Li Huang

Biography

Li Huang researches the spiritual dimensions of portraiture painting through his work. The subjects of his work are reminiscences of his father, who has been in the other world for a long time. Through his paintings, Huang tries to explore the relationship between the natural and the supernatural, and the imprint of traditional culture that exists in people’s life and how it flows continuously through generation to generation. Huang pays particular attention to the attitude to death from the perspective of traditional Chinese philosophy, religions and folk customs, explored through a Western cultural perspective. He is continually grappling with the challenge of manging the impact of these dual cultures, balancing ideas of seen and unseen in his paintings and portraying a story rather than an instant moment.  

Li Huang has a BA in Fine Art and MFA Art and Humanities from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, University of Dundee. Huang was selected for the 2021, 2020, 2019 and 2018 Scottish Portrait Awards Exhibitions.