Ink and Color on Rice Paper, 105 x 105 cm
USD 16,300 – 23,300
About the artwork
According to the artist, the use of lines and colour is what breathes life into his art, creating an atmospheric expression that communicates through emotions rather than definitive imagery. In this piece, the use of the monochromatic colours conveys harmony and balance, imbuing the work with an aura of tranquility and stoicism. This is reinforced by the strong vertical lines created, which suggest stability and a sense of loftiness and spirituality. Hong’s columns of calligraphic texts with thousands of strokes, generates a sense of dynamism and movement that brings energy and life to this painting, and demonstrating his masterful artistic skill that has made him one of the finest artists in Singapore today.
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.