Zhuang Hong Yi

Zhuang Hong Yi

Artwork

Zhuang Hong Yi
“My work-I want to give people a positive feeling, a happy feeling. Now the world is quite negative. I want people to look at my work and feel happy in that.” -Zhuang Hong Yi Zhuang Hong Yi is one of China’s most influential artists with a broad international following across Europe and Asia. His floral motifs are included in various private and museum collections including the Museum of Sichuan Fine Art in China and the Groninger and Stadsmuseum Zoetermeer in the Netherlands. Born and raised in China, Hong Yi’s concern with environmental issues is reflected in his repetitive use of floral patterns, highlighting the increasing urbanization of his home country, the ferocious plundering of natural resources and the depopulation of the rural environment. Hong Yi moved to the Netherlands in the 1990s and running through his work is a thread that links both cultures: a love of flowers. The Netherlands’ relationship with flowers is well documented by the renowned tulip mania of the Dutch Golden Age during the 17th century. Conversely in China, flowers are uniquely symbolic, representing growth, fulfillment and prosperous beginnings, as well as manifesting good chi, each type of flower has its own relevance. Recurrent in Hong Yi’s work are the lucky Chrysanthemum and the Lotus flowers, signifiers of metaphysical purity and strength. The artist works in two dominant yet distinct mediums. One series of works is his Flowerbed series, produced with painstakingly folded origami rice-paper flowers covered in color-shifting layers of acrylic and oil paint. The other is a more traditional painting series using acrylic in heavily sculpted and gestural impasto with unfolded rice-paper flowers. Zhuang Hong Yi’s work can be found in public and private collections internationally, including collections in New York, Abu Dhabi, Morocco, Denmark, London, Geneva, Hong Kong, Singapore and Beirut.
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Artist
18-IV-051, 2018
Zhuang Hong Yi

18-IV-051, 2018

Mixed media on rice paper

36 x 36 in

18-V-007
Zhuang Hong Yi

18-V-007

Mixed Media on Rice Paper

53 x 53 in

18-V-016, 2018
Zhuang Hong Yi

18-V-016, 2018

Mixed media and rice paper

53 x 53 in

18-V-018
Zhuang Hong Yi

18-V-018

Mixed Media on Rice Paper

53 x 53 in

18-V-025
Zhuang Hong Yi

18-V-025

Mixed Media on Rice Paper

16 x 16 in

18-V-050
Zhuang Hong Yi

18-V-050

Mixed Media on Rice Paper

24 x 24 in

18-V-051
Zhuang Hong Yi

18-V-051

Mixed Media on Rice Paper

24 x 24 in

18-V-052
Zhuang Hong Yi

18-V-052

Mixed Media on Rice Paper

24 x 24 in

18-VI-005
Zhuang Hong Yi

18-VI-005

Mixed Media on Rice Paper

48 x 72 in

18-VI-007, 2018
Zhuang Hong Yi

18-VI-007, 2018

Mixed media & rice paper

40 x 40 in

18-VI-008, 2018
Zhuang Hong Yi

18-VI-008, 2018

Mixed media & rice paper

40 x 40 in

18-VI-012
Zhuang Hong Yi

18-VI-012

Mixed Media on Rice Paper

28 x 36 in

18-VI-024
Zhuang Hong Yi

18-VI-024

Mixed Media on Rice Paper

24 x 24 in

18-VI-025
Zhuang Hong Yi

18-VI-025

Mixed Media on Rice Paper

16 x 16 in

18-VI-027
Zhuang Hong Yi

18-VI-027

Mixed Media on Rice Paper

16 x 16 in

18-VI-028
Zhuang Hong Yi

18-VI-028

Mixed Media on Rice Paper

16 x 16 in

17-II-006, 2017
Zhuang Hong Yi

17-II-006, 2017

Mixed media & rice paper

28 x 36 in

17-II-028, 2017
Zhuang Hong Yi

17-II-028, 2017

Mixed Media on Rice Paper

40 x 40 in

17-II-030, 2017
Zhuang Hong Yi

17-II-030, 2017

Mixed media & rice paper

40 x 40 in

17-IV-006
Zhuang Hong Yi

17-IV-006

Mixed Media on Rice Paper

48 x 84 in

17-VII_025
Zhuang Hong Yi

17-VII_025

Mixed media & rice paper

39.37 x 47.24 in

17-VIII-019, 2017
Zhuang Hong Yi

17-VIII-019, 2017

Mixed Media on Rice Paper

53 x 53 in

18-II-054, 2018
Zhuang Hong Yi

18-II-054, 2018

Mixed media & rice paper

24 x 24 in

18-IV-039, 2018
Zhuang Hong Yi

18-IV-039, 2018

Mixed media & rice paper

40 x 0 in

18-V-017, 2018
Zhuang Hong Yi

18-V-017, 2018

Mixed Media on Rice Paper

53 x 53 in

18-V-033, 2018
Zhuang Hong Yi

18-V-033, 2018

Mixed Media on Rice Paper

78 x 60 in

18-V-039, 2018
Zhuang Hong Yi

18-V-039, 2018

Mixed Media on Rice Paper

36 x 28 in

18-V-056, 2018
Zhuang Hong Yi

18-V-056, 2018

Mixed Media on Rice Paper

48 x 36 in

2013-078, 2018
Zhuang Hong Yi

2013-078, 2018

Mixed media on canvas

51 x 35 in

ZNL18-015, 2018
Zhuang Hong Yi

ZNL18-015, 2018

Mixed media & rice paper

40 x 40 in

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