岳敏君 at Pace Gallery

2011-07-22 @ 14:38:13

The Resurrection, 2010, Oil on Canvas, 390 x 330 cm.

Stopped by Pace to see the latest work of Chinese mega-artist 岳敏君 (Yue Minjun). The Beijing based artist is best known for his contemporary style in depicting himself with a laughter in a cynical, self-ironic manner.

The Baptism of Christ, 2010, Oil on Canvas, 450 x 300 cm

These are the first pastel and candy colored works I have seen by the artist who usually tends to use more demure colors. I have to say that I’m a big fan of his new use of color! The works are much more interesting with each figure now having their own personality because of their color yet, still depicted wearing that same killer smile. The figures are much more flamboyant! Yue is exploring religion and particularly Jesus and Christianity as a theme.

The Entombment, 2010, Oil on Canvas, 380 x 300 cm.

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