Hong Zhu An

夏 Summer
Ink and Color on Rice Paper, 105 x 105 cm

USD 16,100 – 23,000


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About the artwork

Hong's unique blend of abstract composition and Chinese calligraphy coalesce in this contemporary work, showcasing his masterful technique of using abstract form and space to convey expressionistic depth and weight. Thousands of calligraphic strokes stretch across the canvas, creating an expanse of depth and poetry. A single flower is depicted besides these characters, its long thin stem highlighting is fragility and delicate beauty. Hong Zhu An has a deep love of the line or stroke and his appreciation of its importance as a fundamental of Chinese artistic expression is highlighted through his captivating works, that create a striking visual experience for viewers.

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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