December 12 - 27, 2003

Plum Blossoms Gallery Hong Kong


The directors of Plum Blossoms Gallery take great pleasure in presenting Hong Zhu An- A Long Journey, a solo exhibition of the renowned Singapore-based Chinese artist. Recognised as one of the leading contemporary Chinese artists, Hong Zhu An's combination of pseudo-calligraphy and abstract color fields successfully create a kind of visual symphony which lead the audience to a journey of meditation. Hong Zhu An íV A Long Journey will be on view at the gallery from December 12 to 27, 2003.

Three years after his first solo exhibition in Hong Kong, Hong Zhu An continues to explore the blending of calligraphic characters and layers of colored ink wash on traditional Chinese rice paper. Application of subtle tones of blues and greens defines a spatial depth which suggests a contemplative quality to his work. Built upon the colored background are various forms of calligraphic strokes and characters, that create rhythmic patterns to excite the eyes of the audience. The tension derived from within not only produces brand-new composition of Hong Zhu An's paintings, but triggers our bygone emotions of the past.

Hong Zhu An was born in Shanghai in 1955. He studied at the Shanghai Art & Craft Institute from 1973 to 1976 and at Szechuan Fine Art University from 1982 to 1983. In 1997, Hong received the Master of Arts degree from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia. Hong has been a full time artist for the last decade and his works are acquired by private and public collections around the world.

Exhibitions held

New Exuberance 2006

New Direction 2005

Going Forward 2004


Copyright 2003 by Plum Blossoms (International) Ltd and Hong Zhu An. All rights reserved.