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LI HUAYI: LANDSCAPES FROM A MASTER'S HEART
Li Huayi: Landscapes from a Master's Heart was published jointly by Kwai Fung Art Publishing House and Rizzoli International Publications in 2018.
Featuring over 160 works by Li Huayi representing each major period from 1993 to 2017, this is the most comprehensive monograph devoted to the work of the outstanding Chinese contemporary ink painter. The book provides in-depth analysis of Li Huayi’s career by professor Kuiyi Shen, as well as excerpts of scholarly critiques by Michael J. Knight, Souren Melikian, Robert D. Mowry and Wu Hong Liang. The book also includes an illustrated chronology of Li Huayi’s life and a selective list of the artist’s solo exhibitions, group exhibitions and notable collections.
Printed and bound in Italy, the book is available in English, Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese.
Li Huayi: Landscapes from a Master's Heart
- Publication Date: 2018
- Publisher: Kwai Fung Art Publishing House and Rizzoli International Publications
- Format: Hardcover
- Versions: English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese
- Dimensions: 310 (H) x 240 (W) mm
- Pages: 312
- ISBN: 978-88-918163-7-5
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About Li Huayi
Chinese contemporary ink painter Li Huayi (b.1948) has revitalised the spirit of traditional literati painting through experimental Western techniques. Born in Shanghai and trained in traditional ink painting from a young age, Li’s move to the States in the 1980s imparted an Abstract Expressionist flair to his works. Inspired by his pilgrimages to China’s famous mountains, the following decades saw Li push the boundaries of abstract painting by integrating elements of traditional Chinese landscape art. This culminated in a signature style featuring monumental, yet intimate, mountain landscapes reminiscent of the Northern Song Dynasty rendered in exquisite detail on gilded surfaces.