Hong Zhu An

LPS - Poetry in Motion, 2004
Ink and Color on Rice Paper, 185 x 125 cm

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About the artwork

Hong Zhu An’s works are resplendent in their ability to reveal the beauty of the world, life, and man through nuanced, abstract forms. The monochromatic and muted colour palette of this painting conveys a sense of tranquility and serenity that evokes feelings of zen, while the striking bold lines punctuate the canvas and imbue it with dynamism. Historically, the line is more aesthetically and philosophically fundamental to Chinese culture than to any other, and is so crucial to classical Chinese culture that painters spend a lifetime mastering it. Hong’s captivating work is a breathtaking tribute to this element of Chinese artistic expression, and pulsates with emotion and 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. 

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