Yan Pei-Ming : after photo
10 15 2016 ... 01 15 2017

Famed for his monumental brushed bichromate portraits, Yan-Pei Ming attempts through them to conceive the universal portrait, without making resemblance a focal point. He is a compulsive and persevering artist, working independently of the ups and downs of ephemeral artistic trends, creating series of portraits, painted from live models, memory or from photographs. It is the latter that interests the Nicéphore Niépce: Ming has been invited to consult the collections and to conceive, like a performance piece, a unique and unprecedented exhibition based on iconic or anonymous iconic photographs from the museum’s collections.