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Artist Profile

ZHUANG
HONG YI

Born 1962, China.
Contemporary Artist Zhuang Hong Yi sholeh abghari art gallery marbella

Artist Profile

ZHUANG
HONG YI

Born 1962, China

Born in 1962 in Sichuan Province, China, Zhuang Hong Yi lives and works between The Netherlands & Beijing. ​​The flower motif dominates Zhuang Hong Yi’s work – a significant image in Chinese culture which carries countless meanings and emotions yet with equally strong associations with the Netherlands, world famous for its flowers – and he works patiently and religiously on this subject year after year, intricately crafting his works with care and forethought. Zhuang’s well known and highly collected ‘flower bed’ works are crafted from delicate pieces of painted rice paper, which he has bent and folded into hundreds of tiny buds.

Zhuang has developed his technique from working with a single uniform colour to creating dual- and multiple-coloured works that subtly shift from one dominant colour to another as you move your body and eyes from one side of the work to the other, adding movement, contrast and surprise to the works. Using the traditional Chinese material of rice paper, the works represent Chinese aesthetics, meditations on colour, nature and form, whilst the emphasis on technique and uniformity and the focus on his handling of material are all lessons adopted from the Sichuan College of Fine Arts, where he first studied.

Zhuang’s painted canvases bear the influence of Impressionism and other Western artistic practices. Working with a freedom of style, as if liberated from his native country’s well-established artistic traditions and boundaries, his impasto strokes of daring, bright colours are expressive and unconfined. Colours melt together and paint drips down the canvas, seeping over a collage of delicately unfolded rice paper flowers. The almost sculptural three-dimensionality makes these works both painting and object. Messiness, variety and chance are all embraced, drawing the viewer in, encouraging contemplation as they immerse us in a tapestry of colour and form.

Contemporary artist Zhuang Hong Yi is based in the Netherlands but was brought up in China. It is this combination of Chinese background and European influence that marks Zhuang Hong Yi’s work. Embracing his present without losing his past, he attempts to define a sense of self that exists between the two. Zhuang enacts this personal struggle visually, vacillating between phases of controlled planning, emotional gesture and careful editing, creating works that represent beauty, sophistication and a perfection.

Zhuang Hong Yi has exhibited throughout Europe and China and his work is held in numerous esteemed public and private collections worldwide and has been the subject of multiple museum exhibitions at Groniger Museum, Groniger and the Netherlands.

Artwork

Exhibitions

2021

HOFA Gallery, London, UK

Laura Rathe Fine Art, Dallas, USA

Erarta Musuem, Saint Petersburg, Russia

2020

Smith Davidson Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico

Smith Davidson Gallery, Miami Beach, USA

Smith Davidson Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands

HOFA Gallery, London, UK

Gallery Martina Kaiser, Cologne, Germany

Laura Rathe Gallery, Texas, USA

2019
Museum Black Tulip, Lisse, Netherlands

Museum Pinakothek der Moderna, Munich, Germany

HOFA Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

Opera Gallery, New York City, USA

Unit London, London, UK

Gallery Martina Kaiser, Cologne, Germany

Gallery LeRoyer, Montréal, Canada

Opera Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

Absolute Art Gallery, Knokke, Belgium

Smudajescheck Gallery, Munich, Germany

XU Gallery, Shanghai, China

2018
Etienne Gallery, Oisterwijk, Netherlands
Liquid Art System, Capri, IT
HOFA Gallery, London, UK
Ulm Museum, Ulm, Germany
Smith Davidson Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Laura Rathe Gallery, Texas, USA
Opera Gallery, Dubai, UAE

2017
Unit London, London, UK
Absolute Art Gallery, Bruges, Belgium
REDSEA Gallery, Singapore, Singapore
Piermarq Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Laura Rathe Gallery, Dallas, USA
Opera Gallery, Paris, France
Opera Gallery, Hong Kong

