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PARIS

Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac

Yan Pei-Ming

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YAN PEI-MING, Portrait of Isabelle Huppert IV, 2013. Oil on canvas, 80 x 80 cm. Photo by Andr. Morin. Copyright the artist. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris/Salzburg.

On the spacious main floor were works in which Yan, a pioneer of what one might call "documentary expressionism," reinterpreted contemporary war images from the media as epic-sized, black-and-white paintings, using enormous brushes and rapid-fire strokes to create his signature aesthetic that hovers between abstract and figurative. The exhibition had a filmic flow, due to the

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