Dragon's Back At Dawn, 2013

ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
180 x 120cm
LOCATION
2/F LANDMARK ATRIUM
FLOOR PLAN
artist picture
Li Wan Fai, Danny

b. 1954

Born in Hong Kong, Danny, Li Wan Fai learned western painting in the late ‘60s from Chiang Wing-sin, an established oil painter from China.  His continuous experimentations with different techniques led him to develop his individualistic style.  In 1984, Li’s debut solo exhibition in Royce Gallery, Sydney, Australia brought him recognition.  His work was selected for the XXI and the XXII Prix International D’Art Contemporain de Monte-Carlo in 1987 and 1988. He also participated in the Contemporary Hong Kong Art Biennial from 1985 to 1996.    

Li demonstrates his characteristic approach of expressive brushstrokes, rich hues, and elegant composition; and vividly renders the rugged undulating spinal ridge of the Dragon’s Back on the canvas.  He contrasts the intense shady pigments on the foreground with the soft yellow and white colours to dramatise the breathtaking moment of breaking dawn above the distant South China Sea.  The work unveils a massive elongated dragon lying asleep along the calm misty shore.

Hongkong Land commissioned the “Dragon’s Back At Dawn” in 2012. 

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