Bosom Friend II, 2013
Ink and Color on Paper, 105 x 125 cm
About the artwork
Before the Five Elements Theory was put into practice and according to Taoist beliefs, there were previously only two colours representing opposing, yet complementary principles of black and white, yin-yang. This eternal theory of balancing colour, balancing energies and even balancing space is the artist's medium of communication in this work, where he alludes to an alter ego that forms one’s equal and opposite persona - a soul that complement your own and substantiates your presence.
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 Singapore Art Museum.