March 27 1983 : Chinese Character Paintings
Recently there was a “Chinese character painting” exhibition at the Art House Gallery. One afternoon, Mr He Weicheng sent over some pictures to my house, encouraging me to paint one. As it requires quite some inspiration to come up with a “Chinese character painting”, we sat down for a chat. Suddenly there was a thunderstorm......
April 3 1983: Discussing Chinese Character Paintings Again
Awhile ago I had written an article about “Chinese character paintings” and had focused on the word 「鬚」 (“mustache”). At the same time, on that very day, I had completed another “Chinese character painting” for Mr Wei-Cheng He, using the characters 「大家」 (“everyone”).
May 8 1983: Preening Oneself
In one of the issues of "Artist" last year, there was an article about Gao Long Sheng, in which Ye Qian Yu and I were mentioned. We have been friends since the 1930s. Now we live in totally different places and have since lost contact for a long time.
June 5 1983: Nuwa
After Pangu created the world, there were no humans. Much time passed, and from the land emerged a great woman everyone called “Nuwa”. According to the myths, Nuwa had the shape of a human but the body of a snake.
July 31 1983: Zen Poetry
Although Bodhidharma was an Indian, he was highly worshipped by the Chinese and Japanese, especially for his Qinggong. At Shaolin Temple in He Nan Gao Shan, he sat for nine whole years. During that time, a knowledgeable and articulate middle-aged man named “Shen Guang” came purposely to Shaolin......
August 21 1983: Da Bo Gong
Anyone who has truly contributed to mankind while alive will be remembered, respected and worshipped, becoming, quite naturally, a kind of “God”. As for those who merely pretend to be good while they are alive, it is quite pointless to force others to pray to them, no matter how powerful or rich they might have been.
1985 Huang Yao Seals engraved by Huang Guanghua
In our records, Huang Guanghua had engraved 2 seals for Huang Yao.
1986 Prayers to Heaven
The last painting has a tree with two children in front of it. It has the style of paintings completed in 1986. The tree trunk has ‘designs’ form by zigzag lines as if drawn by the hesitant hand of a child.
Landscape Painting - Seeking the Profound
In the 1980s Huang Yao bemoaned that his paintings of human figures were no longer as precise as they once were. However, typically optimistic, he made peace with his ageing body and the first stroke he suffered in April 1981, arguing it gave his paintings a new lease of life: “I had been drawing a lot of human figures, but my right hand had limited movement…
Process of creation of Hui Neng Jie (compiled in 2001)
I had used zhuan shu to 'write' Huineng's (a Zen master) poem, 'The Bodhi is not a tree, the mirror is not the stand, originally there was nothing, where can the dust settle', at least four times. The first piece was for my friend Prof.
Process of creation of Fu Lu Shou (compiled in 2001)
'Process of Wenzi Hua Development - from sketches to paintings. Ink is subdivided into five hues. ...Dry and moist ink strokes have to be performed with flexibility, resulting in an array of light and heavy, as well as thin and robust strokes...
Process of creation of San Yang Kai Tai (compiled in 2001)
Let us take for example the idiom sanyang kaitai " ". Tai is a divination symbol, and according to the Tuan article in the Yijing " ": "The heaven symbol (qian) is above, and the earth symbol (kun) is below. [When] the heaven and earth exchange, all things communicate."
Process of creation of Bai Niao Chao Feng (compiled in 2001)
Process of creation of Bai Niao Chao Feng
Process of creation of Wan Xiang Geng Xin (compiled in 2001)
Process of creation of Wan Xiang Geng Xin
Process of creation of Long/Dragon (compiled in 2001)
Process of creation of Long （Dragon)
2001 Introduction to the Process of Wenzi Hua Development
Six subjects among the many that Huang Yao painted were selected to demonstrate how the research resulting in notes and sketches were developed into paintings.
August 31 2012: ART WORKS OF MODERN CHINESE ARTIST HUANG YAO DEBUT AT FINE ART ASIA 2012 WITH 50 HUMAN FIGURES INK PAINTINGS
4th to 7th October 2012: Huang Yao Foundation organises the first public exhibition and sale of the works of modern Chinese artist Huang Yao since his demise in 1987, presenting 50 paintings from its Human Figures collection at Fine Art Asia (FAA) 2012 Hong Kong to raise funds for its operations as well as to fund initiatives such as children's programs, exhibitions and cartoon animation.
September 3 2012: CALLIGRAPHIC PAINTINGS OF MODERN CHINESE ARTIST HUANG YAO ON DISPLAY AT THE UPPER HOUSE HOTEL HONG KONG
September 17 – October 19, 2012: Members of the general public can view two calligraphic paintings by Huang Yao, titled “莫使金樽空對月 Let us drink to the moon” and “百年好合 A hundred.......
October 1 2012 : 3 paintings to be auctioned by Christies on 27th November 2012
“Riding the Dragon” or “Cheng Long” (139.5 x 72.8cm) painted by Huang Yao in 1980 was inspired by a mythological story of an emperor riding a dragon to heaven and becoming an immortal.....
October 28 2012 Wenzi Hua Centerpiece by Huang Yao
On 28 October 2012, Huang Yao’s calligraphy “Be content, thus be happy always” officially joined the collection of calligraphic works by respected Chinese calligraphers that are engraved in stone at the Chinese Calligraphy Stone Gallery at the Oriental Villa in the Nirvana Memorial Centre. The recently launched gallery holds a collection of over 150 steles engraved with the calligraphy of renowned scholars from the dynasties of China to the modern day.