Mu Pan

Mu Pan | Honey Bear

Mu Pan

Honey Bear, 2018


152.4 x 203.2 cm

Galerie LJ

Paris, Francia

Programa General B8

about Mu Pan

Brooklyn (Estados Unidos), 1976

Mu Pan initially opted for art school as a means of escaping a career in the military. He moved to the USA in 1997, obtaining his BFA and MFA at the School of Visual Arts, New York, where he now teaches illustration. Mu Pan is a firm believer in humanity’s basic need for narrative in visual imagery, he describes his work as “quite simply about telling stories.” In his intricate battle scenes, human figures, beasts and bizarre mixtures of the two come together in epic life-and-death struggles. In his “origaMU” paper sculptures, colourful creatures take on 3D form.

Growing up, Mu Pan was drawn to Manga, although folk art, particularly Chinese scroll paintings and Japanese prints, had a profound influence on his work. He researches Japanese, Chinese and American history, blending past events with imagined beings and occurrences to create spectacular paintings and drawings, expressions of anger, portrayals of a brutal, unforgiving world.

Mu Pan’s work has been featured in specialist publications such as Juxtapoz and Hi-Fructose; he has participated in group exhibitions in the USA, Germany, France and Denmark and held solo shows in Cologne, Taipei, New York and Los Angeles.

Mu Pan's works

Mu Pan | Jesura The Holy Kaiju

Mu Pan

Jesura The Holy Kaiju, 2019

Acrílico sobre panel de madera

92 x 243 cm

Mu Pan | Locusts

Mu Pan

Locusts, 2015

Acrílico sobre panel de madera

121 x 91 cm

Mu Pan | Tiger

Mu Pan

Tiger, 2017

Acrílico sobre panel de madera

92 x 243 cm

Featured works

Andrew Schoultz | Full Spectrum

Andrew Schoultz

Full Spectrum, 2019

Acrylic on canvas

91.5 x 76.5 cm

Clàudia Valsells | Untitled 2

Clàudia Valsells

Untitled 2, 2019

Mixed media

140 x 134 cm

Efraïm Rodríguez | Castor

Efraïm Rodríguez

Castor, 2016

Madera Encina Ciprés Nogal

89 x 36 x 40 cm

Hugo Alonso | Untitled 30

Hugo Alonso

Untitled 30, 2019

Acrylic on paper

152 x 120 cm

Gustavo Díaz Sosa | De la serie Huérfanos de Babel

Gustavo Díaz Sosa

De la serie Huérfanos de Babel, 2017

Mixta sobre lino

130 x 97 cm


Juan Olivares | Beyond II

Juan Olivares

Beyond II, 2019

Pintura vinílica sobre lienzo

180 x 200 cm

Maria Angélica Viso Penso | Deshojando

Maria Angélica Viso Penso

Deshojando, 2018

Acero al carbón

45 x 45 cm


Nicolás Laiz | Nopalia II

Nicolás Laiz

Nopalia II, 2019

polvo de mármol, resina, hierro y laca

73 x 42 x 37 cm


Toño Barreiro | Dibujos infinitos

Toño Barreiro

Dibujos infinitos, 2018

Tinta plana sobre papel fabriano

90 x 75 cm

Roberto López Martín | Blancanieves

Roberto López Martín

Blancanieves, 2015

Ceras y collage sobre papel

21.5 x 31.5 cm

Misterpiro | Satellite


Satellite, 2019

Esmalte acrílico y spray sobre panel de madera

110 x 110 cm