Cloud and Moon , 2001
Ink and Color on Rice Paper, 185 x 105 cm
USD 32,600 – 46,600
About the artwork
The cool blue Hong spreads across the canvas emanates a sense of serenity and wistfulness, encouraging viewers to enter a calm and meditative state of mind. The columns of quick calligraphic strokes imbue the work with a sense of spirited movement, creating the impression of the painting’s layers continuously emerging and receding from the forefront - the sense of movement being a defining characteristic of traditional Chinese painting. Yet this movement is balanced by the three strong vertical lines on the right of the painting, which exude stability and fortitude. Hong Zhu An wields his brush fearlessly as he charts new artistic territory, creating works that are innovative and pulse with artistic depth.
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.