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YUE, Minjun (<i>born</i> 1962), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
YUE, Minjun (born 1962), Painter

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Chinese, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1962, in Daqing (Heilongjiang).


Yue has lived and worked in Beijing from 1968. He was educated in the department of painting at the University of Hebei. His work is both easily recognisable and disturbing. It consists of distorted self-portraits, where the artist is shown laughing sardonically with an impossibly wide mouth. He is part of the Cynical Realism movement, which developed

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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