Yan Pei-Ming - Landscape. "Yan gravitates to forests in general and no one place in particular, so he pinpoints his scenes somewhere between dream and reality...“Man always needs an environment, a place,” he says. What’s confusing is whether we’re looking at the forest with a floor - or a flood. Yan calls it “tormented silence”. Peacefulness turns alarming. (For the record, for the artist it’s more an inundation than dry ground.)" - excerpt from Tina Isaac's "Political Animals".
YAN PEI-MING, All Crows Under The Sun Are Black!, 2012, oil on canvas, 280 × 400 cm. Courtesy David Zwirner, New York.