Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 01, 2013
We've shown the work of Chinese artist Yue Minjun before. The artist's iconic smiling self-portraits always make us very happy and little creeped out at the same time. Minjun recently presented his first major european exhibition at the Fondation Cartier Pour L'art Contemporain in Paris through March of this year. The paintings are large, vivid, and sometimes grotesque, expressing 'an ironic and disillusioned vision of the social and political situation in contemporary china and of the human condition in the modern world.'
Juxtapoz // Saturday, March 10, 2012
For a long time, we weren't quite sure if the subjects in Beijing, China based Yue Minjun's paintings were self-portraits or a personal character created. They are indeed self-portraits. We just read that Yue is often classified as part of the Chinese "Cynical Realist" movement in art developed in China since 1989. Yue rejects this label.