Zhuang Hong Yi
Chinese artist, Zhuang Hong Yi, is deeply influenced by the French impressionists, kinetic art and Buddhist philosophy. His lush, layered, and intricate “flowerbed” paintings, created by folding countless pieces of painted rice paper into tiny blossoms, are indicative of Zhuang Hong Yi’s unforgettable approach. Coating these flowers with brightly colored layers of acrylic and oil paint, the effect is a visual experience whereby the color shifts entirely depending upon the perspective of the viewer. Because of this visual effect, movement is a central theme in his work. His beautifully intricate 3-dimensional paintings can evolve and shift with a tilt of the head or a step to the side. There are countless meanings and emotions to be found in each painting. They reflect the singularity of the human experience, the subjectivity of reality and the evolution of perception. Embedded in all his works is a deep connection with his Chinese heritage. Living in the Netherlands, a place world famous for its profusion of flowers, he combines his past with his present. The result is an oeuvre that is strikingly beautiful, spiritual, and painstakingly intricate. Born in 1962 in Sichuan Province, China, Zhuang Hong Yi has exhibited in galleries and museums across Europe, Asia and America. These include Museum Black Tulip in the Netherlands, Ulm Museum in Germany, and Found Museum in Beijing.
Hong Yi currently lives and works between The Netherlands & Beijing.