Amelie Gallery
Acrylic on Canvas & Wood Carving on Woodblock
Woodcut

City Play- Narrow Red HuTong No.1 Wood Carving & Acrylic on Woodblock
200x110cm
2013

City Play- Narrow Red HuTong No.2
Wood Carving & Acrylic on Woodblock
200x110cm
2013

LuLuPa Hutong
Wood Cut, Editions of 60,
78x120cmx4
2011-2012

The Days
When

We
Were
Together

Wood Cut, Editions of 9,
71x58 cm

City Play- Narrow Red HuTong No.3 Wood Carving & Acrylic on Woodblock
200x110cm
2013

Dream in Chinese Garden
Wood Carving & Acrylic on Woodblock
100x110cm
x3,
2012
 
Red Star HuTong
Wood Cut, Edition of 23,
70x58 cm
2007

The Days
When

We
Were
Together
-798
Acrylic on Canvas
100x110x2cm
2010

Carp Fish
Acrylic on Canvas
100x110cm
2010

 
Ji Qing HuTong,
2008

Wood Cut, Edition of 60,
80x68 cm

Summer Lotus Garden
Wood Carving & Hand-Painted with Acrylic
100x110cm

Boy in Official Hat with Bird
Acrylic on Canvas
100x110cm

 
Tong Jia HuTong
2007

Wood Cut, Edition of 60,

70x58 cm

Russian Dolls
Acrylic on Canvas
100x110cm
2010

Secret Base
Acrylic on Canvas
100x110cm

Xue Xi HuTong
Wood Cut, Edition of 60,
70x58 cm

2008
 

Treasures of Childhood
Acrylic on Canvas
100x110cm
2010

Red Bird
Acrylic on Canvas
100x110cm
2010
   

Monkey
King

Acrylic on Canvas
100x110cm

Soldier Miniatures
Acrylic on Canvas
100x110cm

So Luo HuTong
2007
Wood Cut, Edition of 60,
70x58 cm

Dragon Head Acrylic on Canvas
100x110cm
   

Mask
Acrylic on Canvas
100x110cm

Holiday in Memory
Acrylic on Canvas
100x110cm
2010
 

Atomu
Acrylic on Canvas
100x110cm

Red Star
Acrylic on Canvas
90x120cm


Wan Qing HuTong
2008

Wood Cut, Edition of 60,
80x68 cm

Origami Crane
Acrylic on Canvas
100x110cm

Army Uniform
Acrylic on Canvas
100x110cm


Four Seasons
HuTong

2008

Wood Cut, Edition of 60,
80x68 cm

Tractor
Acrylic on Canvas
100x110cm

Game in the Bamboos
Acrylic on Canvas
100x110cm
 
Lu Dang HuTong, 2008
Wood Cut, Edition of 60,
80x68 cm

Wedding
Acrylic on Canvas
100x110cm

Black Cat Captain
Acrylic on Canvas
100x110cm
2010

Ji Xian HuTong, 2008
Wood Cut, Edition of 60,
80x68 cm

Raising Red Flag
Acrylic on Canvas
100x110cm

Spring Awaken
Acrylic on Canvas
100x110cm

Whose White Gloves?
Acrylic on Canvas
100x110cm

Military Action
Acrylic on Canvas
100x110cm

Summer
Acrylic on Canvas
100x110cm

Chinese Young Artist Huang Kai:
Chinese Tintin Adventure +Comic-Book Style Pop Art+Social Satire


In the settings on the now demolished Hutong (alleyways), artist Huang Kai’s comic-book style artworks recall his memory in 1980s, when communist China just opened its door to confront globalization. His Hutong playground is scattered with naughty children (the boys are bald-headed, sometimes with a grown-up face, a hint of anxiety in the present day); social criticism was implied by texts and signs on the street, satirizing the absurdity of Chinese social problems like corruption and brand piracy etc. His works emit a naïve air of sincerity, playful and imaginative, demonstrating a contemporary revival of Chinese realistic narrative tradition.

Huang Kai is collected by China National Art Museum and he is 40 Under40 Award winner in Hong Kong. His work was featured on the Wall Street Journal in October of 2013.- By Curator Tony Chang

>Download an Introduction in PDF here>


Pls download to read HuangKai's comic book>

Huang Kai preferred a line-drawing illustration style popular in the early 20th century Chinese comic books to describe the social backdrop of the 80's, concentrated on his own story in his memory.

From Huang Kai's works, one can see the extensions of a "homeland", such as street blocks, neighborhoods, fellow townsmen and an imagination of the previous generations about the "neighborhood" relations; the works also embody a sense of soberness of an onlooker. However, the events and time frames in the paintings, the faulty juxtaposition and contradictions between memories and regions, rendering this "throwback" a combination of melancholy and sweet sentiments. Even though the narrator maintained his cynical stance against this misplaced longing, he did not measure up to Aristophanes's polemical satires. This was the inclination of "nostalgic narratives" in modern mainland culture.
-By Mrs. Xu Hong, Deputy Director, Curatorial & Research Department, National Art Museum of China


Artist Huang Kai received 40 UNDER 40 AWARD by Perspective magazine, Hong Kong


Artist: Huang Kai (1984-)
BA in Printmaking, XiAn Academy of Fine Arts.(2006)
MA in Printmaking,Guang Xi
Academy of Fine Arts(2011).

Exhibitions:

2006:
Here & Now, Netherlands;
The 6th Fine Art Print Exhibition, ShanXi Province;
Scream before Burned-Contemporary Printmakers Group Show, Amelie Gallery;
Triptych Art Exhibition "Time, Space & I" .UK-Germany-China, Chinese Base, Beijing;

2007:
Gathering Sandcastles, Chinese New Generation Artists Award Exhibition,YanHuang Art Museum;

2008:
New Year Fine Art Print Festival,Beijing;
Memory or Reality, Amelie Gallery;

2009:
No Fun without You, Amelie Gallery;
A New Mark in Chinese Print Art-Traversing the Labyrinth of the Contemporary Spirit, Hua Museum, ShenZhen;
Narration-2009 Contemporary Art from Mainland China & Taiwan Exhibition, May- July, China National Museum & Taiwan National Art Museum.


2010:
HuTong Play-Huang Kai Solo Show, Amelie Gallery.


2011:
New Year Fine Art Print Festival, Shin Kong Place,Beijing.

40 UNDER 40 Award by Perspective magazine, Hong Kong.

2012:
New Year Fine Art Print Festival, Shin Kong Place,Beijing.

2012 SH Contemporary, Shang Hai Exhibition Center.
Lost Neverland Exhibition, Amelie Gallery.
Art Taipei 2012

2013:
Young Art Taipei
Anecdotes, Fairy Tales, Folklores & Personal Life Experience, Amelie Gallery.
Pulse Miami, Miami, US.

2014:
SH Contemporary, Shang Hai Exhibition Center.

Public & corporate collection: China National Art Museum, China Hua Museum, Alan Chan Design in HK, Davis Polk etc.

Huang Kai's works were featured on The Wall Street Journal, JiangSu Art Journal etc.


Hutong Play Series,
Engraving on Woodblock, Painted with Acrylic