Streetscape of Singapore is an exhibition of oil paintings by Singaporean artist, Zhu Hong. Represented by YANG Gallery, the exhibition encapsulates Zhu Hong’s understanding of, and passion for city life and architecture, capturing the spirit and essence of a building and its immediate surroundings.
Born in Dalian, China, Zhu Hong has been living in Singapore since 1997. Then, alone and new in a foreign land, Zhu Hong spent his leisure time reading and travelling around the island. Painting offered an important source of mental and spiritual support. Today, this set of 18 art pieces portrays Zhu Hong’s interpretation of a city he now calls home.
Adopting askew lines and unique angles, the playful distortions of architectural elements in his cityscapes and street scenes exhibit a distinctive and contemporary flavour. Vibrant and arresting, the colours employed reflect keenly the lively tropical atmosphere of our island. By injecting an unconventional and localised twist into one of the most traditional and timeless mediums in the Western art world, Zhu Hong’s works inspires us to observe familiar scenes and objects with fresh eyes.
Venue: East Garden Gallery, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore
Presented by: Yang Gallery
When: 16 Jan - 28 Feb 2020,