20 Years of Art: A Retrospective by Hong Zhu An

15th - 21st July, Ode To Art Raffles City

20 Years of Art: A Retrospective is a solo exhibition of Hong Zhu An, showcasing a body of 20 years of recent and older work that reflect his diversity and skill. Trained in both Western and Eastern art, Hong's work remains inherently Asian with a focus on calligraphy, the line and large-scale paintings. 

Born in 1955, Hong Zhu An was trained under famed art scholar Wang Zidou at the Shanghai Art and Craft Institute and has exhibited his works in South East Asia and the USA. He won the illustrious UOB Painting of the Year 'Grand Award' in Singapore in 1994 and he has pieces in corporate and public collections such as The Spencer Museum and Princeton University Museum in New York and the National Gallery in Tel Aviv, Israel.

For Hong Zhu An, calligraphy is far more than a practice — to him, it is knowledge, discipline, philosophy and heritage. With a lifetime of scholarly readings and penetrative study of virtually every art form available to him, the artist’s journey is an exposition of art itself. When you gaze upon the muted hues of an ink wash painting by Hong Zhu An, you are immediately struck by its intricacy and invited to meditate upon what it suggests. It goes without saying that 20 years’ worth of Hong Zhu An’s oeuvre makes not only for monumental art, but for the portrait of a monumental artist. 

Exhibiting Artists: Hong Zhu An

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Hong Zhu An

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.

Past Exhibitions

Life, Love and Adventure Together
Gillie and Marc Schattner
23rd February - 8th March 2017
Ode To Art Raffles City
Unabating Spring by Hong Zhu An
Hong Zhu An
5th January - 7th January 2017
Ode To Art Raffles City
Rhythms of Nature by Ronnie Ford
Ronnie Ford
May 27th till June 25th 2016
Ode To Art Raffles City
Moments by Chin Chun Wah
Chin Chun Wah
29th April - 19 May 2016
Ode To Art Platform, 4th Floor, Raffles City Convention Centre
Art Stage 2016 Featuring Liu Zhen Yong's New Forms of Movement
Liu ZhengYong
21st January to 24th January 2016
Art Stage Singapore, Marina Bay Sands Expo
Here and Now (在这里) by Wu Qiong
Wu Qiong
November 8th to November 28th
Ode To Art Raffles City
Impressions by Lim Tze Peng
Lim Tze Peng
13th October to 30th November
Ode To Art Raffles City
Voice of Korean Art
Various Artists
20 August 2015 - 19 September 2015
Ode to Art Platform, Level 4, Raffles City Convention Centre
Face to Peace
Stefan Buana
24th July - 30th July
Ode to Art Platform, 4th floor Raffles City Convention Centre
20 Years of Art: A Retrospective by Hong Zhu An
Hong Zhu An
15th - 21st July
Ode To Art Raffles City