The Lion's Rock Under the Summer Sky, 2013

ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
180x 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.

On this canvas, Li renders the famous lion’s head rock formation, a natural landmark of Hong Kong, with his unique style of heavy brushstrokes for texture, and brilliant colour tones for depth and space.  He contrasts the dense vegetation with the craggy peak and enlivens the barren Lion’s Rock with an air of regality.  The work reveals a crouching lion contemplating intensely under the azure blue sky.  The work evokes a man’s respect for the stillness and vitality of the untamed nature.

Hongkong Land commissioned the “The Lion’s Rock Under the Summer Sky” in 2012. 


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