田园 Meadow, 2013
Ink on Rice Paper, 105 x 105 cm
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About the artwork
The broad shades of blue evoke sensations of thought and comfort with the use of subtle gradients and sudden transition from darker to brighter tones. The distinct separation of the two primary fields of colour provokes thought, like an upheaval amidst a calm serenity. Abstract strokes progressively transform into small calligraphic words, resonating the spirit of Chinese culture. Small movements are suggested with dynamic and deft brushstrokes, like a gentle awakening of life brought by the embracing Spring.
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.