International Landscape (Beijing)

International Landscape (Beijing)

2001
Artist
Lei Yan, Chinese, 1965
Born: Hebei Province, China
Work Locations: Beijing, China, Hong Kong
Country
China
painting
acrylic on canvas
Gift from Vicki and Kent Logan to the Collection of the Denver Art Museum
2010.469
Lei Yan (Chinese). International Landscape (Beijing). 2001. acrylic on canvas. Gift from Vicki and Kent Logan to the Collection of the Denver Art Museum. 2010.469.
This object is currently on view
Dimensions
height: 51 3/8 in, 130.4925 cm; width: 66 7/8 in, 169.8625 cm
Department
Modern and Contemporary Art
Collection
Modern and Contemporary Art

International Landscape depicts a city of sky-scrapers viewed from a considerable distance.  Vague columnar forms appear to crumble in the foreground. The landscape as a whole is fuzzy and distorted.  As the title suggests, this could be any city. Yan Lei is interested in the idea of globalization and its effects. He had his first solo exhibition at the Aspen Art Museum where his work was described as follows: “Yan Lei's images hold the viewer at arms length, dissolving into abstract monochromes as the viewer approaches them.”

Exhibition History
  • “Disruption: Works from the Vicki and Kent Logan Collection” — Denver Art Museum, 1/13/2022

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