Hong Zhu An


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Autumn Feel
2004

Colours of Autumn
2004

Ancient Thoughts
2013

田园 Meadow
2013

Rumination
2016

Clarity 明镜
2010

Showcase


Jin (quietness)


Lotus in the Tranquility Lake
2012

LP Deep Realm
2013

Cantabile


Ancient Path


Meditation ii 167x132cm


CCS 109 Rhythm of the Heart
2002

Misty Dream
2005

Rock Mountain
2011

Past Memories


Red Maple
2014

Spring I
2008

Noon
2005

Happiness
2004

Sunset
2004

Old Tales
2011

Late Autumn
2004

Bosom Friend II
2013

Profound


Fish II


Drifting Thoughts II


Fish I


Enlighten


Cloud and Moon
2001

Poetry in Motion
2004

Essence of Zen


Lotus in the Rain
2015

Imprint
2015

Summer
2015

Imprint of Memory


和风着绿 With Wind Comes Spring
2016

源 Genesis
2016

水 Stream
2016

绿雨 Absolve
2016

静静 Quietude
2016

春暖 Warmth of Spring
2015

余闲 Respite
2014

恬淡 Ambience
2016

绿 Verdant
2016

飘 Drift
2016

风 Zephyr
2016

春风 Spring Wind
2016

春浓 Spring Embracing
2016

春色无边 Boundless Colors of Spring
2016

春回大地 Return of Spring
2016

春常在 Unabating Spring
2016

About The Artist

Chinese-born Hong Zhu An (b. 1955) is one of the finest artists in Singapore today. Trained under famous art scholar Wang Zidou at the Shanghai Art and Craft Institute, the artist is proficient in both Chinese and Western Art. Painting in acrylic and ink, his works exude a serenity and energy that calms the mind and offers insightful abstract interpretation alongside enchanting visuals. Constantly growing in both skill and prestige, he has exhibited his works in South East Asia, the USA and Australia and has received numerous accolades throughout his career, including the UOB Painting of the Year ‘Grand Award’. His works have been collected by major institutions such as the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, Princeton University Museum in New York, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art and the Singapore Art Museum.

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Hong Zhu An's paintings glow with the layered pigments that are placed stroke by stroke upon rice paper, the under-layers burning their way to the surface of the blocks of the colors. Each layer consists of thousands of calligraphic strokes, creating an expanse of color and depth. 
 
Hong Zhu An has a deep love of the line or stroke and his understanding of its importance as a fundamental of Chinese artistic expression does not contradict his search for new avenues in Chinese art. Wielding his brush fearlessly even as he charts new artistic territory, Hong Zhu An allies eye and hand in brave new ways to connect with the age old Chinese sensibility, the ability to converse with nature and make it scintillate on intellectual, philosophical and spiritual levels that are uniquely his. His works are resplendent because they reveal the beauty of the world, life, and man. From oracle bone inscriptions, to calligraphy, to the glaze blue arabesques of Ming porcelain, the line is more aesthetically and philosophically fundamental to Chinese culture, so necessary that painters spend a lifetime mastering it. 

The grand scale Hong Zhu An uses can also be read as a visual prompt designed to recall the great narrative tradition of Chinese painting, the comparison serving to underscore his formal and conceptual distance from China and the classical art historical trajectory. Similarly, by invoking nature as inspiration for these new paintings, but categorically denying their identity as landscape images and iconographic allusion to any particular symbols, Hong is pointedly marking his break with tradition. His works are thus not only resplendent with zen, but also innovative and pulse with artistic depth. 


