Yan Pei-Ming

1960 · China

Artist biography

Yan Pei-Ming is a contemporary artist considered well established, who originates from China. Yan Pei-Ming was born in 1960. Some of the artist's contemporarie that are from the same generation and country include Wang Chuan, Ai Wei Wei, Liu Dan and Xu Bing.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Yan Pei-Ming's work is available on display in 5 galleries around the globe, such as in Austria, the United Kingdom, and Italy. Some of those galleries are Massimo De Carlo | London and Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac | London in the United Kingdom, and Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac | Salzburg Halle in Austria. Yan Pei-Ming most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Massimo De Carlo | Piazza Belgioioso in Milan (25 September 2019 until 13 December 2019) with the exhibition L’Ultimo Sorriso, Le Dernier Sourire, The Last Smile. Yan Pei-Ming's work has also been exhibited during the MCMXXXIV exhibition at Massimo De Carlo | Lombardia in Milan, Italy (08 March 2019 - 12 July 2019).

Historical Context of China

China has always been a rather enigmatic figure in the eyes of the West, distinctive in its cultural and political institutions and quite restricted in nature, but nonetheless representative of an incredibly refined and creatively lush culture. China remains a pioneer in technology and technical innovation, in the respective fields of the arts and sciences, and an astonishing number of innovations have been established by Chinese artisans. This includes true porcelain, with kaolin as the main ingredient, which was developed in the early 1300s. It is not until 1722 that the Meissen factory in Germany uncovered the fundamental elements of the recipe, thus enabling Europe to produce porcelain of the same technical qualities. Some outstanding Chinese artists, whose work can be considered modernist in a an international and western framework of artistic movements, include Sanyu and Zao Wou-Ki.

Further Biographical Context for Yan Pei-Ming

Born in 1960, Yan Pei-Ming was largely influenced by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and were inspired by, the 1980s was influenced by a period of rapidly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, notable wealth discrepancy, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The 1980s was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. Important art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the international trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti started to gain recognition, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Yan Pei-Ming

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