Yan Pei-Ming (born in Shanghai in 1960) grew up in the atmosphere of the end of the Cultural Revolution. He arrived in France in the early 1980s and settled in Dijon, where he studied at the École des Beaux-Arts, then at the Institut des Hautes Études en Arts Plastiques in Paris. Since then, painting has never left him.
Yan Pei-Ming is known for his immense bichromatic portraits painted with large brushstrokes, often saturated with black, white and sometimes red. As a portraitist interested in current affairs, he paints the faces of popular and political figures in close-up ans also creates more intimate portraits.