Ode To Art
In line with the common saying that “beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder” Hong underscores the beauty of diversity, derived from the harmony and peace that presides with it in the minds of viewers. In this painting, Hong Zhu An presents two different spatial substances alongside each other; a wall of delicate, intricate texts in juxtaposition with the abstract, lolling strokes of earthen tones, creating a new mixture of feelings and sentiments. This colour scheme of cool against warm complement each other as well, embracing the continuous balance between differentials, leading to a complete, balanced composition.
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.
Hong Zhu An
Ink on Paper
54 x 49 cm