Yan Pei-Ming, ‘Bouddha I’, 1999, Lillian Heidenberg Fine Art

Galerie Rudolphe Janssen, Brussels

About Yan Pei-Ming

Fusing the Western tradition of portrait painting with China’s cultural history, Yan Pei-Ming creates large-scale works depicting real and imaginary people. Yan’s portraits, typically mono- or bi-chromatic, often verge on abstraction, with broad, patterned brushstrokes and drips of paint. He is perhaps best known for his monumental self-portraits, including Double (Selfportrait at the Morgue) (2006), a watercolor of the artist as a dead man, as well as his eight-foot-tall portraits of Mao Zedong, Bruce Lee, and his father.

Chinese, b. 1960, Shanghai, China