沈平1947年生於北京，1960於上海學習繪畫，三年後移居到新疆生活18年繼續藝術工作，1980年來港定居。現為香港畫家聯會hk Artists Society副會長及香港水彩畫研究會會長。沈平擅長水彩及油畫，對水墨亦甚有研究，能把水彩畫等西洋媒介融入於水墨之中。他深深懷念新疆樸素的民風，繪畫人物時著重姿態神情；繪畫動物時專注人畜互動；繪畫山水時運用顏色，充份體現當地的特色。定居香港後，沈平努力捕捉本土特色，由舊式的樓宇街道、樸實的離島郊區，至現代的摩天大廈都是他的繪畫對象，細緻地地記錄人與街道和建築物的關係。作品多次入選全國美術展和全國水彩、粉畫展以及香港當代藝術雙年展，亦獲得中國美術館、香港藝術館、香港文化博物館、中國藝術研究院和夏利豪基金會等機構和私人收藏。
Born in 1947, Shen Ping (Ping Shen) received 3 years of painting training in Shanghai in 1960 and lived in Xinjiang for 18 years to continue his artistic pursuit. In 1980, Shen settled in Hong Kong permanently. He is currently the vice chairman of HK Artists Society and chairman of Hong Kong Water Colour Research Society. Shen Ping specialized in Watercolor and oil painting, as well as ink-wash painting, integrating western mediums such as watercolor into ink-wash painting. He is especially impressed by the simplicity and plainness of Xinjiang. For human figures, Shen focuses on their gestures and facial expressions. For animals, Shen concentrates on the interactions between human and livestock. While painting landscapes, Shen makes skillful use of color, expressing local characteristics to the full. After settling in Hong Kong, Shen Ping captures local life by portraying in details the interactions between people and streets and architecture, ranging from old buildings, Islands District and countryside, to modern skyscrapers. Over the years, Shen Ping’s works have been selected by China National Art Exhibition, Beijing International Art Biennial and Hong Kong Contemporary Art Biennial. His works have also been collected by organizations such as National Art Museum of China, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong Heritage Museum and Philippe Charriol Foundation.
HK ARTION is honored to have an interview with Shen Ping. In the interview, Shen talks about his aesthetic philosophy of “the true the good and the beautiful”, the similarities and differences between Hong Kong and Xinjiang in lifestyle and painting styles. Towards the end, Shen Ping makes a live watercolor painting demonstration of Hong Kong’s stunning nightscapes.
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