Yue Minjun in Freshness Magazine

Posted in Yue Minjun by arariogallery on December 17, 2009

Hidden under the facade of a grin is an emotion only known to the subject on view, and maybe its painter, Chinese contemporary artist Yue Minjun (岳敏君).  An early proponent of the so-called “Cynical Realism” school, a form of subtle protest against the Chinese government’s 1989 crack down at Tiananmen Square, Yue Minjun’s signature wide (and very surreal) grin is a statement all on to its own.

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