Dance , 2004
Ink and Color on Rice Paper, 185 x 105 cm
USD 32,600 – 46,600
About the artwork
Hong Zhu An’s art is composed of Chinese calligraphic elements and large expanses of colour fields. His colour fields are not entirely formless but, rather, are embedded with imaginative silhouettes veiled within the flatness of colouration. Such alliance eschews the confinement of a pictorial space, creating a realm of infinite possibility. In this painting, the curved form of the bold lines create a palpable sense of motion, akin to that of a slow and graceful dance, and guides the viewer’s eye across the canvas melodically. Hong’s visual mastery is demonstrated in his ability to bring the canvas to life through subtle abstract forms, imbuing it with a sense of dynamism and energy.
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.