January 18 - March 12, 2020
“Zhuang Hong Yi presents a body of work that is refreshingly expressive and unconfined. Born in 1962 in Sichuan Province, China, Zhuang relocated to the Netherlands in the 1990s. Through brightly colored floral vistas, Zhuang’s work explores human identity as well as his evolving sense of self by marrying the artistic traditions of his native China with the innovative styles of the Dutch avant-garde. The result is a transformative body of work that is remarkably powerful yet artfully delicate.
The floral motifs recurrent in Zhuang’s work carry great importance in both his native China and in the Netherlands. Zhuang works tirelessly on this subject, continuously seeking balance between expressionism and precision. Known best for his lush, layered flowerbed paintings, Zhuang combines folded origami flowers with color-shifting layers of acrylic, creating beautifully intricate 3-dimensional paintings that transform as the viewer ambulates. In his landscape series, Zhuang adopts the more painterly style of the Dutch, creating vibrant scenes with a combination of rice paper and heavily sculpted and highly gestural impasto.”
Opening: January 18, 2020 | 6–8 pm
Houston, 77098 TX
(713) 527-7700Get directions