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Yan Pei-Ming premieres a new body of work at MASSIMODECARLO
Yan Pei-Ming, The Wild Game MASSIMODECARLO, Milan/Lombardia, 22.02.2022 > 02.04.2022. Installation Views by Roberto Marossi. Courtesy MASSIMODECARLO.



MILAN.- Marking the beginning of the Lunar New Year, MASSIMODECARLO is presenting Wild Game, Yan Pei-Ming’s new solo exhibition in Milan – and the first in the gallery HQ – premiering a new body of work. The gallery represents Yan Pei-Ming since 1998.

Known around the world for his monumental, often monochromatic canvasses, painted with vigorous, sweeping brushstrokes, Yan Pei-Ming's work is characterized by his use of a two-toned monochrome colour palette in black and white or red and white, thereby directing stronger focus towards the subject and composition of his works.

In all the series, Yan Pei-Ming’s fluid yet precise technique, use of repetition, and shallow pictorial space infuse his images with an eerie morbidity, thus reinforcing their connection to real, indescribable, events.

Renowned for his expressionistic portraits of influential historical characters and animals, MASSIMODECARLO’s exhibition revisits in this new body of work the themes and motifs that haunt him. Familiar motifs such as the self-portrait, Innocent X, an evocation of Velasquez, are joined by landscapes of Shanghai and Milan, landscapes of a vivid, nostalgic and majestic expressionism.

Born in Shanghai in 1960, Yan Pei-Ming grew up amidst the Cultural Revolution in China, since 1980 the artist is living and working in Dijon, France. The duality of eastern and western cultural experiences has led to Yan Pei-Ming’s expressive style and meticulous palette that during his thirty-year practice has acquired international success and recognition. While his works often appear almost abstract at close range, they become increasingly sharper with distance, an effect intended to blur the lines between reality and imagination.

The illustration of status and power in traditional portraiture is particularly significant to his work, which reconnects with the archetypes of centuries-old conventions of representation. In an era of inflationary reproduction and digital exploitation, his subjects express the tension between conventional forms and contemporary relevance, thus allowing interpretation on a classical as well as a modern level.

Urban violence is found in the tiger descending the mountain, on the lookout for substance in a hostile world, or in the motif of the flayed ox, removed from its reference to Rembrandt, through the savage and contemporary extraction of Francis Bacon's Figure with Meat, a bloody beast in a clinical environment that leaves nothing to the poetic.

Working from memory or from photographic images, Yan Pei-Ming's paintings intertwine both personal and cultural imagery: fame and anonymity, public figures and intimate subjects, dialogue inside his work which is a deep reflection on human condition.

Yan Pei-Ming crystallizes the manifestations of power in his portraits of animals, symbols of strength, views of centralized cities of economic and cultural energies, and historical figures. His subjects, apparently disconnected from each other, are part of a rational approach to reality that explores the symbols and icons of contemporaneity, tracing and amplifying painting tradition and at the same time renewing its language.

Yan Pei-Ming moved to France at the age of 19, where he enrolled in the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Dijon, graduating in 1986 and achieving rapid success with his expressive, portraitdominated œuvre. In 2003, he gained international recognition at the Venice Biennale. Six years later, his work was acquired by the Louvre, where he exhibited a collection of portraits that convey his personal perspective on Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa. Recent solo exhibitions have been dedicated to the artist at the Des Moines Art Center, Iowa (2008); UCCA Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing (2009); Beijing Center for the Arts (2014); CAC Málaga (2015); Villa Medici, Rome (2016); and Belvedere Museum, Vienna (2016). In 2019, the artist's work was shown at the Musée Courbet, Ornans; Musée des Beaux-Arts de Dijon; Petit Palais – Musée des BeauxArts de la ville de Paris; and Musée d’Orsay, Paris, in which he paid homage to Gustave Courbet through the lens of his own biography. These are followed by an exhibition focusing on his self-portraits at the Musée Unterlinden, Colmar, France (2021), Palais des Papes and the Collection Lambert, Avignon (2021), as well as the Schlossmuseum Linz, Austria (2022) and Francisco Carolinum Museum, Austria (2023).










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