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HE Baili 何百里

 

HEBaili (b.1954) born in Guangzhou, is one of the foremost Hong Kong artists working in the medium of brush and ink today. HE Baili is widely recognized as a pioneer in the field of Chinese painting, is known for his consistent innovative practice while remaining respectful of age-old traditions. HE seeks to convey expressions of the mind through compelling depictions of nature with a distinctive visual language. It is no surprise that his images of the natural world – lush mountains suffused with mist and dew, poignantly strikes a spiritual chord of feeling and evoke reverie in the viewer.

For HE, change lies at the heart of his artistic practice. Throughout a prolific career spanning five decades, he has continued to experiment with diverse styles and subject-matters: from early idyllic sketches of fishing boats off the shores of Hong Kong Island to the majestic portrayal of ridges and mountains of North America. In recent years, HE has travelled extensively in China, painting magnificent scenes of sunrise with a new vitality of prowess, adding a splendid of richness and elevations to his painting.

Publications include Works of Art by He Baili, Miniatures and Fan Paintings by HE Baili, Baili’s Vision, HE Baili’s Idyllic Hong Kong in Ink and Meandering Through Art in Leisure. HE currently serves as a founding member of the HK Association of Artists.


著名中國水墨畫家, 出生於廣州, 成⻑在⾹香港,馳名於國際,當今嶺南畫派代表人物, 從事畫藝六十載,早歲萌志發展嶺派山水新方向。弱冠, 以香港新界風光寫生為主題舉行首屆個展, ⽿⺫一新, 傋受矚目。

1970-1980年間,風格由濃厚寫生氣息一變為水墨大寫意山水,取勢曠闊,用筆豪邁,風格突出。1984年移居北美州,飽覽歐西各大美術博物館。博取西方繪畫之長和參匯宋元山水理法,作有機的結合,創立了彩墨交融,古情新意的「何家山水」。

始於1987年,何⽒的⼭水創作首次出現於紐約佳士得拍賣目錄,⾄至今在國際藝術市場已有三十多年歷史。2002年法國藝術市場透視ART MARKET INSIGHT藝術市場透視網站,發表全球1000位當年破紀錄的藝術家,何⽒氏排名第639, 是唯一在世的中國畫家。

何百里指出, 藝術的永恆魅力,是一個「變」字,五十多年來,何氏畫風及題材就隨著生活環境的變遷而變化,由早歲率性描寫香江漁舟和田野, 至旅加後筆底氣象萬千的連綿山嶺和錦繡奪目的加國楓彩系列, 回歸後抒寫中國錦繍河山的《靈山秀水》和《黃山印象》系列,更於古稀之齡再創《曦望》系列,把嶺南畫派對光及透視之運用提昇極至。「何家山水」新法新貌,作品蘊含着中國水墨畫之氣韻和境界高尚之本色, 備受藏家認同。

何氏享譽國際數十載,各方獎譽及購藏無數。出版《何百⾥畫集》《何百里扇面小品集》《百里境界》《百里自在》及《百里江》《美之印象》《意韻剛柔》。