The famous Chinese artist who brings together East and West in his monochrome canvases depicting figures in politics, entertainment and religion.
Yan Pei-Ming has distinguished himself on the international scene with his large canvases in oils representing subjects drawn from politics, like Mao Tse-Tung, from the star system like Bruce Lee, or religious figures like the Pope, the Virgin Mary or Buddha.
His work is concentrated on monochrome canvases in black, white or red, painted using a technique
which essentially belongs to the Western tradition, while his watercolours draw on the Oriental pictorial tradition. In either case his painting is never related to a precise geographical place but becomes synonymous with timelessness and non-place: East and West united in a blending of styles, elements and subjects.