Zhuang Hong Yi

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Born in 1962 Sichuan, China

Education: Sichuan College of Fine Arts (China), Minerva College, Groningen (NL)

Zhuang Hong Yi is a contemporary Chinese artist who has impressed global audiences with a unique style in his variety of extensive works of art . His work has been exhibited in China, the U.S. and throughout Europe, including Germany, France, Belgium, Italy, Poland, Switzerland and Spain. The artist has been the subject of multiple museum exhibitions and his work is held in numerous esteemed public and private collections worldwide. 

 

 

 

Zhuang Hong Yi's works express beauty, sophistication and a high level of perfection with a clear presence of Chinese influence represented in his use of colours, themes, shapes and different materials that touch the heart. The fact that one can easily identify features from his Chinese background which, at the same time, are gracefully combined with strong Western allure, confirms the artist’s upbringing and education in China and the international European experience and inspiration he gained since 1990, when he moved to The Netherlands and eventually settled there with his wife and artist, Lu Luo. He studied at the prestigious Sichuan Fine Arts Institute and became apprentice at the established Minerva Academy in Groningen. Soon after the artist received international recognition and invitations followed to present his works in museums and galleries all over the world. Currently, 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 get inspiration. Embracing his present without losing his past the artist finds a balance between controlled planning and emotional gestures, between the very familiar and the foreign, which adds a mysterious touch to his work overall.

Since moving to Western Europe Zhuang Hong Yi’s style has continuously developed. The work extends itself to different forms, shapes and patterns, but also to a variety of materials and sizes. The flower motif, as the flower image carries countless meanings and emotions in Chinese culture, is dominant in Zhuang Hong Yi’s work.  His “flowerbeds” are made from delicate pieces of painted rice paper, bent and folded into hundreds of tiny buds.  Zhuang’s paintings distinguish themselves by a daring and surprising mix of bright colours.  His bold strokes are expressive as paint drips down the canvas and unites with the field of rice paper flowers. The  three dimensional quality turns the work both into painting and sculpture.

The artist also creates art objects in wood, porcelain and metal.  But all of his work is inviting and continues to surprise the viewer, even those who know his art well. Zhuang Hong Yi combines elements from his Chinese background with Impressionism and elements from other Western artistic practices, which has resulted in an impressive and delightful collection, created over the past 25 years.

2018
Stadtmuseum, Ulm, DE
Liquid Art System, Capri, IT
HOFA Gallery, London, UK
Ulmer Stadtmuseum, Ulm, DE
Smith Davidson Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
Laura Rath Fine Art, Texas, USA
PAN Art Fair, Amsterdam, NL

2017
"Seasons", Absolute Art Gallery Bruges, BE
Opera Gallery, Paris, FR
The Unit Gallery, London, UK
Opera Gallery, Hongkong
Scope Art Fair, Basel, CH

2016
Absolute Art Gallery, Knokke, BE
Art-Up, Lille, FR
TEFAF, Amsterdam, NL
Scope Art Fair, Basel, CH

2015
PAN Amsterdam, NL
Absolute Art Gallery Brugge, BE

2014
"Flowerbeds & Landscapes", Absolute Art Gallery Knokke, BE
Art Up, Foire d'art contemporain de Lille, FR
Raw Art Fair, Rotterdam, NL
Art 14, London, UK
Art Paris, Paris, FR
Tefaf, Maastricht, NL
Art Monaco, Monaco, MC
XingJiang Biennial, XingJiang, CN
Fusion convergence-T Museum, HangZhou, CN
Red Sea Gallery, Singapore, Singapore
PAN Art Fair, Amsterdam, NL
Art Miami, Miami, USA
Scope Art Fair, Miami, USA

2013
Leslie Sacks Contemporary, California, USA
“Back to Groningen”, Museum de oude Wolden, NL
White Room Art System, Capri, IT
Found Museum, Beijing, CN
Galerie zum Grünen Tür, Uznach, CH
Galerie Martina Kaiser, Köln, DE
Fine Art Asia Fair, 3812 Art Space, Hongkong, CN
Tefaf Art Fair, Maastricht, NL
Art Pam Beach, USA
Art Miami, U.S.A
Art Fair Chicago, USA

2012
Aria Art gallery, Firenze, IT
Galerie Terminus, München, DE
Tefaf Art Fair, Maastricht, NL
Pan Art Fair, Amsterdam, NL
Art Pam Beach, USA
Art Miami, USA
Zürich Art Fair, Zürich, CH

2011
Art Palm Beach,USA
Art Miami, USA

2010
Gallery Roger Katwijk, Amsterdam, NL
Seasons Gallery, Den Haag, NL

2009
C Space Gallery, BeiJing, CN
Keszler Gallery, New York, USA
Art HongKong, CN
Scope Basel, CH
Art Hampton’s, New York, USA
Gallery Keszler, New York, USA

2008
“Empty City” ShangHai YuanGong Museum, CN
“Art is nothing?” BeiJing 798, CN

2007
Gallery Seasons. DenHaag. NL
“You” gallery, Beijing, CN
“Start from XiNan”, CN GuangZhou Museum

2005
Gallery Krijger + Katwijk, Amsterdam, NL

2001
Groninger Museum, Groningen, NL
ChenDu Biennale, ChengDu, CN

1999
Foundation Waalkens, Finsterwolde, NL
Kunsthal Rotterdam, Rotterdam, NL

 

 

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