Xubai Li is active/lives in Hong Kong, Canada. Xubai Li is known for landscape painting.
Born in Fuzhou in 1940, Li Xubai is a lover of Chinese classics and
worked as editor for art and collecting magazines, The World of
Collectors and Dragon Roots, when he moved to Hong Kong in 1979.
currently lives in Canada and spends much time painting and traveling
in various parts of China to gain inspiration for his artistic
Li Xubai is a rare example of a contemporary painter and a poet. He uses
negative space to convey snow, streams, rivers, clouds, and mists,
radiating a glowing light that contrasts sharply with the darker tones
of mountains and vegetation.
In the style of classical landscape
painting, Li does not employ perspective; the mountain flows in mid-air
without revealing its peak or its bottom. Li's landscapes are built by
unconventional shapes, formed by jagged lines that twist and turn at
abrupt angles. This exotic, geometric perception has provided a strange,
almost digital sense of modernity in his work.