Yan Pei-Ming is a contemporary painter from China. Yan Pei-Ming was born in Shanghai, China in the year 1960. The artist was born during the middle of the Chinese cultural revolution.
Yan Pei-Ming is renown for his epic sized large portraits of people made with sparse color.
Below we make a quick studio visit:
The artist applied to study at the Beijing School of Art and Design. He was rejected because of a speech impediment. Ming moved to France and attended the Ecole des Beaux- Arts.
In this clip we view a large portraits by the artist:
Works by the artist are in many prominent collections including the Louvre, in Paris.
Ming was a participant in the 2003 Venice Biennial.
The artist works in oils, watercolors, and charcoal. Ming is also a printmaker. Prices range from $10,000 to $700,000.
Yan Pei-Ming has developed a great style that includes many brushstrokes and produces an easily recognized likeness. What impresses me most about this artist is the extreme size of his canvases. His portraits have a great abstract feeling due to their extreme size.