by Ariadna Zierold
Beijing, China based artist Yue Minjun is known for his self-portraiture. Often depicting laughter in a variety of multiplicitous poses or landscapes, Yue’s Pop aesthetics are influenced by Surrealism in their use of bright colors and bizarre, dream-like imagery.
Minjun’s humorous and sympathetic paintings offer a light-hearted approach to philosophical enquiry and contemplation of existence. Using both the exaggerated expressiveness of cartooning and the stylistic rendering of graphic illustration, Yue depicts his cloned doppelgangers as contorted and grotesque, all scalded pink skin and maniacal toothy cackles.