Hong Zhu An

Jin (quietness)
Acrylic on Canvas, 140 x 105 cm

USD 12,800 – 18,300


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About the artwork

Hong’s oeuvre consists predominantly of black and white or monochromatic paintings with hints of colour embedded into thick layers of ink and pigment. Stroke by stroke, the pigments are applied in flowing layers, resulting in an impasto-like build-up of ink. The artist derives inspiration primarily from the concepts of Wu Ji ‘the limitless void’ and the I Ching, projecting ideas of Yin and Yang, stillness and movement, as well as balance in his work. Stemming from the artist’s deep love of the line and understanding of its essential role in Chinese expression, the resulting work is a tribute and contemporary reinvention of honoured Chinese ink painting traditions.

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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