Yan Pei-Ming

 
Yan Pei-Ming (born 1960 in Shanghai) is a Franco-Chinese painter based in Dijon, France. He is best known for his immense, and almost exclusively monochrome, portraits that draw upon Chinese cultural history and Western portraiture tradition. Some of his most acclaimed portraits depict the figures of Mao Zedong, Bruce Lee and Barack Obama. Alongside and against these public figures, Pei-Mings' portraits extend to those of his father as well as himself.
At the age of 19, Yan Pei-Ming decided to move to France where he enrolled in the prestigious École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Dijon. In 1986 he graduated, achieving rapid success with his expressive, portrait-dominated  œuvre. His paintings are executed with energy and imagination, consisting of expressive brushstrokes and a predominantly monochrome palette with an occasional appearance of dark red.
In 2003, he gained international recognition at the Venice Biennale. Six years later, his work was acquisitioned by the Louvre where he exhibiteda collection of portraits that sought to convey his personal perspective on Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa.

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 Yan Pei-Ming - Yan Pei-Ming face à Courbet
2019
bilingual edition (English / French)
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art – Monographs
A face to face between the great works of Gustave Courbet and new paintings by contemporary artist Yan Pei-Ming, specially created for the bicentenary of the birth of Courbet.
 Yan Pei-Ming - The Man Who Weeps
2019
bilingual edition (English / French)
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art – Monographs
New monograph: a retrospective of Yan Pei-Ming's paintings and watercolors from 2006 to 2019, structured around the figure of disappearance and violence, and around the confrontation with the works of the masters of the past as well as with modern iconography, with essays by Franck Gautherot, David Liot, Xavier Douroux and Fabian Stech.
 Yan Pei-Ming - Ruines du temps réel
2017
French edition
Art centers, museums, galleries & varia
currently out of stock
Catalogue of works by Chinese painter Yan Pei-Ming, gathering a series of landscapes, portraits, and historical scenes exposing the tragedy of our contemporary world. Featuring exhibition views, a text by Xavier Douroux, and an interview with the artist by Pascal Pique (catalogue of the eponymous exhibition at Centre Régional d'Art Contemporain in Sète, France).
 Yan Pei-Ming - Night of Colours
2014
French edition
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art – Monographs
New monograph (available in English edition).
 Yan Pei-Ming - Night of Colours
2014
English edition
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art – Monographs
New monograph.
 Yan Pei-Ming - Execution
2006
bilingual edition (English / French)
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art – Monographs
A collection of texts and interviews around the artist's work.
 Yan Pei-Ming - For my father, Dijon–Shangai–Guangdong
2005
trilingual edition (English / French / Chinese)
Art centers, museums, galleries & varia
out of stock
Catalog published for the two exhibitions of the artist in Shangai and Guangdong in 2005.
 Yan Pei-Ming - Fils du Dragon
2004
French edition
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art – Monographs
out of stock
First monograph.
 Yan Pei-Ming - The Way of the Dragon
2004
English edition
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art – Monographs
out of stock
First monograph.


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