HUANG GUANYU

Born in Beijing in 1945, Huang Guanyu’s family is native to Guangdong Nanhai.  Huang graduated from Central Academy of Craft Art in 1969, and was the student of renowned artist Wu Guanzhong, a leading figure in the modernisation of Chinese paintings.

Huang was the member of Tongdairen Group which advocated in creative independence and self-expression during the oppressive era of Cultural Revolution.  In 1984, he was awarded Work of Excellence in the National Art Exhibition. Huang was also active in the art circles in America and Europe, and had a solo exhibition in the University of Chicago. After returning to China, Huang never ceased to explore the unique artistic language in his oil paintings, his early works such as Jiannan, The Young, Region of Rivers and Lakes, Autumn Fruit are emblematic of the artist’s personal style which reflects Chinese modern aesthetics in its semi-representative imagery.   

Huang receded from the art scene for more than a decade to search for his own path, and his recent quasi-abstract works, which mainly feature silhouettes of lotus and trees rendered in all-over compositions, are testimony to his innovative spirit. His works are collected by influential institutions such as National Art Museum of China, Today Art Museum in Beijing, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

ARTWORK

黃冠余, 荷夢, 麻布、油彩、綜合材料, 140 cm x 200 cm, 2014 Huang Guanyu, Lotus in Dream, Oil and Mixed Media on Canvas, 140 cm x 200 cm, 2014

黃冠余, 大音希聲2, 麻布、油彩、綜合材料, 138 cm x 276 cm, 2006 Huang Guanyu, Dynamic Song2, Oil and Mixed Media on Canvas, 138 cm x 276 cm, 2006

黃冠余, 對影, 麻布、油彩、綜合材料, 200 cm x 414 cm, 2007 Huang Guanyu, Silhoutte, Oil and Mixed Media on Canvas, 200 cm x 414 cm, 2007

黃冠余, 漣漪, 麻布、油彩、綜合材料, 180 cm x 180 cm, 2006 Huang Guanyu, Ripples, Oil and Mixed Media on Canvas, 180 cm x 180 cm, 2006

黃冠余, 獨語, 麻布、油彩、綜合材料, 140 cm x 276 cm, 2014 Huang Guanyu, Monologue, Oil and Mixed Media on Canvas, 140 cm x 276 cm, 2014

黃冠余, 荷光, 麻布、油彩、綜合材料, 80 cm x 140 cm, 2013 Huang Guanyu, Lotus Glow, Oil and Mixed Media on Canvas, 80 cm x 140 cm, 2013

黃冠余, 荷合系列5, 麻布、油彩、綜合材料, 80 cm x 80 cm, 2015 Huang Guanyu, Series of Impression of Lotus 5, Oil and Mixed Media on Canvas, 80 cm x 80 cm, 2015

黃冠余, 荷戀系列 1, 麻布、油彩、綜合材料, 138 cm x 138 cm, 2009 Huang Guanyu, Love of Lotus 1, Oil and Mixed Media on Canvas, 138 cm x 138 cm, 2009

黃冠余, 荷非荷, 麻布、油彩、綜合材料, 138 cm x 138 cm, 2012 Huang Guanyu, Lotus in Haze, Oil and Mixed Media on Canvas, 138 cm x 138 cm, 2012

黃冠余, 金色荷塘2, 麻布、油彩、綜合材料, 200 cm x 150 cm, 2007 Huang Guanyu, Golden Lotus Pond 2, Oil and Mixed Media on Canvas, 200 cm x 150 cm, 2007

黃冠余, 金荷系列3, 麻布、油彩、綜合材料, 100 cm x 100 cm, 2015 Huang Guanyu, Golden Lotus Series 3, Oil and Mixed Media on Canvas, 100 cm x 100 cm, 2015

黃冠余, 金輝, 麻布、油彩、綜合材料, 200 cm x 150 cm, 2005 Huang Guanyu, Golden Glow, Oil and Mixed Media on Canvas, 200 cm x 150 cm, 2005