Mu Pan

Mu Pan | Locusts

Mu Pan

Locusts, 2015

Acrílico sobre panel de madera

121 x 91 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.

about the artist's works

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 | Tiger

Mu Pan

Tiger, 2017

Acrílico sobre panel de madera

92 x 243 cm

Mu Pan | Honey Bear

Mu Pan

Honey Bear, 2018


152.4 x 203.2 cm

Featured works

Richard Stipl | Resonance

Richard Stipl

Resonance, 2019

Arcilla y metal

53 x 24 x 20 cm

Andrew Schoultz | Vessel With Red Beast

Andrew Schoultz

Vessel With Red Beast, 2019

Acrylic on canvas

91.5 x 76.5 cm

Jorg Karg | Four seeds five flowers

Jorg Karg

Four seeds five flowers, 2019

Printing by pigment under acrylic glass on aluminum dibond

130 x 106 x 3 cm


Alejandro Gómez Cangas | Brecha

Alejandro Gómez Cangas

Brecha, 2019

Oil on canvas

160 x 125 cm

Edin Mustafic | Anatomie 1

Edin Mustafic

Anatomie 1, 2015


30 x 30 cm

Hendrik Czakainski | 26390

Hendrik Czakainski

26390, 2019

Cartón y pintura sobre MDF

250 x 150 cm


Carlo Borer | Cluster

Carlo Borer

Cluster, 2011


45 x 65 x 40 cm


Guim Tió Zarraluki | Niu

Guim Tió Zarraluki

Niu, 2018

Oil on linen

162 x 130 cm

Julio Anaya | Bocklin Zoom

Julio Anaya

Bocklin Zoom, 2019


80 x 100 cm


Misterpiro | Meanwhile


Meanwhile, 2019

Esmalte acrílico y spray sobre panel de madera

120 x 120 cm

PichiAvo | The Father of Comedy 5/5


The Father of Comedy 5/5, 2019

Impresión giclée intervenida sobre papel

120 x 90 cm


Guillermo Ocio Forascepi | S.T

Guillermo Ocio Forascepi

S.T, 2018

Madera de olmo negrillo

35 x 27 x 14 cm