Yin Kun

Chinese, b. 1969

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Born in Deyang, Sichuan in 1969, Yin Kun graduated from the “Sichuan Apa Normal Junior College” Fine Arts Depart­ment in 1992. A year later, me moved to Beijing and began his works which are inspired by a his life experiences of different social levels, through modern people's ig­norance towards certain surreal social phenomena; promulgates the question, key and roots. He is highly attentive towards the contemporary people’s survival experi­ences and true feelings which absorbs the artistic forms and pictures such as pop, absurd realism, kitsch to transmit one kind of direct, incisive message to viewers and collectors. The gorgeous coloured picture serves the purpose to arise hopes and the op­timistic manner of life. Yin Kun’s masterpieces participated in several domestic and international exhibitions. They are wildly collected by collectors worldwide. The contemporary Chinese artist is a wise, sensitive and active young artist; painting is an outlet and a record of his life and emotional sensibility. 
  • Featured in 2011 Wall Street Journal TV program as 'One to watch'. 

  • Had a seminal sell-out solo exhibition in Jakarta, Indonesia in 2007 and a sell-out exhibition with Art Futures Group in 2012. 

  • Over 100 artworks sold through auction, Yin Kun's auction record is US$67,080 for “Hero Series No. l” sold at Sotheby's in Hong Kong. 

  • Yin Kun's artworks have been exhibited internationally in the Netherlands, Singapore, Germany, China and Indone­sia. 

  • Yin Kun's painting was chosen as the cover for Public Art magazine in Korea in June 2012. 

Education and Background

1992

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

Solo Exhibition

2014

Chinese Fairytale, PATA Gallery, Shanghai, China

2012

Yin Jun Yin Kun Solo Exhibition, Hong Kong

 

2008

Chinese Hero, Willem Kerseboom Gallery,
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Chinese Hero, Art Seasons Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

 

2007

Chinese Hero, Art Seasons Gallery, Singapore

 

2006

Chinese Baby, Art Seasons Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia

Chinese Fairytales, Willem Kerseboom Gallery, Bergen, The Netherlands

2005

Lonely Skin, Willem Kerseboom Gallery, Bergen, The Netherlands

A Decade's Journey, Art Seasons Gallery, Singapore

2004

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

2002

Self-love, Wan Fung Gallery, Beijing, China

Group Exhibition

2018

My Art History, Beijing, China

On Paper 541 Art Space, Sydney, Australia

On Paper E-Hive Art Design Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2017

Face, Sumeng Gallery, Beijing, China

Chinese artists in Italy, Italy

2016

Graffiti, Songzhuang Hantang Art Museum, Beijing, China

Generation face, Qingdao Museum of Art, China

Silk Road View language, Dusseldorf State Parliament, Germany

Amusement Anthem, Song Zhuang Shangshang
Art Museum, Beijing, China

Haina, Baichuan, Songzhuang East Museum of Art, Beijing, China

New Year Special Exhibition, Songzhuang Art Library, Beijing, China

2015

Welcome to China, Soemo Gallery Beijing, China 

Graffiti, Zhong Jie Art Museum, Beijing, China 

The force of example, Songzhuang Art Literature Museum,

Beijing, China 

All Gods, Songzhuang Art Literature Museum, Beijing, China 

Diet, 798 Sheng Zhi Space, Beijing, China 

Art Basel, Hong Kong

2013

Elf-painting, Songzhuang Contemporary Art Museum 

2012

Yin Kun and Yin Jun, Hong Kong

2008

Art Basel, Miami, USA 

Play The Part of Foolish, Tian Gallery, Beijing, China 

Go Game, Germany Embassy, Beijing, China 

Gallery, Seoul, Korea 

Yin Kun and Yin Jun, Ping Art Gallery, Taiwan 

The Backbone, Kaohsiung, Taiwan 

Urban Life, Shanghai Duolun Art Museum 

The Generation of Songzhuang - The Contemporary
Art Exhibition, Beijing, China 

Yin Kun and Yin Jun, Ubert Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea

Group Exhibition

 

2007

The Conquerors From Asia, Opera Gallery, Hong Kong 

Yin Kun and Yin Jun, UK

The Generation of Songzhuang - The Contemporary Art Exhibition, Beijing, China 

Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition, Korea 

Walk Out of Songzhuang, TRA Museum, Beijing, China 

Mirror,Lies, Fable, 9 Art Space, Beijing, China

Home of Arts, Willem Kerseboom Gallery, 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2006

Art Stage, Singapore 

Made in Songzhuang, Sunshine Art Museum, Beijing, China 

A ticket to Beijing , Willem Kerseboom Gallery, Amsterdam,

The Netherlands 

PAN Art Fair, Willem Kerseboom Gallery, Amsterdam,

The Netherlands 

Painting Exhibition of contemporary professional artists, Yan Gallery & Rain Gallery, Beijing, China 

Very Jen + bar Contemporary Art Group Exhibition, Beijing, China

2005

Art Cologne, Germany

The Second Ten x Ten Contemporary Art Exhibition, Beijing, China

Cowering People - Modern Art Exhibition, Yan Club Arts
Centre, China

Glorious - Songzhuang 10 Years Contemporary Art Exhibition,

Beijing, China

Variety - Contemporary Art Exhibition, Beijing, China

Out of the heaven - the 2nd Songzhuang Artist Visual Art Exhibition,

Beijing, China

Court - Contemporary Art Exhibition, Beijing, China

Kunstai 2005 - Chinese Avant garde, The Netherlands Kunstai 2005 - 

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

2004

New Songzhuang, Wan Fung Gallery, Beijing, China

The Reality, Beijing, China

First Round, 88 Art Archives, Beijing, China

In and Out, Capital Normal University, Beijing, China

Contemporary Chinese Art Exhibition, Vanessa Art House, Indonesia

2003

Joint Exhibition, Wan Fung Art Gallery, Beijing, China

Expression and State, Beijing, China

China Contempo II - Urban Illusions & Perceptions, Art Seasons Gallery, Singapore

Art Seasons Gallery Group Exhibition of 21 Contemporary Artists, Beijing, China

First Young Artist’s Exhibition, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China

Beyond Faces & Surfaces, Art Seasons Gallery, Singapore

2002

Chip Heart - Contemporary Exhibition, Beijing BS Art Factory, China

2001

Phenomenon Art Exhibition, Fan Art Gallery, Beijing, China

What a good day it is, Wan Fung Gallery, Beijing, China

2000

Two People Exhibition, Wan Fung Gallery, Beijing, China

1999

Seven People's Oil Painting Exhibition, Beijing, China