Zhuang Hong Yi

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Zhuang Hong Yi is a Chinese artist born in Shi Chuan in 1962. Zhuang Hong Yi’s initial inspiration was draw from the work of french impressionist painters.

However Zhuang Hong Yi’s work also demonstrates his admiration for Kinetic art and his deep influence from buddhist philosophy. Zhuang Hong Yi’s message: according to the circumstances, the viewing angle, one’s social or physical status, one’s perception of evolving reality, everyone’s image of reality is singular, subjective and can not be confused with that of the others.

When certain people see « La vie en rose » others can see it in black. ‎In this lies the complexity of our perception, of our existence.

The fact that one can recognize features from his Chinese background which, at the same time, are gracefully combined with strong Western allure is undoubtedly the result of his upbringing and education in China and the international ‘European’ experience and inspiration he has gained since 1990, when he moved to the Netherlands; where he eventually settled with his wife Lu Luo, also an artist.

Even after many years of residence in Europe, Zhuang still holds his studio in Beijing, China, where he returns a couple of times a year to work, collect new materials and to get inspiration.

Since moving to Western Europe in the early nineties Zhuang Hong Yi ‘s style has continuously developed. His work exists in many different forms, shapes, but also in a variety of materials and sizes. Zhuang Hong Yi has made paintings with ink, mixed traditional Chinese materials like acrylic and oil paint and rice paper. Zhuang’s paintings are very often characterized by a daring and surprising mix of bright colors.

He also creates sculptures and art objects in wood, porcelain, and metals, amongst others. But all of his work is inviting and often very surprising; even for those who know his art well. He has recently developed a new and unknown signature technique, that make his ‘FLOWERBEDS’ change colour from each different perspective.