Jimmy He

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Oil on Belgium Linen 183 x 168 cm
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Jimmy He


[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”20px”][vc_empty_space height=”20px”][vc_column_text]Born in Zhejiang, China, 1949
Lives and works in Tasmania

Jimmy He showed an early interest in painting and was long term mentored by the acclaimed contemporary Chinese oil painter Professor Jun De Chen from Shanghai Theatre Academy. His early influences were inspired by the works of Cezanne and Van Gough as well traditional art such as the wall paintings from the Yongle Palace. His interest in the Chinese calligraphy characters is evident in his work, as the rich traditions of Chinese brushwork and ink painting that he draws upon reveal an expression of deep spiritual concerns and beliefs. Jimmy migrated to Australia on 1987 and later moved to Tasmania in 1998, maintaining a determined commitment to making art.

Jimmy He paints abstract expressionistic landscape that reveal the inner beauty of the spiritual landscape of Tasmania. His recent paintings reveal a strong influence of style of Jackson Pollack and Willem de Kooning as he does not conform to the constraints of traditional Chinese pictorialism. He explores the very essence of painting landscapes, deriving pleasure in the sense of place and in the landscape itself through the act of inscribing it into what appears calligraphic characters from the Oracle Bone Script and the Cursive or Grass scripts (Tang Dynasty). Jimmy He’s oil paintings reveal a deeply sensuous communication with the landscape whilst signifying the fundamental significance of the environment to our survival and our future. Drawing on memories and language from a different tradition of place, he gives new understandings of Australian landscape as being fluid and spiritual, unfolding phenomenologically as thinking paintings that speak directly with the landscape.



Student of renowned contemporary oil painter and professor Junde Chen

Served as advertising designer of the first Shanghai Mechanical and Electrical Bureau (now known as Shanghai Electric Group Company Limited) Exhibition and Shanghai Advertising Decoration Company

Founder of Haixing neon sign advertising studio – Sydney, Australia 1987

Founder of Hongyun Signage advertising co – Sydney, Australia 1988



Participating artist in the first Shanghai International Art Exhibition, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China, 1987

Solo Exhibition, Fosun Foundation, Shanghai, China, 1987

Solo Exhibition, Wan Fung Art Gallery, Hong Kong, 2013

Solo Exhibitions, The Salamanca Art Centre Long Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 2013

Solo Exhibitions, The Salamanca Art Centre Long Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 2014

Solo Exhibitions, The Salamanca Art Centre Long Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 2016

Solo Exhibition “The Pleasure of Place”, 541 Art Space, Sydney, Australia, Feb, 2018

Solo Exhibition “Present and Future”, Arts at Collins Gallery, Melbourn, Australia, Nov.2018

Solo Exhibition “The Essence of Art”, Live in Art Sydney, Sydney, Australia, Mar. 2019[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]