| Biography | Artists Statement | Artists Represented | Yan Pei Ming

1996, Yan Pei Ming Victime, Juliette C., 1995 Yan Pei Ming

Born in 1960 in Shanghai, has lived in Dijon, France since 1981.

Selected Solo Exhibitions:


"La Prisonnière", Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rennes, Rennes, France


"Paysage International", Le Consortium, Dijon, France

"Paysage International, Lieu du Crime", Centre d'Art Contemporain, Château de Tanlay, France

"Victimes, Une Fille A Disparu", Centre Culturel, Issoire

"21 Portrait d'Enfants de Soweto", Memorial Hector Pietersen, Soweto, South Africa

"Portrait d'Un Inconnu", Galerie Durand-Dessert, Paris, France


"Au Bord de l'Eau, 108 Brigands", FRAC des Pays de la Loire, Nantes, France

"Figures... Ancêtres... Diaspora", FRAC Ile de la Réunion, Musée Léon Dierx, La Réunion

"Le Peintre et Ses Commanditaires", Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Bruxelles, Belgium

Selected Group Exhibitions:


"Uncertain Pleasure- Chinese Artists in the 1990's", Art Beatus Gallery, Vancouver, Canada



"Figures", Le Parvis, Tarbes, France

"Nouvelles Acquisitions", Espace FRAC de Bourgogne, Dijon, France

"De La Tête Aux Pieds", Musée des Beaux-Arts André Malraux, Le Havre, France

"Identité/Altérité", Venice Biennale, Italy

"Unser Jahrhundert, Menschenbilder - Bildrwelten, Ludwig Museum, Koln, Germany

"Passions Privées", Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France

Artist's Statement:

I am interested in man in general. My work can be considered as a kind of universal portrait. What I always paint is actually such a humanity. However, the more I create heads, the less I understand those people. When someone asks me how I paint, I answer: "It seems that I am fighting in a manner in order to complete the work quickly. I began to paint in this manner when I first arrived in France. At the time, I did restaurant work, for which I had to be fast and mobile. This needs the same kind of training as learning to paint." I believe one must betray one's own decisions. In painting, treason plays a major role. There is no opening without treason.

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