Yan Pei-Ming |1960 , Born in Shanghai (China)

Yan Pei Ming is a Franco-Chinese painter, born in Shanghai, China, in 1960. 

Arriving in Dijon in the early 1980s, he studied painting at the town’s Fine Arts school, and later at the Institut des Hautes Etudes en Arts Plastiques in Paris. Famous for his portraits, often painted on a monumental scale, his work is also known for its restrained palette : black, white, grey and red, with coloured variations created from a bi-chromatic base. He grew up during the civil war and the end of the Chinese industrial revolution, and his paintings bear witness to this influence, with Mao making many appearances in his work.

In 2009, invited to the Musée du Louvre, the artist revisited the painting Monna Lisa in a personal exhibition, "Les Funérailles de Monna Lisa", 
where a portrait of his father was also displayed, his head resting on a pillow : “I showed my father in hospital, before he died. By coming into the Louvre he became eternal”.

  • Faucon de Barbarie 2013