American Fried Rice: The Art of Mu Pan (Hardcover)

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By Mu Pan, Ari Aster (Foreword by), James Jean (Preface by)
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Boiling with violent and hilarious battlescapes, American Fried Rice is the most epic art book of all time. Like loan shark yakuza in a bloody battle with “Shamurai” depicted in his “Sharkuza” paintings, this book is packed with multicultural reference points and hidden symbolism. Mu Pan’s paintings are chaotic and absolutely masterful.

— Saaya


The first monograph showcasing the visceral, exciting, and chaotic paintings of Mu Pan
Drawing inspiration from nature, Japanese Kaiju films, samurai iconography, and mythology, Taiwanese-born and Brooklyn-based artist Mu Pan invites viewers to examine their own nature as they look upon the broken bodies and battlefields that appear throughout his intricate, violent, vibrant, and often humorous paintings. Collected for the first time in The Art of Mu Pan, are works that exemplify his recent output and that have made him a celebrated artist in Europe and the United States. 
Incorporating cultural influence from his home country of Taiwan, as well as techniques inspired by Edo-era Japan and iconic images from pop culture, Mu Pan’s work is both timeless and hyper-modern.

About the Author

Mu Pan is a Brooklyn-based artist born in Taichung City, Taiwan. He studied and now teaches at the School of Visual Arts, New York.

Ari Aster is an American filmmaker best known for his films Hereditary and Midsommar
Product Details
ISBN: 9781419750557
ISBN-10: 1419750550
Publisher: Cernunnos
Publication Date: November 24th, 2020
Pages: 272
Language: English