Based in Dijon, Bourgogne, the chinese artist Yan Pei-Ming exhibits his new work at the Niepce Museum. His « girls » were realized in the reserves of Niepce Museum of Chalon-sur-Saône. They are exposed, and the artist himself supervised the installation.
Three months after his great exhibition at the Villa Medici in Rome, the Nicephore Niepce Museum of Chalon-sur-Saône, Yan Pei-Ming gives carte blanche to work from photos selected from its reserves. The exhibition called « Yan Pei-Ming d’après photo » will be exhibited until January 15, 2017.
This dialogue between photos and painting is the opportunity to discover a new facet of the Yan Pei-Ming’s skills. The Chinese painter is considered one of the greatest contemporary painters of our time.
« We provided a panel around 4000 pictures on themes such as women, sex, erotic picture. After that, he made his choice himself, and isolated about it » said Caroline Lossent, in charge of public services of museums Chalon-sur-Saône.
These photos serve as medium for creativity Yan Pei-Ming. The artist isolates these faces, assembles, dissolves the decor. « I didn’t want to make something true to the photo, it wasn’t the aim, » admits Yan Pei-Ming. Paradoxically, photography who buried the portrait becomes in this exhibition a rehabilitation tool.
« Yan Pei-Ming d’après photo »
Until January 15, 2017
Musée Nicéphore de Niepce
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