Hong Zhu An’s exhibition, Becoming and Being [蓄], will celebrate the human spirit and ability to overcome challenges in conjunction with Singapore’s birthday month. This will be Hong’s first virtual exhibition and 5th solo exhibition with the gallery, featuring over 40 new works. Hong was born in Shanghai, China, but his artistic career developed after he moved to Singapore, where he has been living for almost three decades. Painting in acrylic and ink on Chinese rice paper, his works exude a serenity and energy that calms the mind and offers insightful abstract interpretation alongside enchanting visuals.
Through Hong’s introspective works, viewers can immerse themselves in the meditative world of his delicate calligraphy, decisive brushstrokes and vast fields of deep colour. At first glance, the monochromatic pieces may seem inanimate and still. Moments later, the tonal colour blossoms, amalgamating into an evocative, moving landscape of limitless exploration of the contemplative self and one’s surroundings. To view Hong’s works is to take a looking glass into one’s life, developing a keen sense of self-awareness and self-consciousness. They also serve as reminders to learn from the past and strive for improvement in the present. Just like how Hong Zhu An perseveres in his craft, viewers will be inspired to keep moving forward, continuously striving to be better.
When: 17 Aug - 16 Sep 2020,
Venue/Organizer: Ode To Art