Color Fields: Zhuang Hong Yi at LRFA HOUSTON

Laura Rathe Fine Art announces the highly anticipated solo exhibition,Color Fields, featuring new works by internationally acclaimed artist, Zhuang Hong Yi. LRFA will be hosting the opening reception on Saturday, January 18th from 6:00-9pm at their 2707 Colquitt Street gallery.

Widely considered one of China’s most influential modern artists, Zhuang Hong Yi presents a body of work that is refreshingly expressive and unconfined. Born in 1962 in Sichuan Province, China, Zhuang moved to the Netherlands in the 1990s. Through brightly colored floral vistas, Zhuang’s work explores the human identity and his changing sense of self by marrying the artistic traditions of his native China with the innovative styles of the Dutch avant-garde. The result is a transformative body of work that is unmistakably powerful yet artfully delicate.

The floral motifs recurrent in Zhuang’s work carry great importance in both his native China and the Netherlands. He works tirelessly on this subject, demonstrating his continuous experimentation between expressionism and precision. Known best for his lush, layered flowerbed paintings, Zhuang combines painstakingly folded origami flowers with color-shifting layers of acrylic, creating beautifully intricate 3-dimensional paintings that transform as the viewer ambulates. In his landscape series, Zhuang adopts the more painterly style of the Dutch, creating vibrant scenes with a combination of rice paper and heavily sculpted and highly gestural impasto.

This solo exhibitionwill be on display through February 14th, 2020.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Born in 1962 in Sichuan, China, and based in Beijing and The Netherlands, artist Zhuang Hong Yi draws influence from both his native China and his experiences living part-time in Western Europe since the early 1990s. Zhuang Hong Yi masterfully works in a variety of media, often blending elements of painting, collage, and sculpture into bold series of works that defy traditional categories. 

The work of Zhuang Hong Yi has been collected and exhibited worldwide in such countries as Belgium, England, Italy, Germany, Spain, and France. A graduate of the Sichuan College of Fine Arts, Zhuang Hong Yi has also been the subject of multiple museum exhibitions including at the Found Museum in Beijing, China, and the Groninger Museum, the Stadsmuseum Zoetermeer, and the Stedelijk Museum Zwolle.

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Zhuang Hong Yi

s19-c014, 2019

Mixed Media on Rice Paper

48 x 72 in (121.92 x 182.88 cm)

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Zhuang Hong Yi

s19-c028, 2019

Mixed Media on Rice Paper

48 x 70 in (121.92 x 177.80 cm)

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Zhuang Hong Yi

s19-a062, 2019

Mixed Media on Rice Paper

40 x 40 in (101.60 x 101.60 cm)

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Zhuang Hong Yi

s19-c033, 2019

Mixed Media on Rice Paper

60 x 48 in (152.40 x 121.92 cm)

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Zhuang Hong Yi

S19-c015, 2019

Mixed Media on Rice Paper

50 x 62 in (127 x 157.48 cm)

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Zhuang Hong Yi

s19-c034, 2019

Mixed Media on Rice Paper

48 x 60 in (121.92 x 152.40 cm)

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Zhuang Hong Yi

s19-c005, 2019

Mixed Media on Rice Paper

40 x 47 in (101.60 x 119.38 cm)

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Zhuang Hong Yi

s19-c038, 2019

Mixed Media on Rice Paper

48 x 60 in (121.92 x 152.40 cm)

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Zhuang Hong Yi

s19-c018, 2019

Mixed Media on Rice Paper

48 x 82 in (121.92 x 208.28 cm)

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Zhuang Hong Yi

s19-c036, 2019

Mixed Media on Rice Paper

48 x 72 in (121.92 x 182.88 cm)

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Zhuang Hong Yi

s19-c010, 2019

Mixed Media on Rice Paper

40 x 40 in (101.60 x 101.60 cm)

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Zhuang Hong Yi

b19-hy-028, 2019

mixed media and rice paper on canvas

76 x 120 in (193.04 x 304.80 cm)

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Zhuang Hong Yi

s19-c025, 2019

Mixed Media on Rice Paper

48 x 72 in (121.92 x 182.88 cm)

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Zhuang Hong Yi

s19-c039, 2019

Mixed Media on Rice Paper

48 x 60 in (121.92 x 152.40 cm)

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Zhuang Hong Yi

s19-c012, 2019

Mixed Media on Rice Paper

40 x 48 in (101.60 x 121.92 cm)

b29-hy-030, 2019

Zhuang Hong Yi

b29-hy-030, 2019

mixed media and rice paper on canvas

40 x 60 in (101.60 x 152.40 cm)