Yue Minjun: Chinese LOL Selfies

Yue Minjun (岳敏君)’s paintings offer a light-hearted approach to philosophical inquiry & contemplation of existence. Drawing connotations to the disparate images of the Laughing Buddha & the inane gap toothed grin of Alfred E. Newman, Yue’s self-portraits have been describe by theorist Li Xianting as “a self-ironic response to the spiritual vacuum & folly of modern-day China.” Often basing his compositions on well known European masterpieces & iconic Chinese art, Yue subverts the grandiose aura of art history through his adaptation of pop aesthetics.
* Source: Saatchi Gallery

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