Shi Hu 石虎 China, b. 1942

Overview

Born in Hebei, Shi Hu studied at the Beijing Arts and Crafts College and the Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts. He taught at the Beijing Arts Crafts College from 1968 to 1969. In 1977, Shi was employed as art director at the People's Fine Art Publishing House in Beijing. He made an extensive tour to Africa in 1978, and was inspired by the brilliant colours of the exotic cultures and wildlife. The influence of African art can be prominently observed in Shi's aesthetic expressions, and also led to the creation of the artist's famous African Sketches. Shi then undertook a serious study in western art, especially Modernism and Abstractionism. He is skilled in painting figures and animals with strong and unique configurations. He uses boneless technique to create strong contrast of bright colour tones and his brushstrokes are also bold and strong. Shi was incited to the United States as visiting scholar and later settled in Macau. From 1989 onwards, Shi has held exhibitions in the United States of America, Canada and Singapore, and was appointed as Director of the International Chinese Artists Association in Macau in 1996. In 2004, a solo exhibition of Shi Hu was held at the National Arts Museum which later was held in other Asian countries.

 

石虎遊歷非洲十三國後,受非洲藝術鮮豔的色彩、異國風情與自然的野生環境而啟發繪畫靈感,並將旅遊畫作集結成書,作品開始為人所矚目。從石虎的作品中可以明顯看出受到非洲藝術影響,形成的美學觀和創作出他非常岀名的「非洲素描」。他以獨特的強烈筆觸畫出人和動物的形體,並運用沒骨的技巧表現出鮮明的顏色對比。

Works
Bibliography

exibitions

 

2013
石虎書畫大展,中國美術館, 北京,中國 
2004   
澳門塔石藝文館玄雀—石虎丹青巢鄉展新生命—石虎2004畫展, 中國美術館, 北京, 中國 
2003   
福州個展
北京中國國家畫院個展 
雅加達博物院個展
2002 
蘭州畫展 
上海新天地個展 
2001
大連個展
深圳畫院個展 
2000
上海藝術博覽會
珠海博物館個展 
1999
香港大學博物館個展
1998
上海藝術博覽會個展 
1997
上海藝術博覽會個展 在北京國防大學舉辦詩歌討論會
1995
個人畫展於北京中國藝術博覽會 
1994
個人畫展於廣州中國藝術博覽會 成立石虎詩會
1993  
新加坡藝術博覽會展,
中國藝術博覽展
廣州 博彩亞洲藝術博覽會展
1992   
石虎天命年展(新加坡—澳門—北京—台北) 
雅加達UNITY展亞洲藝術博覽會展 
美國邁亞米藝術博覽會展 
1991   
石虎心像澳門市政廳舉辦石虎個展
1990   
新加坡中華總商會個展 
1988   
參加當代中國繪畫展, 此展由美國伊利諾大學科藍納特美術館主辦, 並巡回至夏威夷火奴魯魯市及威斯康辛麥迪遜市展出 
1987   
香港集古齋個展 
1982   
南京博物館個展