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Based in Brooklyn, New York, artist Mu Pan is known for his large epic and narrative paintings with animal and half-human creatures, precisely drawn, whose portrayals are often placed in semi-historical, mythical and pop culture battle settings.

Monsters in his paintings represent current issues that concern him, ranging from global warming, to racism, or authoritarianism.

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Art Can Die contemporary artist Mu Pan Brooklyn NYC
The Ark painting on wood by NYC-based artist Mu Pan

The Ark, 2020

Together and exclusively for Art Can Die, Mu Pan is creating a 1 meter tall sculpture of the mythical elephant Erawan. This is the first time for Mu Pan to venture into three-dimensional art. The sculpture will be the artistic gatekeeper of The New Ark, and will protect the sacred chest during its world tour.

Mythical elephant Erawan sculpture by Mu Pan and art production company 3.0 Art Can Die
Lucy painting by contemporary artist Mu Pan
Sayonara Vikings by New York artist Mu Pan

Mu Pan believes that war creates great characters, and that one has got to be a great artist in order to fight a war as a commander.

 

Drawing and painting are for him the most obvious ways to claim justice. He uses creation as a pretext to highlight everything he dislikes such as violence, conflict or lies.

Artwork Shit History of China by artist Mu Pan

An impressive collection of intricate paintings and drawings.

Lucy, 2019

Sayonara Vikings, 2020

Shamurai painting by contemporary artist Mu Pan

Shamurai, 2018

Shit History of China, 2010