Awards

1994                                             
UOB Painting of the Year Grand Award, Singapore

1988                                              
The Best 100, The National Ink Painting Competition, China



Corporate and Public Collections

The Singapore Art Museum, The National Art Museum, Philippines, The Newark Museum, New York, USA, The Spencer Museum, New York, USA, The Princeton University Museum, New York, USA, The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, USA, The Oxford University Museum, UK, The National Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore, Singapore Airlines, The National Library, Singapore, The Peninsula Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand, The Grand Plaza Hotel, Singapore, Raffles, The Plaza, Singapore, Fullerton Hotel, Singapore, Langham Southgate Melbourne Hotel, Australia, LaSalle SIA College of the Arts, Singapore, National Institute of Education, Singapore, United Overseas Bank, Singapore, Credit Suisse First Boston, Singapore, Deutsche Bank and Deutsche Asset Management, Singapore, Goldman Sachs, Singapore, McKinsey & Company, Singapore, Wheelock Properties (Singapore) Ltd, Singapore, Fidelity Investments, Singapore, SC Global Development Ltd, Singapore, Coutts Bank, Singapore, Kheng Leong Co (Pte) Ltd, Singapore


 

Exhibitions

2013 
The Limitless Void - Private Museum Singapore

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Ascetic Serenity, Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Singapore 

2011 
Inner Dawning Ode To Art, Singapore

2009 
Intrepid Heart, Naked Soul, Valentine Willie Fine Art, Singapore

2008 
Reflections on a Long Journey, Plum Blossoms Gallery, Hong Kong

2006 
A Deep Breath of Life, Art 2 Gallery, Singapore
New Exuberance, Plum Blossoms Gallery, Hong Kong
Ten Years of Painting (1996 – 2006)
Paintings for Sale by Silent Auction, YADDO Art, Windsor Ballroom, The Goodwood Park Hotel, Singapore2008                       

2005                                              
New Directions, Plum Blossoms Gallery, Hong KongBali Escapade – Recent Paintings by Hong Zhu An, iPreciation Pte Ltd, Singapore

2004                                              
Going Forward , Plum Blossoms Gallery, New York, USA

2003                                              
A Long Journey, Plum Blossoms Gallery, Hong KongFluid Transitions, The Esplanade, Singapore

2002                                              
Ancient Hues, Plum Blossoms Gallery, New York, USAAncient Hues, Featherstone Center for the Arts, Massachusetts, USA

2001                                  
The Color of Memory, Plum Blossoms Gallery, New York, USA

2000                                              
Field of Virtue, Plum Blossoms Gallery, Singapore
Field of Virtue, Plum Blossoms Gallery, Hong Kong

1997                                              
RMIT Master of Arts  Graduate Exhibition, LaSalle Gallery, LaSalle-SIA College of The Arts, Singapore

1996                                              
The Essence of Art, Art Forum, Singapore

1995                       
UOB The Painting of the Year Winners’ Exhibition, UOB Plaza, SingaporeEast – West: Abstraction Meets Calligraphy, The Substation, Singapore

1987                       
Hong Zhu An – Exhibition, National Art Museum Shanghai, China


Videos


Ode to Art presents: Studio Sessions with Hong Zhu An
Hong Zhu An
With training in both Western and Eastern art, Hong Zhu An's work remains inherently Asian with his focus on calligraphy, the line and large-scale paintings. Granted the illustrious UOB Painting of the Year 'Grand Award' in 1994, his work is included in corporate and public collections such as The Spencer Museum, Princeton University Museum and the National Gallery in Tel Aviv, Israel.
SINGAPORE SERIES: Sculpture - Art Lecture Full Video
Ong Kim Seng, Lim Tze Peng, Zhu Hong, Hong Zhu An
By Jeffrey Say
SINGAPORE SERIES: Painting - Art Lecture Full Video
Various Artists

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Hong Zhu An
Unabating Spring by Hong Zhu An

Hong Zhu An
Line

Imbued with the very philosophy that defines the artist himself, ‘Line’, or 笔,墨,纵,横 (closely translated to Brush, Ink, Vertical, Horizontal) is a tale within itself, that descends from individual but spans to a multitude- resonating to emotion held within every and each.
Hong Zhu An
Inner Dawning

Despite the fact that Hong's work is modern, minimalist and considered a contemporary mix of Eastern and Western influences, his style possesses a distinct characteristic whereby one can immediately recognise the Chinese sentiment in his work.

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