All Crows Under the Sun Are Black!, 2012

by

Yan Pei-Ming

© Yan Pei-Ming / ADAGP , Paris, 2016

pour l’oeuvre de l'artiste. Photo Fondation Louis Vuitton /

Marc Domage

© Yan Pei-Ming / ADAGP. Photo

Fondation Louis Vuitton / Martin Argyroglo

"All Crows Under the Sun Are Black!" (2012) is part of a series of monumental landscapes, dissociated from all notions of temporality, made by Yan Pei-Ming since 1996. 

In this canvas a flock of crows flies above the Acropolis, emerging from a chaotic cloud of dark marks. The size of the piece and its sombre palette give the landscape an allegorical, universal quality.

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Yan Pei-Ming

Born in 1960, in Shanghai (China)
Lives and works in Dijon (France)

Since the end of the 1980s, Yan Pei-Ming has been known for his “epic-sized” canvasses, often bi-chromatic, painted with large expressive brushes.