Yue Minjun

Yue Minjun is a renowned contemporary Chinese artist, known for his paintings, sculptures, and prints featuring his signature laughing self-portraits. His works often feature uniform pink faces, portraying a sense of unity while exploring various symbols, metaphors, signs, and daily life depictions. Yue Minjun’s art challenges social and cultural conventions, often taking a radical, abstract, ironic, and cynical approach to political issues and objects. He is frequently categorized as a part of the Chinese “Cynical Realist” movement, although he vehemently denies this label and asserts that his art represents a unique moment in history that is unclassifiable under any registered style. With his uncompromising approach to art, Yue Minjun continues to inspire contemplation and reflection on contemporary Chinese culture, establishing himself as one of China’s most prominent contemporary artists.