Laura Rathe Fine Art announces multi-media duo exhibition, Life of Color, featuring new work by international artists Zhuang Hong Yi and Chris Wood. LRFA will be hosting the opening reception on Thursday, May 6th from 5-8pm at their new River Oaks District gallery location.


Though they come from widely different backgrounds and work in differing techniques and mediums, Chinese artist, Zhuang Hong Yi, and British artist, Chris Wood, share a unique interest in the evolving relationship between movement, light and color. Their engaging processes and materials break with tradition, resulting in artworks that are as sculptural as they are painterly, requiring the viewer to ambulate in order to appreciate the shifting and transformative nature of the work. The mesmerizing intensity and emotive color are something that truly needs to be seen to be believed. 


Life of Color will be on display June 3rd, 2021.



ZHUANG HONG YI - 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.

CHRIS WOOD - Chris Wood’s medium is light. She uses a range of high and low-tech optical materials to harness patterns of light that suggest ephemeral glimpsed moments in the natural world.  Her sculptures are simple arrangements creating kinetic patterns in response to the environments in which they are placed. Wood orders the accidental and makes us reflect on the experience of seeing. After studying Furniture Design at Middlesex University in the mid 80s she went on to study glass at the Royal College of Art, where she worked on architectural scale projects dealing with light and space.  Wood produces innovative installations for gallery exhibition and has shown extensively throughout the UK and internationally. Her work is represented in a number of private collections as well as the Shanghai Museum of Glass.