2016
Etienne Gallery, Oisterwijk, Netherlands
Absolute Art Gallery, Knokke, Belgium
Piermarq Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
Laura Rathe Gallery, Houston, USA
REDSEA Gallery, Singapore, Singapore

2015
The Unit Gallery, London, UK
Modus Gallery, Paris, France
Martina Kaiser Gallery, Köln, Germany
Galerie LeRoyer, Montreal, Canada
Absolute Art Gallery, Bruges, Belgium
UNIX Gallery, New York, USA
Metropolitan Gallery, Hamburg, Germany
Redsea Gallery, Singapore, Singapore

2014
Hua Gallery, London, UK
Absolute Art gallery, Knokke, Belgium
Etienne Gallery, Oisterwijk, The Netherlands

2013
Galeriezur grünen Tür, Uznach SG, Switzerland
Found museum,BeiJing, China
Gallery Leslie Smith, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
M-House, ShangHai, China
Museum deoude wolden, Groningen, The Netherlands
White Room Art System, Capri, Italy

2012
Gallery Leslie Smith, Amsterdam , The Netherlands
Gallery Terminus, Munchen, Germany

Aria Art Gallery, Florence, Italy

2011
Seasons Gallery, The Hague, The Netherlands

White Room Art System, Positano, Italy

Gallery Roger Katwijk, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2010
Robinsons Art Gallery, Knokke Zoute, Belgium
Museum Zoetermeer, Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
Gallerie Ralph Schriever, Koln, Germany
Keszler Gallery, N.Y, USA

2009
Seasons Gallery, The Hague, The Netherlands
C Space Gallery,BeiJing, China
Gallery Ralph Schriever, Dusseldorf, Germany
Gallery Roger Katwijk, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Houses of Art, Marbella, Spain
Gallerie Ralph Schriever, Koln, Germany

2008
Gallery Krijger Katwijk, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Gallery Majke Husstege, Den Bosch, The Netherlands

2007
Gallery Seasons, Den Haag, The Netherlands
You Gallery,BeiJing, China
Osage Gallery, Hong Kong, China
Groninger Museum, Groningen, The Netherlands

2006
Gallery Willem Kersboom, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Gallery Majke Husstege, Den Bosch, The Netherlands

2005
Gallery Krijger Katwijk, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Gallery ArtiCapeli, Den Bosch, The Netherlands

2004
Gallery Vrij Academie, Den Haag, The Netherlands
Gallery Le Besset, St.Jeure d’Andaure, France

2003
Art Contemporary Century, Dordrecht, The Netherlands
Gallery Beeld & Aambeeld, Enschede, The Netherlands
Gallery Arti Capelli, Den Bosch, The Netherlands
Gallery Le Besset, St.Jeure d’Andaure, France
GalleryNanky de Vreeze, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2002
De Boterhal, Hoorn, The Netherlands

2001
Gallery Cum Laude, Mol, Belgium
Groninger Museum, Groningen, The Netherlands
Project”Het Traject” (with LuLuo):
Foundation Studio ’92,Eext, The Netherlands
Stedelijk Museum, Zwolle, The Netherlands
The Centre For Contemporary Art, Deventer, The Netherlands
OCBK, Zwolle, The Netherlands
Gallery Beeld & Aambeeld, Enschede, The Netherlands

2000
GalleryNanky de Vreeze, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1999
Gallery Beeld & Aambeeld, Enschede, The Netherlands
Foundation de Boer Waalkens,Finsterw

olde, The Netherlands

1998
Gallery Anderwereld, Katuin, Groningen, The Netherlands

1997
Gallery Anderwereld, Katuin, Groningen, The Netherlands
Gallery Waalkens, Finsterwolde, The Netherlands
Gallery Nanky de Vreeze, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Gallery Patrick Gaultier, Quimper, France

1993
Gallery Waalkens, Finsterwolde, The Netherlands

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