Hong Zhu An: The Limitless Void – a place of stillness where the breath begins…

Hong Zhu An: The Limitless Void – a place of stillness where the breath begins…

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Opening Day1 August 2013, Thursday, 6:30pm
Period2 August - 29 September 2013
Location 51 Waterloo,

In celebration of Singapore’s 48th National Day, The Private Museum presents Hong Zhu An: The Limitless Void, a solo exhibition by internationally-renowned Singapore-based artist, Hong Zhu An. This selection of paintings presents Hong at his prime: an accumulation of his training in China and his experience of living in Australia, and eventually settling in Singapore, where he has lived in for almost 20 years. Hong’s primordial source of inspiration stems from the concept of Wuji (无极), the limitless void, from the I-Ching (易经), Book of Changes. The suggestion of both stillness and movement, Yin and Yang, is a balance of contrasts, which Hong gives prominence to in his work. The highlight of this most recent body of work is the predominantly Black & White paintings, as well as the use of calligraphy, a return to Hong’s original source of inspiration. The calm and peaceful paintings bring the viewer a step closer towards a meditative state of mind.

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Artist Hong Zhu An,

Hong Zhu An (b. 1955, Shanghai, China)

Hong Zhu An is a Singapore-based artist originally from Shanghai, China. Hong has a background in both traditional Chinese and Western art forms. Having begun his artistic endeavours in Shanghai, China, Hong went on to further pursue his profession as a full time artist in Sydney, Australia (1989-1993) and then Singapore (1993-present).  His accolades include the ‘UOB Painting of the Year Award’ (1994) and ‘The Best 100, The National Ink Painting Competition, China’ (1988). Hong’s works are also part of collections of major institutions such as the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco,  Princeton University Art Museum, and Singapore Art Museum.

EDUCATION
1998-2001     Ph.D. in Research Fine Art, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
1997     Master of Arts, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia. At LaSalle-SIA College of the Arts, Singapore
1989-1993     Full-time Artist in Sydney, Australia
1982-1983     Studied under Professor Huang Wei Yi in the Sichuan Art Academy, China
1976-1989     Assistant Lecturer at the Shanghai Art & Craft Institute, China
1973-1976     Trained at the Shanghai Art & Craft Institute, ChinaStudied under famous art scholar Wang Zidou
SOLO  EXHIBITION
2012 Hong Zhu An: Ascetic Serenity, Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Singapore
2011 Hong Zhu An, Ode To Art, Singapore
2009 Hong Zhu An: Intrepid Heart, Naked Soul, Valentine Willie Fine Art, Singapore
2008 Reflections on a Long Journey, Plum Blossoms Gallery, Hong Kong
2006 A Deep Breath of Life, Art 2 Gallery, SingaporeNew Exuberance, Plum Blossoms Gallery, Hong KongTen Years of Painting (1996 – 2006), Paintings for Sale by Silent Auction, YADDO Art, Windsor Ballroom, The Goodwood Park Hotel, Singapore
2005 New Directions, Plum Blossoms Gallery, Hong KongBali Escapade –Recent Paintings by Hong Zhu An, iPreciation Pte Ltd, Singapore
2004 Going Forward, Plum Blossoms Gallery, New York, USA
2003 A Long Journey, Plum Blossoms Gallery, Hong KongFluid Transitions, The Esplanade, Singapore
2002 Ancient Hues, Plum Blossoms Gallery, New York, USAAncient Hues, Featherstone Center for the Arts, Massachusetts, USA
2001 The Color of Memory, Plum Blossoms Gallery, New York, USAField of Virtue, Plum Blossoms Gallery, SingaporeField of Virtue, Plum Blossoms Gallery, Hong Kong
1997 RMIT Master of Arts Graduate Exhibition, LaSalle Gallery, LaSalle-SIA College of The Arts, Singapore
1996 The Essence of Art, Art Forum, Singapore
1995 UOB The Painting of the Year Winners Exhibition, UOB Plaza, SingaporeEast – West: Abstraction Meets Calligraphy, The Substation, Singapore
1987 Hong Zhu An – Exhibition, National Art Museum Shanghai, China

 

GROUP  EXHIBITION
2006 The 5th International Ink Painting Biennial of Shenzhen, Shenzhen, China
2005 The Second Beijing International Art Biennale, Beijing, China
2004 Do a Book: Asian Artists Summer Project, Plum Blossoms Gallery, New York, USADouble Surface – Hong Zhu An & Takayo Seto, Plum Blossom Gallery, New York, USA The International Asian Art Fair, New York, USA, organized by Plum Blossoms  Gallery, New York, USA
2003 The International Asian Art Fair, New York, USA, organized by Plum Blossoms Gallery, New York, USA
2002 The Singapore Art, Plum Blossoms Gallery, New York, USAThe International Asian Art Fair, New York, USA, organized by Plum Blossoms Gallery, Hong Kong
2000 The International Asian Art Fair, New York, USA, organized by Plum Blossoms Gallery, Hong KongMelbourne Art Fair 2000, Australia, organized by Art Forum, Singapore
1999 The International Asian Art Fair, New York, USA, organized by Art Forum, SingaporeBeyond Tradition – Art of the New Migrant Chinese, Earl Lu Gallery, LaSalle-SIA College of the Arts, Singapore

 

AWARDS
1994 UOB Painting of the Year Grand Award, Singapore
1988 The Best 100, The National Ink Painting Competition, China

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