Born in Shanghai in 1948 and settling in San Francisco in 1982, Li Huayi's practice revitalises Chinese landscape painting traditions from the Song Dynasty through the lens of Western contemporary thoughts and approaches. In 2008, Li followed a new direction, executing ink paintings on antique Japanese gilded screens instead of paper. In 2019, he presented his latest series of works comprising ink and gold leaf on silk, showcasing whimsical and unrestrained pictorial expressions of poetic, immersive dreamscapes that project light and boundless space.
This book includes in-depth analysis of Li Huayi's oeuvre by Shawn Eichman, Curator of Asian Art at Honolulu Museum of Art, a biography and a comprehensive list of the artist's exhibitions accompanied by installation images, reflecting the development of Li Huayi's unique practice and his determined pursuit of innovation in traditional Chinese ink painting.
Infinities Between Ink and Gold - Catalogue Raisonné of the Gilded Works by Li Huayi 2008-2021
Publisher: Kwai Fung Art Publishing House
Publication Date: 2022
Language: English, traditional Chinese
Dimensions: 278 (H) x 293 (W) mm
Price: HKD 300