By Gerry Mak in New Art on Wednesday 27 January 2010

Yue Minjun, one of the originators of the Cynical Realist movement in contemporary Chinese art, has been applying his iconic grinning face to various forms and materials for decades, but his recent series, Colorful Running Dinosaurs — consisting of metallic humanoid dinosaur sculptures — takes his work to an interesting place where mythology, pop culture, and the contradictory aspects of the Chinese zeitgeist converge.

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