walk trough faces and urban views, the exhibition powerfully conveys Yan Pei-Ming’s intentions and gives the audience an opportunity to discover a striking vision of our world in a landscape of crisis and beyond…

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