Yue Min Jun

  • Date of birth: 1962
  • Location: Daqing
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Yue Minjun is a contemporary artist from Beijing. An exponent of so-called “cynical realism”, his instantly recognizable large-scale oil paintings often feature himself in different settings, frozen in laughter. The signature laughing figures also appear in his sculptures, watercolours and prints. One of the most popular of Chinese artists, Yue’s work has been featured at prestigious venues in Beijing, Bern, Venice, Shanghai and Vancouver, where a characteristic group of giant bronzes, “A-maze-ing Laughter”, was installed in a park.