Rhythm of the Heart, 2002
Ink and Color on Rice Paper, 105 x 105 cm
About the artwork
With a slow-burning depiction in muted iridescence, 'Rhythm of the Heart' is a portrait of tranquil calm, broken in uniformity by contained spills of colour and strokes. Serving to represent the inclusion of emotion in one's life, the breaks emerging from the paper are symbols of emotional upheaval and the power the heart contains in our expanse of thought, being and existence.
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.