“My art is about happiness, enrichment, and re-enchantment. Today there is so much negativity and pain in the world; I want people to feel joy by reconnecting them with the calmness of nature. It’s why the flower is so dominant in my paintings. Flowers are a universal and unifying symbol for peace and prosperity.”
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.
Hong Yi works in two dominant yet distinct mediums, creating what can be described as 3-dimensional paintings. His Flowerbed series is produced through painstakingly folded origami rice-paper flowers covered in colour-shifting layers of acrylic and oil paint. Hong Yi also implements a more traditional painterly approach, applying acrylic in heavily sculpted and gestural impasto with unfolded rice-paper flowers.
Zhuang Hong Yi has exhibited throughout Europe, America, and Asia. His work is held in numerous esteemed public and private collections worldwide and has been the subject of multiple museum exhibitions.