Yan Pei-Ming, ‘Icones’, 2013, gdm

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

Solo Shows

2015
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, 
Salzburg,

Fair History on Artsy

2014
Massimo De Carlo at Art Basel 2014
2013
Massimo De Carlo at Art Basel Hong Kong 2013
2013
Massimo de Carlo at The Armory Show 2013