Zhuang Hong Yi

Bloom @GLR24

July 2019

Zhuang Hong-Yi | Galerie LeRoyer

Zhuang Hong Yi "Mini Flowerbed 96" SOLD

Ink, acrylic and rice paper on canvas

6" x 6"

Galerie LeRoyer, Zhuang Hong Yi

Zhuang Hong Yi "Flowerbed 72"

Ink, acrylic and rice paper on canvas

43" x 63"

Galerie LeRoyer, Zhuang Hong Yi

Zhuang Hong Yi "Flowerbed 72" (detail)

Ink, acrylic and rice paper on canvas

43" x 63"

Zhuang Hong-Yi | Galerie LeRoyer

Zhuang Hong Yi "Mini Flowerbed 80"

Ink, acrylic and rice paper on canvas

6" x 6"

Zhuang Hong-Yi | Galerie LeRoyer

Zhuang Hong Yi "Flowerbed 94" SOLD

Ink, acrylic and rice paper on canvas

53" x 53"

Zhuang Hong-Yi | Galerie LeRoyer

Zhuang Hong Yi "Flowerbed 94" (detail) SOLD

Ink, acrylic and rice paper on canvas

53" x 53"

Zhuang Hong-Yi | Galerie LeRoyer

Zhuang Hong Yi "Landscape 4"

Ink, acrylic and rice paper on canvas

47" x 79"

Zhuang Hong-Yi | Galerie LeRoyer

Zhuang Hong Yi "Landscape 4" (detail)

Ink, acrylic and rice paper on canvas

47" x 79"

Zhuang Hong-Yi | Galerie LeRoyer

Zhuang Hong Yi "Mini Flowerbed 98" SOLD

Ink, acrylic and rice paper on canvas

6" x 6"

Zhuang Hong-Yi | Galerie LeRoyer

Zhuang Hong Yi "Landscape 19"

Ink, acrylic and rice paper on canvas

39" x 39"

Zhuang Hong-Yi | Galerie LeRoyer

Zhuang Hong Yi "Mini Flowerbed 105"

Ink, acrylic and rice paper on canvas

6" x 6"

Zhuang Hong-Yi | Galerie LeRoyer

Zhuang Hong Yi "Landscape 15"

Ink, acrylic and rice paper on canvas

47h"x 83"

Zhuang Hong-Yi | Galerie LeRoyer

Zhuang Hong Yi "Flowerbed 91" SOLD

Ink, acrylic and rice paper on canvas

47"x 71"

Zhuang Hong-Yi | Galerie LeRoyer

Zhuang Hong Yi "Flowerbed 91" (detail) SOLD

Ink, acrylic and rice paper on canvas

47" x 71"

Zhuang Hong-Yi | Galerie LeRoyer

Zhuang Hong Yi "Flowerbed 69" SOLD

Ink, acrylic and rice paper on canvas

24" x 63"

Zhuang Hong-Yi | Galerie LeRoyer

Zhuang Hong Yi "Flowerbed 69" (detail) SOLD

Ink, acrylic and rice paper on canvas

24" x 63"

Zhuang Hong-Yi | Galerie LeRoyer

Zhuang Hong Yi "Mini Flowerbed 107" SOLD

Ink, acrylic and rice paper on canvas

6" x 6"

Zhuang Hong-Yi | Galerie LeRoyer

Zhuang Hong Yi "Mini Flowerbed 106" SOLD

Ink, acrylic and rice paper on canvas

6" x 6"

Zhuang Hong-Yi | Galerie LeRoyer

Zhuang Hong Yi "Flowerbed 81" SOLD

Ink, acrylic and rice paper on canvas

24" x 24"

Galerie LeRoyer, Zhuang Hong Yi

Zhuang Hong Yi "Flowerbed 81" (detail) SOLD

Ink, acrylic and rice paper on canvas

24" x 24"

Zhuang Hong-Yi | Galerie LeRoyer

Zhuang Hong Yi "Flowerbed 79" 

Ink, acrylic and rice paper on canvas

24" x 24"

Zhuang Hong-Yi | Galerie LeRoyer

Zhuang Hong Yi "Flowerbed 79" (detail)

Ink, acrylic and rice paper on canvas

24" x 24"

Zhuang Hong-Yi | Galerie LeRoyer

Zhuang Hong Yi "Flowerbed 83" SOLD

Ink, acrylic and rice paper on canvas

47" x 24"

Zhuang Hong-Yi | Galerie LeRoyer

Zhuang Hong Yi "Flowerbed 83" (detail) SOLD

Ink, acrylic and rice paper on canvas

47" x 24"

Zhuang Hong-Yi | Galerie LeRoyer

Zhuang Hong Yi "Flowerbed 78" SOLD

Ink, acrylic and rice paper on canvas

24"x 24"

Galerie LeRoyer, Zhuang Hong Yi

Zhuang Hong Yi "Flowerbed 78" (detail) SOLD

Ink, acrylic and rice paper on canvas

24" x 24"

Zhuang Hong-Yi | Galerie LeRoyer

Zhuang Hong Yi "Flowerbed 80" SOLD

Ink, acrylic and rice paper on canvas

24" x 24"

