绿雨 Absolve , 2016
Ink on Rice Paper, 105 x 105 cm
USD 16,100 – 23,000
About the artwork
Hong plays with minimalistic composition planes, presenting a clear-cut edge in the segregated spaces. One can interpret this purpose as a suppression of the white void between the bulky grey sides, or a new streak of opportunity laying out above a restraint past. Hong wants us to conform with the emotional aspect of absolving, as he incorporates imagery of fishes facing in a uniform direction, suggesting either movement in harmony or entangled lost within partitions. Larger calligraphic words transmit a stronger accent, a subtle distress that is fading away.
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.