Yin Kun

Born in China in 1969, Yin Kun graduated from the Sichuan Apa Normal Junior College Fine Arts Department in 1992. A prolific artist, Yin’s work is a sensitive, yet humorous commentary on political and social life in China.

 

In 1993, shortly after graduating from art school, Yin moved to Beijing becoming a free painter; this move was pivotal to the development of his creative process as it allowed him to progress the style that is characteristic to his work.

 

His paintings are vibrant and colourful, almost pop-art in style. Yin’s short, plump and pink characters act out traditional folklore, scenes from China’s history and moments in time in Chinese society. He paints the faces of children, babies, military officials and Mao Zedong, all with disarming rosy pink cheeks. Yin uses his characters to analyse more sinister events in Chinese history and offer the reader a light hearted and hopeful outlook on the future of the country. His ability to blur the line between good and evil, light and dark stems from his personal journey with self-renewal,  loneliness and the changes in Chinese culture over the years.

 

Yin has exhibited in both group and solo shows internationally including in China, Indonesia, the Netherlands and Singapore. His work has been auctioned by Sotheby’s and Christie’s. Much of his work now features in private collections around the world.

Works

Biography

1969

Born in Sichuan Province, China

1992

Graduated from the Fine Arts Department of the ABA Teacher's College, China

Currently lives and works in Beijing

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2008

Chinese hero art season gallery Seoul Korea

Chinese hero Willem Kerse boom Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2007

Chinese hero Art Seasons, Singapore

2006

Chinese Baby, Art Seasons, Jakarta,  Indononesia

Chinese Fairy Tales, Willem Kerseboom Gallery, Bergen, The Netherlands

2005

Lonely Skin, Willem Kerseboom Gallery, Bergen, The Netherlands

A Decade's Journey, Art Seasons, Singapore

2004

Yin Kun - 10 Years Journey, China Art Seasons, Beijing, China

2002

Self-love, Wan Fung Gallery, Beijing, China

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016

Asia Contemporary Art Show Hong Kong 2016, Hong Kong

2015

Asia Contemporary Art Show Hong Kong 2015, Hong Kong

Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong 2015, Hong Kong

2008

yinkun and yinjun Ping art galleryTaipeiTaiwan

yinkun and yinjunubert art gallerySeoulKOREA

2007

Home of arts, Willem Kerseboom Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Mirror, lie, Fable, 9 art space, Beijing

walk out of song zhuang ,TRA Museun , Beijing

Chinese contemporary art exhibition, Korea

yinkun and yinjun exhibition ,UK

Orginal art exhibition , Beijing

the generation of song zhuang -contemporary art exhibition ,Beijing

2006

A ticket to Beijing, Willem Kerseboom Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

PAN Art fair, Willem Kerseboom Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Art Amsterdam 2006, Willem Kerseboom Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2005

KunstRai 2005, Willem Kerseboom Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Cowering People - Modern Art Exhibition, Yan Club Arts Center, Beijing, China

Loft - Contemporary Art Exhibition, Shanghai Wan Fung Art Gallery, Shanghai, China

Variety - Contemporary Art Exhibition, Beijing, China

2004

Contemporary Chinese Art Exhibition, Vanessa Art House, Indonesia

Expression And Sate, Jiesiyuan Gallery, Shanghai, China

In And Out, Capital Normal University, Beijing, China

First Round, 88 Art Archives, Beijing, China

2003

Beyond Faces & Surfaces, Art Seasons, Singapore

First Young Artists' Exhibition, Today Art Gallery, Beijing, China

ChinaContemporary II - Urban Illusions & Perceptions, Art Seasons, Singapore

Expression and Sate, Beijing, China

Joint Exhibition, Wan Fung Art Gallery, Beijing, China

2002

Self-love, Wan Fung Gallery, Beijing, China

Heart of Chip - BS Art Factory, Beijing, China

2001

What A Good Day It Is, Wang Fung Gallery, Beijing, China

Phenomenon Art Exhibition, Fan Art Gallery, Beijing, China 

2000

Two People's Exhibition, Wan Fung Gallery, Beijing, China 

1999

Seven People's Oil Painting Exhibition, Beijing, China