Galerie LeRoyer, Zhuang Hong Yi

Zhuang Hong Yi "Flowerbed 80" (detail) SOLD

Ink, acrylic and rice paper on canvas

24" x 24"

Zhuang Hong-Yi | Galerie LeRoyer

Zhuang Hong Yi "Flowerbed 77" SOLD

Ink, acrylic and rice paper on canvas

24" x 24"

Zhuang Hong-Yi | Galerie LeRoyer

Zhuang Hong Yi "Flowerbed 77" (detail) SOLD

Ink, acrylic and rice paper on canvas

24" x 24"

Zhuang Hong-Yi | Galerie LeRoyer

Zhuang Hong Yi "Flowerbed 75" SOLD

Ink, acrylic and rice paper on canvas

24" x 24"

Galerie LeRoyer, Zhuang Hong Yi

Zhuang Hong Yi "Flowerbed 75" (detail) SOLD

Ink, acrylic and rice paper on canvas

24" x 24"

Zhuang Hong-Yi | Galerie LeRoyer

Zhuang Hong Yi "Flowerbed 76" SOLD

Ink, acrylic and rice paper on canvas

24" x 24"

Zhuang Hong-Yi | Galerie LeRoyer

Zhuang Hong Yi "Flowerbed 76" (detail) SOLD

Ink, acrylic and rice paper on canvas

24" x 24"

Zhuang Hong-Yi | Galerie LeRoyer

Zhuang Hong Yi "Flowerbed 73" SOLD

Ink, acrylic and rice paper on canvas

24" x 24"

Zhuang Hong-Yi | Galerie LeRoyer

Zhuang Hong Yi "Flowerbed 73" (detail) SOLD

Ink, acrylic and rice paper on canvas

24" x 24"

Zhuang Hong-Yi | Galerie LeRoyer

Zhuang Hong Yi "Landscape 21

Ink, acrylic and rice paper on canvas

47" x 39"

Zhuang Hong-Yi | Galerie LeRoyer

Zhuang Hong Yi "Landscape 20" SOLD

Ink, acrylic and rice paper on canvas

39" x 59"

Zhuang Hong-Yi | Galerie LeRoyer

Zhuang Hong Yi "Flowerbed 86" SOLD

Ink, acrylic and rice paper on canvas

24" x 63"

Zhuang Hong-Yi | Galerie LeRoyer

Zhuang Hong Yi "Flowerbed 86" (detail) SOLD

Ink, acrylic and rice paper on canvas

24" x 63"

Zhuang Hong-Yi | Galerie LeRoyer

Zhuang Hong Yi "Flowerbed 98" SOLD

Ink, acrylic and rice paper on canvas

35" x 35"

Zhuang Hong-Yi | Galerie LeRoyer

Zhuang Hong Yi "Flowerbed 98" (detail) SOLD

Ink, acrylic and rice paper on canvas

35" x 35"

Zhuang Hong-Yi | Galerie LeRoyer

Zhuang Hong Yi | Bloom | July 2019 | Galerie LeRoyer

Zhuang Hong-Yi | Galerie LeRoyer

Zhuang Hong Yi | Bloom | July 2019 | Galerie LeRoyer

Zhuang Hong-Yi | Galerie LeRoyer

Zhuang Hong Yi | Bloom | July 2019 | Galerie LeRoyer

Zhuang Hong-Yi | Galerie LeRoyer

Zhuang Hong Yi | Bloom | July 2019 | Galerie LeRoyer

Zhuang Hong-Yi | Galerie LeRoyer

Zhuang Hong Yi | Bloom | July 2019 | Galerie LeRoyer

Zhuang Hong-Yi | Galerie LeRoyer

Zhuang Hong Yi | Bloom | July 2019 | Galerie LeRoyer

Zhuang Hong-Yi | Galerie LeRoyer

Zhuang Hong Yi | Bloom | July 2019 | Galerie LeRoyer

Zhuang Hong-Yi | Galerie LeRoyer

Zhuang Hong Yi | Bloom | July 2019 | Galerie LeRoyer

Press Release

Zhuang Hong Yi was born in China in 1962. 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 Hong Yi’s well-known and highly collectable Flowerbeds are crafted from delicate pieces of painted rice paper, which he has bent and folded into hundreds of tiny buds, creating seductive and tactile works.

In his latest collection, Zhuang Hong Yi has developed his technique from working with a single uniform colour to creating dual and triple coloured works that subtlety 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 and a visual tactileness to the works. Utilizing the traditional Chinese material of rice paper,

the works represent Chinese aesthetics, meditations on colour, nature and form, with an emphasis on technique and uniformity. His focus and handling of the material are all lessons adopted from the Sichuan College of Fine Arts, where he first studied. Zhuang Hong Yi’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 delicate unfolded rice paper flowers. The sculptural three-dimensionality of the artworks makes them both painting and object.

Messiness, variety and chance are all embraced and are 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 define 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 Hong Yi enacts this personal struggle visually, vacillating between phases of controlled planning, emotional gesture and careful editing, creating works that represent beauty, sophistication and perfection.

He has exhibited throughout Europe and China. His works are held in numerous esteemed public and private collections worldwide and have been the subject of multiple museum exhibitions at Groninger Museum in the Netherlands.

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